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Visa Application Guide

An applicant is required to fulfill the following requirements when applying for an entry visa;

  • Applicants should be legally resident in the Netherlands
  • Applicant should submit a duly completed visa application form online at , upload supporting documents and copy of bio-data page of passport in pdf format, upload a passport size photograph (NOT more than 1MB) taken not more than three (3) months prior to the date of submission.
  • A printout or actual printed copy of the appointment letter generated after the online submission.
  • Originals of supporting documents for inspection.
  • A copy of a return ticket or print out of travel itinerary for inspection.
  • In cases of Journalists and/or film crew, who are covering an event or shooting a film in Ghana, additional requirements are needed, which may include but not limited to, a list of filming equipment, location of filming, information about the filming project. The Consular Section will request entry from the relevant Ghanaian authorities on behalf of such applicants. After entry permission has been granted, such applicants may finally submit their visa application which will be issued on the same day. Media personnel whose permits are not routed through the Consular Section will be asked to restart the process. Media Personnel must pick up forms to fill to apply for their permits. The form can be provided via email upon request.
  • An international certificate of vaccination for Yellow Fever.
  • Applicant’s passport must have validity of at least six(6) months prior to their application.

Business Visas: Applicant’s in this category are required to submit in addition to the above, a letter from the applicant’s organisation in the Netherlands stating, among other things, the reasons for the visit and a supporting/invitation letter from the applicant’s Business Associates in Ghana. Please use the names and business addresses of Business Associates as your references in Ghana. Multiple entry visas are applicable ONLY to Business Visas.

Visitors/Tourist Visas: Applicants are required to provide names and residential addresses of two (2) references in Ghana, one of which may be the Hotel where the applicant will be lodging.

Study Visas: Applicants for Study Visas must support their applications with a letter from their Institutions in the Netherlands stating the purpose of the visit and financial means whilst in Ghana. A letter of acceptance from the Institution in Ghana is also required. For reference purposes, applicants should use the name and address of the Institution in Ghana as their reference.

Volunteer Visa: Applicants in this category are required to submit in addition to the above, an invitation letter from the organisation in Ghana stating the reasons for the visit and a supporting letter from the applicant’s organisation in the Netherlands.

*Employment Visas:
 Applicants are required to submit and upload, in addition to their application, an Employment Contractand a proof of Grant of Employment Quota in Ghana. The originals must be presented at the Consular Section.

Applicants must ensure that they select the right category of visa. Should an error be made in the issuance of visa as a result of the wrongful selection of category of visa, the visa would be invalidated and the applicants will be required to do a new application.

Diplomatic Visa (Gratis)

A1         - Ambassador, public minister, career diplomatic or consular officer and members of immediate family

A2         - Other foreign-government officials or employee and members of immediate family

A3         - Attendant, servant or personal employee of A-1 and A-2 classes and members of immediate family

Business/Official Visa

B1         -           Temporary visitor for business or official trips


B2         -           Temporary visitor for, tourism, holidays and normal visits to families and friends

Transit Visa

C1         -           Alien in transit

C2         - Foreign government official, members of immediate family, attendant, servant or personal employee

Crew Visa

D          - Crewmen (seaman or airman)

Treaty Investors/Traders

E1         - Personnel of companies of countries who have investment treaties with Ghana

E2         -           Immediate family of the personnel

Educational Visa

F1         -           For Students / Study visits

F2         -           Spouse or child of student

Voluntary Workers Visa (Voluntary basis/ Conference participants)

H1         - Temporary worker of distinguished merit and ability

H2         - Temporary worker performing services unavailable in Ghana

H3         -           Trainee

H4         - Spouse or child of persons classified in H-1, H-2 or H-3

International Organisations

G1         - Principal resident representative of recognised foreign member government to international organisation, his staff, and members of immediate family

G2         - Other representatives of recognised foreign member government to international organisation and members of immediate family

G3         - Representative of non-recognised or non-member foreign government to international organisation and members of immediate family

G4         -           International organisation officer or employee and members of immediate family

G5         - Attendant, servant or personal employee of G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-4 and members of immediate family

Media Representative or Press Accreditation

I           - Representative of foreign information media, spouse and children

Exchange Visitors/Visiting Scholars

J1         -           Exchange visitor

J2         -           Spouse or child of exchange visitor

Fiance/Fiancée Visas

K1         - Fiance or fiancée of Ghana citizen

K2         - Minor child of fiancée or fiancée of Ghana citizen

Intra-Company Transfers

L1         - Intra-company transferee (executive, managerial and specialised personnel continuing employment with an international firm or corporation)

L2         - Spouse or minor child of alien classified L-1

Vocational Students

M1         - Vocational student

M2         - Spouse or child of vocational student

The following categories of persons are exempted from obtaining entry visas to Ghana:

A. ECOWAS CITIZENS: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D'Ivoire, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

B. Holders of Diplomatic/Service Passports of Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Singapore, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

C. Holders of Diplomatic/Service Passports of Brazil, Cuba, Germany, Iran, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China and Namibia.

D. Holders of official passport of the African Union, Regional Economic Communities in Africa, United Nations and its Specialised Agencies, IMF, WFP, THE WORLD BANK, and AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK.

E. Persons in direct airside transit


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