Sierra Leone is NOT a member of the Hague Apostille Convention.
Therefore any official documents destined for this country require
Legalization from the Secretary of State,* the U.S. Department of State and the Sierra Leone Embassy.
Please Note - we can only assist with documents that originate from the United States.
Therefore, if your documents orginated from Sierra Leone,
You will need to contact the correct Compentant Authority to assist you in Sierra Leone.
* Some states Apostilles' are issued by the Lieutenant Governor or Secretary of the Commonwealth instead of the Secretary of State.
State and/or Federal Apostilles are required prior to Embassy Legalization
Embassy Legalization Fees*
$285 each 1st and 2nd Documents
$ 95 each additional 3+ Documents
$100 each Document
$ 23 each Document
The Sierra Leone Embassy generally processses
Documents within 2-3 weeks**
** Due to Covid-19 expect delays to all government response times. In addition, during the Summer Season (June through Septermber) and Christmas Season (November through January) there can be delays in processing your documents. We recommend that you do not book appointments or make any reservations until your documents are completed and back to your return address.