Yes - A visa is required for travel to Ghana

Saturday, September 19, 2020

A valid passport and visa are required for employment in Ghana.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Ghana, with at least one blank passport page available for Ghana visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for a Ghana visa.


Ghana Visa Application Form:

One Ghana resident application form. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit.

Washington D.C. and Houston: There are two visa application options in your application kit: rush service and regular service. You must provide one fully completed copy of the application that matches your processing service speed request.


Photo Requirements:

Three recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Other Forms:

A letter from employer in Ghana (either host company or individual) requesting resident permit for applicant.
Include two copies of each of the following:
- Certificate to Commence Business,
- Company Code.
- Certificate of Incorporation.
- Copy of work permit provided by employer.


Official Invitation:

An official invitation/visa approval notification issued by the Ministry of Interior (original and a copy) and provided by host/sponsor in Ghana.


Letter Of Invitation:

A letter of invitation from the host company or sponsor in Ghana explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel to Ghana. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and host’s name and contact information.


Business Letter

Letter from employer or sponsoring company, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of visit to Ghana. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in host country.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline, copy of airline ticket or a corporate airline letter stating travel plans.


Criminal Record:

Police report or good conduct record provided by local police department.


Medical Requirements:

Medical report of applicant’s state of health by a recognized hospital in Ghana.
New York: Applications submitted in New York also require an original international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever.


Other Requirements:

Also needed:
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Employment contract with employer.
- Copy of company’s tax record.

New York: Students applying for any visas must include a copy of their student ID.


Special Instructions:

Upon arrival in Ghana the traveler must regularize stay through Ghana Immigration Service.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Ghana Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Ghana

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Ghana Visa

Travisa - Houston
2 Greenway Plaza Suite 200
Houston, TX 77046
Tel: 877-876-3266

Travisa - New York
60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 106-107 Lobby
New York, NY 10165
Tel: 877-876-3266

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 877-876-3266