Visa Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for Ghana


  • All visitors to Ghana must be in possession of a valid passport or legal travel documents.
  • All visitors entering Ghana must have valid entry visas or, in the case of Commonwealth nationals, entry permits, issued by a Ghana diplomatic mission or consulate abroad or any other visa issuing authority mandated by the Ghana Government to act on its behalf. (ECOWAS nationals and those of other countries with which the Government of Ghana has specific bilateral agreements, are exempted).
  • All travelers above nine (9) months coming into or transiting through Ghana are required to have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever at least Ten (10) days from the proposed date of travel and where already vaccinated, provide evidence(certificate) indicating the duration of a vaccination status of not more than Ten(10) years before entering Ghana.

Conditions for the Issue of Visa

  • Visas may be granted to personnel of international organisations and visitors to Ghana for tourism, study, business or transit.
  • The visa may be granted for single or multiple entry.
  • Visas are valid for a period of three months and must be utilized within three months of the date of issue. Visas valid for up to one year may be granted for specific purposes.
  • Visitors travelling on Business are required to furnish evidence of the fact, such as a letter from their firm, while those travelling at the invitation of Ghanaian nationals or residence or Ghanaian institutions should furnish a letter of invitation from their hosts.
  • Visitors may be required to provide a return or a through ticket to a country which they have the right of admission or may be required to show evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay in the country. Prospective employees may undertake employment within the authorised immigrant quota. Emergency visas may be issued at entry points to travelers who arrive from a country where there is no Ghanaian diplomatic or consular representation, but such applications must be authorised by the Director of the Immigration Service through their sponsors before they arrive in Ghana.
  • Applications for further extension extensions to visitors' permit must be made to the Director of the Ghana Immigration Service for consideration. Tourists may be allowed a period of stay of three months if the Ghana Immigration Service is satisfied that such tourists have sufficient means of financial support.
  • Persons who enter the country as visitors are not permitted to take up employment even if there happens to be a vacancy on the Immigrant Quota of a prospective employer.
  • Professionals (doctors, lawyers, nurses, etc), are required to provide particulars of their qualifications in order that the eligibility of their registration may be determined.
  • Applicants on a VISIT to Ghana must provide a letter of invitation from their host in Ghana.

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VISA on Arrival 


The AFCEM2022 Organizing committee will be pleased to welcome you to Ghana in November to join other colleagues from around the globe to make the conference a success.

Kindly find below the important requirements from Ghanaian Immigration to obtain a visa on arrival in Ghana. Failure to fulfil these requirements will deny entry into the country and must be met 2 weeks before the conference date.  The Conference planning committee will not be able to support any applications after 1st November 2022.

The participants should provide all the required information where necessary.

The requirements are below:
1. Pdf of the Biodata page of passport (to be provided by participants to AFCEM2022)
2. Confirmed itinerary (to be provided by participants to AFCEM2022)
3. Home address of the applicant (to be provided by participants to AFCEM2022)
4. Invitation letter: Click on the click below to generate the invitation letter. Participants must have their copies at the airport) 
Contact [email protected] if you have not received the unique code already
5. Hotel booking / confirmed accommodation in Ghana (to be provided by participants to AFCEM2022)
6. 150 dollars visa fee (an invoice will be generated for payment)

Kindly fill out the forms (link below) to provide all the necessary documents.




1. Barbados - All passports
2. Brazil - Diplomatic and service
3. People’s Republic of China - Diplomatic and service
4. Republic of Cuba - Diplomatic and service
5. Federal Republic of Germany - Diplomatic and service
6. Hong Kong - Diplomatic
7. Mauritius - All passports
8. Republic of Seychelles - All passports
9. Republic of South Africa - Diplomatic and service
10. Republic of Sudan - Diplomatic and service
11. Republic of Turkey - Diplomatic
12. Kenya - All passports
13. Lesotho - All passports
14. Namibia - Diplomatic and service
15. Tanzania - All passports
16. Trinidad and Tobago - All passports
17. Singapore - All passports
18. Uganda - All passports
19. Zimbabwe - All passports
20. Jamaica - All passports
21. Rwanda - All passports

22. Hungary - Diplomatic and service
23. India - Diplomatic and service
24. Equatorial Guinea - Diplomatic and service
25. Kingdom of Morocco - Diplomatic and service
26. Federation of Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis - Diplomatic and service
27. Republic of Suriname - Diplomatic and service
28. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela - Diplomatic and service
29. Republic of Malta - Diplomatic and service /Official
30. The Co-operative republic of Guyana - All passports
31. Saint Vincent and Grenadines - All passports
32. The state of Qatar - Diplomatic

Kindly review the list to know if your country falls into this category.
Kindly provide the organizing committee with all the necessary information to avoid delay in the visa processing.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to Accra, Ghana.


About AFEM


The African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM), represents a broad coalition of national societies, organisations, and individuals from over 40 countries dedicated to securing high-quality emergency care across Africa.



The Emergency Medicine Society of Ghana is a collaborative of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians in Ghana. The Society is also open to all from various disciplines and fields both local and international interested in Emergency Care in Ghana.

Event Location

Kofi Ohene - Konadu Auditorium, University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA)

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AfCEM 2022 Organizing Committee Secretariat
Emergency Medicine Department
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital 
Kumasi, Ghana 


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