Pre-Departure

Visa

You must apply for a visa for entry into Ghana. In order to apply for your visa to Ghana, you must have an official letter of acceptance from the University of Cape Coast. Visit the Ghanaian Embassy website for details on applying for a visa at www.ghana-embassy.org. Carefully review the application process and requirements. The Ghanaian Embassy does request that you send 4 signed copies of your visa application with 4 passport-size photos.

You are required to send your original passport in the mail. It is advisable for you to send your materials through a reputable mail service that offers a system for tracking your package. Remember to provide a return envelope so that your passport is returned using the same service. Once you have entered Ghana, if you would like to leave for a short trip and re-enter, you will need to get permission from immigration.

There is a drop-in or appointment service available at the Centre for International Education for students who wish to get additional information on how to extend their visas or resident permits. Alternatively, it is advisable to start with a multi-entry visa if you know you will be traveling outside of Ghana during your semester study.