The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) is the principal source for all immigration services in Ghana in accordance with the Immigration law. GIS provides various services including visa on arrival, work permit, residence permit, visa extension, cancellation of residence permits and transit visa, among many other services.

Below, we share a list of all the various services offered by the GIS and the applicable charges (updated 2017) to enable you plan and budget for your immigration commitments.

Cost of immigration services in Ghana

THE REVIEW FEES AND CHARGES FOR 2016 (LI 2228)
 

EFFECTIVE 15TH MAY 2017

NO REVENUE GHANAIANS WITH FOREIGN PASSPORT ECOWAS OTHER NATIONALS
1 Residence Permit-Student Gh¢100 Gh¢150 Gh¢200
2 Residence Permit – Work Permit

(Missionaries, NGOs, Etc.)

$300 $300
3 Residence Permit (GIPC, Automatic Quota) $150 $300 $300
4 Residence Permit ( Immigrant Quota) $150 $500 $500
5 Residence Permit (Dependant) Gh¢150 Gh¢200 Gh¢300
6 Residence  Permit

(Shareholders)

  Gh¢400  
7 Residence Permit –Work Permit

(Companies)

$150 $300 $1,000
8 Aliens Identity Card Gh¢30 ¢30 ¢30
9 Ashore Pass Extension   Gh¢50
10 Carrier Liability (Penalty) Gh¢5,000 $5,000
11 Concessionary Visa Fee $75 $75
12 Confirmation Of Departure / Arrival Gh¢100 Gh¢100 Gh¢100
13 EEV Permit/Emergency Visa $150 $150
14 EEV (Returning Resident) Gh¢100 $200
15 Endorsement Of Foreign PPT Gh¢20 Gh¢30 Gh¢100
16 Expired Residence Permit/Month

(Ghana Immigration Work Permit)

$50 $100
17 Expired Residence Permit /Month

(Penalty)

Gh¢30 Gh¢60 Gh¢80
18 Expired Visitors Permit /Month

(Penalty)

Gh¢40 Gh¢60 Gh¢80
19 Extension Of Visitors Permit /Month Gh¢20 Gh¢30 Gh¢50
20 Free  Zone Resident Permit (New)-1st Year $200 $200 $200
25 Illegal Employment (Penalty –Company)   Gh¢5000 Gh¢5000
26 Illegal Employment (Penalty –Individual)   Gh¢2500 Gh¢2500
27 Indefinite (Spouse Of Ghanaians) Gh¢1500 Gh¢1500 Gh¢1500
28 Indefinite Residence Permit   Gh¢3000 Gh¢4000
29 Non Submission Of Returns/ Company (Penalty) Gh¢1000 Gh¢1000 Gh¢1000
30 Non Submission Of Returns/Individual (Penalty)   Gh¢200 Gh¢200
31 Permanent Resident Form Gh¢50 Gh¢50 Gh¢50
32 Prohibited Area Permit   Gh¢100 Gh¢100
33 Re-Entry Permit (Multiple) $100   $150
34 Re-Entry Permit (Single) $50   $75
35 Right Of Abode Gh¢150   Gh¢3000
36 Rotators Permit From (6-12) Months $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
37 Rotators Permit – 6 Months $500 $500 $500
41 Transit Permit $50   $50
42 E-Permit $50   $50
43 Domestic Assistance (Work And Residence Permit) $300 $300 $300
44 Verification Of Documents Gh¢150 Gh¢150 Gh¢150