Freetown, Sierra Leone
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last updated on 2010-09-24 by deangelo

Phone Number: 232 22 515 000 ext 5086, 5084, 5080, 5085
+232 76 515 000
Fax: +232 22 515 355

To call Embassy Freetown from the US: 011 232 22 515 000 or 011 232 76 515 000
Address: Embassy of the United States of America, Consular Section
Southridge-Hill Station
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Working Hours: Mondays to Thursdays 8:00am – 5:00pm;
Fridays 8:00am-12:30pm
Best Contact Method: Email or visit the Consular section in person
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves NVC Package: Two weeks to up to ninety days.
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: Instructions on necessary forms and documents needed at the interview.
Issues Packet 4? No
Packet 4 Contents (if known):
Forms to Consulate?
Other Forms (if any)?
Direct Consular Filing Offered?
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country?
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview?
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Advance
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? No
If not what's the waiting period? We do not decide most cases on the first day of interview. We may need you to return another day with additional evidence, or we may need to do additional processing before deciding your case. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam? Examination and complete history: Le 225,000 (Le 215,000 for children aged 0-14)
Chest x-ray and specialist interpretation: Le 100,000
Blood tests, including HIV and syphilis: Le 168,000
Children are not required to undergo x-rays or blood tests. Therefore, the total cost is Le 215,000 for children or Le 498,000 for adults. These fees do not include the cost of the vaccinations, which will also be the responsibility of the applicants.
List of doctors? Jimmy M. Pratt, M.D., PhD.
13, Liverpool Street
Telephone: 033 811 923 (from the United States: 001 232 33 811 923)
Telephone: 033 716 281 (from the United States: 001 232 33 716 281)
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 2
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? Be prepared to wait up to (3) three hours.
Vaccination requirements? Applicants should also be prepared to receive additional vaccinations as required.
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate?
Additional Info? Please submit, along with your application, one photograph of each applicant. We regret that we are unable to accept photographs that do not conform to the following specifications (such as id photographs):

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