Passports for British nationals in Sierra Leone are now issued by the British High Commission in Pretoria. This is part of a global initiative to rationalise passport services and reduce administration costs while ensuring that the quality of service remains high.
However, applicants need to apply via the British High Commission in Sierra Leone. Please send applications to the following address:
The Passport Officer
British High Commission
6 Spur Road
For customers renewing a passport: we aim to return your new passport to you within 4 weeks. This time frame does not take into account any delays which may occur with local post or courier services. Applications can also take longer during busy times of the year.
If you are applying for a passport for the first time (this includes customers who are changing their name other than by marriage or replacing old blue books, lost or stolen passports) you should allow at least 6 weeks for processing.
If your application is not straightforward, for example the form is incomplete or you have not provided the correct documentation, your application will be returned to you and you will be required to pay the courier fee again. If you are required to attend an interview at the British High Commission in Freetown you will be notified by the examining officer. Under these circumstances your application may take longer to process. We recommend you apply in plenty of time before you travel.
Please note – DHL office will answer any courier-related queries about their service, but they cannot answer queries about British passport matters. DHL only provides the courier service. Please also refer to the general DHL website
For enquires about passport matters please telephone (0027) 12 421 7801, select option 3, and inform the call handler that you are calling from Sierra Leone, or e-mail: Passport enquiries