Sierra Leone

Living and
Working in Sierra Leone

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Giovanni Gallo

"Tips from other Freetown expats and locals opened my eyes to Sierra Leone's many facets, from town masquerades to national parks."

Claudine Duret

"My expat contacts in the NGO circles of Freetown supported me a lot in getting adjusted to daily life in this country. "

Working and living in Sierra Leone with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Sierra Leone? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Freetown, Kenema or some other international Sierra Leonean city?

The expat relocation to Sierra Leone is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as Freetown's coastal peninsula, getting to know how Sierra Leonean folks celebrate Maulid-un-Nabi, or acquiring a taste for Sierra Leone’s popular dishes like groundnut stew…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Sierra Leone. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Afghanistan to living in North Korea.

Top Articles in the Sierra Leone Expat Guide

  • Moving to Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone is a welcoming, friendly West-African country, with an international capital city, a tropical climate and beautiful beaches. If you are planning on moving to Sierra Leone, read up on visas, climate, and more in our guide!
  • Living in Sierra Leone

    Living in Sierra Leone as an expat can be a unique adventure, but may also have some downsides that should be taken into account: discover on InterNations all the opportunities and advantages, as well as the health and security issues of this beautiful country!
  • Working in Sierra Leone

    In the past decade, Sierra Leone has faced a period of considerable economic growth and development in various sectors, even if the average income is still relatively low. Job opportunities for expats are diverse, so better read up on the local economy, work permit regulations, and more!

Reliable Information about living and working in Sierra Leone

Relocating to and living in Sierra Leone necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Sierra Leonean expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Sierra Leone: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Sierra Leonean income tax law?ʺ, ʺAre there any typical fraud cases or schemes aimed at tourists and expats?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Freetown?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Sierra Leonean residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Sierra Leone is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Sierra Leone is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Sierra Leone. Various topics are covered in our Sierra Leone Expat Guide from restaurants and nightlife, to food & shopping or expat institutions and clubs, up to sports & leisure. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺHow much money may I import in cash? Can I widely use my credit card around Freetown?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Sierra Leone? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Russia or living in Singapore!

From postal services to embassies and consulates –
Advice on living and working in Sierra Leone

In addition, our expat listings for Sierra Leone include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like postal services or embassies and consulates. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Sierra Leone. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Hello among our InterNations members living and working in Sierra Leone.

Giovanni Gallo

"Tips from other Freetown expats and locals opened my eyes to Sierra Leone's many facets, from town masquerades to national parks."

Claudine Duret

"My expat contacts in the NGO circles of Freetown supported me a lot in getting adjusted to daily life in this country. "

Communities in Sierra Leone

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