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To use sports and games to make Staff and Students physical fit mentally alert, socially wholesome and emotionally sound individuals.



  1. To provide and make available sports facilities and equipment to Staff and Students for recreational purpose.
  2. To endeavour to initiate sports programmes to take care of the individual difference of Staff and Students.
  3. To provide high quality sports men and women capable of winning Gold medals during sports competitions.
  4. To sustain the interest of Staff and Students in sports activities.


  1. Train students to compete in all disciplines during Intra and Inter-Departmental sports and games.
  2. Provide opportunity to qualified sports men and women during Inter-Departmental sports and games to take part in GUSA games.
  3. Provide year round sports activities for Staff and Students.
  4. Provide opportunities for sports men and women develop their skills to an excellent level.
  5. Create a link with the security services to help very good sports men and women gain employment after completing their programmes on campus.



  1. The use of the basketball, volley ball and tennis courts shall be opened to students of U.P.S.A between the hours of 6:00 am – 10:30 am and 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm on Monday to Friday.  On Saturday, the time shall be 5:30 am – 10:30 am and 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
  2. Sports equipment/supplies such as basketballs, volleyballs, tennis balls, tennis Rackets, stop watches, table tennis board/stands etc, shall be signed for, in the inventory book by a student leader before delivery and signed again on returned of equipment/supplies.
  3. Any student who willfully or negligently causes damage to the sports facilities, equipment and supplies will pay for such damage or buy the same type of equipment/supplies damaged.
  4.  Littering the facility, smoking, drinking of alcoholic beverages, use of illegal drugs, excessive noise making, fighting, use of abusive language are not permitted within the sports facilities.  The principal coach reserves the right to suspend any student who goes contrarily to this rule for a period of one month.
  5. For the safety of students, appropriate trainers/shoes shall be worn at all times. Students are advised to wear suitable clothing and protective devices at all times as a pre-requisite for sports performance/training.
  6. Hall tutors and sports sub-committees of the different halls shall be responsible for the training and selection of sports men and women for inter-hall games/athletics competition.  Those who gain qualification into the institute’s sports team shall be trained by qualified technical team headed by the principal coach.  Training schedules shall be designed for the use of the sports facilities at the hall level.
  7.  Students shall be responsible for the safe keeping of their valuable items such as jewellery, mobile phones, cash etc.  The University shall not be liable for the lost of such items within the sports facilities.
  8.   Students are prohibited from using senior members training facilities such as the gymnasium, massage parlour, tennis court, lounge, changing room, viewing terrace, snooker and offices.  Nevertheless, students who qualify to compete for the University shall be allowed to use the gymnasium under the strict supervision of the principal coach.
  9. Students with special health problems such as asthma, diabetes etc should declare their status for the appropriate work out schedules designed for them.
  10. Students would be required to produce identification before allowed the usage of the sports facilities.
  11. Sports sub-committee of the halls shall be responsible for the First Aid box to attend to minor injuries during training sessions. Major injuries shall be referred to the University’s clinic and the cost charged to the hall.
  12. Sports sub-committee of the halls shall be responsible for the procurement of sport equipment / supplies needed for training prior to sports competitions.
  13. The dean of students / heads of department shall be adequately informed in a written letter to exempt sports men / women representing the institute at major sports festivals from quiz and assignments and to organize special quiz and assignment at a later date to be decided by the lecturer.














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1.)   Inter- Hall/Hostel games (all games)

2.)   Departmental/SRC week Inter-Hall games & Round one 1. League matches

VC’s Day of Sports

3.)   Inter- Hall/Hostel Cross-Country race & Round two 2 League matches.

4.)   Inter-Hall Athletics & Round three 3 League matches

5.)   Akwaaba Inter-Hall/hostel Games-Fresh students & Round four 4 League matches.

6.)   23rd GUSA Cross-country Race - UPSA

7.)   Round five 5 League matches.

8.)   Games for Graduate students/Weekend School & Round Six League matches

9.)   8th MINI GUSA games - KNUST

Sports Complex

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 Sports Complex




Industrial Relations Department was established in the University in 2005 and mandated to advocate for stronger relations with Industries, Professional Institutions Associations and similar bodies in academia.

