Applicants from Sierra Leone
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The German Embassy in Sierra Leone does not have a consular section. All nationals and residents of Sierra Leone have to apply in person with the German Embassy in Accra. The general requirements for Schengen visa are applicable.
Sierra Leonean nationals do not require a transit visa for airport transit.
It is not necessary to involve the German Embassy in Freetown in any visa application.
Please note that currently, no travel insurance company from Sierra Leone is accredited. Kindly arrange your travel health insurance either through your German host or through a Ghanaian insurance company.
Visa requirements for Schengen and airport transit visa
Here you find information about short term visa for a stay of up to 90 days within the Schengen area and for airport transit through a German airport.
A Schengen visa is required for the visit of relatives, friends, etc., business, to attend a conference, to visit a trade fair, for medical treatment, for tourism, and for sport or other competitions.
Visa requirements for family reunion
Here you find information about the family reunion visa. You have to apply for this visa in the following cases:
1. Family reunion for children. You need to apply for this visa if a child is supposed to join one or both parents in Germany.
2. Family reunion - joining a German child. You need to apply for this visa if the mother or the father of a German child wants to join this German child in Germany. It also applies if the parent wants to move to Germany together with the child.
3. Visa application for an intended marriage / establishment of a civil union in Germany. You need to apply for this visa if you have a fiancé(e) in Germany and are planning to get married after the arrival in Germany.
4. Family reunion – joining a spouse. You need to apply for this visa if you want to join your spouse in Germany.
It is essential that you read the leaflets carefully. You should only book an appointment once you are in possession of all the required documents. In case that the documents are not complete at the interview, you application cannot be accepted and a new appointment has to booked.
Leaflet family reunion [pdf, 310.32k]
Visa requirements for other long term visa
Here you find information, requirements and application forms for national visa for taking up longer or permanent residence in Germany.
This visa is required for studies, scholarships, language course (longer than 90 days), work, voluntary work, au pair, internship (longer than 90 days).