GHANA IMMIGRATION SERVICE

All foreigners doing business or resident in Ghana must obtain either a work and/or a resident permit from the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) in compliance with the laws of Ghana. Permits may be obtained by way of the automatic immigrant quota as advised to the GIS which takes between two (2) to three (3) weeks to procure or by an application to the GIS supported by relevant documentation which typically takes between four 4) weeks to six (6) weeks to obtain. Permits issued are valid for a period of one year and can be renewed with the issuing authority for a specified fee.