Ghana / Visa information

The refusal rate for student visa applications in Ghana is very high. In order to maximise your chance of being granted a study visa we would strongly recommend that you prepare carefully for your application.

The British Council in Ghana is now providing free one-to-one visa counselling service at their offices in Liberia Rd, Accra. If you would like to arrange individual counselling or have any queries regarding the visa advisory services offered by the British Council in Accra, please contact:

Angelina Diyuoh
tel: + 233 21 610090

The UK Visas website also provides comprehensive information about making a visa application.

The British Government is introducing biometric data collection (fingerscans and digital photographs) as part of a world-wide biometric identification process, designed to:

  • Protect an individual's identity
  • Facilitate future entry to the UK
  • Combat visa fraud and abuse of the UK's immigration and asylum systems

Declaring cash to HM Revenue and Customs

As from 15 June 2007, people travelling directly to or from a country outside the European Union (EU) and carrying 10,000 Euros or more (or the equivalent amount in another currency) will be required to declare the cash to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) at the place of their departure from, or arrival in, the United Kingdom.

Cash not only means currency notes and coins but also bankers' drafts and cheques of any kind, including travellers' cheques.