Ghana Embassy | Consulate / Embassy

Côte d'Ivoire

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This consulate/embassy hands out Visas. You must do the application online before and come only if you have an appointment. On the website, you have to say that you are Ivorian citizen. It's okay.

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Same than other comments, except that the 'attestation de residence' was not necessary for us.
Takes 7days waiting time. 40'000 cfa. Closes at 3pm.

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French passport
1 week to get the visa
40.000CFA

The woman who took care of us was really friendly and helpful
Here are the documents we needed :
- Attestation de Résidence (we got this paper at the police station of 12eme arrondissement for 2000 CFA - to have it you need a letter from an ivoirian resident with copy of his passport)
- yellow fever copy
- hotel booking in Ghana
- passport copy
- application form (online) printed and signed
- covid vaccin copy
- 1 photo

Before coming you have to book an appointment online ;)

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Since new years you need a 'certificate de residence' to apply for a Ghanaian visa. You need to go to the police bureau (10 min drive) with a 'attestation d'hébergement' saying you temporary life with them (find an example on Google), copy of a resident card and a water/electric bill from your 'host'. Costs are 2000cfa and takes about 20-30 minutes.

The only problem might be finding someone who is willing to 'host' you and providing you the documents. For us going to a place all expats go in the weekend worked. Kame Surf camp for instance. Here we spoke to many expats who were interested in the car and after some chatting were very willing to help.
Hope this will work for others as well!

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We went to the Ghana ambassy today to get a visa. We’ve made everything online before and took an appointment, as we read everywhere. Once we get there everything was fine except one thing, we don’t live in Ivory coast. The lady at the reception (very nice by the way not sure it’s still the same) told us we had to go to a police station, ask for a « certificat de residence » and come back to the ambassy. Otherwise she couldn’t take our application. She said it’s a new thing this year, checked with the consul who said the same thing. We did this, it was quick at the police station, cost 2000 CFA (official price), we needed a letter from the person hosting us in Abidjan saying we were living with him for now, and his residence card. I don’t know how it works if you stay in a hotel. We went back to the ambassy and she took our application for good !

Information are changing so fast, so I don’t know if it’s a new permanent thing or not, but I’m sharing for those who need it :)

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Do not forget to apply online before coming. You will have to choose an appointment date and time.
You will have to leave your Passeport a week. You receive an email to tell you that the application is received and the day you have to get it back. Not very friendly staff. You can park just front of the office.
Tip: put all the paper asked on the website. It will be easier for them.

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Not a very good expérience for us. You ABSOLUTELY need to apply on their website (ghana embasy Abidjan). You can choose an appointment date and then you come with your request and all documents. Be careful because when you print your request you can't change anything after.
Normal visa for 30 days : 40000 CFA (they keep your passeport 5 working days)

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Apply for the Visa online and bring all uploaded papers printed out, including the application form, the checklist and the meeting details to the ambassy.

If you don't have an invitation letter from a habitat of Ghana, you need to add bookings from two different hotels to the application.

Official it says that you can only apply when you have an ivorian passport. Just take the option, even if you don't have one.

Very friendly personal.

To leave the Ivory Coast you need a special letter from the ministère de l'intérieur abidjan. If you do not have it, they will not let you pass at the border.

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Non-residence of Cote dIvoire NOT possible to apply.

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We applied for a 1 month express visa from here (UK passports).
Cost 60,000CFA (express, 2 days, 40,000 for 5 day processing).
Very clear and efficient staff. Others in the queue Spanish passports same process & costs.
No hassle, just bring copy of passport page (we were also asked to copy pages with previous visas), 2x passport photos & fill out 2 copies of form given at the office.
Applications supposed to be handed in 9-11am, but we arrived in the afternoon & it wasn't a problem.

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Applied for our 30 days single entry visas, for russian and kazakh passports. Everything what had been said about the old lady at the reception is true: not competent, not willing to help, rude. Be aware: she refused to take copies of some documents, which the embassy actually needed. This situation postponed our application by 4 days. The lady was replying "your passports are not ready" for 3 days until she finally went to the embassy staff to check this out. Visas were quickly issued when we sorted things out, the staff was nice and helpful. Be persistent, try to get in touch with actual embassy people, make sure she took all copies of your documents.

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unhelpful and uncompetent staff.
we obtained here our 30 days visa with single entry after 3 working days+week-end (we applied wednesday afternoon and we get it monday afternoon).
it costs 40000fcfa per visa (tourist visa).
they asked:
-2 identical identity pictures with white background :-(
-2 identical forms who can fill in the waiting room in the ambassy
-1 hotel reservation in Ghana
-1 passport copy
- copies of all our visas before entering in Ivory Coast (for proof, we are tourists!) :-(

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We got the 90 day visa for Ghana here, but at the border they stamped 30. Eventually got 60 days because we showed our flights out of Ghana for 45 days later, but otherwise I don't think they give more than 30, depends what they feel like I guess. So we recommend to get the 30 days and then to extend in Accra or other immigration, as otherwise you pay for something you don't get!

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Unhelpful middle age lady in the reception, I supply for the visa because she said the law for visa have changed. Only residents of Ivory Coast can ask for a visa now...
Fortunately she takes pity of me and she take my demand for the one month visa . 4 business day and 40 000 CFA.

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We obtained our visa in 4 business days without troubles. 1 month for 40000 cfa.

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This place is in wrong location - it is located at 5.35882, -3.98705

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This place is in wrong location - it is located at 5.35882, -3.98705

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This place is in wrong location - it is located at 5.35882, -3.98705

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The receptionist provided printed details of the requirements and costs. I've added a photo and translated to English below. Processing time of four business days. Coordinates are incorrect: they should be 5.358816, -3.987054.

• Hotel reservation or invitation letter (photocopy of passport of whoever invites you and photocopy of his title of stay in Ghana)
• Photocopy of residence certificate (note: photocopy of Cote d'Ivoire visa)
• 2 photos (note: must have white background)
• photocopy of passport
• 2 forms

Tourism / Business:
1 month - 40,000 F
3 month - 60,000 F
6 month - 90,000 F
12 month - 150,000 F

Transit simple:
24 hours one way - 25,000 F

Double transit:
24 hours go - 24 hours return - 35,000 F

NB: PAS D'EXPRESS

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As of the 1st October 2018, there are no express visa services here. We are waiting four days.. plus over a weekend to get our Ghana visas. Cost for the 30 day visa is now 40 000 CFA. Your passport goes in too so you cannot apply for other visas while you do this.

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As people before mentioned:
30.000 CFA normal visa (3 days, if you apply Tuesday and you get it Friday)
50.000 CFA express visa (24h)

There are no places around for making photocopies, nor photos or exchange money, so bring everything you need.

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As stated below but possible to get an express visa adding 20000FCFA.
Either residence permit in Ghana or copy of Ivorian visa.
No hassle

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Embassy is actually 100m down this side road. Only open Mon-Thu, forms can picked up Fridays at the gate. Visa submissions 8:30 - 11am. Collection 3:30 - 4pm.

Requirements:
Hotel reservation
2 photos
Copy of residence certificate (not sure what this means)
Photocopy of passport
Copy of completed form
30,000 CFA (1 month)

Processing time is three working days, so unless you time drop-off for a Monday, you will be waiting 6 days total for this visa.

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Remarkably unhelpful staff. Gave us a transit visa only for 48 hrs. for 20000cfa for three days processing or 30000 cfa for one.

Will try to extend in Accra

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