Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a Visa to visit Liberia?
Yes. Once you are not a Liberian, or naturalized citizen of Liberia, you will need a Visa to enter the Republic of Liberia.
Do I need an appointment to conduct any business at the Liberian Consulate in New York?
Yes, all Liberian and non Liberian citizens need to make an appointment.
How do I arrange for an appointment?
Appointments can be made by emailing the Liberian Consulate at address, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 212-687-1025 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
What are the office hours of the Liberian Consulate in New York?
Office hours are between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. The Liberian Consulate does however observe all Liberian and U.S. Federal Government Holidays.
- The Liberian Holidays include:
- February 11th (Armed Forces Day)
- March 2nd (Decoration Day)
- March 15th (JJ Roberts’ Birthday)
- 2nd Friday in April (fast/prayer day)
- May 14th (Unification day)
- July 26th (Independence Day)
- August 24th (National Flag day)
- November 29th (William V.S. Tubman’s Birthday)
Where is the office located?
228 East 45th Street
Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues & 45th Street
New York, New York 10017
How long does it take for me to receive my Liberian passport?
We estimate a waiting period of 3-6 weeks. The Consulate has to send all documents required for a Liberian Passport to Monrovia, Liberia only after they have accumulated 10 individual passport requests.
What is the waiting period for the processing of a Liberian Visa or any other document?
Generally, the Consulate Staff will be able to process all documents within 5 business days.
Is there a separate fee to expedite my visa application?
Yes, a $50.00 and $75.00 fee applies to expedited visa applications. Expedition takes same day and less than 5 business days respectively.
Who is eligible to apply for a Visa?
Anyone who has a valid national passport together with all forms and requirements. (Refer to consular immigration: Visa section for all requirements)
Can Liberian citizens (parents) apply for their minor children (American Citizens ages Newborn – 17 yrs)
- Yes, they have to present the following:
- 1, Original birth certificate of the child
- 2, Notarized consent letter from parent/guardian. (Whichever is not traveling with the child)
- 3, Immunization Records
- 4, Valid Passport at least 6 months
- 5, Visa Application form
- 6, Visa Fee
What documents have to be attached with the New Passport application?
The following documents shall be enclosed with each application:
- 1, One photo on each form and one additional photo if photo was not uploaded at the time of applying
- 2, Proof of citizenship of applicant(s) (copy of old passport, birth certificate, refugee documents, I-94 form)
- 3, New Passport Application form
- 4, New Passport Payment Receipt
- 5. Original marriage certificate if applicant is married and wishes to apply said change of name
- 6. A stamped USPS return envelope
What if I was a Liberian before becoming a citizen of America, do I still need a Visa?
Absolutely, once you do not have a valid Liberian Passport, you will be required to acquire a Visa to enter the country.