Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Ghana Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. Appointment System

    The Embassy of Ghana utilises an appointment system for the submission of visa applications. The processing time quoted is the time taken for the visa to be processed after the scheduled appointment.

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must: 

    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date
    • Have two blank facing visa pages

  3. Copy of Passport Identification Page

    Provide a clear colour copy of your passport identification page

  4. Photograph(s)

    You must provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  5. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    A colour copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

  6. Proof of Previous Visas

    Applicants who previously visited this destination must provide a colour copy of the entry and exit stamps for the last visit and a copy of the passport containing these previous stamps

  7. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide a Business Cover Letter from the applicant's Swiss employer. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a Swiss postal address. Use the sample Business Cover Letter provided here to complete your letter.

    All Business Cover Letters must be addressed to the Embassy or Consulate. The address of the diplomatic mission can be found here

  8. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the applicant's host. A colour copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Include the full address and contact details of the host
    • Specify the purpose and duration of stay 
    • Include an acceptance of financial responsibility for the applicant
    • Be signed by the applicant's host 

  9. Proof of Identity of the Inviter


    This must be accompanied by a photocopy of the inviting person's passport. If the inviting person is not a Ghana citizen, a copy of their residence permit must be provided

  10. Yellow Fever Certificate

    One colour copy of yellow fever certificate

  11. Visa Application Form(s)

    The Embassy of Ghana has instituted a web-based visa appointment system and visa application form, which must be printed and signed by the applicant. The visa application form must have no handwritten changes and be free of amendments/correction fluid. 

    To do this, please use the URL link https://ecimsglobal.com/mission.aspx and follow the instructions. Applicants must ensure that the visa type selected on the online form matches the visa type requested through VisaCentral. Failure to do this will result in a delay in the visa being processed. Please ensure that once the form has been completed and signed in the original in the box for Q.12, you print out the following components from the online portal and include them with the rest of your application pack:

    • The "Appointment Details" cover sheet
    • The "Third Party Authorisation Letter" which will be completed by a VisaCentral representative
    • The fully completed Visa Application Form in duplicate

    Failure to supply these documents will result in the non issuance of your visa.

  12. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    For orders placed on the VisaCentral website, a copy of the Online Order Confirmation which is sent to you via email, must be submitted.


    For all other orders, and where applicable, a completed VisaCentral Visa Order Form which can be found in the VisaCentral Application Pack should be submitted.


    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  13. Same Day Service

    Travellers applying for the same day service must justify in a letter the need for this processing time. Please note that the decision to issue a visa on a same day service is at the Embassy’s discretion and that this processing time may be longer based on the documentation provided

  14. Holders of a G Permit

    G Permit holders residing in Germany or Italy must apply in their country of residence

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Ghana Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. Appointment System

    The Embassy of Ghana utilises an appointment system for the submission of visa applications. The processing time quoted is the time taken for the visa to be processed after the scheduled appointment.

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must: 

    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date
    • Have two blank facing visa pages

  3. Copy of Passport Identification Page

    Provide a clear colour copy of your passport identification page

  4. Photograph(s)

    You must provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  5. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the applicant's host. This letter must::

    • Include the applicant's full name and date of birth
    • Include the full name, contact number, full address and email address of the host
    • Specify the arrival and departure dates
    • Specify the relationship between the applicant and inviting person


    This must be accompanied by a photocopy of the host´s passport and a copy of their residence permit if the host is not a citizen of Ghana

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements. This must be provided as:

    • A colour copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel
    • A colour copy of hotel confirmation showing paid in full. This must be signed and stamped

  7. Proof of Previous Visas

    Applicants who previously visited this destination must provide a colour copy of the entry and exit stamps for the last visit and a copy of the passport containing these previous stamps

  8. Yellow Fever Certificate

    One colour copy of yellow fever certificate

  9. Visa Application Form(s)

    The Embassy of Ghana has instituted a web-based visa appointment system and visa application form, which must be printed and signed by the applicant. The visa application form must have no handwritten changes and be free of amendments/correction fluid. 

    To do this, please use the URL link https://ecimsglobal.com/mission.aspx and follow the instructions. Applicants must ensure that the visa type selected on the online form matches the visa type requested through VisaCentral. Failure to do this will result in a delay in the visa being processed. Please ensure that once the form has been completed and signed in the original in the box for Q.12, you print out the following components from the online portal and include them with the rest of your application pack:

    • The "Appointment Details" cover sheet
    • The "Third Party Authorisation Letter" which will be completed by a VisaCentral representative
    • The fully completed Visa Application Form in duplicate

    Failure to supply these documents will result in the non issuance of your visa.

  10. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    For orders placed on the VisaCentral website, a copy of the Online Order Confirmation which is sent to you via email, must be submitted.


    For all other orders, and where applicable, a completed VisaCentral Visa Order Form which can be found in the VisaCentral Application Pack should be submitted.


    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  11. Same Day Service

    Travellers applying for the same day service must justify in a letter the need for this processing time. Please note that the decision to issue a visa on a same day service is at the Embassy’s discretion and that this processing time may be longer based on the documentation provided

  12. Holders of a G Permit

    G Permit holders residing in Germany or Italy must apply in their country of residence

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