The Office will be CLOSED from Dec. 22, 2017 until Jan. 2, 2018 for the Holidays.


Requirements for a RUSH Transit Visa

Download the Visa application form HERE


NOTE: There are several special requirements for visas that will be used by minors and children. Please take special care to make sure any visa applications for such minors and children are fully complemented with the required documentation. >

  1. PASSPORT: Submit your valid, signed passport. Your passport must not expire for at least 6 months and should have at least one blank visa page for processing

  2. APPLICATION: One Completed Application Form - Available HERE - MUST include your contact information
    • Please include your email address
    • Make sure that your cell phone number is on your application

  3. PHOTO: One passport photo (2"x2") - a recent, official, color passport picture stapled to the upper right hand corner of the application
    • NO scans, selfies, or copies of pictures are acceptable and no glasses should be worn.

  4. Minors/Children (Under age 18): Require a copy of their birth certificate, color copies of their parents'/guardians' ID, and a completed, notarized parent/guardian authorization form
  5. NON-US Citizens: must provide a front and back copy of a US Green Card, I-94, or US visa

  6. TICKET: Single Entry Visas MUST have a copy of an airline ticket or eTicket, Multiple Entry Visas do not.
    • Ticket must be purchased before a visa can be issued

  7. PAYMENT: We accept Money Orders, Postal Orders, and Cashier's Checks - No cash, credits cards, or personal/company checks please
    • Single Entry Visa: $100 - One entry only - Rush requests received Monday through Thursday will be processed same day.
      • $60 Money order, postal order, or cashier's check made payable to the "Ghana Embassy" for the application fee
      • $40 Money order, postal order, or cashier's check made payable to "Diane Webb" for the RUSH fee.

    • Multiple Entry Visa: $200 - Multiple Visits - Rush requests received Monday through Thursday will be processed same day.
      • $100 Money order, postal order, or cashier's check made payable to the "Ghana Embassy" for the application fee
      • $100 Money order, postal order, or cashier's check made payable to "Diane Webb" for the RUSH fee.

  8. RETURN ENVELOPE: Enclose a Pre-Paid, Self-Addressed, Trackable Envelope - when issued, your visa and passport will be placed in the envelope you provided and mailed back to you. Make sure you write down the tracking numbers from BOTH envelopes.

Validity:

  • All single entry visas MUST be used within 90 days from the date of issue.
  • Do not send single entry visa requests too early, they are only good for 90 days from date of issuance
  • Multiple entry visas are valid for 3 years unless the passport expires within the 3 year period.
  • Ghanaians, by birth, are entitled to a multiple entry visa that is valid for 5 years unless the passport expires within the 5 year period.
  • There is no requirement that you purchase your ticket before requesting a multiple entry visa.

  • We recommend that if your stay in Ghana is longer than 2 Months (60 Days), you apply for a multiple entry visa.

  • All visas are invalidated when the passport expires
 

Mail the above in a Pre-Paid, Trackable Envelope with "Signature Waived" to:


Consulate of Ghana
3535 Westheimer Road, Suite #235
Houston, TX 77027
713-960-1950

Include a Pre-Paid, Self-Addressed, Trackable Envelope for return of your passport.

**YOU MUST INCLUDE A CELL PHONE NUMBER TO BE CONTACTED IF NECESSARY**

NOTE: It is important that one keep the tracking numbers from both envelopes to enable one to track one's packages.
If one's RUSH application is received on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday it will be processed and mailed back on that same day.

WALK-IN RUSH VISAS can be issued at:
3535 Westheimer Road, Suite #235
Houston, TX 77027
Our office hours are Monday through Thursday 9AM - 4PM (Except Holidays).
It takes about 15 minutes per visa, no appointment is required.
(Enter parking lot via the Joanel cross street: see image below)