Nonimmigrant Visas

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Freetown is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

Please go here to learn about the visa fee increases that take effect May 30, 2023.

To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:

  • Email: To reach a customer service representative via email, please write to .
  • Telephone: Please contact a customer service representative using one of these telephone numbers:
    • Callers in Sierra Leone: Call +232 99 1055 00 ext 5085, 5082 and 5080.
    • Callers in the United States: Call 011 232 99 1055 00.


The following items are not permitted on the premises of the United States Embassy

Weapons of any kind or size, sharp metal or glass objects, razor blades, liquids, bottles, powdery substances, umbrellas and electronic or battery-operated equipment (including cell phones, radios, tape recorders, cameras, personal digital assistants, computers). If you have any of these items, you will not be permitted to enter the facility.