Requirements for New Passports
According to the Liberian Embassy, Liberians applying for a new passport must complete the appropriate forms and provide proof of Liberian citizenship and permanent residency. Applicants must submit three passport-sized head photographs, pay a fee of $150, and include a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope.
Requirements for Passport Renewals
Liberians in the United States planning to return to Liberia and who need to renew their passports should obtain an application online from the Consular of the Republic of Liberia. Send the completed form; the expired passport; two passport-sized, head-shot photographs; a $75 money order or check; and a prepaid, self-addressed envelope to the Liberian Embassy. The old, green passport can only be renewed and used for a return trip to Liberia. Once in Liberia, you must apply for a new passport in Monrovia.
Proof of Identity and Citizenship
With your completed passport application, you must submit a copy of your Liberian birth certificate or court affidavit attesting to your place of birth. A copy of an expired Liberian passport is also acceptable.
Rush and same-day service for passport processing are only allowed for walk-in customers. An additional $75 fee for same-day rush processing is assessed. For next-day rush processing, an additional $50 fee is required.
Travelers should allow 30 to 90 days for passport processing. Consult the following sources for instructions and forms for a Liberian passport. You may also wish to check current information about health and safety concerns in Liberia.
The Liberian Embassy
5201 16th Street
Washington, DC 20011
The US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
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