The Department was also tasked to take care of students’ Internships/Practical Attachment needs and other related manpower issues of the University as follows:


  1. Internship / practical attachment training management

The University’s Administration, as part of its academic requirements, places students with various business houses and firms for a minimum period of two (2) months to enable them obtain practical industrial experience in their respective fields of training during the long vacation.

Internship/Training is organized for students as follows:

  • At the end of level 100 for tertiary diploma students
  • At the end of level 300 for undergraduate students
  • Students of professional programmes.

Undergraduate and Tertiary Diploma Students’ internships are on scoring basis whilst those of Professional Students’ are non-scoring.

All students are expected to submit a written report after the internship period.

  • Scoring Internship Reports are assessed by qualified assessors and marks are awarded to meet the required credit hours.
  • Non-scoring Internship Reports are kept in the student’s personal files for future reference.

Guidelines for report writing:

Guidelines for report writing are obtained from the Industrial Relations Office to guide students in presenting standard reports.

  1. Coordination of all national service activities:

  • Submission of UPSA Final Year Students’ lists to the National Service Headquarters for posting.
  • Requisition of prospective Service Personnel to serve in UPSA (This is done in consultation with Management)
  • Posting of personnel to the various Departments/Units/Sections
  • General supervision of Service Personnel in the University.
  1. Protocol matters

Responsible for protocol matters of the Institute such as;

  • Visa procurement
  • Booking of flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Ticketing
  • Matriculation and Graduation protocol issues
  • Management of visitors (External Examiners, Visiting Lectures etc)
  • General Protocol Services.
  1. Academic research letters

Responsible for Issuing of all Academic Research letters to students for their research works.

  1. Any other related matters


For further information, contact the Industrial Relations Officer of the University

Tel. 0302-500171/5001723
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The University’s Counselling Unit is part of the Students Services, and our aim is to enable students achieve their academic and personal goals by providing confidential counselling and support for any difficulties encountered while at UPSA.


  • Professional -We abide by international framework for ethical practice in counseling.
  • Accessible – We are open to all members of the university regardless of ethnic, religious background, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status.
  • Confidential -Nothing disclosed to a counsellor will get to a third party without your permission.
  • Services are free of charge.


  • Academic/Career Counselling
  • Personal-Social Counselling
  • Marriage and Family Counselling
  • Group Counselling
  • Referral to others services
  • Organization of Workshops, Seminars and Talk Sessions.
  • Research on relevant Counselling issues.


  • Problems with study e.g. poor concentration and  fear of failure
  • Difficulties in relationships.
  • Bereavement
  • Self-harm
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Eating Problems / Eating Disorders
  • Alcoholism
  • Financial Problems
  • Managing transitions e.g. Settling into the University life
  • Concerns about sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity


South Wing (Rooms 17, 22 & 24)

0241843855, 0240150540, 0244 509 521

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The Gender Unit has been established to support female students in their effort towards successful completion of their studies. The Unit aims at providing Gender Related Services to students.


The Unit is concerned with the following Gender based issues such as:

  •  Pregnancy and examinations
  • Harassments, drug and substance abuse
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual assault, rape or attempted rape cases
  • Bullying
  • Psychological harassment
  • Stalking
  • Intimidation, and any other form of violence against women.


The Unit also offers counselling services to all students, both females and males on gender related issues.


  • Explanation of Gender Policies to students
  • Organizing and supporting female student clubs
  • Arranging trainings in gender awareness, assertiveness, and in other relevant issues
  • Empowering female students towards success in their studies. To this end, it organizes different life skills trainings/workshops and gender awareness programs that aim at easing campus life for female students.

Students should collaborate with the Gender Officer to file their complaints for necessary action.



Assistant Registrar (Gender Issues)



Mobile no:  0244  509  521



  • Venue and Time of Examination:Candidates are advised to consult the Final Examinations Time-table regularly to avoid lateness or missingthe Examinations entirely.
  • Registration for Examination: It is the duty of the candidate to make sure that he/she is properly registered for a particular Examination by making reference tohis/her Registration Confirmation Slip.
  • Time for entering the Examination Hall: It is the responsibility of ALL candidates of any particular examination to find the examination hall well in advance and be seated at least thirty (30) minutes before the commencement of the examination.
  • Admission into the Examination Hall:Candidates would be allowed into the Examination hall by showing their STUDENTIDENTIFICATION CARDS to the Invigilators. Candidates who do not possess an Identification Card may be refused entry to an examination hall by the Invigilator. Candidates are therefore advised to secure their Student Identification Cards before commencement of any examination.
  • Seating Arrangement for the Examination: Candidates must sit ONLYat the desks where their Examination/Index Numbers are indicated.
  • Prohibition of Foreign materials: Candidates will not be permitted tobring bags, note books, textbooks or any other item considered as foreign materials to the Examination Halls or verandas.



