Requirements for a NON-RUSH Student Visa


NON-RUSH Visas require at least 10 business days (2 weeks) processing time

Download the Visa application form HERE

NOTE: There are several special requirements for visas that will be used by minors. In order to obtain a Student Visa one must be enrolled in an Educational Institution in Ghana. Please take special care to make sure any visa applications for children under 18 years old are fully completed with the required documentation.

  1. Non-Rush Applications for Groups of more than 4 persons: Please send your applications to the Embassy in Washington D.C.

  2. 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.

  3. APPLICATION: One Completed Application Form - Available HERE- MUST include your contact information

    • Please include your email address
    • Make such that your cell phone number is on your application

  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.


  • 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

Include a Pre-Paid, Self-Addressed, Signature Waived, Trackable Return Envelope.

**We HIGHLY RECOMMEND using FEDEX for your shipping**

NOTE: It is important that one keep the tracking numbers from both envelopes to enable one to track one's packages.

NON-RUSH VISAS can be submitted at:
3535 Westheimer Road, Suite #235
Houston, TX 77027
Our normal office hours are Monday through Thursday 9AM - 4PM (Except Holidays).
Processing takes 10 BUSINESS DAYS (2 weeks) from date received.
(Enter parking lot via the Joanel cross street: see image below)