Visa policy of Ghana

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Entry stamp of Ghana
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Visitors to Ghana must obtain a visa from one of the Ghanaian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the countries or territories that are either visa exempt or whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival.[1][2]

Visa policy map[edit]

  Ghana
  Visa exempt
  Visa on arrival

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following 21 countries and territories can enter Ghana without visas for visits up to 90 days (unless otherwise stated):[3]

According to the Ghana High Commission in the United Kingdom nationals of Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda are also exempt.[3]

Visa is also not required for holders of a Dual Nationality Card issued by Ghana. Pre-arranged visa may be picked up on arrival.

Holders of diplomatic, official, or service passports issued to nationals of Brazil, China, Cuba, Germany, Iran, Namibia, South Africa and holders of diplomatic passports issued to nationals of Turkey do not require a visa for Ghana.

Ghana signed a visa-waiver agreement for diplomatic, official and service passport holders with  Equatorial Guinea[6] on 24 August 2017,  India[7] on 13 June 2016,  Saint Kitts and Nevis[8] in November 2018 and  Venezuela[9] on 9 July 2018 and they are yet to be ratified.

Visa on arrival[edit]

From 1 July 2016 citizens of the African Union (except Morocco) member states that are not visa exempt can obtain a 30 days maximum visa for Ghana upon arrival for fee $150.[10][11] The arrangement would be piloted at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra for three months, and thereafter extended to all other entry points of the country.[12][13]

If special requirements are satisfied, the citizens of countries without diplomatic or consular mission of Ghana travelling on short notice may obtain a visa on arrival.[14]

Visa is granted on arrival for holders of a copy of a pre-arranged approval from immigration.

E-visa[edit]

Ghana plans to introduce e-Visas from 2018.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Ghana Immigration Service". www.ghanaimmigration.org.
  3. ^ a b "Ghana High Commission". www.ghanahighcommissionuk.com.
  4. ^ "Ghana waives visa requirements for Rwandans". newtimes.co.rw. 24 November 2015.
  5. ^ http://investmentpolicyhub.unctad.org/IIA/treaty/3084
  6. ^ "Ghana signs visa waiver agreement with Equatorial Guinea - News Ghana". www.newsghana.com.gh.
  7. ^ https://www.mea.gov.in/TreatyDetail.htm?2500
  8. ^ https://mobile.twitter.com/GhanainUK/status/1064933460362608640
  9. ^ "Ghana, Venezuela Sign Travel Visa Exemption Agreement - Starr Fm". 9 July 2018.
  10. ^ Ofori-Atta, Prince. "Ghana scraps visas for African nationals - West Africa". www.theafricareport.com.
  11. ^ Boadu, Kwame Asare. "Ghana begins issuance of visas to Africans on arrival to mark Republic Day". graphic.com.gh.
  12. ^ [1][dead link]
  13. ^ "Ghana starts visa-on-entry strategy for AU states - News Ghana". www.newsghana.com.gh.
  14. ^ "Welcome to Ghana Immigration Service". www.ghanaimmigration.org.
  15. ^ "Ghana set to introduce eVisa next year - Online Visa Travel News". www.onlinevisatravel.com.