Ghana Visa

Ghana Visa

Do you need a visa to visit Ghana? Find your nearest Ghana Embassy.

Our Ghana Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Ghana’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Ghana.

Who needs a visa to visit Ghana?

To enter Ghana, a visa is necessary. Refer to the Visas section for further details.

You must submit a health declaration form online at least three days prior to travel. For youngsters aged 5 to 12, you must also complete a supplementary health declaration form. Vaccinated travellers are exempt from paying for a COVID test upon arrival as part of this health declaration process. Before departure and upon arrival, your travel certificate will be inspected.

For more information on visas to Ghana, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Ghana

Ghana’s COVID-19 admission protocols are subject to revision. Currently, travellers to Ghana who are completely immunised are not needed to undertake pre-departure COVID-19 testing or testing upon arrival. Non-immunized travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from no more than 48 hours before to their arrival in Ghana and will also be subjected to quick antigen testing upon arrival. Additionally, the COVID-19 immunisation will be available at the airport.

Eligibility to apply for a Ghana visa

There is a criteria of what documentation is required when travelling to Ghana. It is important for travellers to ensure they have all the correct documentation needed before arriving. Failure to do so could result in your visa being declined. The criteria is listed below.

Visa application form.

Original passport.

Passport-type photograph.

Business Support Letter.

Business invitation.

Host's ID.

COVID-19 Vaccination Card.

Visa application form.

Processing time for Ghana visas

Standard applications require a minimum of ten to fifteen working days from the moment the application, hard copies of the required visa forms, and supporting documents are received by the Ghana High Commission in Highgate Hill or the appropriate consulate.

Appointment waiting times

The Ghana High Commission utilises an appointment system, and the current waiting period for an appointment at the visa section is between 3 and 10 working days. The processing times quoted are in business days following our attendance at the scheduled appointment. As soon as we get your application, we will inform you of the specific dates and times.

Who can visit Ghana without a visa?

The following Countries can enter Ghana without a visa. All other world Countries will require a visa before entering Ghana.

  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Saints Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Fiji
  • Micronesia
  • Vanuatu
  • Bangladesh
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cape Verde

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Ghana visa types

There are various types of visas available in Ghana. The nature of your visit will determine what visa you need on arrival. It is important to remember you cannot gain entry to Ghana without a visa, so making sure you apply for the right one for your stay is imperative. The types of visa available are:

  • Tourist visa.
  • Business visa.
  • Missionary visa.
  • Official visa.
  • Volunteer visa.
  • Work visa.

What to do if your Ghana visa is refused?

You have the option to appeal the denial. The appeal must be lodged within 15 days after receiving the visa denial letter to the Consulate that issued the denial. The appeal must be an original with the appellant’s original signature. If your application is denied, you will have to repeat the entire procedure.

People also asked...

You will be awarded an Entry Visa, however your length of stay in Ghana will be determined by an Immigration officer at your point of entry.

They can visit Ghana for business or tourism without a visa. Depending on their nationality, travellers can stay in the country for sixty to ninety days.

Foreign tourists who overstay on a visa are typically labelled “undesirable persons” and may receive a ban from Ghana for a length of time, preventing them from applying for a visa and reentering Ghana for a specified amount of time.

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