Virginia, US

Ghana Immigration Services

​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.