What is the African Diaspora Accession of Passport or Citizenship Program?
At least annually, the Government of Sierra Leone grants citizenship to African Americans whose roots are traced to Sierra Leone.
Guidelines for the African Diaspora Accession of Passport or Citizenship from the Government of Sierra Leone
You can find more information here: https://www.visitsierraleone.org/guidelines-for-african-diaspora-accession-of-passports-citizenship-from-the-government-of-sierra-leone/
How can one join the Citizenship program?
You need to go through a certified Tour Operator like Visit Sierra Leone (VSL Travel) and provide all the required documents listed here: https://www.visitsierraleone.org/guidelines-for-african-diaspora-accession-of-passports-citizenship-from-the-government-of-sierra-leone/
Is it mandatory to attend the Civic Education or Investment workshops?
Yes, It’s mandatory for all participants
Authenticated African Ancestry Certificate
You are required to authenticate your African Ancestry Certificate a month before the program's start date. African Ancestry will share the link once it’s ready.
Are the dates and activities in the itinerary fixed?
The itinerary is quite flexible, and we work to ensure all important Government schedules (citizenship-related programs) are met and activities within the itinerary completed
Is the passport fee part of the handling or tour cost?
Yes, the passport fee is part of the tour package.
Do I need a visa when coming? Is it included in the package?
Yes, you still need a visa when coming for the Citizenship Program. This is not included in the package but we can facilitate one for you within 48hrs.
What are the guidelines for travelling to Sierra Leone during Covid-19
Please review the information on this page: https://www.visitsierraleone.org/procedure-protocol-for-travelling-to-sierra-leone-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
I am fully vaccinated, do I still need to do a test
Yes, everyone entering Sierra Leone has to do a test prior to travel and fill in all details on the Sierra Leone Government Travel Portal at https://travel.gov.sl You will also need to do a test prior to departure.
How long will it take to receive my test results prior to departure
Please allow 48 hours to receive your results