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How to apply

Applications must be done through the Visa Facilitation Centre (VFS) or through the Embassy. At VFS applications are received every workday between 08:00 and 14:00.
Group applications (5 or more) should preferably be submitted between 08:00 and 10:00.

Applying at VFS
Applications must be submitted through the Visa Facilitation Centre (VFS) on Kakramadu Road, in Cantonments, Accra (next to the Goethe Institute).
You must submit your visa application in person. Applicants outside Ghana should see pages titled 'Applicants outside Ghana' and 'Where to apply'.
You will need to be finger printed and you may be called in for an interview at the embassy after submitting your visa application. The fee for processing a visa application is 60 Euro + a 30 Euro service fee to VFS. All fees are to be paid to VFS in GHS.

Limited daily quota
A maximum of 25 applicants will be received per day. Thus, it is recommended that you come early to submit. Applicants will be attended to on a first come - first serve basis, and applicants arriving at the VFS after the quota has been exhausted, will be requested to return the following day. If you can document that you are not resident in Ghana, you may be attended to irrespective of the daily quota.

You may be called for an interview at the Embassy as part of the assessment of your application. The Embassy may also call you on phone to ask for more information. Within 2-5 days after you have submitted your application, VFS will inform you if you are required to come for an interview.
Applicants who can document that they are not resident in Ghana can be considered for an interview on the first workday (except Fridays) after submitting an application to VFS. Applicants not living in Ghana are advised to submit their applications to VFS on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, if they wish to return to their home countries within a few days after deposit of application.

Supporting documents
In order for the Embassy to smoothly assess your application, it is essential that you submit the required supporting documentation. Kindly see the different visa application categories for more detailed information as to which documents are required,
Supporting documents must be present at the time of submission of visa application to VFS. If mandatory documents are not present, applicant are given a 3 day deadline for submission of the missing documentation. Failure to submit required documentation may lead to a refusal of your application.
NB! If you have had your biometrics recorded within the last 59 months with the specific purpose of obtaining a Schengen visa, we may be able to reuse the fingerprints for a new application.
For more information please contact the Embassy.

VFS in Accra and Abidjan