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Ghana/Togo Border | Customs and Immigration

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Last Visited: 4 months ago
GPS: 6.113274, 1.199276
Altitude: 17.8 masl
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Leaving Togo simple enough. Need to get immigration stamp, Carnet (assuming you have one, going to Ghana it's highly likely you do). And also register vehicle details. They try to charge me 1000 CFA for this. I think it might be legit as i saw locals paying this. And at the Benin border with Togo too. But it still smelled of a scam so I questioned it and asked for a receipt. I got a ticket but can't remember if it had the value on it. either way. I didn't pay it as on other entries/exit to Togo.

Ghana border simple enough again. Immigration card, then entry stamp. Customs for Carnet is quite a walk in an office near a compound marked something like baggage. Where they inspect luggage. not me though

All in all. Busy border. Lots of helpers and fixers on the Togo side though I dismissed them easy enough. One did latch on but I told home straight I don't need him. I'll give him nothing. He did ask at the end. I reminded him. of what I said before

The Togo officials will point you into the right direction.

Ghana side. 1 guy tried to help me. But the Ghana policeman chased him off then basically acted like a fixer for me! Just to be helpful. Love Ghana.

The border I logged north was way easier and zero hassle. Probably net neutral as far as time goes. what you drive more. you save in faffing and queuing. Both roads are pretty dull so take your choice.

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From Ghana to togo, you need to find the custom 300m from the main place to get your CPD stamped, then you have to go to a second place where they give you a small paper with your car/bike informations on it. Then you have to go to a 3rd place to have the small paper stamped. You will have to present it on your way out. Nothing to pay for that.
We payed 2000 cfa (3€) to have the help from one off the helpers always ready to help :)
Entering Togo, it took 15 mns to get our passeport stamped and buy a 7000 CFA (11€) "Laissez-passer" for the bike.
Open 24h

From Ghana to Togo :
very easy to go out from Ghana. we gave our Ghana passavent then we stamped our passport.
To enter in Togo : 10000fcfa for 7 day visa for spanish and french passports. it can be 15000 for other nationalities.
for the car : 7000fcfa for 1 month passavent.
very quick and no hassle.
you can change in Ghana your last cedis for fcfa (1 cedi=104fcfa).

10 000 Visa,
7000 passavant for Togo.
Ask « moustache » togolese guy, very gentle . He help me 👍

Easy boarder. Ghanaian side stamped the carnet out without problems. Bought the Togo visa on arrival for 10.000cfa. Police wanted again 10.000 for letting me pass. Denied. No customs so I left without stamping my carnet. Lots of fixers which you all don’t need.

Leaving Ghana is a hassle 1000 fixers running towards you, most annoying so far, absolutely no sign on where to stamp the Carnet and passport. To stamp the carnet you need to go where all the trucks are parked, and ask a police officer for the customs. Passport stamp is on the left side of the border when facing Togo, tok a while because we had to fill out departure forms, no payments tho.

Entering Togo was super easy, visa took 5 minutes and passport stamped at the same place. 10 000 CFA 7 days. No false payment asked and didn’t ask for the car at all, so carnet not stamped :).

Leaving Ghana to enter Togo.
We reached at night, it was quite busy and full of fixers, plus you have to go to drive on the other side of the road and come back.

Getting out of Ghana quite simple: get the car checked out at the customs (indeed in a office near the bagage inspection and not visible from the street) then get passports stamped out.

Entering Togo: visa at the border, 10000CAF for 7 days for EU, 250000 for African passport (not so sure this one was the real price).
Then get the car details registered. They tried to charge us each 2000CAF and as we questioned it they searched the car and made us put everything on the ground. Did not pay the 4000CFA.
Then customs for the laissez-passer, cost us 7000CAF and the price is on the document.

As it was quite busy took us a couple of hours.

Leaving Togo simple enough. Need to get immigration stamp, Carnet (assuming you have one, going to Ghana it's highly likely you do). And also register vehicle details. They try to charge me 1000 CFA for this. I think it might be legit as i saw locals paying this. And at the Benin border with Togo too. But it still smelled of a scam so I questioned it and asked for a receipt. I got a ticket but can't remember if it had the value on it. either way. I didn't pay it as on other entries/exit to Togo.

Ghana border simple enough again. Immigration card, then entry stamp. Customs for Carnet is quite a walk in an office near a compound marked something like baggage. Where they inspect luggage. not me though

All in all. Busy border. Lots of helpers and fixers on the Togo side though I dismissed them easy enough. One did latch on but I told home straight I don't need him. I'll give him nothing. He did ask at the end. I reminded him. of what I said before

The Togo officials will point you into the right direction.

Ghana side. 1 guy tried to help me. But the Ghana policeman chased him off then basically acted like a fixer for me! Just to be helpful. Love Ghana.

The border I logged north was way easier and zero hassle. Probably net neutral as far as time goes. what you drive more. you save in faffing and queuing. Both roads are pretty dull so take your choice.