Liberia Visa

Liberia Visa

Do you need a visa to visit Liberia?

Find your nearest Liberia Embassy.

Visitors to Liberia must get a visa from one of the countrys diplomatic missions unless they are from one of the nations that are exempt from obtaining a visa. It is necessary to get immunised against yellow fever.

Who needs a visa to Liberia

If you reside from any of the following Countries, you will not require a visa before entering, if you are not from any of the listed Countries, you will be required to obtain a visa before entering Liberia.

  • Barbados
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Cook Islands
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Mali
  • Micronesia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Togo

For more information on visas to Liberia, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Liberia

In weighing the decision to travel to Liberia at this time, citizens should consider the possibility of restrictions being imposed during their trip, as well as the potential impact of COVID-19 response efforts on local health care systems during the proposed duration of their trip. On the website of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), current data regarding COVID-19 cases in Liberia can be found.

Citizens planning a trip to Liberia are advised to contact the Irish Embassy in Monrovia for the most up-to-date information on entry requirements, as they are subject to change, sometimes at short notice.

All passengers aged 18 and older are required to present confirmation of COVID-19 immunisation upon arrival. Those arriving without immunisation documentation will be sent back to their home country. Janssen/J&J, PfizerBioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Covishield, BIBP/Sinopharm, and Sinovac are recognised vaccine manufacturers. On the websites of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia NPHIL and the Ministry of Health, you can find more details about Liberia’s travel restrictions.

Additional specifics from the COVID-19 National Guidelines:

  • In Liberia, everyone is forced to wear a mask in public at all times.
  • All individuals who test positive with COVID-19 must adhere to health authorities’ requirements and accompanying recommendations.
  • A violation of the guidelines may result in a fine of up to $200 or up to 30 days in jail.

Requirements to apply for a Liberia Visa

The criteria to apply for a Liberia visa is straight forward. The criteria is designed to assist travellers know what documents are required when obtaining a visa to Liberia. The criteria is listed below.

Passport. You must present your actual, signed passport along with a copy of the page containing your personal information.

Photographs.

Form for Visa Application.

Documentation of Travel Arrangements.

Vaccination Certificate.

Travisa Order Form.

Processing Time For Liberia Visas

Visa processing requires ten (10) business days of waiting time. Applicants are advised to apply within two weeks of their planned departure date to ensure sufficient time for visa processing.

Appointment Waiting Times

On average, appointment wait times range from two to three weeks. This can vary based on your specific circumstances. It is imperative that you give yourself ample time to obtain a visa before traveling.

Who Can Visit Liberia Without a Visa? 

If you reside in one of the following Countries, you will not be required to obtain a visa.

  • Barbados
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Cook Islands
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Mali
  • Micronesia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Togo

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Liberia Visa Types

The primary types of visas issued by the Liberian government to foreign nationals are the Liberia Tourist Visa and the Liberia Work Visa. Liberia Business Visa, required for foreigners conducting business in Liberia.

What To Do If Your Liberia Visa is Refused

You have the right to challenge this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Liberia visa and the reasons for the refusal. People regularly ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please reach out with us if your visa application was rejected.

People Also Asked...

In the majority of nations, every worker is required to be paid a minimum wage. For unskilled labourers, the minimum salary in Liberia is 15 Liberian Dollars per hour, not to exceed eight hours per day, including benefits, and 5,600 Liberian Dollars per month for civil servants.

If your “Application to Determine Returning Resident Status” (Form DS-117) is denied, the $180 USD filing fee is non-refundable. Only U.S. dollars are accepted, and payment must be made at the Embassy at the time of your appointment.

All U.S. citizens are needed to have a visa to enter Liberia, and visas must be procured prior to departure. It is recommended that you submit your application approximately 10 days prior to travel; however, same-day and next-day service is available for an additional cost.

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