How To Apply For U.K Visa In Ghana

How to apply for U.K Visa in Ghana. Ghanaian citizens of 32k apply for UK visas from Ghana every year. In fact, usually, more than 75% of applicants apply for a UK visit visa from Ghana. However, the UK visa refusal rate from Ghana is more than 40%.

Therefore, 18-20K Ghanaians get a UK visa every year. In order to visit the United Kingdom to study, work or join family, you must have a valid visa and your passport. You cannot arrive with only one of these documents.

You must have both whenever you arrive at the point of entry. Currently, the United Kingdom allows a max stay of 186 days in Total for the standard visitor visa. Your visa will expire 186 days after arrival.

UK Visa requirements in Ghana:

Ghanaians can apply for UK visa online and no paper application form is required. Applicants can read questions in languages other than English but can only fill out the online visa application form in English.

After selecting a language for reading the questions, an applicant needs to select Ghana as the country of application if an applicant is applying from inside Ghana.

If a Ghanaian passport holder is applying from some other country, then needs to select that country. And need to provide the details of the permission to reside in that country.

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UK visitor visa application

The UK visitor visa application process from Ghana usually consists of the following steps:

  1. Specify the Purpose of Visiting the UK
  2. Fill the Online Application Form
  3. Schedule an Appointment
  4. Pay the Application Fees
  5. Upload/Prepare the Documents Bunch
  6. Biometrics at UKVAC
  7. Wait for the Decision
  8. Passport Collection from UKVAC Ghanaians can apply for the following types of visa applications for visiting the UK:
  9. Standard Visitor Visa for a family visits, tourism, or business meetings
  10. Private Medical Treatment Visa
  11. Marriage Visitor Visa
  12. Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor Visa
  13. Short Term Student Visitor Visa for Studying English Language
  14. Parent of a Tier 4 child visa How Much Does the Standard Visitor Visa Cost?
    The cost of your visa will depend on the processing speed of your application:
    Standard: USD 170.00
    Rush: USD 200.00
    Super Rush: USD 220.00 There are no fee requirements for Ghanaians for the following types of UK visa applications from Ghana:
  15. Diplomatic Posting to the UK
  16. Diplomatic Posting to the UK (Dependant)
  17. Members of International Organisations on Official Visits
  18. Official Transit through the UK
  19. Official Visit to the UK

The speed at which your visa application will be processed will depend on the processing speed you choose:
The UK visa processing time starts when an applicant submits the application and biometrics at UKVAC Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Emporium Building, 1st floor, Accra, Ghana.

Indeed, the UK visa processing time from Ghana for more than 90% of the non-settlement visa applications is usually within 10-15 working days.

However, the UK visa Ghana priority timeline is 5-7 working days for a straightforward case. Only a very few visit visa applications from Ghana take more than 6 weeks or thirty working days for a decision.

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UK visa fee in Ghana

UK Embassy in Ghana Visitor Visa Fees for Ghanaians ;

Visit Visa Fees for 6 months- GH₵665 (US$124, £95)
2 Year Visit Visa Cost – GH₵2,525 (US$470, £361)
5 Year Visit Visa – GH₵6,116 (US$853, £655)

UK visitor visa application center in Ghana

Office Address:
(CVAC operated in partnership with OIM/IOM) International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ghana
House 10, Plot 48, Osu Badu Road/Broadway
Airport West, Accra

Mailing Address:
(CVAC operated in partnership with OIM/IOM) International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ghana
P.O. Box 5222,
Accra-North, Ghana

How To Apply For U.K Visa In Ghana

Check below the step on how to apply for U.K Visa in Ghana;

  • Find out if you need a UK visa.
  • Chose the right UK visa type.
  • Complete the online application form.
  • Collect the required documents for a UK visa application.
  • Schedule a UK visa appointment.
  • Attend the UK visa interview.

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