  • Use of Index Numbers:Candidates are required to use their Index Numbers (written in full) throughout the examinations. Under no circumstance must a candidate’s name or any other personal information other than the Index Number, be written on any part of the answer booklets, graph sheets, etc provided. Candidates who fail to comply would be penalized.
  • Possession of Mobile Phone in Examination Hall:Mobile phonesand any other miniature or hand-held digital devices with storage e.g. wrist watches are not allowed in the Examination Halls; whether switched on/off/silent. Candidates are warned that sanctions would be applied to those who may flout this regulation.
  • Sending Printed Materials into the Examination Hall: Candidates may only take printed materials or manuscripts into an Examination Hall when it has previously been advertised together with the Examination Time-table or when stated in the rubricson the question paper. Such materials or items must be presented to the Invigilator for inspection when entering the examination hall.
  • Sending Mathematical Instruments into the Examination Hall:Candidates may use their own slide-rules, mathematical instruments and other aids as the regulations or the rubrics on the paper may permit. Such materials or items must be presented to the Invigilator for inspection when entering the examination hall.
  • Use of Calculators: When calculators are permitted they should be hand-held, quiet, self-powered and portable. Examination question papers shall state whether programmable calculators and/or information storage devices shall be allowed. Calculator instructions/manuals will not be allowed in examination rooms under any circumstance. Candidates are responsible for the functioning of their own calculators.
  • Sharing of items in the Examination Hall: The sharing of items, such as erasers, pencils, mathematical sets, ruler etc, is not permitted in the examination hall. Candidates are therefore advised to bring along their own set of items to be used in the examination.
  • Use of Student Identification Card during Examination:Each candidate shall be required to place his/her student’s identificationcard on the desk in the examination hall for the duration of the paper. Impersonation is prohibited and it constitutes cheating. Both the impersonator and the candidate shall be deemed to be in breach of the regulations of the examination.
  • Smoking at the Examination Hall: Smoking is not permitted in the Examination Hall.
  • Language Usage:All questions in any written examination must be answered in EnglishLanguageunless instructions on the question paper indicate otherwise.
  • Signing of the Examination Attendance Register: Candidates must sign the Examination attendance Register when it is presented to them by the Invigilator atany time during each examination.
  • Commencement of the Examination:No Candidate shall be permitted to start any examination until formally instructed to do so by the Invigilator-In-Charge.
  • Late Arrival atthe Examination Hall

Candidates will not be admitted into an Examination Hall thirty (30) minutes after the start of the Examination.

  • First thirty (30) Minutes and last Fifteen (15) Minutes of an Examination:Candidates will not be permitted to leave the Examination Hall during the first thirty (30) minutes and the last fifteen (15) minutes of any particular examination. Candidates who may have any genuine excuse to this regulation should write to the Examinations Officer One week prior to the commencement of the Semester Examination for permission.
  • Permission to go out of the Examination Hall:Any candidate who may be permitted to leave an Examination Hall temporarily must be accompanied by an Invigilator or any Officer engaged for the purpose.
  • Possession of Foreign Material:Candidates found to be in possession of foreign materials will be made to write a statement before continuing with the exam.
  • Communication in the Examination Hall: Any candidate caught communicating with another candidate shall be deemed to have committed an offence/examination malpractice and would be penalized. Candidates should address all complaints/questions to Invigilators.



