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Document Requirements

These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying for a Ghanaian Journalists visa in New York

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.
A copy of your Covid-19 vaccination card is required.
International Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever is required.

Please Complete and Sign the Online Application Form, once you have completed and signed the application form please print the application and include it with the rest of the required documents to send back to Travel Document Systems, please DO NOT use the Washington DC application form as this will lead to delays in processing your application.

When completing the application form you will be required to upload several documents as part of the process (Recent Color Photo, Passport Details Page, Confirmation of Place of Stay, Invitation Letter and Yellow Fever Certificate) You will be asked to confirm the amount and method of payment of your consular fees associated with your application so please carefully select the amount that corresponds to the processing time you are requesting, e.g. $90 for normal processing, and "Money Order" and please note that you are not being asked to actually pay these fees separately at the time you complete your application online rather simply to specify the amount and method of payment to be made on your behalf by TDS at the time your application is physically submitted for processing.


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Shipping Instructions

Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation for a Ghanaian Journalists visa for US Citizens and all required documents to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
100 Park Avenue
Suite 1646
New York, NY 10017

Local Phone Number: 212-647-1122

Urgent applications for a Ghanaian Journalists visa 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.

Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $36.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $39.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
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Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
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