Expedited Visa for
Ghana

When you need to get your visa for Ghana processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Ghana

Ghana issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel
  • Sightseeing
  • Family Visits

Ghana Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Ghana with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Ghana Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Ghana with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for Ghana

Ghana issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel
  • Sales Meetings
  • Conference/Seminars

Ghana Business Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Ghana with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Ghana Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Ghana with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Official or Diplomatic Visa for Ghana

Ghana issues Official or Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official or Diplomatic Government Travel

Ghana Official or Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Ghana with a U.S. Passport, a Official or Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Ghana Official or Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Ghana with a Non-US Passport, a Official or Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Ghana related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever Required.

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About Ghana

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Ghana at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Ghana

The history of the Gold Coast before the last quarter of the 15th century is derived primarily from oral tradition that refers to migrations from the ancient kingdoms of the western Soudan (the area of Mauritania and Mali). The Gold Coast was renamed Ghana upon independence in 1957 because of indications that present-day inhabitants descended from migrants who moved south from the ancient kingdom of Ghana. The first contact between Europe and the Gold Coast dates from 1470, when a party of Portuguese landed. In 1482, the Portuguese built Elmina Castle as a permanent trading base. Thomas Windham made the first recorded English trading voyage to the coast in 1553. During the next three centuries, the English, Danes, Dutch, Germans, and Portuguese controlled various parts of the coastal areas.

In 1821, the British Government took control of the British trading forts on the Gold Coast. In 1844, Fanti chiefs in the area signed an agreement with the British that became the legal steppingstone to colonial status for the coastal area.

From 1826 to 1900, the British fought a series of campaigns against the Ashantis, whose kingdom was located inland. In 1902, they succeeded in establishing firm control over the Ashanti region and making the northern territories a protectorate. British Togoland, the fourth territorial element eventually to form the nation, was part of a former German colony administered by the United Kingdom from Accra as a League of Nations mandate after 1922. In December 1946, British Togoland became a UN Trust Territory, and in 1957, following a 1956 plebiscite, the United Nations agreed that the territory would become part of Ghana when the Gold Coast achieved independence.

Learn more about Ghana in our World Atlas

About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.