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Visa Application


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


Requirement Checklist

  • Visa Application Forms to be completed and signed
  • Colour Passport‐size photos (4) to be pasted or stapled in designated place on application form
  • Business, Residential addresses and contact telephone numbers to be provided
  • Occupation
  • Financial means to be indicated
  • Proposed date of travel
  • Names and Addresses of references and/ Accommodation in Ghana (if it is a hotel detail to be provided)
  • Letter of consent from parent/legal guardian for children under 18 years


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.



Yellow fever vaccination requirement for travellers across the frontiers of ghana

Yellow fever is an acute viral infection transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes. It is endemic and epidemic in several countries in Africa, South America and Caribbean Islands. Case fatality rate is high in classic yellow fever epidemics. There is no curative medical treatment but however highly preventable by vaccination.


In accordance with the International Health Regulations IHR2005 which involves the below:

  • Article 36(Certification of vaccination or other prophylaxis)
  • Annex 6(Vaccination, prophylaxis and related certificates)
  • Annex 7(Requirements concerning vaccination or prophylaxis for specific diseases)

All travellers above nine(9) months old coming into Ghana are required to have been vaccinated against Yellow fever at least Ten days before the proposed date of travel and where already vaccinated the duration of the vaccination status should not be more than Ten years before entering Ghana.

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.

As a result, Health officials at all ports of entry carry out vigorous checks on travel documents with respect to Yellow fever vaccination certificates in accordance with Article 36 and Annex 6 as depicted above.




The following are entitled to Gratis Visas to Ghana

  • Holders of Diplomatic/ Service Passports
  • Holders of passport of Regional Economic Communities in Africa
  • Holders of passport of the African Economic Community
  • Personnel of the United Nations and its specialised Agencies
  • Personnel of The World Bank
  • Personnel of the African Development Bank
  • Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Citizens of Egypt
  • Citizens of Zimbabwe
  • Citizens of Malawi
  • Citizens of Swaziland
  • Citizens of Tanzania
  • Citizens of Zambia
  • Citizens of Lesotho
  • Citizens of Uganda
  • Citizens of Kenya
  • Citizens of Singapore
  • Citizens of Hong Kong specialised Administrative Area
  • Citizens of Mauritius'



Visa Type

  Standard Fees

Single Transit Visa 


Multiple Transit Visa


Single Entry Visa (3months)


Multiple Entry Visa (6months)

Multiple Entry Visa (1 year)      

Express Service charge   





Payment Method

Payment must be made in cash at the counter or by postal order/ banker's draft. Cheques are not accepted. Blank Postal Orders/ Banker's Drafts will not be accepted. Please do not post cash.

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

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, Ghana Embassy won't refund the fee if your application wasn't processed within the specified time due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control.


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