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 2022) 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
7 Residence Permit –Work Permit (Companies) $150 $300 $1,000
8 Medical examination Fees :
      CATEGORY OF APPLICATION  NO. OF YEARS  

 MEDICAL EXAMINATION

FEE (GH₵)

Fresh Residence Permit

1 year

1,100

Renewal of Residence Permit

1 year – 3 years

600

Renewal of Residence Permit

4 years – 5 years 1,100

Indefinite Residence Permit

1,100
Right of Abose for other African descents in the Diaspora 1,100

Naturalization

1,100

9 Aliens Identity Card Gh¢30 ¢30 ¢30
10 Ashore Pass Extension   Gh¢50
11 Carrier Liability (Penalty) Gh¢5,000 $5,000
12 Concessionary Visa Fee $75 $75
13 Confirmation Of Departure / Arrival Gh¢100 Gh¢100 Gh¢100
14 EEV Permit/Emergency Visa $150 $150
15 EEV (Returning Resident) Gh¢100 $200
16 Endorsement Of Foreign PPT Gh¢20 Gh¢30 Gh¢100
17 Expired Residence Permit/Month        (Ghana Immigration Work Permit) $50 $100
18 Expired Residence Permit /Month   (Penalty) Gh¢30 Gh¢60 Gh¢80
19 Expired Visitors Permit /Month       (Penalty) Gh¢40 Gh¢60 Gh¢80
20 Extension Of Visitors Permit /Month Gh¢20 Gh¢30 Gh¢50
21 Free  Zone Resident Permit (New)-1st Year $200 $200 $200
22 Illegal Employment (Penalty –Company)   Gh¢5000 Gh¢5000
23 Illegal Employment (Penalty –Individual)   Gh¢2500 Gh¢2500
24 Indefinite (Spouse Of Ghanaians) Gh¢1500 Gh¢1500 Gh¢1500
25 Indefinite Residence Permit   Gh¢3000 Gh¢4000
26 Non Submission Of Returns/ Company (Penalty) Gh¢1000 Gh¢1000 Gh¢1000
27 Non Submission Of Returns/Individual (Penalty)   Gh¢200 Gh¢200
28 Permanent Resident Form Gh¢50 Gh¢50 Gh¢50
29 Prohibited Area Permit   Gh¢100 Gh¢100
30 Re-Entry Permit (Multiple) $100   $150
31 Re-Entry Permit (Single) $50   $75
32 Right Of Abode for other African descents in the Diaspora Gh¢150   Gh¢3000
33 Rotators Permit From (6-12) Months $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
34 Rotators Permit – 6 Months $500 $500 $500
35 Transit Permit $50   $50
36 E-Permit $50   $50
37 Domestic Assistance (Work And Residence Permit) $300 $300 $300
38 Verification Of Documents Gh¢150 Gh¢150 Gh¢150