  • Finishing an Examination before Time: A candidate who finishes writing an examination ahead of scheduled time may be allowed to leave the Examination hall after submitting his/her answer booklet to the Invigilator and duly signed the attendance register. The said Candidate shall prompt the Invigilator by raising his hand up without making any noise to distract other candidates. He/she must remain seated until the invigilator has asked him/her to leave the examination hall and shall not in any way be allowed to return to the Examination hall for that particular Examination.
  • Leaving the Examination Hall:When “stop work” is announced, Candidates must not leave the Examination Hall until their writtenwork has been collectedby an Invigilator and have been dismissed accordingly.
  • End of an Examination:When the Lead Invigilator announces the end of the Examination,candidatesshall stop writing immediately and remain seated in silence. They are to remain seated until all answer booklets have been collected before being allowed to leave the exam hall.
  • Sending Examination Materials out of Examination Halls: Mathematical tables and other materials such as answer booklets, graph sheets etc. provided for use in an Examination should not be removed from the Examination Hall whether used or not.

The Unit shares offices with the Students Service Unit, located in the Lecture Block Complex (LBC) Ground Floor, Room 108/109. The University does not give direct financial assistance or loan to students, however, through the Financial Aid outfit, offers financial assistance in various forms. These include:

A.    Administrative support in the form of introductory letters, recommendations to students seeking financial assistance from corporate organizations, Religious bodies, Municipal and District Assemblies, MP Common Fund, individuals philanthropists, N.G.Os and endorsement of financial aid application forms.

B.    Facilitating the assessment of loans by students from the Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF)
THE STUDENTS LOAN TRUST FUND (SLTF) is an agency under the Ministry of Education, responsible for disbursing subsidised loans to Ghanaian students pursuing accredited tertiary programmes in accredited tertiary institutions and recover same from beneficiaries upon completion.

•    Obtain a SSNIT number
•    Find ONE guarantor
•    Open an e-zwich account
•    Log on to www.sltf.gov.gh to apply

•    A SSNIT Contributor who has at least 3 years of contribution
•    A Metropolitan, Municipal or a District Assembly (MMDA)
•    A Religious Body (Christian, Moslem, etc) which body should have been in existence for at least 10 years and has a national presence
•    A Corporate Organisation listed on the GSE or in the ‘Ghana Club 100’ companies

•    Means Testing is used to determine the amount of loan for an applicant
•    Half the allocated amount is disbursed each semester

Contact: SLTF, UPSA: 0302 923 928/0501 402 579 OR visit the Fund’s office at AB9 on UPSA Campus.

Test for Ghana is a foreign funded (UK) scholarship managed by Ghanaian Board of Trustees and applicable in most tertiary institutions in Ghana.
Mode of Application:
Log on to www.testforghana.com for the application forms.
Applications are opened from February to June and August each year. 


•    Students Financial Aid – Mrs. Vivian Nettey -Assistant Registrar(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: 0277 489 664)
•    General Students Service-Mr. Gyeke-Darko- Assistant Registrar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 0244 950 435)

  • Issuing of introductory and attestation letters
  • Endorsing of forms for students.
  • Organizing of orientation for fresh students.
  • Handling of issues pertaining to the undergraduate students’ handbook.
  • Helping students to access private hostels.

Financial aid services provided includes:


  • Facilitatesthe accessing of Student Loans from the Students Loans Trust Fund (SLTF).
  • Introduces students who seek financial assistance from corporate institutions, District Assemblies, MP’s etc.
  • Solicits for funds for theneedy but brilliant student fund of the University.
  • Assisting students to apply for financial assistance from TEST for GHANA- a financial aid Institution that award scholarship to students annually.


In and around UPSA


The University of Professional Studies is a cute and ultra modern campus that is still seeing more improvement.  By its very nature, students do not need any transportation facilities to move around campus.  The campus is well lit by night giving students the security they need to go about their activities.  The school is surrounded by such other institutions like the University of Ghana, Trinity Theological Seminary, Ideal College, the Ghana Book Trust and the very popular Asanka Locals Restaurant.


Banking Facilities


The school has within its environment the Access bank, located just behind it’s administration block on campus to undertake all forms of payments and transactions for it’s students. However, within about seven hundred metres radius to the school are a number of banks and ATM facilities of some other banks.  They include the Ghana Commercial Bank, Fidelity Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank, Agricultural Development Bank and Ecobank.


To open an account as a foreign student, the banks requires photocopy of student’s admission letter, introduction letter from the school, copy of travel passport and in rare instances, prove of residential address.






There is a hostel complex underway to solve the campus accommodation problem, which includes a spacious facility for learning. In the meantime there are a number of hostel facilities around campus.  These facilities are categorised into international, standard and affordable hostels.


