Visa Procedure

Payment Information

All participants will need a valid passport and should secure a visa in the Ghana consulate or embassy within or near their perspective city before arrival to New York. Evidence of a yellow fever vaccination is also required. Passports should have at least six months validity.

A Tourist Visa is required to enter Ghana. Complete the Ghana visa application form and print two (2) copies. You must sign both copies of the application form. Incomplete or unsigned visa applications will delay the application process. You must send your physical passport- copies cannot be used for visa issuance.

Your signed passport must be valid and contain sufficient blank visa pages- visas are stamps affixed to the blank “visa” pages of your passport. Amendment pages (clearly marked as such) in the back of your passport are not acceptable for visa issuance. Your passport’s expiration date must be greater than six months from the date you plan to depart the country you intend to visit. If your passport does not meet this requirement, you must renew your passport or obtain a new one prior to applying for your visa.

Procedure for the Visa is as follows:

Application form must be completed in duplicate (i.e. 2 copies) and in capital letters. (Tip: You can fill in the form online before printing it.)

Passport must be valid for at least (6) six months to expiration.

Two (2) recent passport-sized photographs of the applicant (taken not more than six months prior to application) and showing full face of applicant, without hat, cap and sunglasses.

Present a photocopy of your round trip ticket OR travel itinerary.

Copy of U.S. Permanent Residence Card, Student ID Card or a valid U.S. Work Visa.

Applicants, who may have to mail their applications to the Consulate, must provide a self-addressed Post Office Express Mail Stamp, for return postage.

Yellow Fever Vaccination: In accordance with international health regulations, all persons entering Ghana are required to have a valid certificate of Immunization against Yellow Fever. Present a copy with your application

In addition to original passport, all applicants are required to attach a photocopy of the bio-data page of their passports to completed forms.

Invitation letters from their hosts/sponsors and evidence of means of their sustenance while in the country. If staying in a hotel, please provide a signed hotel confirmation.

Visa Fees

Please send along with your application a money order, cashier’s check or certified bank checks made payable to:

The Mission of Ghana.

Single Entry Visa – $100.00                   

Multiple Entry Visa – $140.00

At the request of an applicant, an additional $100.00 shall be paid for multiple expedited/emergency or $40 for single expedited service within 48 hours.

Note:  If mailed, a visa might take longer than twenty-four (24) hours to reach an applicant. Visa application fees are non-refundable.

Visas will only be issued when all the above requirements have been fully satisfied. At least three (3) business days (excluding day of submission) is required for the processing of visas. Applicants are, therefore, required to deposit their passports, together with the completed visa application forms, with the supporting documents well ahead of the time of proposed date of travel, in order to avoid possible delays.

In exceptional cases, certain applications shall be referred to Ghana for prior approval. In such cases, the applications may take much longer than the usual processing time.

Incomplete applications submitted with inadequate information/requirements will not be accepted.

Send the completed application to:

Consulate General of Ghana
19 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

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