VISA TYPE - VISITOR/TOURIST VISAS:

  1. A letter of invitation from the host(s) / hostess(es) in Ghana indicating among other things where the visitor will stay while in Ghana; and
  2. a copy of the host/hostess’ photo ID if Ghanaian; or
  3. Copy of Residence/Work permit (Proof of legal residence) of the host in Ghana in the event where the host(s) is/are non-Ghanaian citizens; or
  4. An attestation from a hotel duly signed and stamped by an authorized personnel/staff confirming the applicant’s reservation if he/she will stay in a hotel (Note: unsigned email communication shall not be accepted)
  5. copy of return air ticket or copy of reservation for the return air ticket

SPECIAL NOTE ON VALIDITY OF VISAS

-   A single entry visa has a three (3) months validity from the date of issue

-   Three (3), six (6) and twelve months’ multiple entry visas have three (3), six (6) and twelve (12) months validity, respectively, from the date of issue. However, the period of permitted stay in Ghana is determined by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) at the points of entry, usually sixty (60) days.

-   In all cases if the holder does not enter Ghana within the period of validity indicated, the visa becomes invalid.

-   Visitors may extend their permitted stay in Ghana by applying to the Director of the GIS for consideration.

VISA FEES

Type of Visa Fee (€)
Single Entry 50.00
Multiple Entry (3 months) 100.00
Multiple Entry (6 months) 150.00
Multiple Entry (12 months) 200.00
Fast Track/Emergency Service Extra 50.00

PROCESSING TIME

Standard/Normal                     -           Five (5) working days

Fast track/Emergency              -           Forty-eight (48) working hours

NB: The visa application process begins ONLY upon receipt of the originals of the visa application form and supporting documents at the visa section of the Embassy.

REFERRALS

In exceptional cases, certain applications shall be referred to Ghana for prior approval. In such cases the applications may take much longer than the usual processing time.

                                                                       

METHOD OF PAYMENT

Payment of visas can be done either by:

-       Cash at the Embassy

-       ‘Mandat Cash’ if you are in France and international money order if you are in Portugal;

(the above can be obtained at the post offices in the name of the Ghana Embassy)

-       Online payments (to start soon)

NB: ALL FEES PAID ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

REMINDER: The visa application process begins ONLY upon receipt of the originals of the visa application form and supporting documents at the visa section of the Embassy.

Applicants can also apply through our pilot online portal.

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