Application and Guidelines

Persons Who Qualify To Apply For A Visa To Ghana

All persons with the exception of those who fall under any of the following categories:

  • 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 196.
  • A person of unsound mind.
  • A person declared by medical personnel as medically unfit.
Types of Visas
  • Applicants for tourist visas are to submit the following documents:
  • An invitation letter from the host/sponsor in Ghana, including full residential and postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses.
  • A photocopy of passport of host/sponsor, and copy of Residence/work permit of the host/sponsor if the host/sponsor is not a Ghanaian national.
  • Attestation from hotel duly signed and stamped by the accredited staff, confirming reservation. Unsigned email communication is not accepted.
  • Foreigners married to Ghanaians need to have letters from spouses, including copies of respective valid Ghanaian passports as well as Residence Permits.
  • Applications should be submitted together with the following documents:
  • An acceptance letter from your University / College Administration, or a letter from your University / College Administrator or your Professor – stating the reasons for your visit.
  • Your financial means of support while in Ghana.
  • A Letter of Acceptance from the Institution to which you will be attached to during your practical training in Ghana (where this applies). Please use the name, address, telephone number and email address of the Institution in Ghana as your reference in Ghana.

Prospective employees may be engaged in employment within the authorized immigrant quota. Applicants must provide evidence of an Employment Contract, and proof of grant of Employment quota in Ghana. Two references are required, one of which should be the company or organisation you will be working for, while in Ghana. Additionally, work permits would have to be secured from the Ghana Immigration Service in compliance with the Labour and Immigration Laws of Ghana.

Under Section 3 (Exemptions) of the Ghana Visa Regulations, the following countries and category of persons are exempted from entry visas to Ghana: a) National from the following countries (All Passports):
  • Barbados
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Mauritius
  • Singapore
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Lesotho
  • Zimbabwe
  • Tanzania
  • Jamaica
  • Rwanda
b) Holders of Diplomatic/Service passports of the following countries:
  • Brazil
  • Cuba
  • Germany
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • India
  • China
  • Sudan
  • Hungary
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Morocco
Diplomatic Passports Only: Hong Kong, Turkey
  • (for a period not exceeding three (3) months)
c) Holders of official passports of the following organizations:
  • African Union
  • Regional Economic Communities in Africa
  • United Nations and its Specialized Agencies
  • The World Bank
  • The African Development Bank
d) Persons in direct airside transit.
  • All visitors to Ghana must possess a valid passport or legal travel documents.
  • All visitors entering Ghana must have valid entry visas or in the case of Commonwealth Nationals, entry permits, issued by Ghana Diplomatic Missions and Consulates abroad; or any other visa-issuing authority mandated by the Ghana Government to act on its behalf. However, ECOWAS Nationals and nationals of other countries with which the Government of Ghana has specific bilateral agreements are exempted.
  • Visas may be granted for single or multiple entry.
  • Kindly note that applicants may be interviewed.
1. A visa applicant should be of Qatari nationality or be officially/legally resident in the State of Qatar.
2. A visa applicant must submit the following:
  • One (1) fully and clearly completed application form in CAPITAL LETTERS. Please note that the Visa Application Forms are modified from time to time. Always ensure to return here to download the latest version. For a hard copy of the forms, please download here.
  • 2 passport-size pictures taken not more than three (3) months prior to the date of application. The picture must show a full face of the applicant, without a hat, cap, or sunglasses.
  • Original and photocopy of evidence of legal residence in Qatar.
  • A valid passport or travel document with expiry date of at least six (6) months from the date of application for the visa; the passport must have at least two (2) blank pages.
  • A coloured photocopy of the bio-data page of the applicant’s passport.
  • Original and a photocopy of the applicant’s International Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever.
  • For applicants under 18 years, a letter of consent from parent(s) or legal guardian(s) together with a coloured photocopy of the parent’s or legal guardian’s passport biodata page/photo ID.
  • A VERBAL NOTE from his/her Embassy/Consulate/Office of International Organization accredited to the State of Qatar or from the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for holders of Diplomatic/Special/Service/Official passports).
  • A photocopy of applicant’s return air ticket or a print-out of applicant’s flight reservation.

Please note that incorrect information or incomplete forms would render your application for visa void!
VisaFee (QR)
Three (3) Months Visa (Single Entry)600.00
Six (6) Months Visa (Multiple Entry)800.00
 Twelve (12) Months Visa (Multiple Entry)1,500.00
Twenty Four (24) Months Visa (Multiple Entry)2,500.00

Modes of payment:

  • Cash at the Embassy


Other Visa Information
Visas shall be processed within 3 working days.
Submission & Processing:
  • Visa forms are to be submitted on Sundays and Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Midday. Processing begins the day after forms are submitted and paid for.
Visas would be ready for collection as detailed below:
    • Wednesdays & Thursdays : 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 midday.
  • Persons collecting passports must present the Collection Chit. In case of collection by persons other than the applicant, the Collection Chit and an appropriate ID must be presented.
A note for Multiple Entry Visa Applicants

A multiple entry visa indicates the number of times of entry into Ghana, not the length of stay in Ghana. A visa endorsed for three (3) months for example, means the applicant is granted an unlimited number of entries into Ghana within the three month period of the date of issue of the visa.  It does not entitle the applicant to enter and remain in Ghana for three months. On each entry into Ghana, the period of permitted stay in Ghana will be endorsed by Ghana Immigration at the point of entry. This period is usually sixty (60) days.