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For Immediate Release

 

Contact Cynthia Blandford

cblandford@liberianconsulatega.com

404-565-1154

ATLANTA (January 10, 2018) The Liberian Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia, is pleased to congratulate President-Elect Mr. George Weah and Vice President-Elect Madam Jewel Howard-Taylor on a successful election in Liberia and is happy for the peaceful transfer of power to the new government. Congratulations!

The Consul General is also pleased to announce a partnership with Brussels Airlines to promote a quality travel experience to guests traveling to Liberia in 2018 to help boost travel, tourism and investment in the country. Brussels Airlines moto is, “We go the extra smile” because they work tirelessly to make traveling a pleasure for its guests. With Brussels Airlines award winning Business Class offerings, Economy Privilege cabin and Economy cabin, Brussels Airlines is ready to serve you. Liberia is Open for Business, and for those traveling for the presidential Inaugural events in Monrovia, Brussels Airlines is the airline of choice!

Over the past few months, Consul General Blandford and the Consul General in N.Y., Mr. Rudolph Sherman, held strategic meetings with Brussels Airlines leadership to discuss how to promote the partnership by offering travel discounts to guests traveling to Liberia including 20% discounted airline tickets on Brussels Airlines operated flights from New York (JFK) and Washington D.C. (Dulles, seasonal) to Liberia and the opportunity for Economy Privilege upgrades, based upon availability, and other perks.

We are excited to work with Andrea Bonaiuto, Marketing and Online Sales Manager North America and Christophe Allard, Director North America, Sales and Commercial Strategy, to launch our partnership to provide greater access to Liberia. We are promoting these travel perks to our business partners, education stakeholders, Liberians in North America and friends of Liberia to encourage more travel, trade and investment in the country.

“Brussels Airlines and its predecessor, Sabena, have a long history in the wonderful country of Liberia. In 2002, Brussels Airlines was the first airline to resume service to Monrovia at the end of the civil conflict while conditions were still less than secure, a sign of Brussels Airlines confidence in the country and economy,” states Bonaiuto. Brussels Airlines also continued flying to Liberia throughout the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, ensuring vital air bridge and transportation of medical relief.

The Liberian Consulate in Georgia will work with the Brussels Airline leadership by leveraging Strategies and Engagement Approaches, providing Marketing and Media Support, and identifying Key Targeted Audiences for maximum impact and results. This will include Trade and Investment Missions, Study Abroad, Faculty and Student Exchange programs and the like. Key markets will include the Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta, The Liberian Business Association, under the leadership of Mr. Jackson George, The Union of Liberians in the Americas (ULAA), the University Consortium for Liberia, Consulates in New York and Atlanta databases and other key networks including the business, faith, education, medical and investment community.

Brussels Airlines and the Consul Blandford have since collaborated to publish editorials promoting Liberia. One article, entitled 8 Reasons Liberia Should Be at the Top of Your Travel Bucket List, notes that Liberia has reclaimed its position as one of the most promising tourist destinations in Africa after facing years of civil war that tore through its rich history. The West African country has moved on, and definitely merits a top spot in your list of travel destinations to explore.

The Honorary Consul General of Liberia in Georgia, U.S.A, Cynthia L. Blandford puts in a good word for the country she represents as she invites the world to the place she calls home. There are great hotels, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Historical and Cultural Sites, Eco-tourism Parks, beautiful beaches and waterfalls, including surfing, bustling markets and great restaurants. For investment and trade, Liberia  is also rich in natural resources including rubber, iron ore, cocoa, fish, oil palm, diamonds, gold and much more. The article can be found at www.liberianconsulatega.com.

If you are travelling to Liberia or any other African destination, let Brussels Airlines take you there. Click here to learn more and contact the Liberian Consulate for special benefits.

About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines, member of Lufthansa Group and a Star Alliance member, is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from the capital of Europe, Brussels Airport. The company has more than 3.600 employees and 50 aircraft operating some 300 flights daily, connecting the Capital of Europe to 100 premium European destinations, 26 African destinations, 3 North American destinations, Tel Aviv and Mumbai.

On long haul flights, operated with Airbus A330-200 and A330-300, the airline offers a Business Class with full flatbeds and state of the art inflight entertainment, an Economy Class with ergonomic seats and individual inflight entertainment on touchscreens, and an Economy Privilege option with generous leg space and more seat recline.

