Saturday, September 18, 2021

Visa & Passport Requirements for Ghana

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Foreign nationals from the following countries are allowed to visit Ghana for a maximum of 30 days and 90 days:

Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Singapore, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, and Zimbabwe are all members of the ECOWAS.

All other foreign citizens must get a visa to enter Ghana unless they are in direct airside transit via a Ghanaian airport.

For Western nations, there is no such thing as a visa on arrival. As a result, it’s better to be cautious and apply for a visa ahead of time. Although the Ghanaian government’s web list of embassies is out of current, it is generally accurate. A three-month single-entry visa will set you back USD60, while a one-year multiple-entry visa would set you back USD100. A yellow fever vaccination certificate must be submitted to customs before entering the country. Malaria education is required.

If there is no Ghanaian embassy or consulate in the nation where you legally live, you may be able to apply for a visa at a British embassy, high commission, or consulate in the country where you legally reside. For example, Ghanaian visa applications are accepted by British embassies/consulates in, Bogotá, Amman, Helsinki, Hong Kong, and Tripoli (this list is not exhaustive). A Ghanaian visa application costs GBP50 to complete, plus an additional GBP70 if the Ghanaian authorities want the application to be forwarded to them. If you contact with the Ghanaian authorities directly, they may opt to charge you an extra cost.

Tourists who want to remain longer than their entrance visa (typically 30 or 60 days) should submit their passports to Immigration Service early and anticipate delays in receiving their passports returned. The processing time is given as a guideline of two weeks, however it may frequently take considerably more. Keep an eye on the dates printed on your passport. Sometimes Immigration stamps a visa for three months with a 60-day stamp—the it’s stamps that matter. If you don’t want to deal with the Immigration Service, you may obtain a visa stamp at the border by traveling to Togo and returning.