Virginia, US

Ghana Immigration Services

If your company is sending employees to Ghana — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Ghana, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

​Ghanaian law provides many solutions to help employers of foreign nationals. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification.

• 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:

• In Quota Work Permit: for companies with a pre-approved quota; 
• Standard Work Permit: all other foreign national workers (no quota but longer processing time);
• PC (Petroleum Commission) Work Permit: for companies active in the oil and gas sector.

Dependents must apply for their own work permit. A same-sex spouse or unmarried partner does not qualify as a ​dependent​.

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.