On its European routes Brussels Airlines offers the choice between Bizz&Class, Flex&Fast, Light&Relax and Check&Go.

In addition to its destinations in Africa, North America and India, Brussels Airlines and its intercontinental partners also offer long- haul codeshare flights to the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Thailand.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by the Cargo Department. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG More information on brusselsairlines.com.

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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

VISAs

On July 7, 2011, in , by Liberian Consulate

NEW VISA FEES FOR UNITED STATES CITIZENS

By directive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Liberia, The Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Liberia in Georgia wishes to inform of the Visa Fees Adjustments for United States Citizens traveling to Liberia. Starting from June 1, 2018, visa fees for US Citizens traveling with Tourist or Business visas for a period of One Year (1 Year) will be adjusted to the amount of $160.00 US dollars.

The Visa Fees for all other nationalities will remain the same.

A NOTARIZED LETTER FROM A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST ACCOMPANY THE APPLICATION OF ANY MINOR APPLICANT. 

For information on how to fill out a visa application and for visa fees please see the attached application form.


Download Visa Application


No personal checks, credit cards or cash are accepted. All money orders, Bank Drafts or Cashiers Cheques should be made payable to the Liberian Consulate GA.

Same day Rush is $75 and Next Day Rush is $50.

If you’re mailing your documents, they should be mailed either via United States Postal Services (USPS)  prepaid self-stamped addressed envelop with tracking number (EXPRESS MAIL) or FedEx. All documents MUST have a tracking number. WE DO NOT ACCEPT UPS MAIL.

Send all documents and fees to our mailing address or bring them to the Consulate Office (by appointment only).

Mailing Address:

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 you need to get your VISA at our office, please know that hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays only and BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  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 a visa must be completed in duplicate.
  • Self-addressed prepaid USPS/FedEx  envelope with a tracking number for return of passport (see mail restrictions)
  • In accordance with International Health Regulations, all persons entering Liberia are also required to have a Valid Certificate of Immunization (YELLOW BOOK, as seen below).  Click here for more information.YB
  • Mail or drop-off passport and all other documents listed above.
  • Failure to include all items could lead to delays in the processing of your visa.

Important Information about the Visa Process

  1. There is a waiting period of seven (7) working days for Visa processing. (Same Day Processing of documents is an additional $75.00 and must be submitted in the morning before 12:00 p.m., and please take note that pick-up will be between 2-3 p.m. of the same day), Next Day Processing or less than 5 days is an additional $50.00 per document.
  2. Applicants are advised to apply within two weeks of their travel date.
  3. Airlines by regulation, will not allow you to board without a valid visa.
  4. 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
  5. In accordance with International Health Regulations, all persons entering Liberia are also required to have a Valid Certificate of Immunization (YELLOW BOOK)

Download Visa Application


 

VISA FEES: PAYABLE IN MONEY ORDER ONLY

Document/Service Validity Fee ($US)
Visa for US Citizen 1 year; only option available 160.00
Visa for ECOWAS Citizen Unlimited Gratis
Visa for other countries 1-3 months 70.00
Visa for other countries 1 Year Multiple 150.00
Visa for other countries 2 Years Multiple 250.00
Visa for other countries 3 Years Multiple 350.00
Same-Day Rush n/a 75.00
Next-Day Rush n/a 50.00

Additional requirements for minors (17 years and below)

a. Copy of Birth Certificate
b. Copy of Vaccination records
c. Notarized letter from both parents requesting for the issuance of visa. (Both parents must sign) If only one parent/guardian is traveling with a minor, explain in the letter. If parents are not traveling with a minor, state in letter who will be responsible for the minor.

A NOTARIZED LETTER FROM A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST ACCOMPANY THE APPLICATION OF ANY MINOR APPLICANT. 

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.

The Honorary Consul General Republic of Liberia, will officially begin to process travel visas to Liberia beginning Tuesday, July 5, 2011.

Cynthia Lynn Blandford, Honorary Consul General Republic of Liberia, has been given Authority by the Liberian Government to provide visa services to all who wish to travel to Liberia.

Effective July 5, 2011, hours of operation are from 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Please call to make an appointment at (404) 565-1154  or to ask questions. You can also e-mail the Consul General at info@liberianconsulatega.com.

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.

