Ghana Embassy | Consulate / Embassy

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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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I submitted my application online and made an appointment. Only residents of Cote D'Ivoire are allowed to apply for a visa for Ghana. Not far from the embassy is a police station (12e arrondissement), which issued me the residence permit - 2000cfa. With the documents: residence permit, hotel bookings (e-mail confirmations are not accepted, only direct booking.com or airbnb bookings - in English), copy of passport, copy of the online application, copy of yellow fever and possibly a photo (I'm not sure anymore).
There is also a copy shop about 5 minutes away - only if, like me, you have only printed out the hotel reservations in German.
I paid for the express option (80,000cfa) and only had to wait one day. I handed in my application in the morning and was able to pick up my visa the next day at 2pm.

The visa officer is very friendly and helpful.

You have to hand in your passport at the embassy - until you can pick it up with your visa. But the nice lady gave me a note with a stamp - just in case I have to show my passport somewhere.

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Got turned around because we didn’t have an onward travel proof and no travel itinerary plus map.

Second try:
Documents:

- printed online application
- passport copy
- yellow fever copy
- travel itinerary plus map
- car: vignette touristique copy
- TOGO VISA copy

Fees are on the website.

Togo Visa:

- online, takes several days to be confirmed

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For your all information. These are the opening times and working hours of the embassy.

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We made the online application before going to the embassy. It is necessary to make an appointment.

We printed the required forms.

We didn’t need the residential card, also we travel without Cdp. In this matter, we were asked to show them the Touristique Vignette of Ivory Coast and it was fine.

Note: We put our entry for Ghana two weeks ahead. Unfortunately they didn’t see it and gave us the Visa with a validation on receiving date. Just mention your dates you want to enter while applying at the embassy. Later on they wouldn’t change it any more.

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easy, good staff.
all info you need is posted before, nothing changed
remember print all your docs, photo is not needed.
important: you should dress long pants, if not the guard does not gonna let you in.

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Successfully managed to get a multi-entry 3 month visa
As required, we filled out the online application form the night before our visit to the embassy. The next morning, we made sure to print all the documents that previous users listed.

If you have the ''carnet de passage'' You'll probably won't need to retrieve more documents. But since we didn't have it, the receptionist told us that they wouldn't give the Visa.

After more negotiations, jokes and seeing that we were determined to get in she told us that if we brought her a ''permis de résidence'' we could have a chance to get approved. As others listed, you can get it at the police station in the 12e arrondissement (taxi should be 1000) The price of the document is still 2000cfa and the clerk made it using our passport and a local address (any address should work).

We got back to the embassy an hour later and the receptionist called her boss to whom we explained our travel plans. She finally agreed to let us in and we should now get the visa in 5 working days

Final price was 60 000 for 90 days

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The requirements seem to change every week but this is what we needed:

First of all we went to the website of the embassy, filled out the application form (we had use Microsoft edge, it didn’t work with any other browser) and made an appointment. Then we printed the following documents:

- online application form
- copy of yellow fever vaccination card
- hotel booking in Ghana (only for 1 night)
- copy of carnet de passage (1st page & Ivory Coast page)
- a travel itinerary listing all the countries we’ve been to and the countries we’ll travel to next. We also added a little map of Africa and our route.

It usually takes 5 working days (1 week) to get the visa but if you pay more you can speed the process up. Everyone was quite friendly at the embassy and we didn’t have any problems.

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we filled out the form online as required. Per default, you're marked as Ivorian resident.
For the ivoirian adress, we took the one from our hotel in Abidjan. We never ticked the item in the checklist that concern residency certificate and host declaration either.
We didn't need any residency permit from IC, in the embassy we explained our situation and they agreed to grant us the visa if we provide additional papers: copy of CDP, travel itinerary with a list and map, document that proves our work status (payroll document, company document, work certificate, everything that proves that you have sufficient funds with ties to your homeland).
They didn't take our photos, they said that the one in the application are sufficient. Make sure to upload them in the correct format though.
After 1 week we got our passports with the visas. We paid 40k CFA. Express is faster, they have 1 day for 80k CFA and 3 days dor 60k CFA.

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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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Got the visa to Ghana single entry with no express service for 40k XOF. Travelling by public transport.
They gave us a hard time because we were not Ivorian residents and at some point the friendly receptionist said they couldn't give us the visa. After speaking with the Consul she said that they could give us the visa if we printed our itinerary and gave proof that we were on a long journey (and hence not able to get the visa in our home country).
Took 5 working days and they ended up giving us the visa.

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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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