Ghana Immigration Services

​• Ghanaian law provides many options for employers of foreign nationals. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification. Ghana is part of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other regional treaties that provides a specific framework for member states . ​
 
• Most business visitors to Ghana require a Business Visa (B-1); some foreign nationals are visa-exempt based on their citizenship. B-1 visas allow for single or multiple entries. B-1 visa applicants may request an initial stay of 30 to 60 days. Business visas may be extended once for 60 days for a total maximum stay of 120 days.
 
• ​The three main types of work authorization in Ghana, which can be granted for up to 12 months are the ​In Quota Work Permit for companies with a pre-approved quota; the Standard Work Permit for all other foreign national workers (no quota but longer processing time); and the PC (Petroleum Commission) Work Permit for companies active in the oil and gas sector.
 
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.