Business Visa Application Requirements for a Ghana Visa

  1. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact A Briggs at 800-806-0581 for further details.

  2. Photographs

    You must provide two color, passport-type photographs that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be two inches by two inches
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive tape or staples

  3. Business Cover Letter

    You are required to provide a Business Cover Letter from your U.S.-based company. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a U.S. mailing address. Use the included sample Business Cover Letter to complete your letter.

  4. Visa Application Form

    You must provide one fully completed and signed application form.

    Use the A Briggs Ghana Document Preparation Service to ensure your documentation is accurately prepared and correctly submitted according to consular requirements. In order to facilitate this, please complete the A Briggs Ghana Document Preparation Service form which can be found within the A Briggs Application kit.

    We'll complete the visa application on your behalf in 24 hours or fewer, excluding Saturday or Sunday and contact you if any information is missing or incomplete. Once A Briggs has completed your online application, we will send it to you for your signature. An original signature is required so you will need to return the form to us by mail once signed.

  5. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip. Details of your intended arrangements must:

    • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket that displays your round trip travel and entry and exit dates for your destination
    • Show the traveler's full name (as printed in his or her passport)

  6. A Briggs Order Form

    Provide the A Briggs Order Form included in this kit.

  7. Letter of Invitation

    You must obtain a letter of invitation. The organization you will be visiting is responsible for providing the invitation. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be written on company letterhead
    • Include the dates and length of your stay
    • Include your name as printed in your passport
    • Include the full local address and phone number of the organization or person to be visited
    • Request the same validity of visa as in the Business Introduction Letter
    • Specify the number of entries you are requesting for your visa
    • Be signed
    Note: The Letter of Invitation must be addressed to the "Consulate of Ghana New York"

  8. Single Entry Visa Applicants

    The Consulates of Ghana issue single entry visas that are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance. Travelers are advised to apply for a single entry visa no more than 30 days before the intended departure date. This will ensure that your visa will be valid for the longest duration possible.

  9. Hotel Confirmation

    An official hotel confirmation letter is required. The letter must:

    • Be on an official hotel letterhead
    • Display the full hotel address
    • Include the dates of stay
    • Display your name as it appears in your passport. If accompanied by other travelers, their names must also appear on the hotel confirmation.
    • Be signed by a hotel staff member

    Note: In addition to the signed hotel confirmation letter, a copy of the signee's Passport/ID must be provided.

    Note: If staying with a friend or family (not at a hotel) your host must send an invitation letter addressed to the Consulate of Ghana New York. The letter must include the dates of your visit, your host’s full name, full address and phone number in Ghana. Your host must also provide copy of their local ID or passport.

  10. Vaccination Certificate

    You must provide a copy of your Yellow Fever vaccination certificate.

  11. Student Applicants

    Students applying for any visa must provide a copy of their student ID.

Tourist Application Requirements for a Ghana Visa

  1. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least two consecutive blank visa pages
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact A Briggs at 800-806-0581 for further details.

  2. Photographs

    You must provide two color, passport-type photographs that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be two inches by two inches
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive tape or staples

  3. Visa Application Form

    You must provide one fully completed and signed application form.

    Use the A Briggs Ghana Document Preparation Service to ensure your documentation is accurately prepared and correctly submitted according to consular requirements. In order to facilitate this, please complete the A Briggs Ghana Document Preparation Service form which can be found within the A Briggs Application kit.

    We'll complete the visa application on your behalf in 24 hours or fewer, excluding Saturday or Sunday and contact you if any information is missing or incomplete. Once A Briggs has completed your online application, we will send it to you for your signature. An original signature is required so you will need to return the form to us by mail once signed.

  4. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip. Details of your intended arrangements must:

    • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket that displays your round trip travel and entry and exit dates for your destination
    • Show the traveler's full name (as printed in his or her passport)

  5. Hotel Confirmation

    An official hotel confirmation letter is required. The letter must:

    • Be on an official hotel letterhead
    • Display the full hotel address
    • Include the dates of stay
    • Display your name as it appears in your passport. If accompanied by other travelers, their names must also appear on the hotel confirmation.
    • Be signed by a hotel staff member

    Note: In addition to the signed hotel confirmation letter, a copy of the signee's Passport/ID must be provided.

    Note: If staying with a friend or family (not at a hotel) your host must send an invitation letter addressed to the Consulate of Ghana New York. The letter must include the dates of your visit, your host’s full name, full address and phone number in Ghana. Your host must also provide copy of their local ID or passport.

  6. A Briggs Order Form

    Provide the A Briggs Order Form included in this kit.

  7. Children 18 and Under

    The parents of a minor visa applicant must provide a written parental authorization along with copies of each parent’s passport information page and Residence Permit.

  8. Vaccination Certificate

    You must provide your original Yellow Fever vaccination certificate.

  9. Single Entry Visa Applicants

    The Consulates of Ghana issue single entry visas that are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance. Travelers are advised to apply for a single entry visa no more than 30 days before the intended departure date. This will ensure that your visa will be valid for the longest duration possible.

  10. Student Applicants

    Students applying for any visa must provide a copy of their student ID.

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