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How to apply

All visa applications must from 1 July 2019 be filled in online and submitted via the Visa Facilitation Centre (VFS). The VFS office receives submissions every weekday between 08:00 and 14:00. An appointment at VFS must be made online and in advance.

Applying for VISA

NEW ONLINE VISA APPLICATION: From the 1st of July 2019, you should fill in your visa application and pay the application fee online using

After you have applied and paid the visa fee online, you must print and sign the cover letter from ApplyVisa and hand in supporting documents and supply biometrics at the Visa Application Centre here.

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 10 Euro service fee to VFS.

Applicants should note that we operate with a limited daily quota of 25, so early online booking is necessary in order to secure an appointment in due time before your travel date.


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 5 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.


Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

For more information please contact the Embassy.

VFS in Accra