Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Ghana Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Consular Fees

    The consular fee listed below does not include the Ghana High Commission's processing fee or the Ghana High Commission's "express service fee" where an express service is requested. Please note that this fee is in addition to the visa fee paid online by the applicant.

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least three consecutive blank visa pages
    • Be valid for six months beyond entry date

  3. Photograph

    You must provide a photograph. Upload your photo and we will print it to the exact specifications required for this visa. Follow http://visacentral.co.uk/photo-service.php to upload your photo.


    Alternatively, you may provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following strict criteria: be taken within the last three months against a white background and printed on high quality photo paper; be 35mm by 45mm in size; 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 spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes. Your photographs should not be affixed to your application and may not display evidence of adhesive or staples.

  4. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide an original Business Introduction Letter from the applicant's UK employer. Be certain your letter meets the specific requirements of the consulate by using our Digital Business Introduction Letter. Visit http://visacentral.co.uk/bcl-order to get started.

    Alternatively, please use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at http://cibtvisas.co.uk/forms?formname=Business%20Introduction%20Letter%20Sample.pdf using the exact language and format provided in order to prevent a rejection and possible delays with your visa request. 

    Note that most consulates require the Business Cover Letter to be dated within one month of application submission.

  5. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • State the purpose of journey
    • Match the Business Introduction Letter with regards to the requested number of entries and the length of visa required where a Business Introduction Letter is requested
    • Bear the stamp of the inviting company
    • Bear the signature of the inviting party

  6. Visa Application Form

    The Ghana High Commission has instituted a web-based visa appointment system and visa application form, which must be printed and signed by the applicant in duplicate.

    To do this, please use the URL link https://www.ghanahighcommissionuk.com/Passports/VisaApplication.aspx and follow the instructions. VisaCentral can assist the traveller by making the online payment on their behalf. 

    Applicants must ensure that the visa type selected on the online form matches the visa type requested through VisaCentral. Failure to do this will result in a delay in the visa being processed.  

    More details on how to navigate the website can be found in the Ghana Visa Application Guide at http://visacentral.co.uk/forms?formname=Ghana%20Visa%20Application%20Guide.pdf

    Please ensure that once the form has been completed, you print out the following components from the online portal and include them with the rest of your application pack:

    • The "Appointment Details" cover sheet
    • The "Visa Payment Slip" where the applicant has paid the visa fee online by selecting "Card Payment at Counter"  
    • The fully completed Visa Application Form in duplicate

    Failure to supply these documents will result in the non issuance of your visa.


    VisaCentral can assist the traveller in completing the online application form and making the online payment, which can be a time consuming process. This is offered as a Premium Service for an additional fee in addition to all other service fees and current VisaCentral handling fees.

    In order to facilitate this, please complete the VisaCentral Ghana Document Preparation Service which can be found at the bottom of this document. All questions must be answered as they are mandatory fields on the Ghana High Commission website.  

    Online application document preparation service requests must be received at VisaCentral before 14.00 hours in order to have it returned to you that day.

    Once VisaCentral has completed the online process you will receive an email with simple instructions on how to download and print the form which must be signed by the applicant in duplicate and then sent to VisaCentral for processing.

  7. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  8. Appointment System

    The Ghana High Commission operates an appointment system for the submission of visa applications. Applicants must complete the online application via their website, (see instructions), and select a date for VisaCentral to attend the interview and submit the application from the available appointments.

    Visas will be issued either one, three or fourteen working days after the date of the scheduled appointment based on the chosen processing time.

    For example, an appointment date of Friday 19th September, with a selected processing time of fifteen working days, would mean that the visa should be issued on Friday 3rd October.

    The information above does not apply to travellers selecting the same day service as they do not require an appointment.

  9. Same Day Service

    Complete applications must be received at VisaCentral before 4pm the day prior to lodging in order to be processed on the same day service. Processing time only starts once a complete application has been received and submitted to the Embassy.