The international standard hostels comprise of different categories of apartments that are exclusively designed to meet the needs of students that have a taste for and can afford a leisure accommodation.  These range from apartments for 1, 2, 3 or 4 persons in a room.  Whiles some apartments are exclusive others have shared facilities (kitchen, toilets, baths, air conditioners etc). A few of the international standard hostels have shuttle facilities that transport students to and from school on a daily basis. For details concerning cost, contact and view of facilities, please contact the following accommodators:


  1. Ghana Hostels limited
  2. Bani Hostel – www.baniinternationalhostel.com


The second category of hostels considered as standard are relatively inexpensive as compared to the international standard ones.  They have similar facilities as the international standard hostels but are in suburbs that are relatively not as standard as the international ones.  Most of these hostels are around campus.  For details concerning cost, contact and view of facilities, please contact the following accommodators:


Kate Ventures                           +233-(0)208152019/ (0)266 445 782


Am  Main Hostel


Heavens Gate Hostel


The Low cost or corner side hostels which are relatively inexpensive are also dotted in the suburb of the school’s location.  Most of these are shared rooms ranging from 2 to 6 students per room depending on the size.  Beds are not shared though other facilities like kitchen, bath etc are shared by students.   They include


  1. Green Hostel
  2. Stream street Hostel       +233-(0)244039363/ (0)266150699




Shopping Facilities


Shopping is almost always fun for students in many tertiary institutions worldwide.  The school is yet to set up a shopping mall to the benefit of its students. Awaiting this, a private shopping mall by name Quick & Fine supermarket and some eateries are located inside the enclave of the Engen filling station as well as one near completion opposite the University,


Besides these, students can shop from the Madina Township within which the school is located.  If one has a quest for international standard shopping malls with an array of international products, the A& C shopping mall and Accra shopping Mall will be immensely beneficial.  Both malls though not exactly located in the Madina Township, are averagely 10 minutes drive from campus.
There are also a lot of corner shops within the Madina Township where the school is located.  These have been very popular options for shopping to many students both local and international.


The Madina market, which serves the shopping needs of the people of Madina could also be of help to students wanting to shop, especially for local African and for that matter Ghanaian foodstuff.




Restaurant Services


There are two private restaurant operators within campus who serve both local and continental dishes.  If you have never tasted a Ghanaian meal, your first meal in Ghana should be at Mama Lit, Tasty Treats Restaurants and others right on campus.   Right off campus is the well known Asanka Local Restaurant noted for its delicious Ghanaian dishes.  Opposite Asanka locals is the Red lobster restaurant which serves both local and continental dishes.  In the stated restaurants, a plate of food goes for averagely between GHC 3.00 to GHC5.00.  There are also a number of food joints around campus known popularly in Ghana as Chop Bars.  These bars do not have fixed prices for their meals, thus the quantity served depends on the order of the customer.






Moving in and out of campus may require the use of transport services depending on how far one is travelling.  It is not at all risky to travel on foot if the distance is not much.  However, if a student wishes to travel distances within the Accra area or beyond, there will be the need for transport services.


In Ghana, there are options with regards transportation.  Students could opt for private commercial buses that are always almost available.  These buses known in the local parlance as “Trotro” are relatively cheaper.  On the average, a distance of 3 Kilometres will cost thirty Ghana pesewa (GHC 00.30)


Students can also make use of passenger taxis that sits not more than 4 passengers at a time.  These cabs are relatively expensive than the “Trotro”.  A distance of 3 Kilometres with a passenger Taxi will cost averagely about sixty Ghana pesewa (GHC 00.60)


Students also have the choice of making use of the services of hired taxis.  These are quite expensive and the charges depend on the distance covered and the passenger’s ability to bargain.






The school is gradually emerging as a force to reckon with in respect to sports within the Ghanaian tertiary arena.  The school has to its credit, a soccer pitch, a basketball court, a volley ball court and other indoor sporting facilities like table tennis.




Night Life


Accra is a busy city by night, especially at weekends.  Students have a variety of pubs around the Madina area where they may hang out.  For funs of night clubs, the Padees night club is only 12 minutes drive from campus.  There are also such Night Clubs as Boomerang, Aphrodisiac, Collisium, Neighbourhood, Jokers, Warehouse, Timberland, Yegola, Oops etc, which are averagely 20 – 30 minutes drive from campus, depending on the Club in question.






