The University Club DC 1135 16th Street, N.W.,
Washington, DC 20036
April 17, 2017
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
On Wednesday June 15 , the White House announced that First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother Mrs. Marian Robinson and her teenage daughters Malia and Sasha will visit Liberia at the end of this month. The trip comes as a part of the First Lady’s “Let Girls Learn” global initiative.
In Liberia, the First Lady will visit a Peace Corps Training Facility in Kakata, where she will meet with girls and young women participating in a GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Camp. Her visit will highlight both the Peace Corps’ work to help girls in under served communities build self-confidence, communication, and other leadership skills and new programming from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) aimed at improving access to quality education and life skills for adolescent girls across Liberia.
Also in Liberia, the First Lady will visit a school in Unification Town for a discussion with adolescent girls who have faced serious obstacles in attaining an education. This discussion will be moderated by actress Freida Pinto, an advocate for girls’ education. The conversation will highlight both the educational barriers girls face as Liberia moves beyond the Ebola epidemic, and the U.S. Government’s efforts to continue to address those barriers and provide adolescent girls with equitable access to safe and quality education. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will join Mrs. Obama during her visit. The First Lady’s events in Liberia will take place on June 27, the White House said.
The First Lady and her family also plan on visiting Morocco and Spain during the global initiative tour.
At the same time, the University Consortium for Liberia’s (UCL) CFO Saki Golafale will be in Liberia promoting UCL’s collaborative learning initiative and chemistry discussions. Read more about his trip on Global Atlanta’s webpage. Learn more about UCl’s educational programs and the upcoming annual fundraising gala at ucliberia.com.
Savannah, Georgia and Monrovia, Liberia have an almost 300 year history. Hence, Liberian Ambassador Jeremiah C. Sulunteh’s February visit to the Savannah Port, was natural. Savannah’s relationship with Liberia dates back to the 1800s when African-American settlers sailed from its shores to Liberia’s early colonies. That relationship continues today with a Sister Port Agreement that Honorary Consul General Cynthia Blandford arranged. The Agreement, which focuses on training, capacity building, economic development, trade, data sharing, and marketing was signed into action on September 18, 2015 – five months before the ambassador’s visit.
While in Savannah, Ambassador Sulunteh and Honorary Consul General Cynthia Blandford visited Savannah State University – a member institution of the University Consortium for Liberia (UCL). At Savannah State, volunteers organized 1,000 boxes filled with books, school supplies and Pet Carts to assist the disabled in mobility. The boxes were to be shipped to the University of Liberia and AME University. Both the Liberian Consulate Office in Georgia and the Embassy of Liberia in DC support UCL and its mission to provide brighter futures through education and understanding.
Ambassador Sulunteh also toured Savannah’s natural gas facility and met with the Savannah Black Caucus. As the Honorary Consul General works to strengthen the bond between Savannah and Liberia, the consulate office looks forward to future visits.
ATLANTA-The Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta is proud to present its 28th Presidential Inauguration. LAMA Incumbent President Leo Mulbah, Vice President-Elect Mrs. Yahsyndi Martin Kpeyei and the new Corps of Officers will be sworn into their respective offices Saturday April 5, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
The evening ceremony will include the launch of the Capital Campaign for the building and development of the LAMA Community and Cultural Center. Funds raised will support the LAMA center programs to aid the community: Food bank, Literacy center, computer lab, tutoring and education programs and utility assistance. Tickets for the event start at $20 and group rates are available. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information please see Inauguration and Community Center Fundraiser Ceremony.
At the World Trade Center Atlanta, The Coca-Cola Company received a special painting from the Liberian Consulate, The Honorable Cynthia Lynn Blandford, for their sponsorship support.
A special thanks goes to Alex Cummings, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at The Coca-Cola Company. Mr Cummings was acknowledged for his ongoing leadership and support of Liberia.
On Friday, March 30, 2012, The Liberian Consulate (Georgia) hosted the Liberia and U.S. Business Summit 2012 Welcome Reception at the Capital City Club co-hosted by Alex Cummings, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of The Coca-Cola Company and the Honorary Consul General Cynthia Blandford Nash. in attendance were members of the Liberian Delegation including including H. E. Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Vice President, Republic of Liberia, Hon. William V. S. Bull, Liberian Ambassador to the U. S., Hon. Cynthia Blandford Nash, Honorary Consul General, Republic of Liberia (Georgia), Hon. Miata Beysolow, Minister of Commerce & Industry, the Hon. Ciata Bishop, Executive Director, National Investment Commission, Hon. T. Nelson Williams, Managing Director, Liberian Petroleum Refinery Company, the Hon. Mary Broh, Acting Mayor of the City of Monrovia, Hon. Cherif Abdallah or the Liberia Chamber of Commerce and as well as other key officials.
