GHANA VISA APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENTS
Ghana is a beautiful country.
Besides the evergreen and rich cultural heritage of the West African country, there’s the scintillating aroma of the delicious Jollof that’ll give you a much-deserved welcome. If those don’t do the magic, the country’s beautiful beaches will surely capture your heart.
The amazing experience and stable economy Ghana offers have made the country a favorite business and tourist attraction in recent times. Yearly, the country attracts visitors from different parts of the world.
One thing is sure; whether you’re entering Ghana by air or by road, you must have a visa before you can be granted entrance into the country. However, if your country is an ECOWAS country, you don’t need a visa to gain entry into Ghana.
If you’re not an ECOWAS member and you’re wondering what’s involved in getting a Ghanaian visa? This piece explains the Ghanaian visa application and requirements.
Types of Ghana Visa Application
There are two major types of Ghana visa applications which are used to get the significant visas used by visitors to Ghana.
These visa applications include;
- Business Visa
- Tourist visa
Business Visa Application Requirements for Ghana Visa
Your passport must be valid for the next six months, should enough blank visa page, and must not be torn or altered.
You must have two colored passport photos that were taken against a white background within the last three months. The passports must be two by two inches.
Business Cover Letter
You must provide a Business Cover Letter from your company. The cover letter should have your company’s letterhead displayed.
Letter of Invitation
You must provide an official letter of invitation from the company you’re visiting in Ghana. This letter must state the nature of the business that brought you into Ghana with the company’s letterhead and address.
Visa application form
You must provide one appropriately completed and signed copy of the visa form that matches your service speed request (rush service or regular service).
Visa Central Order Form
You must provide a visa central order form.
Note that you must provide evidence of your travel arrangements while you are on the trip. This will include a copy of the itinerary and details of your entry and exit dates.
Tourist Application Requirements for a Ghana Visa
To purchase a tourist visa, you must provide;
- An international passport that is valid for the next six months. The passport must not be altered or frayed and should have at least one blank page.
- Two colored passport photos which were taken within the last three months against a white background and is 2 by 2 inches.
- A visa application form appropriately filled and signed.
- Proof of your travel arrangements
- A Visa Central Order form
Travelers who are 18 or below are to provide the following:
- A signed authorization by parents/guardians for the minor to travel.
- A copy of the minor’s birth certificate.
- Copies of parents’ IDs or passports.
- Visa application properly filled and signed by minor’s parents.
Some things to note about the Ghana Visa and Visa Application
The single entry visa issued by the consulates of Ghana is valid for 90 days, and this starts counting from the day the visa is issued. We advise you don’t apply for a visa more than 30 days before your intended date of departure. This is so that your visa doesn’t expire before you finish what took you to Ghana.
Have a safe trip and hey, have fun discovering and rediscovering.