Ghana Visa Information 

Visas are required by most non-residents except ECOWAS nationals. Ghana Missions and Embassies abroad will assist in issuing individual as well as group visas. 

Entry visas may be obtained prior to arrival from a Ghana Embassy, High Commission or Consulate abroad. Where Ghana has no Consular or Diplomatic representation, an application for entry visas may be made to the nearest British Diplomatic Mission or Consulate authorized by the Government of Ghana to act on its behalf. 

Requirements for a Ghana Visa

  • Passport
  • Photograph(s)
  • Letter of Invitation 
  • Visa Application Form
  • Proof of Travel Arrangements

Visa on Arrival 

The Ghana Immigration Service has introduced this visa policy to cater for visitors/business people who travel at short notice from countries where Ghana has no mission or consulate. The policy authorizes visas to be granted on arrival at the airport or other entry points subjects to satisfaction of specific immigration requirements. 

Requirements for Ghana Visa on Arrival 

  • An application letter from the host, stating where the traveler is coming from.
  • State where the traveler is going to lodge.
  • How the traveler is entering the country. 
  • How long is the traveler going to stay?
  • A photocopy of the traveler's passport.

Health Requirements

Yellow fever vaccination required by all except infants under one year. Please do not forget to bring your Health Certificate which shows that you have a yellow fever vaccination. You are also advised to consult your doctor well in advance of your visit so that you may begin the usual anti-malaria treatment. 

For more details refer to Ghana Health Requirements provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).