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Document Requirements

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

Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. It must not expire within 6 months 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.



Invitation letter from their hosts/hostesses in Ghana including full Residential address and telephone number OR Attestation from Hotel duly signed by an accredited staff, confirming their reservation (Note: We do not accept unsigned email communication).
Ghanaian host/hostess must provide proof of residency in Ghana, Citizens of Ghana may provide a copy of their Passports Vitals Page and Non Ghana Citizens please provide a copy of Invitors Passport Vitals Page and proof of their Ghana Residency.



All applicants are required to attach a photocopy of the bio-data page of their passports to completed forms.



Minors and children under the age of 18 traveling to Ghana need written parental authorization including copies of parent’s passports and Residence Permit along with their original Birth Certificate.



A copy of your Covid-19 vaccination card is required.

Vaccinations - International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever 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 completely 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 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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The single entry Ghana tourist visa is usually valid for three months from date issued, for a stay not to exceed 30 days.

Multiple entry visa is usually valid for 1-3 years.

Passport must have at least six months remaining validity and contain at least one blank visa page for visa to be issued. TDS can assist with obtaining U.S Passports, whether new issue, renewal, or obtaining additional visa pages for a valid passport.

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.


Shipping Instructions

Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation for a Ghanaian Tourist 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 Tourist 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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