The Consular Section at the Embassy of Denmark, Accra, handles applications for Schengen visas on behalf of Denmark (including Faeroe Islands and Greenland), Iceland, Finland and Sweden.
Ghana passport holders need a visa for entering any of the Nordic countries. Visa cannot be issued on arrival.
The issue of Schengen visas is discretionary and depends on examination of each individual case.
Applications should be submitted as early as possible, but not more than 3 months before planned departure. In order to facilitate presenting applications for visas and residence permits for processing the embassy has contracted the Visa Facilitation Centre (VFS) to receive applications every workday between 08.00 A.M. and 02.00 P.M. at their premises:
VFS Ghana Pvt. Ltd., Hse No. F298/5, Norla Link, North Labone Estate, Accra. Tel: +233 (0) 302 769018; +233 (0) 302 768417
Consequently, applications should be lodged at the above address. The embassy will only take in applications by appointment. Note that appointments are booked through VFS.
A visa application should in principle be lodged at least 15 calendar days before the intended visit and cannot be lodged earlier than three months before the start of the intended visit.
An application lodged less than 15 calendar days before the intended departure may be accepted, but the processing time may be of up to 15 calendar days (kindly see paraghraph beneath).
All applicants are advised to apply earlier than 15 days before travel as your application may be submitted to the immigration services in Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden and may take between 30-60 days.
Processing time begins when the application including all relevant enclosures has been received by the embassy. Groups of more than 10 applicants are advised to submit applications and all supporting documents well in time before departure (30 to 60 days).
Please note that you must travel within 3 months from the date of issue of the visa.
Special procedures apply for diplomats from missions based in Ghana and spouses of Danish and other EU/EEA nationals.
Schengen visas are issued by: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
If you are not sure whether you require a visa to visit a particular Schengen country, please check with that country's embassy.
The issue of Schengen visas is discretionary and depends on examination of each individual case, including purpose of visit and intention to return.
A Schengen visa is not appropriate if you wish to remain in a Schengen country for longer than 3 months or take up employment or establish a business, trade or profession.
If you have not visited the Schengen area previously, a visa is normally issued for one entry. Once you have made one visit in accordance with the visa granted you may apply for two or more entries provided you can provide the documentation for these visits.
Holders of a Schengen visa are still subject to immigration control and are not guaranteed entry into any of the Schengen countries, even though they may hold a valid visa for these countries.
A normal Schengen visa is not valid for the Faroe Islands or Greenland. If you are travelling to these destinations you will need to have a Schengen visa issued by a Danish mission with the wording in the comments section on the visa: "Valid for the Faroe Islands" or "Valid for Greenland".
For further information about application procedure and requirements please view the affiliated pages.
Danish Immigration Service
Finnish Directorate of Immigration
Icelandic Immigration Service
Swedish Migration Board