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,,, 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 including COVID19 Vaccination
  • 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.