Ghana / Visa information

Obtaining a visa can be a time-consuming process in Ghana and, as such, we recommend that students contact one of our educational advisors or agents (see the ‘Contacts’ tab above for their contact details).

Our representatives often conduct visa seminars or advice sessions which are sometimes free, especially if you hold an offer from us. Therefore, if you decide to seek visa advice from one of our agents, inform them that you are a University of Manchester offer-holder and that you found out about their services from our website.

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.