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Visa Application
      Entry Requirements for Ghana
    • 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 Yellow Fever at least Ten (10) days from the proposed date of travel and where already vaccinated, provide evidence(certificate).
      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.
    • Visas are valid for a period of three months and must be utilised within three months of the date of issue. Visas valid for up to one year may be granted for specific purposes.
    • 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 authorised 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 Director 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.
    • Travellers 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
  • 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

Please note that : File size should not be exceed 250 KB & File type should be jpg and also Uploaded image size should be 140px*170px

    The under-mentioned categories are Prohibited Immigrants:
  • A person of unsound mind.
  • A person declared by medical personnel as medically unsound.
  • A person considered to be a security risk.
  • A person against whom there is a deportation order in force.
  • A person who has been sentenced in a foreign country for extradition under the Extradition Act 1960.
  • Visa submission confirmation sheet
  • Visa application form
  • Copy of Bio-data page of passport (must for every applicant)
  • Flight itinerary
  • Hotel Booking (if applicable)
  • Invitation letter from Host/Company (copy of ID of person who signed the letter attached)
  • Letter from employer company (if applicable)
  • Copy of Host's ID card/Residence Documentation
  • Signed letter of consent form for all children under 18 years
  • Copy of Residence Permit/Residence Card (For all non-Belgians)
  • Valid passport (with no less than six (6) months to date of expiry

Ghana is one of the countries at the risk of Yellow Fever transmission, hence the need for all travellers (including those coming from countries with no risk to yellow fever) to Ghana to have a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate or records indicating their protection from yellow fever.

The certificate will be inspected during the processing of the visa application. An applicant who for medical reasons cannot obtain the vaccination certificate must submit a medical certificate from a doctor.

Brussels Standard ServiceExpedited Service
CounterPostalCounterPostal
Single Entry€70.00€70.00€170.00€170.00
3 Months Multiple Entry€160.00€160.00€260.00€260.00
6 Months Multiple Entry€210.00€210.00€310.00€310.00
1 Year Multiple Entry€260.00€260.00€360.00€360.00
Transit Visa (Single ) €70.00€70.00€170.00€170.00
Transit Visa (Multiple ) €160.00€160.00€260.00€260.00
    Acceptable methods of payment
  • Online Payment
  • Card payment at the Mission (Bancontact, Debit card and Credit card)

CASH payment is not accepted under any circumstance.

Visa application fees are non-refundable whether your application is successful or not.

In cases of double payment and over-payment of consular fees, applicants can request a refund of the extra amount.

If you pay for an Express service and your application isn't processed within the specified time, you can claim a refund. You'll be refunded the extra service fee - not the standard fee. However, Embassy won't refund the fee if your application wasn't processed within the specified time due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control.

To request a refund, contact the Consular Section at consular@embassyofghana.be . Alternatively, you can write to us at our address.

The application should be submitted with one (1) standard passport size photograph taken full face on a plain background within six months of the date of application without dark glasses or hat.

Please note that : Uploaded image dimension should be 140px*170px and File size should not be exceed 250 KB

    Visa will only be issued when all requirements have been fully satisfied. Minimum five (5) working 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.

CATEGORIES OF PERSONS EXEMPT FROM ENTRY VISA REQUIREMENTS TO GHANA 2013 UPDATE

A.Nationals of ECOWAS Countries
Benin Burkina Faso Cape Verde Cote D'Ivoire The Gambia Guinea Guinea-Bissau
Liberia Mali Niger Nigeria Senegal Sierra Leone Togo
B. Holders of Diplomatic, Service or Official Passports:
Brazil Cuba Germany Iran Namibia China South Africa
Sudan Hungary India Equatorial Guinea Morocco
NB: Exemptions category B above shall be for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days from date of entry
C. All nationals of the following countries:
Jamaica Kenya Lesotho Malawi Singapore Tanzania Trinidad and Tobago Uganda Zimbabwe
Jamaica Mauritius Seychelles Barbados Rwanda
D.List of International Organisations with which Ghana has concluded Visa exemption agreements
Holders of passports of Regional Economic Communities in Africa and the African Economic Community United Nations and its Specialized Agencies:
The World Bank, African Development Bank
E. Persons in direct Airside transit
All persons in direct airside transit are exempt from visa requirements

The following are entitled to Gratis Visas to Ghana

  • Holders of Diplomatic Passports
  • Holders of Official/ Service Passports

Applications must be completed within 14 days of starting. Incomplete applications will be deleted after 14 days if not completed and submitted online. Applicants will have to re-apply when application is cancelled