Entry visa requirements to Ghana. 




Please read the following instructions carefully:        

  1. All visitors to Ghana must be in possession of valid passports with not less than six (6) months’ validity.
  2. 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.
  3. ECOWAS nationals and those of other countries with which the Government of Ghana has specific bilateral agreements are exempted.


1.  Visas may be granted for single or multiple entries.

2. Single entry visas must be utilised within three months from the date of issue. Multiple entry visas valid for up to one year may be granted for specific purposes at the discretion of the Embassy.

3. Visitors travelling on business are required to furnish evidence of same, while those travelling at the invitation of Ghanaian nationals/residents or Ghanaian institutions should provide a letter of invitation from their hosts.

4. Visas may be granted to visitors to Ghana for tourism, study, business or transit purposes.

5. Visitors must have proof of a return or a through ticket.

6. 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.

7. All visitors travelling to Ghana must be in possession of a valid Vaccination/Yellow Card.

8. Travellers are strongly advised to ensure that they have all the necessary documents before arriving in Ghana.

Requirements/ Documents for the issuance of entry visa

a) Download the Visa Application Form.

b) Complete the form (4 copies) and in capital (block) letters.
c) Submit together with four (4) recent passport-sized photos and the appropriate VISA fee at least fifteen (15) working days before intended date of travel.
d) Business/residential addresses and contact telephone numbers to be provided.
e) Occupation of applicant to be specified.
f) Financial means to be indicated.
g) Proposed date of travel to be stated.
h) Names and addresses of references in Ghana to be provided.
i) Letter of consent needed from parent/legal guardian for persons under 18 years.
j) Copy of Biodata page of applicant’s passport

Prohibited Immigrants to Ghana

The under-mentioned categories of persons are prohibited immigrants:

A person of unsound mind.
A person considered to be a security risk.
A person against whom there is a deportation order in force.

 Visa Waivers

Holders of Ghanaian passports do not require visas to Zimbabwe and vice versa within three (3) months. Further than that requires regularisation of stay.


1BarbadosAll Passports
2BrazilDiplomatic and Service
3People’s Republic of ChinaDiplomatic and Service
4Republic of CubaDiplomatic and Service
5Federal Republic of GermanyDiplomatic and Service
6Hong KongDiplomatic
7MauritiusAll Passport
8Republic of SeychellesAll Passport
9Republic of South AfricaDiplomatic and Service
10Republic of SudanDiplomatic and Service
11Republic of TurkeyDiplomatic
12KenyaAll Passports
13LesothoAll Passports
14NamibiaAll Passports
15TanzaniaAll Passports
16Trinidad and TobagoAll Passports
17SingaporeAll Passports
18UgandaAll Passports
19ZimbabweAll Passports
20JamaicaAll Passports

All Passports



  • Payment for all services provided by the Embassy should either be by Deposit at Bank or through Bank Transfer and the Receipt submitted together with a copy of application form via email or in person at the Embassy. An interview may be required.
  • The Embassy does not accept any other form of payment.


Consular fees once paid are not refundable

Steps to Fill the VISA form

1. Download the VISA form below

2. Open the form with Adobe/Acrobat reader  1.5, DC or Higher

3. Fill the form, after that

4. Send the form to the Consular Officer through DHL or FedEx





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