Ghana is a multi–cultural society stemming from the fact that, the country is made up of many tribal groupings.  There is however a commonality that runs through these groups – love for all especially visitors.  Thus it is common to be greeted by people who have never known or seen you.  This aspect of the Ghanaian culture has transcended to such an extent impacting positively for foreigners.  Thus a foreigner will rarely miss his or her way in Ghana since it is part of the Ghanaian culture to give directions to people and for that matter visitor who may have missed their ways to their destinations.


These festivals are celebrated in different months in the country.  This makes Ghana an all year round country with regards to our festivals and for that matter our culture.  Students will always have the opportunity of visiting these festival grounds whiles in the country.




Health Issues


The school has a health post that takes care of all clinical cases concerning students.  All students are given free medical care at the clinic.




Pick up Services


Students will be picked up from the airport or coach station by prior arrangement with the International Affairs Unit of the school.  Students who wish to be picked up must inform the International Affairs Unit at least a month before arrival.  Officers’ of the unit will be available at the arrival point to pick up such students.  Please note that, this attracts extra a cost.




Student Support


The wellbeing of students at the institute is very important to us. In light of this   the International Affairs Unit is the focal point for assisting all international students. The help and advice that we give can be quite varied and covers issues such as immigration, personal concerns and academic difficulties. Being attended to at the International Affairs Unit is not by Appointment.  Students can come to the Unit within the working hours of 8:30 am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday.




Visas and Immigration


The Ghana Immigration Service is the frontline agency responsible for the entry, residence and employment of foreign nationals in Ghana in accordance with the provision of the Immigration Act (Act 573), 2000.




Entry Conditions


Subject to the conditions of the Immigration Act any person who is seeing to enter into Ghana;


a) Must be in possession of a valid passport or other travel document and valid visa to enter Ghana where applicable.


b) Must have been exempted from obtaining a visa to enter Ghana.


c) Must have his name endorsed upon a visa and is in the company of the holder or the visa.


d) Must have applied and been granted an emergency entry permit; or


e) Must have been admitted to diplomatic status by the Government of Ghana.




Visa (Regulation 4(I) (D) OF L.I. 1691)


A visa may be obtained from Ghana Embassies/High Commissions, Consulates or other Embassies authorized by the Government of Ghana to issue visas on her behalf.


Emergency Entry Permit valid for 14 days may be obtained where on application has been filed on behalf of the foreign national by other national’s host with the Director of Immigration indicating;


  • Personal details including  nationality, place of residence in Ghana; Occupation or business to be followed or undertaken while Ghana;
  • Particulars of passport;
  • Proposed date of arrival;
  • Purpose of visit and duration of stay;
  • A statement to the effect that the applicant will not undertake or participate in any activities which might offend the religious beliefs or any section of the community;
  • In case of a passenger passing through Ghana ,route  to be followed; and
  • An undertaken by the applicant to return any pass granted.
  • Has had a security furnished by bond, deposit or a letter of guarantee by the person who guarantees the foreign national visit.


a) Please note that applicants must satisfy the conditions that the distance between their place of abode and the Ghana Consular office should be such that the impromptu nature of your journey could not make it possible for them to travel to the office for a visa;


b) That the applicant (s) is proceeding to Ghana at a short notice for business transactions;


c) That the applicant is a guest of the Government or a member of a delegation which is coming to Ghana at the instance of the Government at short notice, or


d) That the entry permit of an applicant who is a person resident in Ghana has expired while the applicant was outside Ghana.






Having obtained the requisite visa, visitors must satisfy the Immigration officer on arrival that;


i. He is genuinely seeking entry for a limited period as stated by him.


ii. He will leave Ghana at the end of the period granted him.


iii. He will not take up any employment while on visitor’s permit.


iv. He does not intend studying in any school.


v. He will not be of public charge.




Before his entry is allowed at the point of entry a maximum of 60 days stay (90 days in the Case of ECOWAS nationals) is granted. The extension of the duration of the stay is allowed provided that the approving officer is convinced that conditions set above have been met.




