Visa Requirements for US Passport Holders – Ghana (Republic of Ghana)

A valid passport and visa are required for travel to Ghana, as well as proof of yellow fever vaccination. Here is some helpful information when it comes to the documents that you will need in order for you to be able to apply for a visa to Ghana.

You will need to complete the visa application in duplicate, and attach two passport-sized photographs, taken not more than three months prior to submission of the application.

For application for a tourist visa, a return ticket may be asked for, but submitted only upon request. For business visas, a letter of invitation is also required.

The visa takes not more than seven days to process. Expedited processing only takes 72 hours. Should you not qualify, the reasons for this may not be disclosed; however, you may re-apply for a visa again. There is an applicable fee for visa application. This can be paid for via money order, cashier’s check, or certified bank check. Personal check is not accepted. The fees are as follows, and are non-refundable:

  • Single Entry: USD 60 (must be used within 3 months from date of issue)
  • Multiple Entry: USD 100
  • Single Expedited: USD 100
  • Multiple Expedited: USD 200

Mailed applications are also accepted but may take more than 24 hours to reach applicant. A self-addressed, pre-paid return envelope must be included (FedEx).  Please mail forms to:

The Consular Section

3512 International Dr. NW
Washington DC

Please keep your proof of yellow fever vaccination with you, and do not mail it along with your application. This is going to be presented at the airport upon arrival.

As these requirements are subject to change, it is best to inquire at the Embassy through this number: (202) 686-4520.

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