Liberia has 350 miles of  beautiful golden beaches, the Liberian Pigmy Hippo, Sapo National Forest and Monrovia is known as the surfing capital of the world. Tourists will visit Providence Island where the first African-Americans settled in the early 1800s and will learn more about the 10 African-American Presidents of Liberia, the founding fathers of the country.  Her Excellency Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is the first African female Head of State on the Continent of Africa who has brought peace and stability to the country, reduced the country’s debt and increased economic development and trade.

For information on how to fill-out a visa application and for visa fees please see the attached form. Download the  Liberian Visa Application. 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.  FEDX all documents and fees to 3695F Cascade Road #1118, Atlanta, GA  30331 USA or bring them to the Consulate Office (by appointment only).

The Honorary Consul General’s Office is located at the World Trade Center Atlanta. Call for your appointment today!

Tax Awareness Road Show Liberia is “Open for Business”

Thursday, June 9, 2011
10:00 a.m. – Noon  – Tax Awareness Briefing
Noon – 2:00 p.m.  –  Networking Reception
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia  30334

RSVP for FREE and Purchase Raffle Tickets all in one place: http://liberiaroadshow.eventbrite.com/

The Revenue Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Liberia is hosting a Tax Awareness Road Show in Atlanta, Georgia, in collaboration with the Liberian Honorary Consul General, Cynthia Blandford Nash.

The objective is to inform Liberians and U.S businesses of various requirements and procedures in the Liberian tax system, reforms and modernization processes undertaken in both Customs and Internal Revenue procedures to enhance professional delivery of quality services, and tax incentives that are available to Liberians and US businesses operating abroad that intend to invest in Liberia.

The Embassy is encouraging Liberians living in the Diaspora to attend the conference and come ready to provide recommendations on various procedures and service delivery to further promote commerce and trade, facilitate payment of legitimate taxes due the government of Liberia, enhance revenue performance and ultimately balanced national development.

We will also be raffling off 1 Round trip Business Class Transatlantic Delta Airlines ticket, good for international travel. Raffle tickets are 1 for $15 or 4 for $50 and can be purchased on the registration website. You do not have to be present to win and travel is good until November 1, 2011.

The Roadshow will share information in these areas:

  • Reduce Tax Rates
  • Automated Customs and BIR systems
  • Integrated Tax  Administration System
  • ASYCUDA
  • Faster Clearance Processes
  • Six-month Tax Clearance
  • Strategic Tax Incentives

RSVP for FREE and Purchase Raffle Tickets all in one place: http://liberiaroadshow.eventbrite.com/

For more information please call (404) 565-1154 or by email at info@LiberianConsulateGA.com

Sponsors:  Delta Air Lines, Global Strategies for Good, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Liberian Consulate Office, Atlanta, Georgia

The Liberian Consulate in Atlanta Georgia in partnership with Greater Elizabeth missionary Baptist Church, and Global Strategies for Good will be hosting a Faith and Service in Action mission trip to Liberia in the spring of 2011.

We are calling all pastors, clergy, missionaries, business owners, academia, members of government and others to join us in this once in a life time experience to give service above self to the Republic of Liberia.

For more information on  joining this mission trip contact us at travelandtourism@liberiancounselatega.com

Sponsors include:

  • Delta Air Lines
  • Greater Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church
  • Global Strategies For Good
  • Honorary Counsel General Council of Liberia Atlanta Office
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Woman Metropolitian Atlanta Chapter
  • RLJ Kendeja Resort & Villas
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Singing of Port Authority Agreement

On November 4, 2010, in Consulate News, by Liberian Consulate

Georgia Ports Authority and Liberia National Port Authority
to Sign Historic Memorandum of Understanding

Savannah, Ga., July 30, 2010 – The Georgia Ports Authority and the Liberia National Port Authority will sign a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Wednesday, August 4, 2010.

GPA’s Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz, Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Liberia Cynthia Blandford Nash, the Managing Director from the Port Authority of Liberia, Matilda Parker and elected officials will speak before the signing ceremony, which will be followed by a port tour.

The MOU agreement provides both parties the opportunity to promote a strong working relationship and exchange information and expertise in the areas of marketing, operations and information technology. The agreement also calls for concerted efforts to expand international trade by supporting both parties’ market presence in their respective countries and with common customers.

The GPA also has similar strategic partnerships with the Suez Canal Authority, Panama Canal Authority, Shanghai International Port Group, Sydney Ports Corporation, the Port of Veracruz and the Port of Shimizu in Japan.

MOU Liberia and Georgia-2010