NON-RUSH Visas require at least 15 business days processing time

Download the Visa application form HERE

Requirements for a NON-RUSH Student 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. NON-US Citizens: must provide a front and back copy of a US Green Card, I-94, or US visa
  3. Letter of Invitation from the Inviting Educational Institution: A copy of the invitation letter, on the school letterhead, from the sponsoring entity in Ghana admitting the applicant into their program

What to send in for a NON-RUSH Student Visa

  1. Passport: Submit your valid, signed, passport
  2. Application: One Completed Application Form - Available HERE
  3. 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)
  4. 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.
  5. Documentation: If you are a Non-US Citizen please include the following documentation:
    • A front and back copy of a US Green Card, Form I-94, or US visa
  6. Letter of Invitation from the Inviting Educational Institution: A copy of the invitation letter, on the school letterhead, from the sponsoring entity in Ghana admitting the applicant into their program
  7. Payment: We accept Money Orders, Postal Orders, and Cashier's Checks - No cash, credits cards, or personal/company checks please
    • Multiple Entry Visa: $100 - Multiple Visits.
      • $100 Money order, postal order, or cashier's check made payable to the "Ghana Embassy" for the application 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:

  • 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 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 Self-Addressed, Pre-Paid, Trackable Envelope for return of your passport;

YOU MUST INCLUDE A CELL PHONE NUMBER ON YOUR APPLICATION

NOTE: It is important that you keep the tracking numbers from both envelopes to enable you to track your packages.

NON-RUSH VISAS can be issued at:
3535 Westheimer Road, Suite #235
Houston, TX 77027
during our normal office hours: Monday through Thursday 9AM - 4PM.
Processing takes 15 BUSINESS DAYS (3 weeks) from date received.
(Enter parking lot via the Joanel cross street: see imager below)