Download the Visa application form HERE

Requirements for a RUSH Transit Visa

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: Your passport must not expire for at least 6 months after your departure from Ghana and should have at least one blank visa page for processing
  2. TICKET: Single entry Visas must have a copy of an airline ticket or eTicket submitted with the application
  3. TIMING: Do not send single entry visa requests too early, they are only good for 90 days from date of issuance
  4. NON-US Citizens: must provide a front and back copy of a US Green Card, I-94, or US visa
  5. Minors/Children (Under age 18): Require a copy of their birth certificate, color copies of their parents'/guardians' ID, and letters from all parents/guardians giving their permission for the minor to travel to Ghana or completed parent/guardian authorization form

What to send in for a RUSH Transit Visa

  1. PASSPORT: Submit your valid, signed, passport
  2. Application: One Completed Application Form - Available HERE - MUST include your contact information
    • Please add your email address below signature (11)
    • Make sure that your cell phone number is on your application next to your address (3b)
  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. DOCUMENTATION: If you are a Non-US Citizen or the Visa is for a minor or child under 18 please include all following documentation:
    • NON-US Citizens: a front and back copy of a US Green Card, Form I-94, or US visa
    • Minors/Children (Under age 18): a copy of their birth certificate, color copies of their parents'/guardians' ID's, and letters from all parents/guardians giving their permission for the minor to travel to Ghana or completed parent/guardian authorization form
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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:

  • 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.
  • All single entry visas MUST be used within 90 days from the date of issue.
  • 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 you keep the tracking numbers from both envelopes to enable you to track your packages.
If your RUSH application is received on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday if 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 normal office hours are Monday through Thursday 9AM - 4PM (Except Holidays).
It takes about 15 minutes, no appointment is required.
(Enter parking lot via the Joanel cross street: see image below)