ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND VISA INFORMATION FOR GHANA
IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS
All persons entering Ghana must be in possession of a valid passport or Travel Document establishing the identity of the holder.

Participants who require visas to enter Ghana are to do so from the respective Ghanaian Consulates abroad. Visas are required by all except nationals of ECOWAS, Kenya, Tanzania and Singapore.

Note: The participant may be refused entry on a passport that is due to expire within six months of your departure date.

CITIZENS OF ECOWAS COUNTRI ES which do not require entry visa are:

  • Benin
  • Nigeria
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Liberia
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cape Verde

When applying for visa, please make sure you have all the documentation you require to travel to Ghana.

APPLICANTS FOR A GHANA ENTRY VISA MUST BE IN POSSESSION OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • A valid passport with expiry date of at least Six (6) months from the date
  • Application Forms (In Quadruplicate) Fully Completed in BLOCK CAPITALS
  • Four (4) Recent Passport Size Photographs
  • An International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever
  • A Return Ticket or flight confirmation from a Travel Agency
  • An invitation letter from invitee with a copy of a photo ID

If you are applying for a visa at the Ghana diplomatic mission abroad, you can quote the following references:

  1. Prof. Dzodzi Tsikata, Director, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. P. O. Box LG 73, Legon, Accra, Ghana. Telephone: +233 (0)303 937213 / 459 / 460. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  1. Dr. Irene Appeaning Addo, Co-ordinator, Festival Planning Committee, 2nd Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Cultural and Intellectual Festival, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. P. O. Box LG 73, Legon, Accra, Ghana. Telephone: +233 (0)303 937213 /459 /460. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VISA ON ARRIVAL
African nationals and members of the African Union can obtain visa on arrival at the entry point including the Accra Airport on the payment of the visa on arrival fee of US$150 to the Ghana Immigration Service and will be receipted.

For countries without Ghana High Commissions, Embassies and Consulates, the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon can apply for a visa on arrival on your behalf. The single entry visa fee is US$150 to be paid at the point of entry to the Ghana Immigration Service on arrival and it will be receipted. Visa on arrival applicants will need the approval letter from the Ghana Immigration Service before they can travel and it takes time for this to be issued. It is therefore requested that the required information should be sent latest by THURSDAY, 25TH MAY, 2017 for it to be sent to the Ghana Immigration Service for the processing to begin.

Participants who wish for entry visas to be applied on their behalf should provide a copy of their scanned passport biodata page and the page which has the passport picture. (That is, if the picture is not on the biodata page). This should be sent to the Festival Conference Secretariat by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following information will be necessary and this should be emailed:
FULL NAME (MARK SURNAME AS BOLD):
DATE OF BIRTH:
PLACE OF BIRTH:
NATIONALITY:
PASSPORT NUMBER:
DATE PASSPORT ISSUED:
EXPIRY DATE OF PASSPORT:
DATE AND TIME OF ARRIVAL:
AIRLINE AND FLIGHT NUMBER:
DATE AND TIME OF DEPARTURE FROM GHANA:
AIRLINE AND FLIGHT NUMBER: