ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY (NO IN-PERSON DROP OFF OR PICK-UP)
VISA APPLICATION (APPLY ONLINE )
- APPLICANTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO SECURE A VISA BEFORE PURCHASING A TICKET
- VISA FEE PAYMENTS ARE MADE ONLY BY A CASHIER’S CHECK OR PAY ONLINE. NO MONEY ORDER
- THE USE OF PREPAID FEDEX RETURN ENVELOPE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED BY THE EMBASSY
- PAYMENT FOR RETURN POSTAGE IS MADE ONLINE USING DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD. Click to PAY NOW
- APPLICANT’S DETAILS MUST BE USED EVEN IF PAYMENT IS BEING MADE BY A SPONSOR.
- ALL INCOMPLETE/MISSING DOCUMENTS WILL BE SENT BACK TO APPLICANT AT THIER OWN EXPENSE.
- COPY OF YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE SENT TO YOUR EMAIL INBOX (OPEN THE ATTACHMENT COPY AND PRINT) Check junk or spam if not found in email inbox
- PRINT ONLINE PAYMENT RECEIPT FROM YOUR EMAIL AND ADD TO APPLICATION BEFORE MAILING .
Service Type Duration Expedited Service 5 Business Days Regular Service 10-15 Business Days
- NOTE: Mail-in and Mail-out not included in Processing Period
- PROCESSING FEES (You can Pay for Application fees ONLINE *Merchant charges may apply. Print receipt from your email)
VISA TYPE SERVICE TYPE FEE Single Entry Visa Regular Service $60.00 Single Entry Visa Expedited Service $100.00 Multiple Entry Visa Regular Service $100.00 Multiple Entry Visa Expedited Service $200.00
- CASHIER’S CHECK ONLY issued by a Bank (Payable to Ghana Embassy) NO PERSONAL CHECKS, NO MONEY ORDER!
The purpose of your journey and other factors will determine the type of visa required under Ghana immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.
PLEASE READ THE ENTITLEMENTS TO A GHANAIAN VISA CAREFULLY
ENTRY PERMITS REQUIREMENTS FOR GHANA
All visitors to Ghana must be in possession of 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 a Ghana diplomatic mission or consulate abroad or any other visa issuing authority mandated by the Ghana Government to act on its behalf. (ECOWAS nationals and those of other countries with which the Government of Ghana has specific bilateral agreements, are exempted).
All travelers above nine (9) months coming into or transiting through Ghana are required to have been vaccinated against Malaria/Fever at least Ten (10) days from the proposed date of departure and where already vaccinated, provide evidence/proof (certificate) indicating the duration of a vaccination status of not more than Ten (10) years before entering Ghana.
All visa applications MUST be completed online at www.ghanaembassydc.org.
At the website, www.ghanaembassydc.org, click on ALL APPLICATIONS, and click on visa application, and then click on the “apply for visa online” link to complete the visa application form. After completing the visa application, click on SUBMIT to submit the application online. A copy of the application you have completed will be immediately sent to your email address for you to PRINT.
Mail the passport with the copy of the visa application form that you printed; a Cashier’s check; two (2) current passport size photographs; as well as all required supporting documents to support your purpose of journey to the Embassy.
For Children: Parents must complete the child’s visa application form, add the 2 passport size photographs, the processing fee, and the required supporting documents, which are: a Photocopy of the child’s birth certificate; a signed and notarized consent letter by both parents, as well as copies of both parents’ picture IDs.
Address: Embassy of Ghana
3512 International Dr. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Ensure that you are sending a valid passport which will not expire in the next six (6) months
Pay for the return of your passport online (if you are paying for a third-party, please state the name of the applicant you are paying for)
You MUST secure your VISA before purchasing a ticket.
Travelers are required to possess roundtrip tickets; and show proof of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay in the country.
We perceive that the applications will be voluminous considering the number of requests we have received, so when you submit your application, provide a working number at which you can be immediately/easily reached, so that if need be, we can contact you.
We will not be able to answer telephone calls since that will be taking our time and concentration from the visa process. We will endeavor to meet the deadlines/turnaround time that will be provided on our website, so PLEASE do not contact us via email unless it is five (5) business days past the turnaround time.
ACCEPTABLE PAYMENT METHODS
Cashier’s check ONLY. Payable to “Ghana Embassy’
Bank/Debit Card payment at Counter (for only Ghana Passport applicants who have scheduled appointments to be present for their biometrics capture)
Personal Checks and Money Orders are not accepted. Blank Money Orders/ Bank Drafts will not be accepted. Please do not post/mail cash.
Passport and Visa application fees are non-refundable whether your application is approved or not.
Please note that a standard application will take 10-15 business days from receipt of hard copy of application at the Mission. The processing period for Rush applications is 5 business days.
CATEGORIES OF PERSONS EXEMPT FROM ENTRY VISA REQUIREMENTS TO GHANA – 2013 UPDATE
Citizens from ECOWAS States by virtue of the protocol on Free Movement of persons, the Right of Residence and Establishment (PROTOCOL A/P1/5/79):
Benin Burkina Faso Cape Verde Côte d’Ivoire The Gambia, Guinea Bissau
Guinea, Guinea-Bissau Liberia Mali Niger Nigeria Senegal Sierra Leone Togo
HOLDERS OF DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE OR OFFICIAL PASSPORTS
Brazil, Cuba, Germany, Iran, Namibia, China, South Africa,
Sudan, Hungary, India, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco
NB: Exemptions category B above shall be for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days from date of entry
All nationals of the following countries:
Jamaica, Kenya , Lesotho, Malawi, Singapore, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda
Holders of passports of Regional Economic Communities in Africa and the African Economic Community United Nations and its Specialized Agencies:
The World Bank , African Development Bank
Persons in direct Airside transit
All persons in direct airside transit are exempt from visa requirements
The following are entitled to Gratis Visas to Ghana
Holders of Diplomatic/ Service Passports
Citizens of Malawi