Visas and Embassies


Important Note

Ghanaian consulates are currently experiencing difficulty in issuing visas within their stated time frame. We strongly recommend that you give yourself plenty of extra time to obtain your visa to Ghana due to these sometimes significant delays and onerous requests for documentation.

Easy Track Ghana is concerned about the increasing difficulty in obtaining a simple tourist visa to Ghana. The demands for invitation letters and other documentation are clearly taking a toll on tourism in Ghana and we receive a steady stream of complaints about the visa application process for Ghana. We therefore strongly support the Scrap Short Term Tourist Visas to Ghana group on Facebook, started by Chris Scott, owner of the Four Villages Inn in Kumasi, Ghana's #1 bed & breakfast.

  1. Visas to Ghana
  2. Visa Application to Ghana
  3. Ghana Missions outside Africa
  4. Ghana Missions in Africa
  5. Visas for Onward Travel

Visas to Ghana

All non-ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) citizens require a visa for entry. Visas may be obtains from the nearest Ghanaian embassy, or you may apply at the airport upon arrival.

  • There are single-entry visas, valid for entry up to 30 days from the date of issue.
  • The multiple-entry visas allow any number of entries into Ghana for various time periods from the date of issue, or to the date of your passport expiration, whichever occurs first.

Both types of visas are valid for a stay of up to 3 months in Ghana, after which a visa extension should be purchased at an Immigration office in Ghana. There is an Immigration office in each of the regional capitals as well as other major cities.

Alternatively, you can cross the border into a neighboring country, and immediately return to Ghana. This would give you another 3 months. See our page on Border Crossings.

The Ghana Immigration Service in Accra is located at Ako Adjei Interchange, formerly known as Sankara Circle. They are slow, so give them a couple of weeks. The Immigration office in Koforidua, on the other hand, is usually able to give same-day service.

Be sure to obtain your extension before your visa expires or you will be subject to a penalty. You will be assessed the penalty at the border upon departure from Ghana if you overstay your visa.

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Visa Application to Ghana

For those requesting a visa through a Ghanaian embassy, we have pdf copies of the visa application for use at different consulates:

Country Fees   (as of Mar, 2013)
Single entry Multiple entry
Australia, Canberra
&  detailed instructions
$140 AUD $200 AUD
Australia, Perth
 with instructions
$140 AUD $200 AUD
Australia, Sydney
&  detailed instructions
$140 AUD $200 AUD
Brussels
&  detailed instructions
€50 €100
Canada
&  detailed instructions
$65 CAN $150 CAN
China, Hong Kong
&  detailed instructions
   
Denmark
&  detailed instructions
500 DKK 750 DKK
Germany
&  detailed instructions
€50 €120
Italy
&  detailed instructions
€50 €75
Japan
&  detailed instructions
¥9,440 ¥11,000
Russia
detailed instructions
RS 1200 RS 3000
United Kingdom
(processed online)
£50 £70
United States
&  detailed instructions
Special note: We recommend using the Ghanaian consulate in Washington, D.C. The consulate in New York City generally will request more documentation that the consulate in Washington.
$60 USD $100 USD
  • Some items may be confusing on the visa application:
    • About your airline ticket.
      • Indicate you have an electronic ticket.
    • About your financial means.
      • Simply state "bank account, credit card". 
    • For references, you may indicate:
      • Easy Track Ghana,
        P.O. Box AT-2309, Achimota
        027 665 7036
      • "This is my first time in Ghana."
      • The first hotel you visit on your holiday
    • Your address in Ghana: State "On tour throughout Ghana"      
    • For the date of your last visit to Ghana, if appropriate, indicate “This is my first time in Ghana."
  • Use an express service to mail to your nearest Ghanaian embassy with:
    • 4 copies of the visa application
    • 4 passport photos 
    • Your passport
    • A cashier's check or money order for the required fee
    • Addressed, pre-paid return envelope via an express service
  • Your passport will be returned with your visa to visit Ghana. Call the embassy to follow up if your passport is not returned within 2 weeks.

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Ghana Missions outside Africa

Most of the Ghanaian embassies outside of Africa are listed below.

Australia
Perth:    08 9364 2893
www.consulate-ghana.com.au
Canberra:  02 6290 2110 or 02 6286 8217
www.ghanahighcom.org.au

Belgium, Brussels
02 705 82 20
www.ghanaembassy.be

Canada, Ottowa
613 236 0871  or  613 746 5371
www.ghc-ca.com

China, Hong Kong
852 2530 3448
www.ghana.org.hk

Denmark, Copenhagen
Also serves Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland
039 628 222
www.ghanaembassy.dk

France, Paris
01 45 00 90 50
8 Villa Said, Paris

Germany, Berlin
030 447 9052
www.ghanaemberlin.de

Italy, Rome
06 8621 7191
www.ghanaembassy.it

Japan, Tokyo
3 5410 8631
www.ghanaembassy.or.jp

Netherlands, The Hague
070 3384 385
www.ghanaembassy.nl

Switzerland, Berne
031 381 7852

United Kingdom, London
020 8342 7500
www.ghanahighcommissionuk.com

United States, Washington, D.C.
202 686 4503
www.ghanaembassy.org

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Ghana Missions in Africa

Ghanaian missions in other African countries are listed here. No e-mail is provided because any e-mail would most likely not receive a reply. You should be able to get a visa for travel to Ghana from any of these missions, or, for a higher fee, apply for your Ghana visa at the Ghanaian border.

Algeria, Algiers
Angola, Luanda
Benin, Cotonou
Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou
Cote d'Ivoire, Abidjan
Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa
Egypt, Cairo
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
Guinea, Conakry
Liberia, Monrovia
Libya, Tripoli
Equatorial Guinea, Malabo
Mali, Bamako
Morocco, Rabat
Namibia, Windhoek
Nigeria, Abuja and Lagos
Senegal, Dakar
Sierra Leone, Freetown
South Africa, Pretoria
Togo, Lome
Zimbabwe, Harare

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Visas for Onward Travel

Visas for the following neighboring countries are available from embassies in Accra:

Burkina Faso 
Visas cost $40 (not payable in cedis) for three months and are usually issued within 24 hours. Three photos required. Visa may also be applied for at the border, but the cost is greater.
772 Farrar St. Asylum Down
021 221 988  or  021 221 936

Côte d’Ivoire 
Month-long visas costs $4 (payable in cedis) for Australians and Americans. British nationals pay $10. Usually issued in 48 hours. Two photos required. Visa may also be applied for at the border, but the cost is greater.
9 18th Lane, Osu
021 774 611  or  021 774 612

Togo 
Visas cost  $20 cash (payable in dollars only) for multiple entry and are issued the same day if you apply in the morning. Three photos required. Visa may also be applied for at the border, but the cost is greater - about $40.
Togo House, Cantonments Circle
021 777 950  or  021 774 521

Benin 
Visas cost $25/$50 for one-/three-month multiple entry and are usually issued within 48 hours. Three photos required.
3 Switchback Lane
021 774 860

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