All persons entering Ghana must be in possession of a valid passport or Travel Document establishing the identity of the holder.

Exemptions to the requirement of an entry visa

Nationals of the following countries are exempted from obtaining ENTRY VISAS TO GHANA.

  • CITIZENS OF ECOWAS COUNTRIES

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire,Gambia,Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal,Sierra Leone, Togo

 

  • HOLDERSS OF DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE/OFFICIAL PASSPORTS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:
    • Brazil
    • Cuba
    • Germany
    • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China **
    • Iran
    • Namibia

NB: Exemptions category above shall be for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days from date of entry

**Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China revoked visa exemption requirements for ordinary passport holders following arrests in Hong Kong of some foreigners who fraudulently travelled on Ghana Passports.

  • All nationals of the following countries may be issued with gratis visas:
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Namibia
    • Singapore
    • South Africa**
    • Tanzania
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Uganda
    • Zimbabwe

** Children with ordinary passports accompanying holders of diplomatic, service or official passports accredited to Ghana or South Africa are exempt from entry visa requirements.

NB: Please not that Botswana, Egypt and Malaysia are no longer on the list

 

List of International Organizations with which Ghana has concluded visa exemption agreements

  • Holders of passports of Regional Economic Communities in Africa and African Economic Community
  • United Nations and Specialized Agencies
  • World Bank
  • African Development Bank

Airside Transit

All persons in direct airside transit are exempt from visa requirements

The following category of persons may not be granted entry visas:

  • prohibited immigrants
  • A person without visible means of support
  • An undesirable person
  • An idiot or insane person
  • On the advice of the health authorities, an individual may be refused entry into Ghana

Important Immigration Notice

Intending travellers must note that the possession of the appropriate documents does not confer a right of entry. Travelers may be refused entry into Ghana if they fall within the category of prohibited immigrants and if they do not satisfy immigration requirements at the point of entry. The Government of Ghana will not be financially liable for their repatriation.

Other relevant additional information prior to entry into Ghana

Immigrant Quota - Persons who enter Ghana ostensibly as visitors may not be permitted to take employment. Indeed, no person shall be permitted to accept employment or undertake an occupation for reward in Ghana unless such employment is within an authorized Immigrant Quota (an immigrant quota being the number of non-Ghanaians that a person or firm can employ). An application for Immigrant Quota must be made to:

THE SECRETARY,

IMMIGRANT QUOTA COMMITTEE,

MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR,

P.O.BOX M. 42,

ACCRA, GHANA

An approval for Immigrant Quota for a foreign employee must be obtained before he proceeds to Ghana.

Investors

Investors to Ghana must register with the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC). Application for the extension of visa or automatic quota must be accompanied by a supporting letter from the GIPC confirming the status of the Investor.

Mining

Investors in the Mining Sector in Ghana must register with the Minerals Commission as approved Mining Services Company. Application for the extension of visa or Immigrant Quota must be accompanied by a supporting letter from the Minerals Commission confirming their status.

Professionals

It is an offence for foreign doctors, dentists, lawyers, pharmacists and other professionals to practice their profession in Ghana unless they have registered their profession in accordance with the ordinances of their respective professions. All professionals wishing to enter Ghana to practice one of the above mentioned professions are required to provide particulars of their qualifications to help determine their eligibility for registration.

 

Visa Fees

The following fees are charged for Ghana entry visas. These may be revised from time to time without prior notice.

 

Single entry visa                                 5,000 FCFA

3 Month multiple entry                       36,000 FCFA

6 Month multiple entry                       72,000 FCFA 

1 Year multiple entry                          90,000 FCFA

Transit single entry                            10,000 FCFA

Transit multiple entry                         20,000 FCFA