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  • All visitors to Ghana must be in possession of a valid passport or legal travel documents.

  • All visitors entering Ghana must have valid entry visas issued by a Ghana diplomatic mission or consulate abroad or any other visa issuing authority mandated by the Ghana Government to act on its behalf. (ECOWAS nationals and those of other countries with which the Government of Ghana has specific bilateral agreements, are exempted).

  • All travellers above nine (9) months coming into or transiting through Ghana are required to have been vaccinated against Malaria/Fever at least Ten (10) days from the proposed date of departure and where already vaccinated, provide evidence/ proof (certificate) indicating the duration of a vaccination status of not more than Ten (10) years before entering Ghana.

  • Conditions for the Issue of Visa

  • Visas may be granted to personnel of international organisations and visitors to Ghana for tourism, study, business or transit.

  • The visa may be granted for single or multiple entry. First time visitors are not eligible to 1 year entry visa and above.

  • Issued Visas must be utilized within three months of the date of issue.

  • Visitors travelling on Business are required to furnish evidence of the fact, such as a letter from their firm, while those travelling at the invitation of Ghanaian nationals or residence or Ghanaian institutions should furnish a letter of invitation from their hosts.

  • Visitors may be required to provide a return or a through ticket to a country which they have the right of admission or may be required to show evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay in the country. Prospective employees may undertake employment within the authorised immigrant quota. Emergency visas may be issued at entry points to travelers who arrive from a country where there is no Ghanaian diplomatic or consular representation, but such applications must be authorized by the Director of the Immigration Service through their sponsors before they arrive in Ghana.

  • Applications for further extension to visitors' permit must be made to the Controller-General of the Ghana Immigration Service for consideration. Tourists may be allowed a period of stay of three months if the Ghana Immigration Service is satisfied that such tourists have sufficient means of financial support.

  • Persons who enter the country as visitors are not permitted to take up employment even if there happens to be a vacancy on the Immigrant Quota of a prospective employer.

  • Professionals (doctors, lawyers, nurses, etc), are required to provide particulars of their qualifications in order that the eligibility of their registration may be determined.

  • Applicants on a VISIT to Ghana must provide a letter of invitation from their host in Ghana.

  • Travelers are strongly advised to ensure that they have all the necessary documents before arriving in Ghana



  • Valid passport and copies of the bio-data page of the passport.

  • Visa Application Forms to be completed and signed

  • Colour Passport size photo to be uploaded with application before submitting. Uploaded image size should be 140px*170px.

  • Business, Residential addresses and contact telephone numbers to be provided

  • Occupation/ Profession

  • Financial means to be indicated

  • Proposed date of travel

  • Names and Addresses of references and/ Accommodation in Ghana (if it is a hotel, details are to be provided)

  • Letter of consent from parent/legal guardian for children under 18 years

  • A specific checklist will be generated at the end of the supplication subject to the purpose of travel.

  • Please note that : File size should not be exceed 250 KB & File type should be jpg or pdf.


  • Single Entry Visa

    • Standard Shipping - $60.00

    • Expedited Shipping - $100.00

  • Processing Period

    • Visa will only be issued when all requirements have been fully satisfied. Fifteen (15) business days is required for the processing of standard visas. Applicants are, therefore, required to deposit their passports, together with the completed visa application forms, with the supporting documents well ahead of the time of proposed date of travel, in order to avoid possible delays.

    • Expedited service is also available and takes five (5) business days.

    • Ghana Online Application -

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