About Us

Sierra Leone

Service locations

There is no Australian diplomatic mission in Sierra Leone. The Department's office in Pretoria, South Africa, manages visa and citizenship services for clients in Sierra Leone. 

More information about visa and lodgement is available.

Australian High Commission


This visa office provides immigration and visa service to clients in South Africa and 25 other countries in Southern and West Africa including: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cape Verde, Gambia (The), Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast (cote d'Ivoire), Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Togo and Zambia and Zimbabwe.

If you are from Mauritius, Comoros (Union of), Madagascar, Reunion Islands and Seychelles you can lodge at the Australian High Commission in Port Louis, Mauritius or with this office.
Street address
292 Orient Street (Corner Schoeman)
Pretoria, 0083
South Africa
Note: Due to the unreliability of the South African mail service, applications and personal documents should be sent to the postal address and not the street address.

Postal address
Private Bag X150
Arcadia 0007
South Africa
Counter hours
By appointment only
Note: Arranged through the South African AVACs, or directly by the Australian High Commission.
27 12 423 6272 (Appointments)
27 12 423 6000 (General enquiries)
8.30 am to 11.30 am Monday to Friday
27 12 342 4222
Electronic contact
Email address: immigration.pretoria@dfat.gov.au (post-lodgement enquiries only)
Additional information

Payment information

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​All applications can be submitted through the Australian Visa Application Centres in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Bank cheque

Bank issued cheques, in South African Rand (ZAR) only, made payable to the 'Australian High Commission'. Personal cheques are not accepted.​


Cash can only be accepted when paying at the High Commission and strictly by appointment only.

​Making payment in Australia

Fees may be paid​ at any of our offi​ces in Australia. Once the fee has been paid, you will need to provide a copy of the receipt with your application.​​​


​Applications for Citizenship by Descent can be lodged at this office or at the Australian Visa Application Centre.​


​Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be lodged at the Canberra Visa and Citizenship office in Australian Capital Territory​.


Panel physician


Davidson Nicol Medical Centre

Medical examinations

Street address

​​3 Bright Lane, Cole Farm
Sierra Leone


​​+232 76 582 496​

Additional information
Dr Sylvester Nicol​​

Diagnostic Clinic
​Radiology examinations
Street address

34 Bathurst Street
Sierra Leone​


+232 33 603 051
+232 76 603 051

Police check

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
Street address

Criminal Investigation Headquarters
No 1 Pademba Road

Additional information

Relevant document: Police Clearance Certificate
Residents: Apply to the address above.
Non-residents: Either contact relatives or friends in Sierra Leone to assist in obtaining the certificate or contact the nearest Sierra Leone embassy or consulate.
Provide: Fingerprints (include the whole hand) taken at a police station in your country of residence, a written request outlining the reason for requesting the certificate, a certified copy of your passport bio data page, and a certified copy of passport pages showing your legal status and visa in Sierra Leone.
Fee: Payable.