Liberia and U.S. Business Summit 2012 Welcome Reception
Liberian Consulate Hosts Successful Vice Presidential Visit to Atlanta Culminating in a Business Summit
Atlanta, Georgia: Liberia and U.S. Business Summit 2012 – Liberia: A Rising Star in the Emerging Markets was held in Atlanta, Georgia attracted nearly 300 participants interested in establishing, building and sustaining business ties with the Republic of Liberia.
The Liberia and U.S. Business Summit 2012, convened by the Consul General of the Republic of Liberia-(Georgia), Cynthia Lynn Blandford in collaboration with the U.S. Ambassador of the Republic of Liberia, H.E. William V.S. Bull, was held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the historic Clark Atlanta University.
It was one of several important meetings held during the visit of the Vice President of Republic of Liberia, H.E. Joseph Nyma Boakai along with several high ranking officials from the country.
In addition to the summit, special meetings were attended by the delegation including:
On March 27, 2012, the Acting Mayor of The Monrovia City Corporation, Honorable Mary T. Broh, and the Honorary Consul General of The Republic of Liberia, Honorable Cynthia Lynn Blandford, received a resolution from Honorable Michael Julian Bond, Councilman – City of Atlanta, in honor of The Liberia and U.S. Business Summit 2012.
On March 28, 2012, The Liberian Delegation attended a ceremony at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center that involved a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the civil rights leader. In attendance was Reverend Bernice King, Liberian Vice President H.E. Joseph N. Boakai, H.E. William V.S. Bull, Liberian Ambassador to the U.S., and the Honorary Consul General, Cynthia Lynn Blandford as well as other distinguished guests. Rev. King was extended an official invitation to visit Liberia to discuss The King Philosophy of non-violent social change. In addition, the delegation met with Reverend Raphel Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church. >> View Photo Gallery
On March 28, 2012, The Liberian Delegation met with key members of The Carter Center to discuss ongoing special projects being undertaken by The Carter Center in collaboration with the Liberian government to address capacity-building in the areas of mental health and democracy. Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter greeted the delegation during their private tour of The Carter Presidential Library. >> View Photo Gallery
On March 29, 2012, the law firm of Troutman Sanders and former Speaker of the House, Terry Coleman hosted a business lunch session for the delegation to network and discuss a potential Sister City program between Savannah, Georgia and Monrovia, Liberia and to discuss potential business and investment opportunities.
The Liberia and U.S. Business Summit 2012 was held on March 30, attracted nearly 300 participants representing investors, small to medium sized businesses, academia and faith-based leaders. Clark Atlanta University’s President, Dr. Carlton Brown and Provost Joseph Silver pledged their support to the Vice President and delegation members in fostering an educational exchange and trade support for the country. An official invitation was extended to the President to visit Liberia by the Vice President.
Panel presentations at the business summit focused on the following topics: import/export opportunities and how to do business in Liberia; investment and contracting; Chevron’ Social Investment Program; petroleum and refinery opportunities; and municipal services. High ranking members of the Liberian government served as panel members, including: Miata Beysolow, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Ciata Bishop, Executive Director of the National Investment Commission, Chevron’s Social Performance Team Leader, Nadeem Anwar; T. Nelson Williams, Managing Director of Liberian Petroleum Refinery Company, Mary Broh, Acting Mayor of the City of Monrovia and key members of the Liberian Chamber of Commerce.
Former Governor Sonny Perdue provided brief remarks at the summit and met with key officials from the country to express his interest in trade and investment in the country.
A special commemorative box of essential medicines was presented by MAP International and the Honorary Consul General to the Vice President in recognition of MAP’s $4 Billion historic milestone in distributing medicines to help suffering people throughout the world. MAP’s donation to Liberia was given at the summit which presented a $2 million commitment in medical supplies to the country to more than 39 medical clinics.
Senator Donzella James provided a resolution to the Vice President in honor of the Liberia and U.S. Business Summit and pledged support to Liberia. The event ended with a reception at the Capital City Club co-hosted by The Coca-Cola Company Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Alex B. Cummings and the office of the Consul General of Republic of Liberia (Georgia), Hon. Cynthia Lynn Blandford.