Procedure for Extension of Stay


Visitors may abide by the following procedure in their application for extension or stay.


  • Completion of the requisite application forms obtained from the Immigration Headquarters or the nearest Regional Commands of the Service.
  • Provision of two current passport-sized photographs.
  • An application letter from those who wish to stay for a period more than 3 months stating reason (s) for the request.
  • Provision of a valid return ticket or any form of guarantee that the visitor will leave the country at the end of the period requested for.
  • Provision of documentary evidence of intent to invest in Ghana (applicable to would-be investors only).
  • Provision of a valid passport; and
  • The payment of the requisite processing fee.


Please note that employment is restricted while on visitor’s permit.


Requirements for Ghana Passport


1. Evidence (proof) of citizenship;
(a) Birth Certificate or,
(b) Certificate of Registration/ Naturalization or
(c) Old passport or
(d) Statutory Declaration by applicant’s parents or
(e) An affidavit by head of applicant’s family
2. A completed application form (obtainable at any Post Office in Ghana)
3. Four (4) current passport size photographs (Not more than six (6) months old)
4.Evidence of profession where applicable
5. Marriage Certificate (Married Women who want to use their spouse’s name)
6. Applicants with one foreign parent are required to attach copies of their Ghanaian parent’s passport to their application.
7. Applicants with foreign Birth Certificates are required to provide evidence of arrival in Ghana and also translated birth certificates in other languages into English.
8. Fee: ¢100,000 or GH¢10.00 subject to yearly review.




Immigration Notices


Prospective travellers must note that the possession of the appropriate documents does not confer a right of entry. Travellers may be refused entry into Ghana if they fall within the category of prohibited immigrants and if they do not satisfy Immigration requirements at the point of entry. The Service will not be financially liable for their repatriation. The carrier, master or agent of the aircraft, vessel, and vehicle will be wholly or severally responsible for his immediate removal from Ghana and carrier liability will be extracted where applicable.


Pre- Entry Conditions


Ghana Visa


Ghana entry visa is an authority or permit issued to foreigners who wish or desire to enter into, or transit through Ghana’s territory.
The basic objectives of Ghana’s Entry visa policy are:


• To facilitate the entry of genuine travelers while managing the associated risks; and


• To contribute to building strong international links, promoting tourism, investment, and addressing skills shortages


According to the applicant’s identity, purpose of visit and type of passport, the Ghana entry visa falls into two main categories, namely diplomatic and ordinary visas.




Diplomatic Visa


Diplomatic visas are issued to members of the diplomatic or consular services of a foreign country who are duly accredited to Ghana by the government of the country concerned i.e. Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Public Ministers, Career Diplomats or Consular Officers etc.


Officials of International Organizations who are entitled to diplomatic privileges by, or under the provisions of any enactment, such as the United Nations and its specialized Agencies, World Bank officials on official duty or assignment in Ghana.


Members of immediate families of these categories are also granted diplomatic visas – These are coded as A1, A2, A3, and are issued gratis.




Ordinary Visa


These are issued to several sub-categories of visitors on business, tourism or holidays, temporary employment, transit etc. etc. These are coded to determine the type or nature of visit.


The most common ones are:
B-1 – Business visa.
B-2 – Holiday/Tourist Visa
C-1; C-2 – Transit Visa
D – Crew Visa
F-1; F-2 – Student Visa
H-1 to H-4 – Temporary Workers Visa
Etc, etc, etc


General Entry Requirements


Please note that as with any nation, Ghana’s immigration laws may change without notice.


All foreigners seeking permission to enter Ghana require Ghana entry visa unless otherwise exempted. The visa should be endorsed on valid passport or travel documents issued by competent national or international authorities and recognized by the Government of Ghana.


a) Ghana entry visas are obtainable from any Ghana Embassy, High Commission or Consulate abroad. Where Ghana has no Consular or Diplomatic representation entry visa may be issued on arrival, if the Director of Immigration has prior notification from travelers or their sponsors or hosts. This visa also referred to as an emergency visa is valid for fourteen (14) days within which period the prospective traveler should have embarked on the journey.








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Postal Address: P.O.Box LG 149, Accra – Ghana
Tel numbers:  +233 302 500 171, +233 302 500 722, +233 302 500 723
Fax Number: +233 302 501174
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