What are the residence requirements for Ghana?

Upon receiving your admission letter you should apply for a student’s visa from a Ghana High Commission, Consulate or other Embassy authorised by the Government of Ghana to issue visas on her behalf.

Upon arrival in Ghana you will have to apply for a residence permit from the Ghana Immigration Service. The International Programmes  Office will provide you with an introductory letter to help facilitate this process.  The office can also assist you obtain a residence permit.

Items required for obtaining an introductory letter for a residence permit:

  • Receipt of Payment from the Accounts Office
  • Non-Citizen Ghana card
  • Copy of student ID card
  • Contact number of student in Ghana
  • Copy of the photo page of your passport

Upon arrival in Ghana, all international students MUST register with their High Commissions/Embassies at their earliest convenience.