The British High Commission in Sierra Leone maintains and develops relations between the UK and Sierra Leone.
Find out more on our UK and Sierra Leone news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Sierra Leone. You can access UK government services while in Sierra Leone.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the consular is only able to see customers by appointment.
If you’re travelling in Sierra Leone, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in Sierra Leone during coronavirus.
See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.
If you’re in Sierra Leone and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.
If you are a British national in Sierra Leone and you need urgent assistance, or you are in UK and worried about a British national, please call +44 207 008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
For legal reasons, we’re unable to carry out notarial acts in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Sierra Leone.
Development work in Sierra Leone
Since the UK helped to end Sierra Leone’s 1992 civil war, the country has restored democratic governance, peace and stability. But when Ebola struck in 2014, the UK had to provide large scale support for a second time. Ensuring we do not have to intervene a third time is a key objective of the UK’s investment in Sierra Leone. That will require Sierra Leone to be able to better tackle crises itself, to deliver better public services so that it has a healthy, better educated workforce, to take action to encourage more businesses and investment to create jobs, and to address corruption and a lack of accountability in public life.
Find out more in the country profile for Sierra Leone.
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