Yes, you will require a visa to travel to Ghana unless you are a National of one of the listed countries under the “Exempted Countries” list.

We no longer provide paper copy of visa or passport forms.

Applicants are now required to fill their application fully online, print, sign and post or bring to the counter (subject to appointment) at the Embassy of Ghana, Ethiopia.

Currently, the Embassy does not offer such services.

For postal applications, applicants must either submit the hard copies of their application with their supporting documents including a pre-paid self-addressed envelope via the post. Once processing is completed, your passport and documents will be mailed to you using the pre-paid self-addressed envelope submitted with your application.

For counter applications, applicants will need to submit hard copies of their forms and supporting documents to the Embassy in person.

  • You can retrieve your application online, by returning to the visa and passport application page, tick the terms and condition box, click proceed with visa or passport application and the next page will give you the option to retrieve your application with your visa or passport reference number, surname, and date of birth.

  • FOR GROUP/ FAMILY APPLICATIONS (only applicable for visa application)
  • You can retrieve your application online, by returning to the visa application page, tick the terms and condition box, click proceed with visa application then click on Group/Family Booking. Retrieve visa application, enter Group Reference Number and Application Reference Number then retrieve application.

    For Organisations, enter your username and password and the next page will give you the option to retrieve your Group/Family application with your group reference number.

On STEP 5 under the requirement checklist click on `Add for Another applicant’.
Once visa application has commenced, it is available online for a period of 14 days ONLY for you to retrieve and amend before submission. Passport applications will be available for 21 days ONLY. Applications will be cancelled if not completed within the specified validity period and a new one will have to be started.
Appointments can be booked whilst filling an application form online. Select ‘Counter Service’ as the mode of delivery.
Applicants who missed their appointments can request to reschedule the appointment subject to availability by contacting the Embassy via email at and provide the correct visa or passport reference number, full name, date and preferred time for new appointment (subject to availability).
Once visa forms and supporting documents have been posted to the Mission, you will be unable to make changes to your application. Please contact the Embassy via email at to change mode of submission.
You will be unable to make changes on your application once submitted. To make amendments to your application after it’s been submitted online, contact us via email at for application to be enabled for corrections.

The person submitting and collecting your visa or passport application on your behalf should come to the Embassy/ Consulate with your appointment slip to submit, and a collection slip to collect. They should also have their ID and an authorisation note from you stating their name in it.

A copy of the third party authorisation letter can be downloaded and printed when making your application online. However, if you have already submitted your application, we advise you to write your own third party authorisation letter for the person submitting/collecting on your behalf.

Visa: Standard applications take a minimum of 3 working days from the time we receive the hard copies of the appropriate visa forms and the supporting document at the Embassy. There is also an expedited/ express service.
Passport: Standard applications take a minimum of 8 working weeks, from the time we receive the hard copies of the appropriate passport forms and the supporting document at the Embassy.
Guarantors must be an adult relative or person of good standing in your country of residence or Ghana who holds a valid Ghanaian passport. They must know the Applicant well and agree to act as guarantors for the applicant.
Applicants can renew their passport from six months ahead of its expiry.
Emergency visas may be issued at entry points to travellers who arrive from a country where there is no Ghanaian diplomatic or consular representation, but such applications must be authorised by the Director of the Immigration Service through their sponsors before they arrive in Ghana.
Financial means at applicant’s disposal means how much spending money you are taking with you on your trip. You do not need a bank statement as proof. If you intend to use a credit/debit card, indicate so.
First, check your email spam folder, if our emails are ending up there, add us to your address book or save sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Otherwise, check your email subscriptions from a desktop computer.
    A witness is anyone is a professional field to whom the applicant is personally known:
  • A Clergyman
  • A Solicitor or Barrister
  • Head of a recognised Educational Institution
  • Any Recognised professionals registered with their respective regulating bodies (e.g. Accountant, Manager of a company etc.)

  • When the above categories of persons are unavailable, leaders of the Ghanaian communities may act as witnesses.
Kindly attach a cover letter explaining why you do not have a photo ID.
Letter of consent from parent/legal guardian for children under 18 years must be signed by both parents. In events that one parent is not able/ available/ eligible to give consent, please tick the appropriate reason on the consent letter with documentary evidence.
Check that you have filled in all mandatory questions. If you selected an appointment date and time, click ‘ok’ before you move on.
Appointments are subject to availability. Selected date is not secured until application is submitted.
Kindly contact the hotel for their email address.
An Entry Visa will be issued to you but your duration of stay is determined by an Immigration officer at your port of entry to Ghana.