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Consular 2019-06-10T11:15:58+00:00

Consular Section

You are warmly welcome to the Consular Section of the Ghana High Commission in Valletta, Malta, concurrently accredited to Tripoli, Libya.  General information on the range of consular services available to Ghanaian nationals and foreigners alike in Malta and Libya can be accessed from these pages. These services include the issuance of Visas and Emergency Travel Certificates (ETC), processing of Passports/Dual Nationality applications, as well as Authentication of Documents.

Ghanaian nationals resident in or visiting Malta and Libya are encouraged to register with the High Commission.

General Information

The Consular Section is open to the general public between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

For more information or to check on the status of applications already submitted, please contact the Consular Section on:

The High Commission is closed to the public on all public holidays in Malta and Ghana.

Important Information for intending travellers to Ghana

All travellers to Ghana must be in possession of a valid passport or travelling document establishing their identity.

Citizens of ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), Kenya, Egypt, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and holders of German and Cuban Diplomatic/Service passports are exempt from the requirement of entry visas.

Persons who enter Ghana as visitors are not permitted to take any form of employment (paid or unpaid) or engage themselves in any form of business activities while still in Ghana.

Persons without any means of financial support, undesirable persons, prohibited immigrants and mentally ill/insane persons may not be granted visas to Ghana.

You are welcome to contact the head of the Consular Section should you require additional information.

Visa Applications

All visa applicants are strongly advised to submit their applications and passports for visas one month prior to the intended date of departure.

  1. Working Hours (10:00 am – 2:00 pm), Monday – Friday
  2. Types of Visas issued
    • Diplomatic
    • Official
    • Business
    • Tourist
    • Student
    • Others
  3. An applicant shall complete a visa application form and attach four (4) passport size photographs which were taken not more than three (3) months prior to submitting the application.
  4. An applicant should possess proof of reservation of a return air ticket, which should be submitted together with the application.
  5. An application for an official, business and student visa shall be submitted together with a letter of invitation from the principals in Ghana and Letter of Introduction from Malta.
  6. An application for a visa shall take not more than two (2) business days to process.
  7. In the case of journalists and/or film crew who are covering an event or shooting a film in Ghana, the application shall take two weeks (14 days) for processing. In addition, such an applicant shall complete another form to indicate the nature of coverage and equipment to be taken to Ghana. Upon arrival in Ghana, such applicant shall call at the Information Services Department at the Information Ministry for accreditation.
  8. When an application for a visa is turned down, the visa-issuing officer is not obliged to offer any explanation. However, the affected applicant may re-apply for a review.
    NOTE: Applicants must include their passports as part of their applications, as all visas, if issued, are inserted into the passports.

VISA APPLICATION FEE

  1. Payment should be made by Cash.
      • Single Entry (1 Month) – €50.00
      • Single Entry (3 Months) – €75.00
      • Multiple Entry (6 Months) – €100.00
      • Multiple Entry (12 Months) – €150.00

    Passport whose validity is more than six (6) months

  2. In accordance with INTERNATIONAL SANITARY REGULATIONS all persons entering Ghana are requested to have a valid certificate of immunisation against yellow fever.
    Do not submit your Immunisation certificate together with visa application form. Keep it and present it at the port of entry in Ghana.
  3. Submit the following documents:
    • Completed visa application form – Download Visa Application Form –
    • Valid passport for at least six (6) months (before expiration)
    • Evidence of financial support or letter of invitation from host in Ghana
    • Visa Fee in cash
    • Four (4) passport-size photographs of applicant. Should be taken at least within the last three months prior to the application for visa (very important)
    • Affix one (1) photograph with glue on the top right corner of the application form.
  4. These guidelines are subject to change as may be directed by the competent authorities in Ghana. For further information please call: (+356) 27042460  or e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]

 

(Service to be provided in the near future)

Notice for All Dual Citizenship Applicants

The Ministry of Interior wishes to bring to the attention of all prospective Dual Citizenship applicants that, any applicant who had no primary Ghanaian Citizenship as at 31st December 1996 is not qualified to be registered as a Dual Citizen of Ghana.

This policy is in line with the existing laws of Ghana namely: The 1992 Constitution of Ghana and the Citizenship Act 591 of 2002.

Individuals in the above category can, however, apply to the Ministry of Interior directly for Right of Abode under Section 17 of the Immigration Act 573 (2000), which will enable them have almost all the rights and privileges of a Dual Citizen.

In accordance with the Citizenship Act of 2002 (Act 591), Ghanaians who have acquired Maltese Citizenship are eligible to apply for Dual Citizenship.

Guidelines

Applicants are required to complete a Dual Nationality Application Form. The Form has to be fully completed before submission to the High Commission for onward delivery to the Ministry of Interior in Accra for processing.

A completed application is to be accompanied by:

  1. A photocopy of Maltese Naturalization Certificate/Maltese Passport
  2. Six Passport size photographs
  3. Evidence of Ghanaian Nationality (Parent’s nationality – photocopy of passport/Birth Certificate/Voter’s ID Card/Ghanaian Passport)
  4. Contact telephone numbers of applicant
  5. Names and addresses of two relatives residing in Ghana
  6. Photocopy of the receipt issued when the application form was purchased

On acquiring the Dual Citizenship status, a holder will be entitled to apply for a Ghanaian Passport in addition to the Maltese Passport.

A holder of Dual Citizenship will be permitted to remain in Ghana without limitation if the person entered the country on a Ghana Passport.

It is an offence however, for a Dual Citizenship holder to use two passports interchangeably to deceive an immigration officer.

Forms

  • Download Visa Application Form
  • Download Passport Application Form – PDF format
  • Ghana Citizen’s Registration – Online Form

Schedule of Fees

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Visa
Single Entry (1 Month) €  50.00
Single Entry (3 Months) €  75.00
Multiple Entry (6 Months) €  100.00
Multiple Entry (12 Months) €150.00
 

Passport

Passport Application Form & Processing Fee €  150.00
Lost/ Damaged Passport €  200.00
Attestation /Authentication                     
Document Attestation €  30.00
Travel Certificate
Certificate of Identity (TC) €  30.00