Requirements for a NON-Rush Tourist 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 children under 18 years of age. Please take special care to make sure any visa applications for children 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 add your email address.
    • Make sure 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 or the Visa is for a 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
    • Children under the age of 18: a copy of their birth certificate, color copies of their parents'/guardians' picture ID's and a completed, notarized parent/guardian Consent Form.

  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: $60 - One entry only.
      • $60 Money order, postal order, or cashier's check made payable to the "Ghana Embassy" for the application fee
    • 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.


  • All single entry visas MUST be used within 90 days from date of issue.
  • TIMING: 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 Ghanaian visas are invalid 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)