Immigrants all over the world are seeking to establish their roots in the fruitful and thriving beautiful country, Ghana. It’s advancement in the technology industry as well as tourism and other sectors have paved the way to job opportunities for locals and expats.
What Permits Are Granted in Ghana?
Ghanaian immigration permit mainly consist of the following three:
- Business visa with work endorsement – Valid for 6 months only:
– The visa can be applied for in the applicants’ country or at the Ghanaian embassy.
– The short term visa can be used if the applicant needs to be present for training; engineers needed to fix machinery and equipment or used to attend meetings.
- Quota Work and Residence Permit – Valid for 1 year and is renewable:
– The visa can only be issued if the company of choice is registered with the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre aka GIPC. Only highly skilled and qualified individuals are considered for this particular visa.
– All documentation for the application will be made ready and prepared in South Africa then sent away to our partners in Ghana who will submit the papers to complete stage 1 of the process.
– Authorisation will be made by the Ministry of Labour and thus all applications to be sent there.
– Once approved, our partners in Ghana will collect the endorsement and then proceed with the application for residence at the Immigrations Department
– Applicant will not be allowed to be present in the country nor start work until approval of residence takes place.
– Process takes an overall 1-3 months
- Work and Residence Permit – Valid for 1 year and is renewable:
– The process of acquiring the Work and Residence Permit is the same as that for the Quota Work and Residence Permit. – The only difference is the duration of the process times; the applicant may wait 3-6 months.
If the permit is applied for through our partners based in Ghana, higher fees will be charged per month which will cover management of payroll, payslips, professional indemnity and personal liability. The fee also covers taxes and social security. The applicant may open their own bank account in Ghana but can also make use of their expat accounts.
If however, AFGRI applies for the requested work permit through a body nominated in Ghana or by the Minister of Agriculture by the individual seeking the permit and if either of these bodies decides to employ the applicant directly; we are still able to assist with payroll and insurance.
Other permits and visas for Ghana include
• Tourist Visa (requirements may differ one country from the other)
• Permanent residency in Ghana (Individual must meet criteria)
Visafrican can assist you will any Ghanaian immigration permit or visa. Contact us right away to get started.