Important Information

Vaccination Certificate
All travellers are required to present a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate at the port of entry in Ghana.

Business Travel Requirements for an Ghana Visa for Irish Citizens

  1. Application Process

    Applicants should apply for the visa no more than 45 days prior to travel.

  2. Overseas Processing

    There is no Embassy representation for this destination in Ireland. All applications are processed abroad using our VisaCentral office in England. Overseas courier fees of €75.00 + VAT per order apply in addition to the fees listed

  3. 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.

  4. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

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

  5. Photograph

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

  6. Business Introduction Letter

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

    Alternatively, please use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at https://visacentral.ie/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.

  7. Letter of Invitation

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

    • Be addressed to the Consulate.  See directory of Embassies & Consulates for full details
    • 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

  8. Copy of Passport

    A copy of the passport information page of the person who signed the invitation must be provided

  9. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements. These must be provided as:

    • A copy of the hotel reservation   
    • A copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

  10. Copy of Signature

    A copy of your signature. Please sign the "Ghana High Commission - Applicants Specimen Signature" form which can be found in the VisaCentral application pack.

  11. Yellow Fever Certificate

    One colour copy of yellow fever certificate

  12. 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. The visa application form must have no handwritten changes and be free of amendments/correction fluid.

    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 https://visacentral.ie/forms?formname=Ghana%20Visa%20Application%20Guide.pdf

    Please ensure that once the form has been completed and signed in the original in the box for Q.11, 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 Third Party Authorisation Form
    • The fully completed Visa Application Form in duplicate

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

  13. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Confirmation included in this kit.

  14. 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 two, four or eleven working days after the date of the scheduled appointment based on the chosen processing time.

  15. Dual Nationals

    Applicants holding dual nationality must:

    • Apply on their Irish passport where an Irish passport is held

    Or

    • Apply on their EU passport where a EU passport is held

    Or

    • Apply on the passport containing the Irish visa/permit if the traveller does not hold an Irish or EU passport

  16. Traveller Registration (Highly Recommended)

Important Information

Vaccination Certificate
All travellers are required to present a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate at the port of entry in Ghana.

Tourist Travel Requirements for an Ghana Visa for Irish Citizens

  1. Application Process

    Applicants should apply for the visa no more than 45 days prior to travel.

  2. Overseas Processing

    There is no Embassy representation for this destination in Ireland. All applications are processed abroad using our VisaCentral office in England. Overseas courier fees of €75.00 + VAT per order apply in addition to the fees listed

  3. 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.

  4. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

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

  5. Photograph

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

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements. These must be provided as:

    • A copy of the hotel reservation   
    • A copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

  7. Yellow Fever Certificate

    One colour copy of yellow fever certificate

  8. Copy of Signature

    A copy of your signature. Please sign the "Ghana High Commission - Applicants Specimen Signature" form which can be found in the VisaCentral application pack.

  9. 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. The visa application form must have no handwritten changes and be free of amendments/correction fluid.

    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 https://visacentral.ie/forms?formname=Ghana%20Visa%20Application%20Guide.pdf

    Please ensure that once the form has been completed and signed in the original in the box for Q.11, 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 Third Party Authorisation Form
    • The fully completed Visa Application Form in duplicate

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

  10. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Confirmation included in this kit.

  11. 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 two, four or eleven working days after the date of the scheduled appointment based on the chosen processing time.

  12. Dual Nationals

    Applicants holding dual nationality must:

    • Apply on their Irish passport where an Irish passport is held

    Or

    • Apply on their EU passport where a EU passport is held

    Or

    • Apply on the passport containing the Irish visa/permit if the traveller does not hold an Irish or EU passport

  13. Traveller Registration (Highly Recommended)

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