The Ghana Immigration Service is the frontline agency responsible for the entry, residence and employment of foreign nationals in Ghana in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Act (Act 573), 2000.
Subject to the conditions of the Immigration Act any person who is seeking to enter into Ghana;
A visa may be obtained from Ghana Embassies/High Commissions, Consulates or other
Embassies authorized by the Government of Ghana to issue visas on her behalf.
Emergency Entry Permit valid for 14 days may be obtained where on application has been filed
on behalf of the foreign national by other national’s host with the Director of Immigration
Having obtained the requisite visa, visitors must satisfy the Immigration officer on arrival that;
Before his entry is allowed at the point of entry a maximum of 60 days stay (90 days in the Case
of ECOWAS nationals) is granted. The extension of the duration of the stay is allowed provided
that the approving officer is convinced that conditions set above have been met.
Visitors may abide by the following procedure in their application for extension or stay.
A person, seeking entry clearance to enter Ghana in transit and is not a prohibited Immigrant
may be admitted for a period not exceeding 48 hours. The Immigration officer at the point of
entry must satisfied that.
|Country / Organisation||Visa Requirement||Conditions|
Nigeria, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Liberia, Benin, Cape Verde
|Visa not required for all types of passports holders||90 days|
|Southern and Eastern African countries:
The Kingdom of Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya
|Visa not required for service and diplomatic passport holders||90 days|
|African Union, Regional Economic Communities, United Nations and its specialised agencies||Visa not required for official passport holders||60 days|
|Egypt and Rwanda||Gratis visa||Granted on arrival for 60 days*|
|Member States of African Union||Visa required||Granted on arrival for 60 days*|