Virginia, US

Liberia

If your company is sending employees to Liberia—Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Liberia, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible. 

Liberian law provides many solutions to help employers of foreign nationals.  Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification.  The immigration system operates on two levels: 1) the immigration authorities handle visa and residency permits, and 2) the labor relations authority handles work permits.

Landing visas can be valid for thirty days and can extended for an additional two consecutive periods of thirty days each. This type of visa is only used for short term stays during which the applicant has no intention to be gainfully employed.

Foreign nationals intending to work in Liberia require a residence permit before a work permit can be issued. Classification of residency depends on whether the applicant is a national of an Economic Community of West African States county (which are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo) or not.  All nationalities require a consular-issued visa for entry under business status.  

There are two types of work permits available: ‘New Issue’ and ‘Renewals’.  Processes for work permits varies according to the type of permit and level of work required.

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.