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Liberia - Obtain a Service Passport

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Procedure[edit]

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Valid and signed Letter from the Government of Liberia Official.
  • Two (2) Application Form completed and signed.
  • Two (2) Passport type photograph.
  • A service Passport and Visa Work Order Form.
  • Visa Cover Letter from Ministry of Foreign affairs Department of State of president of Liberia.
  • Letter from Government department or agency, addressed and endorsed by the minister of foreign Affairs or president:

The letter must explain all of the following:

  • Applicant's position and title in the Government of Liberia.
  • The purpose of holding a service passport
  • Dates of the intended travel and stay
  • Contact person in the country you are planing to visit or posted



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Capitol Hill, Monrovia

Republic of Liberia

Minister: Olubanke King-Akerele

Mamba Point, 1000 Monrovia

PO Box 10-9002

http://www.mofa.gov.lr/public2/index.php



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Eligibility[edit]

This kind of passport is eligible to Civil Servants and lower ranking officials below the rank of Assistant Minister and Director and the following group of people.

1.Research Personnel

2.Secretaries/Clerks

3.Civil Servants of autonomous agencies

4.Military and Para-Military Personnel below the rank of lieutenant

5.Athletes

6.Employees of Diplomats (drivers/wards, etc).



Fees[edit]

Payment for a Service Passports is made by the Government entity/institution requesting for such passports on behalf of an official or employee of Government.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not accept payments for Diplomatic, Official or Service passports from officials or employees of Government directly.

Applicants for service passport or other categories of passports not in the employ of Government must bear the cost of issuance of such passports.



Validity[edit]

Service Passports shall be issued for a period of two years.



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Processing takes 3 Months.



Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	



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Instructions[edit]

  • A Service Passports must be issued by and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs only.
  • No Foreign Service officer or Mission of the Republic of Liberia Can issue out Diplomatic, Official and Service Liberian Passports except when specifically authorized by written instructions from the Minister of Foreign Affairs or the President or Head of State of the Republic of Liberia.
  • All requests for Diplomatic, Official and Service Passports should be written by the head of the requesting institution to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.



Required Information[edit]

  • Full name
  • Place and Date of birth
  • Valid identity proof
  • Citizenship
  • Address
  • Occupation
  • Telephone number
  • Maiden names for married women
  • Husbands full name in case of married women
  • Date and place of marriage


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Need for the Document[edit]

The Constitution of Liberia provides for the free movement of every Liberian citizen, which entitles every Liberian to a Liberian travel document (passport). All Liberians are entitled to an Ordinary Liberian Passport without discrimination. Diplomatic, Official and Service Passports are special privileged passports and those to benefit from them are categorized as officials of the Government.

Service Passport is a class of passport whose issuance is based only on the nature of work and activity of the grantee. Service Passports are granted to Civil Servants and lower ranking officials below the rank of Assistant Minister and Director. The grantee must be non-commissioned Presidential,judicial, legislative or ministerial appointees who are serving in such capacities as follows:

1.Research Personnel

2.Secretaries/Clerks

3.Civil Servants of autonomous agencies

4.Military and Para-Military Personnel below the rank of lieutenant

5.Athletes

6.Employees of Diplomats (drivers/wards, etc



Information which might help[edit]

Holders of Diplomatic, Official, and Service Passports shall be expected to refrain from using the passports in ways that injure the image of the country and undermine the dignity of such passports.


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

http://www.emansion.gov.lr/doc/Passport-Regulation_1.pdf

http://www.passportandvisaonline.com/liberia.htm

http://www.liberiapassports.com/

http://www.mofa.gov.lr/



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Others[edit]

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