Driver’s License and Renewal

Requirements for Obtaining a Permit/License

  • An individual must be at least 16 years of age to apply for a permit/license.
  • All new applicants must complete the required written, vision and skills tests administered by the Sierra Leone State Police before obtaining a permit/license
  • If the applicant is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign the Driver License/Identification Card application form.
  • If the applicant is under the age of 18, a School Compliance Verification form from the student’s school district must be presented.

Sierra Leone law requires an application for a driver’s license to contain the following:

  1. Applicant’s full legal name.
  2. Applicant’s date of birth.
  3. Applicant’s Social Security number.
  4. Proof of the applicant’s Sierra Leone residency.

Acceptable documents for the purpose of providing this information include, but may not be limited to, the following: (photo copies are not acceptable).

  • For full legal name and date of birth- Birth Certificate.
  • For Social Security number- Social Security card (laminated cards not accepted).
  • For proof of address- Utility bill, rental agreements.

For further information, please contact the SLRSA’s office.


  • New drivers must pass a vision, written and skills test to be issued a driver license.
  • No tests are required for persons transferring to Sierra Leone. with valid driving privileges, except persons transferring from foreign countries.
  • No testing is required for persons suspended less than one year.
  • Eye and written tests are required for drivers suspended for more than one year.
  • Any driver suspended or expired for more than five (5) years will start as a new driver.
  • All driver testing is performed by the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority Officer on scheduled days at SLRSA office.

SLRSA Locations & Hours

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri: 8am – 5:30pm
(232) 77-777-777