How does Liberia classify aliens?
Liberia recognizes aliens in the following categories: Aliens with diplomatic status, Alien visitors, Alien crewman and Alien residents.
Aliens with diplomatic status: Ambassadors, public ministers, or career diplomatic or consular officers who have been accredited by a foreign government and other officials and employees who have been accredited by a foreign government recognized de jure by the Republic, who are accepted by the President or by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the members of their immediate families; also upon a basis of reciprocity attendants, servants, personal employees, with members of their immediate families of the officials and employees.
Alien visitors: An alien having a residence in a foreign country which has no intention of abandoning and who is visiting Liberia temporarily for pleasure or business not exceeding 60 days. An alien who is in immediate and continuous transit through Liberia.
An alien crewman: serving in good faith as such in any capacity required for normal operation and service on board a vessel or aircraft, who intends to land temporarily and solely in pursuit of his calling as a crewman and to depart from Liberia with the vessel or aircraft on which he arrived or some other vessel or aircraft.
Alien residents, who are persons applying for admission or to remain in Liberia for a period up to a year and includes a person having a residence in a foreign country which he has no intention of abandoning, who is a bona fide student qualified to pursue a full course of study and who seeks to enter Liberia temporarily and solely for the purpose of pursuing such a course of study at an established institution of learning or other recognized place of study in Liberia. They can also be Professors, teachers, missionaries, merchants, or other persons entering for a period longer than 60 days to engage in business or practice professions or vocations, with their spouses and unmarried minor children
Professional, skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers who have contracts of employment with employers in Liberia, together with their spouses and unmarried minor children;
Aliens who have been resident in Liberia for at least 15 years who are no longer employed or no longer engaged in a profession or a business or other activity as a means of earning a livelihood;
- Persons whose entry is declared by the President to be in the national interest.
- Immigrants, comprising parents, spouses, or children of Liberian citizens, or other acceptable persons, applying for admission with the intention of remaining in Liberia indefinitely and becoming Liberian 2