Notice

Visa and Resident Permit

As an International Student or Visiting Faculty, your visa is a permit to enter the country at any time during the period it was issued for. On entry into the country, you will be given a number of days at the point of entry to stay, usually 60 days. You are required by law to extend your permit to stay in the country for an extended period of time after that.

The Immigration Desk at the Centre for International Education, University of Cape Coast, has been mandated by the Ghana Immigration Service, Cape Coast, to help foreign students/faculty/staff will their applications for Visa Extension, and Resident Permit.

Submission of passport and other necessary documents for resident permit (fresh or a renewal). and visa extension, among others, shall be received only on Tuesdays and Thursdays of every week. Submission should be done three (3) weeks clear of the visa expiry date. Students who do otherwise would not be entertained or have themselves to blame. Processed passports shall be issued to students on Fridays.

Below are the requirements...

 

Resident Permits


Required Documents Fees
- Passport * GHC 150.00 for students from ECOWAS sub-region
- Copy of Admision Letter  
- Proof of payment of fees (eg. School fees receipt) * GHC 200.00 for students from Non-ECOWAS regions
- A Completed Copy of Resident Permit Form Passports will be returned 3 months after documents have been submitted to the Immigration Service
- Original Copy of Police Report From Home Country
- Copy of Medical Report Cost of getting the Non-Citizen ID Card is approximately $120 or the cedi equivalent
- 2 Recent Passport-sized Photographs
- Non-Citizen ID Card

 

Renewal of Resident Permits


Passports will be returned 2 weeks after documents have been submitted to the Immigration Service

Required Documents Fees
- Passport * GHC 150.00 for students from ECOWAS sub-region
- Copy of Endorsed Academic Registration Form  
- Proof of payment of fees (eg. School fees receipt) * GHC 200.00 for students from Non-ECOWAS regions
- A Completed Copy of Resident Permit Form Passports will be returned 2 weeks after documents have been submitted to the Immigration Service
- Copy of Medical Report
- 2 Recent Passport-sized Photographs Cost of renewing the Non-Citizen ID Card is approximately $60 or the cedi equivalent
- Non-Citizen ID Card

 

Visa Extension

Students who will stay in the country for 2 months to 5 months may choose to extend their stay after the initial number of days given at the point of entry. Typical scenario would be Exchange students here for a semester.


Required Documents Fees
- Passport * GHC 30.00 for students from ECOWAS sub-region
- Copy of Endorsed Academic Registration Form * GHC 50.00 for students from Non-ECOWAS regions
- Proof of Payment of Fees (eg. School Fees Receipt) Passports will be returned 2 weeks after documents have been submitted to the Immigration Service
- 2 Completed Copies of Visa Extension Form
- 2 Recent Passport-sized Photographs Cost of getting the Non-Citizen ID Card is approximately $120 or the cedi equivalent
- Non-Citizen ID Card

 

Penalties

Students will be liable to pay penalties where visa has expired
- Penalty for expiry of resident permit is GHC 80.00 for students from non-ECOWAS region
- Penalty for expiry of resident permit is GHC 60.00 for students from ECOWAS sub-region
- Penalty for expiry of extension is GHC 60.00 for students from ECOWAS sub-region
- Penalty for expiry of extension is GHC 80.00 for students from non-ECOWAS region

 

All monies are paid directly to the Ghana Immigration Service on behalf of students. The Centre does not charge students for such services