Applying for a Ghana Visa

Once you’ve received confirmation that you will be participating on the Empathy FX Travel Program, please visit the Ghana Consulate Website to begin your Visa Application process.

Entry 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 travellers above nine(9) months coming into or transiting through Ghana are required to have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever at least Ten(10) days from the proposed date of travel and where already vaccinated, provide evidence(certificate) indicating the duration of a vaccination status of not more than Ten(10) years before entering Ghana.


Requirement Checklist

  • Visa Application Forms to be completed and signed

  • (2) recent passport-sized photographs to be pasted or stapled in designated place on application form. The passport-sized photographs should (taken not more than six months)

  • Business, Residential addresses and contact telephone numbers to be provided

  • Occupation

  • Financial means to be indicated

  • Proposed date of travel

  • Names and Addresses of references and/ Accommodation in Ghana (if it is a hotel, details are to be provided)

  • Minors and children under the age of 18 years traveling to Ghana need parents written authorisation including copies of Parents' Passports and Residence Permit as well as a copy of the Child's birth certificate.

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

  • 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

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