Sponsors included: The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Chevron, MAP International, Clark Atlanta University, the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company, The Monrovia City Corporation, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Metro Atlanta Chapter, the Georgia Ports Authority, the World Trade Center Atlanta, Barnes and Thornburg, Link2Link, J.Lane Media and others.
Liberia and U.S. Business Summit 2012 Photo Gallery
On March 28, 2012, During Vice President Boakai’s visit to the United States for the Liberia and U.S. Business Summit 2012, the delegation including H. E. Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Vice President, Republic of Liberia, Hon. William V. S. Bull, Liberian Ambassador to the U. S., Hon. Cynthia Lynn Blandford, Honorary Consul General, Republic of Liberia (Georgia), Hon. Miata Beysolow, Minister of Commerce & Industry, the Hon. Ciata Bishop, Executive Director, National Investment Commission, Hon. T. Nelson Williams, Managing Director, Liberian Petroleum Refinery Company, the Hon. Mary Broh, Acting Mayor of the City of Monrovia, Hon. Cherif Abdallah or the Liberia Chamber of Commerce and as well as other key officials, visited the King Center and laid a wreath on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s tomb accompanied by his daughter Reverend Bernice King.
Following the visit to the King Center the Liberian Delegation had the pleasure of visiting the Carter Center. The delegation met with key members of the Carter Center to discuss ongoing special projects being undertaken by the Center in collaboration with the Liberian government to address capacity-building in the areas of mental health and democracy. Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter greeted the delegation before they were given a private tour of the Carter Presidential Library.
The Honorary Consul General met with Senator Johnny Isakson to discuss opportunities for the State of Georgia to partner with the Republic of Liberia. Congressman Isakson was extended an invitation to come to Liberia to meet the leadership with a particular focus on agri-business opportunities in 2012. The Honorary Consul General will be meeting with various local, state and national officials to have similar discussions. She has already met with Congressman David Scott, Congress John Lewis, Congressman Hank Johnson, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Fulton County Board of Commissioner John Eaves and others.
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For information on how to fill-out a visa application and for visa fees please see the attached form. No personal checks, credit cards or cash are accepted. All money orders, Bank Drafts or Cashiers Cheques should be made payable to the Honorary Consul General Republic of Liberia Atlanta, Georgia. Same day Rush is $75 and Next Day Rush is $50. FEDEX all documents and fees to our mailing address or bring them to the Consulate Office (by appointment only).
Cynthia Lynn Blandford
Honorary Consul General
Republic of Liberia
Consulate for the State of Georgia
225 Peachtree Street N.E., Suite 515
Peachtree Center – South Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
Need to Come by the Office?
If yo need to get your VISA at our office please be aware that hours of operation are from 10:00 a.m.—2:30 p.m. and BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. The Honorary Consul General’s Office is located in the Peachtree Center South Tower on the fifth floor in suite 515. Call to make your appointment today at (404) 565-1154 or to ask questions.
Office Address (VISA Processing is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
225 Peachtree Street N.E., Suite 515
Peachtree Center – South Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
Requirements for Visa
When applying for a VISA you must provide the following documents:
- Valid Passport. with at least 6 months left before expiration
- Two (2) passport size photographs. (FULL Face view on White background)
- Flight itinerary
- Application for visa must be completed in duplicate.
- Self addressed prepaid USPS/FEDEX envelope for return of passport (see mail restrictions)Mail or drop-off passport and all other documents listed above. Failure to include all items could lead to delays in processing of your visa.
Important Information about the Visa Process
- There is a waiting period of seven(7) working days for Visa processing.
- Applicants are advised to apply within two weeks of their travel date.
- Airlines by regulation, will not allow you to board without a valid visa.
- If you are a Liberian, living in the United States and have become a US citizen, you are required to obtain a valid visa to travel to Liberia
- In accordance with International Health Regulations, all persons entering Liberia are also required to have a Valid Certificate of Immunization (YELLOW BOOK)
- ECOWAS Country Passports: GRATIS
- There is an additional fee of $75.00 for Same Day and $50.00 for Next Day service
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Traveling to Liberia?
Providing travel visas out of the Atlanta Consulate Office will provide easy access to those in the Southeastern United States who wish to travel to Liberia. Liberia is open for business and the Honorary Consul General is pleased to work with local business partners to identify opportunities for investment and trade. Liberia is rich in rubber, diamond, gold, oil palm, coffee, cocoa and other natural resources. Special tax incentives will be provided for those who qualify through the Liberian Ministry of Finance. Liberia has close historical ties to Georgia and we expect an upsurge in travel and tourism to the country in the near-term.