Ghana Journalists Visa Requirements

These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the New York Office

Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. It must be valid 6 months beyond your intended stay and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, TDS can assist you in applying for additional pages. If your passport expires within 6 months, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
Please send 2 recent professional passport-type photographs.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.
A business letter of responsibility (sample) is required, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to:
Consulate General of Ghana Visa Section, New York, NY
The letter must explain all of the following:
Nature of business to be performed
Name and address of reference to be visited
Indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant.
This letter should request Multiple Entries visa if required
Guarantee of return transportation and sufficient funds for the visit
The letter should be signed by an officer of the company other than the applicant.
Letter of Invitation from host company or individual in Ghana explaining the relationship to the applicant, the invitation must state the purpose of journey, length of stay, place of stay ( including the full address of where the applicant will stay) and contact information. A copy of the hosts passport details page must be included and residency permit if not a Ghanaian citizen.
Press Accreditation Form

Please complete and sign one Application for Press Accreditation Form.
Hotel confirmation from the hotel manager signed on hotel letterhead including the name of the applicant and the exact dates of stay in Ghana.
International Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever is required.

Please Complete and Sign the Online Application Form.

Question.1 - Select I1 - Representative of Foreign Information Media from the drop down menu.

Question.8 - Select Counter Service and then the first available appointment from the calendar, remember to select a time and then check the "OK" button to proceed.

At the Requirements Checklist screen please check each requirement with the red asterisk and the Letter of Authorization.

At the payment screen please select Money Order as the payment method, Travel Document Systems will make this payment on your behalf.

After you click the "Submit" button please download and print each of the four documents, all four documents must be sent to Travel Document Systems.
When you download the Authorization Letter please fill in the required information with Richard Allen and Travel Document Systems, New York NY in the required spaces.


 

TravelDocs Service Fees

Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining your visa.

TypePriceProcessing Time
Regular$89.007-10 Business Days
Rush$120.003-4 Business Days
Emergency$175.001-2 Business Days

Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx. The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $32.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $33.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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Consular Fees

These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are per person per visa.

Type Entry Price Period of stay Validity Processing Time
Regular Single $75.00 Up to 30 Days 3 Months 7-10 Business Days
Rush Single $115.00 Up to 30 Days 3 Months 3-4 Business Days
Emergency Single $165.00 Up to 30 Days 3 Months 1-2 Business Days
           
Regular Multiple $115.00 Up to 30 Days 1 Year 7-10 Business Days
Rush Multiple $215.00 Up to 30 Days 1 Year 3-4 Business Days
Emergency Multiple $265.00 Up to 30 Days 1 Year 1-2 Business Days
The Embassy of Ghana is closed on Fridays and does not accept or process visa applications on Fridays. Please do not include Friday as a processing day.

Note: All consular fees above include a $5 check writing fee.
 

TDS Order Form

You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.

The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.

While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.

We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover

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Ship Your Documents

Please forward the completed requirements to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
415 Madison Avenue
Suite 1414
New York, NY 10017

Local Phone Number: 212-647-1122

Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.

Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.

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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.