e visa for ghana passport holder

The E Visa for Ghana passport holder system allows the Ghanaian citizens holding passports from the European countries to enter and live in those countries within certain limitation. As at today, the E visa is issued to all citizens staying in a European country for tourism purposes for up to 3 months as long as they carry a return air ticket and an ID.

In this article, we will give you essential information about applying for an E-Visa for Ghana. An E visa is an endorsement made to Ghanaians who are visiting a European Union (EU) member country that has signed up to the Schengen Agreement. This allows them to get in and out of any of the countries in the EU without being subjected to long holdups at border control. Furthermore, when traveling to a Schengen Agreement Country, they are not required to complete exit formalities or get an exit stamp on their travel document. The E visa is required when entering in one of the Schengen countries by air or by sea. E visas are valid for 90 days within a six-month period with admission possible into several European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany

e visa for ghana passport holder

An 81-year-old woman had been attempting to renew her British pension for over a decade. She was an E-9 holder, which means she holds an E-9 visa, and had been living in London since she was a teenager. In 2014 she visited Ghana but couldn’t renew her pension back in UK — and in January 2015 she made a trip to Ghana again to visit family as well as get her pension sorted out. Unfortunately on this trip she was attacked and robbed of not only her money but also her passport.

Ghana eVisa Information

The Ghana eVisa is an upcoming online visa announced by the Ghanaian government and expected to be introduced in the near future.

Once available, the eVisa for Ghana will permit eligible citizens to travel to Ghana for short stays and eliminate the need to apply for an embassy visa or queue for a Ghana visa on arrival.

The government of Ghana is primarily implementing the Ghana visa online to expedite the visa application process in order to boost the tourism sector in the country.

It is expected that the online Ghana visa will allow eligible citizens to travel to Ghana for purposes of tourism, transit, or business and to gain entry to the country at Kotoka International Airport.

Eligible citizens will be able to apply through the simple Ghana online visa application, which will only take a few minutes to complete with personal and passport details.

It is expected that applicants will also be required to answer a few questions related to security matters in order to submit the application and receive an approved eVisa.

The duration of stay permitted with the Ghana tourist eVisa and the number of entries have not yet been announced by the government of Ghana and will be published on this site once available.

Those who wish to visit Ghana for purposes not expected to be valid with the eVisa, such as to work or study in the country, will be required to apply for a Ghana embassy visa from the nearest diplomatic office of Ghana.

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Upcoming electronic visa

For tourism, business, or transit purposes

Valid for entry at Kotoka International Airport

What is Necessary ?

Valid passport

Debit/credit card

Current email address

Ghana eVisa Requirements

In order to submit a Ghana visa application online, it will be necessary for applicants to meet the requirements for a Ghana eVisa.

The Ghana online visa requirements are expected to involve the applicant having:

  • A valid passport from a Ghana eVisa-eligible country
  • Valid credit or debit card details to pay the Ghana visa fee
  • A current email address to which a copy of the approved eVisa for Ghana will be sent.

It is also expected that there will be separate additional Ghana tourist visa requirements and Ghana business visa requirements depending on the type of eVisa the applicant requires. These will be published on this site once made available.

Ghana visa requirements also state that those arriving at the Ghanaian border with an approved eVisa will have to convince an immigration officer of the following in order to gain access to the country:

  • The traveler is genuinely only intending to spend a short period of time in Ghana
  • They will leave the country before the expiry of the approved visa for Ghana
  • They do not intend to undertake employment in Ghana while in the country with an eVisa
  • They do not intend to study in a Ghanaian educational institution
  • They will be able to financially support themselves while in Ghana.

Covid Update for Ghana

Last update: 30/12/2021

All passengers older than 18 years old must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated. Accepted vaccines are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP), Sinovac and Sputnik V. International travelers over the age of 5 must have a QR code obtained online that shows a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of departure from the first embarkation point. Nationals and residents of Ghana returning within one week are exempt, but are subject to a test upon arrival if they do not have a negative test result. All passengers aged 5 and older will be tested again upon arrival at their own expense (this must be paid for before departure). The payment confirmation must be presented on arrival. A Port Health Declaration Form must also be completed before arrival for each traveler. Arriving passengers may also be subject to a 7-day quarantine at their own expense.

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