Resident Visa and Work Permit information
Most visitors must obtain a visa to enter and stay in Ghana. Only a handful of countries within the African continent and some in Asia are exempted. Visa applications can be filed in a Ghanaian embassy or consulate. There are short term visas (tourist, student and business) and permanent stay visa available. Work permits are also required to be applied for and processed before travelling to the country.
Ghana's government portal outlines the application process and visa regulations>>
Documents Required (but not limited to)
Valid passport, 6 months
Completed visa application
4 passport size photos
Yellow Fever vaccination certificate, less than 6 years old
Please refer to the Ghana Immigration Service and government portal site for more information:
Expats must use their domestic license together with an international license from a country covered by the Vienna Convention to drive legally in Ghana. For more information, please visit: www.adcidl.com/Driving-in-Ghana.html
Ghana has both public and private healthcare. The public insurance system, or NHIS is available for all residents. However the public hospitals accepting this insurance are usually overcrowded and lack quality. Expats prefer securing private health insurances, which are more expensive. The private medical facilities are better in terms of quality of care and treatments.
Med X Health Systems
MED-X Health Systems (Med-X) is a Private Commercial Health Insurance Services Company registered in Ghana under the Companies Code of 1963 (Act 179) and authorized to undertake the following activities: Third party fund Administration and Management, Medical Insurance Schemes, and Medical Referrals.
Address: 110 Ambassadorial Enclave, East-Legon. P.O.Box CT 5426, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 0302 510410, +233 0302 510411, +233 0302 510412, +233 0302 507763
Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital
The hospital has 2,000 beds and 17 clinical and diagnostic Departments/Units. It has an average daily attendance of 1,500 patients and about 250 patient admissions.
Clinical and diagnostic departments of the hospital include Medicine, Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pathology, Laboratories, Radiology, Anaesthesia, Surgery, Polyclinic, Accident Centre and the Surgical/Medical Emergency as well as Pharmacy. Other Departments includes, Pharmacy, Finance, Engineering, General Administration.
Address: University of Accra, Guggisberg Avenue, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 302 674072, +233 302 673036
Medifem Hospital specializes in infertility diagnosis and treatment for couples having problems conceiving naturally. The Hospital has a number of well-trained professionals including three gynaecologists in addition to the Medical Director, an Andrologist / Assisted Reproduction Technologist and other experienced and qualified staff. Medifem Hospital has a state-of-the-art ultrasound facility (3G), a theatre, labour suites, a dispensary, a laboratory facility and ultra-modern consulting suites.
Address: House No. C394, Blohum Street, Directly opposite Exclusive Men's , Wear Boutique, Dzorwulu, Accra
Tel: +233 21 779 566
Fax: +233 21 767 660
Nyaho Medical Centre
Nyaho Medical Centre was established in March 1970 as a clinic (i.e. Nyaho Clinic) by the late Dr. Kwami Nyaho Tamaklo, and ever since 2001, the current Managing Director, Mrs. Janet Tamaklo has maintained its legacy through a continued mission statement and increased vision.
Address: 35 Aviation Road, Airport Residential Area, P. O. Box 5224, Accra North Ghana
Tel: +233 302 775341, +233 302 775291, +233 302 784505
Fax: +233 302 777593
Rabito Health Services Ltd
Rabito Health Service Limited, a leading private health care provider in Ghana and Sub-Saharan African is 35 years old in health care delivery. Formerly known as Rabito Clinic Limited, Rabito was established in 1974 under the visionary leader and founder, Dr. Edmund N. Delle, after his sojourn in Italy to provide private health care in general medicine and specialist care in skin, hair and nail diseases (Dermatology) which will meet the total health needs of its clients at affordable but competitive charges. Rabito presently has 27 branches spread through the whole country at both regional and district levels with about 300 hundred staff.
Website: P.O. Box 7286, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 21 774 526
Fax: +233 21 777 465
Address: 35 Cantonments Road, Osu Re, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 21 761 974
Fax: +233 21 777 790
Address: Neghelli Barracks, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 21 777 595
Fax: +223 21 773 981
North Ridge Clinic
Address: Near KLM Office, P.O. Box 7397, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 21 227 328
Christian Professional Fellowship (CPF)
Address: New Achimota, Burkina Faso Road, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 302 412234
Address: Opposite Tesano GNTC, Achimota, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 21 220 833
Fax: +233 21 236 301