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Sierra Leone Holiday and Business Visa: Your Questions Answered!

 
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Once you contact us on the phone or on the web to request information for one of our services we will provide you with a free eligibility assessment which will determine the most appropriate visa for you. The assessment will include preliminary information on the visa conditions and how you meet the eligibility requirements. Once you agree to use our service we will process your visa application through to completion. Our service covers the checking of your documents and personal details for correctness before we lodge your application with the relevant Government/Embassy. In the event that we spot any missing information/documents from your application we will follow up by giving you a phone call or sending you an email to request the necessary details.

Thousands of customers choose Visa First to organise their working holiday visas every year because:

  • We make getting the visa you need fast and hassle-free.
  • We provide a free initial assessment on the process.
  • We developed the unique online visa status engine which allows you to check the status of your visa 24/7. Check your status now.
  • We're visa experts and have organised over 130,000 visas for people like you.
  • We have a price and service promise to you to ensure a low cost effective service.
  • We offer a step-by-step consultation as we do the visa.
  • We provide an end-to-end service from assessment, through gathering and processing the documents till visa grant.
  • We have local offices supporting the visa process.

 




3-Month Single Entry visa - €175
6-Month Multiple Entry visa - €205
1-Year Multiple Entry visa - €235


*Please note, Embassy fee is set by the Embassies themselves and Visa First has no control over it. Usually, the Embassy fee varies according to embassy, applicant’s nationality, type and duration of visa. The prices given here consist of Visa First handling fee and embassy fee. They are for one person, inclusive of VAT and are an estimate only. Please note that, additional fees may apply. These are dependant on the way you want to receive your passport, exchange rate changes, changes in the Embassy fees etc. In the event that in your case an additional fee is due we will contact you to organize the payment in the most convenient way for you.



Tourist visas:
  • Original passport, valid for at least 6 months
  • Completed and signed visa application form
  • Completed and signed visa application form
  • A letter of invitation which must include details of accommodation in Sierra Leone OR written hotel confirmation
  • Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed travel itinerary
  • Copy of a recent bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds
  • Copy of an invitation letter from family or friends in Sierra Leone which must include details of accommodation in Sierra Leone
    OR
    Copy of confirmed hotel reservations issued directly from the hotel
  • Pre-paid, self addressed, special delivery envelope

Business visas:
  • Original passport, valid for at least 6 months
  • Completed and signed visa application form
  • One recent passport sized photograph
  • A letter of invitation from the business contact in Sierra Leone and must include details of accommodation in Sierra Leone
  • Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed travel itinerary
  • Copy of a recent bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds
  • Copy of a letter from your employer on business letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job
    OR
    If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return
    OR
    If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund
  • A letter of invitation from the business contact in Sierra Leone and must include details of accommodation in Sierra Leone which must explain the purpose of the trip, dates of travel and guarantee sufficient funds
  • Pre-paid, self addressed, special delivery envelope



The validity could be 3, 6 or 12 months from the date of issue depending on the visa type.


The allowed period of stay is 28 days. If longer period is needed the applicant should notify the Immigration Authorities upon arrival.


The processing time is 3 working days, once the application is accepted by the Embassy.


At Visa First we do everything we can to make sure you receive the best possible service. If you feel that we have not achieved this goal we have set up a complaints handling process:

Complaints Process:
  1. Where an official complaint is received by Visa First, the company will record the nature of the complaint and issue an acknowledgement email to the client within 5 business days of receiving the complaint. The acknowledgement will provide the client with the contact name who is responsible for dealing with the complaint. The official complaint must be made by email (you may also write, although this will slow down the process), and confirm that the client wishes to enter this process. Please email your complaint to complaints@visafirst.com
  2. Visa First will investigate the complaint as swiftly as possible and where applicable, the complainant will receive a regular written update on the progress of the investigation at intervals of not more than 20 business days.
  3. Visa First will try to resolve the complaint within 40 business days of having received the complaint. If the complaint cannot be resolved within 40 business days, the Firm will write to the complainant notifying them of the anticipated timeframe for the conclusion of the investigation.
  4. Within 5 business days of the conclusion of the investigation of the complaint, Visa First will issue a resolution letter detailing the outcome of the investigation. This letter will include, if applicable, an explanation of the terms of any offer that the company is prepared to make in settlement of the complaint.



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