  10. Advised Traveller Service (Highly Recommended)

    Stay informed and safe by having VisaCentral subscribe you to the Government Foreign Travel Advice Email Alerts. Registration enables you to receive the most up-to-date travel advice regarding safety, security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health. VisaCentral will register the email address provided in the order. To enroll in this optional service, add this option to your order within the order flow

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Ghana Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Consular Fees

    The consular fee listed below does not include the Ghana High Commission's processing fee or the Ghana High Commission's "express service fee" where an express service is requested. Please note that this fee is in addition to the visa fee paid online by the applicant.

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least three consecutive blank visa pages
    • Be valid for six months beyond entry date

  3. Photograph

    You must provide a photograph. Upload your photo and we will print it to the exact specifications required for this visa. Follow http://visacentral.co.uk/photo-service.php to upload your photo.


    Alternatively, you may provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following strict criteria: be taken within the last three months against a white background and printed on high quality photo paper; be 35mm by 45mm in size; 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 spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes. Your photographs should not be affixed to your application and may not display evidence of adhesive or staples.

  4. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    This must be provided as a copy of the hotel confirmation

  5. Yellow Fever Certificate

    One copy of yellow fever certificate

  6. Visa Application Form

    The Ghana High Commission has instituted a web-based visa appointment system and visa application form, which must be printed and signed by the applicant in duplicate.

    To do this, please use the URL link https://www.ghanahighcommissionuk.com/Passports/VisaApplication.aspx and follow the instructions. VisaCentral can assist the traveller by making the online payment on their behalf. 

    Applicants must ensure that the visa type selected on the online form matches the visa type requested through VisaCentral. Failure to do this will result in a delay in the visa being processed.  

    More details on how to navigate the website can be found in the Ghana Visa Application Guide at http://visacentral.co.uk/forms?formname=Ghana%20Visa%20Application%20Guide.pdf

    Please ensure that once the form has been completed, you print out the following components from the online portal and include them with the rest of your application pack:

    • The "Appointment Details" cover sheet
    • The "Visa Payment Slip" where the applicant has paid the visa fee online by selecting "Card Payment at Counter"  
    • The fully completed Visa Application Form in duplicate

    Failure to supply these documents will result in the non issuance of your visa.


    VisaCentral can assist the traveller in completing the online application form and making the online payment, which can be a time consuming process. This is offered as a Premium Service for an additional fee in addition to all other service fees and current VisaCentral handling fees.

    In order to facilitate this, please complete the VisaCentral Ghana Document Preparation Service which can be found at the bottom of this document. All questions must be answered as they are mandatory fields on the Ghana High Commission website.  

    Online application document preparation service requests must be received at VisaCentral before 14.00 hours in order to have it returned to you that day.

    Once VisaCentral has completed the online process you will receive an email with simple instructions on how to download and print the form which must be signed by the applicant in duplicate and then sent to VisaCentral for processing.

  7. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  8. Appointment System

    The Ghana High Commission operates an appointment system for the submission of visa applications. Applicants must complete the online application via their website, (see instructions), and select a date for VisaCentral to attend the interview and submit the application from the available appointments.

    Visas will be issued either one, three or fourteen working days after the date of the scheduled appointment based on the chosen processing time.

    For example, an appointment date of Friday 19th September, with a selected processing time of fifteen working days, would mean that the visa should be issued on Friday 3rd October.

    The information above does not apply to travellers selecting the same day service as they do not require an appointment.

  9. Same Day Service

    Complete applications must be received at VisaCentral before 4pm the day prior to lodging in order to be processed on the same day service. Processing time only starts once a complete application has been received and submitted to the Embassy.

  10. Advised Traveller Service (Highly Recommended)

    Stay informed and safe by having VisaCentral subscribe you to the Government Foreign Travel Advice Email Alerts. Registration enables you to receive the most up-to-date travel advice regarding safety, security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health. VisaCentral will register the email address provided in the order. To enroll in this optional service, add this option to your order within the order flow

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