Liberia: Country and Foreign Investment
Entry and Residence
This page was last updated on 21 September 2020.
All persons entering Liberia must hold a visa (except ECOWAS citizens who require a valid passport or laissez-passer only). Visas can be obtained prior to departure at Liberian embassies and consulates abroad or at the airport on arrival in Liberia.
Within 48 hours of entry, a visitor must report to the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalisation (BIN) to register and be issued with a ‘temporary stay’ stamp, which allows a stay of 30 to 90 days. Visitors intending to stay for longer periods must apply for a resident permit, as must those intending to work or do business in Liberia.
A visitor wishing to travel in and out of Liberia must also apply for a re-entry permit, which acts as a multiple entry visa, allowing unlimited trips to and from Liberia without additional cost or hindrance.
Resident permits can be renewed and temporary stay stamps and re-entry permits extended by application to the BIN.