Student Services

Administrative Support Services

Some of the activities undertaken by Administrative Support Services at UPSA are;

• Issuing of introductory and attestation letters
• Endorsing of forms for students.
• Organizing of orientation for fresh students.
• Handling of issues pertaining to the undergraduate students’ handbook.
• Helping students to access private hostels.

Financial Aid

Financial aid services provided includes:
• Facilitates the accessing of Student Loans from the Students Loans Trust Fund (SLTF).
• Introduces students who seek financial assistance from corporate institutions, District Assemblies, MP’s etc.
• Solicits for funds for the needy but brilliant student fund of the University.
• Assisting students to apply for financial assistance from TEST for GHANA- a financial aid Institution that award scholarship to students annually.

International Students

In And Around UPSA

The University of Professional Studies is a cute and ultra modern campus that is still seeing more improvement. By its very nature, students do not need any transportation facilities to move around campus. The campus is well lit by night giving students the security they need to go about their activities. The school is surrounded by such other institutions like the University of Ghana, Trinity Theological Seminary, Ideal College, the Ghana Book Trust and the very popular Asanka Locals Restaurant.

Banking Facilities

The school has within its environment the Access bank, located just behind it’s administration block on campus to undertake all forms of payments and transactions for it’s students. However, within about seven hundred metres radius to the school are a number of banks and ATM facilities of some other banks. They include the Ghana Commercial Bank, Fidelity Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank, Agricultural Development Bank and Ecobank. To open an account as a foreign student, the banks requires photocopy of student’s admission letter, introduction letter from the school, copy of travel passport and in rare instances, prove of residential address.

Accommodation

There is a hostel complex underway to solve the campus accommodation problem, which includes a spacious facility for learning. In the meantime there are a number of hostel facilities around campus. These facilities are categorised into international, standard and affordable hostels. The international standard hostels comprise of different categories of apartments that are exclusively designed to meet the needs of students that have a taste for and can afford a leisure accommodation. These range from apartments for 1, 2, 3 or 4 persons in a room. Whiles some apartments are exclusive others have shared facilities (kitchen, toilets, baths, air conditioners etc). A few of the international standard hostels have shuttle facilities that transport students to and from school on a daily basis. For details concerning cost, contact and view of facilities, please contact the following accommodators:

1. Ghana Hostels limited
2. Bani Hostel – www.baniinternationalhostel.com
The second category of hostels considered as standard are relatively inexpensive as compared to the international standard ones. They have similar facilities as the international standard hostels but are in suburbs that are relatively not as standard as the international ones. Most of these hostels are around campus. For details concerning cost, contact and view of facilities, please contact the following accommodators: Kate Ventures :+233-(0)208152019/ (0)266 445 782

Am Main Hostel
Heavens Gate Hostel

The Low cost or corner side hostels which are relatively inexpensive are also dotted in the suburb of the school’s location. Most of these are shared rooms ranging from 2 to 6 students per room depending on the size. Beds are not shared though other facilities like kitchen, bath etc are shared by students. They include 1. Green Hostel 2. Stream street Hostel +233-(0)244039363/ (0)266150699

Shopping Facilities

Shopping is almost always fun for students in many tertiary institutions worldwide. The school is yet to set up a shopping mall to the benefit of its students. Awaiting this, a private shopping mall by name Quick & Fine supermarket and some eateries are located inside the enclave of the Engen filling station as well as one near completion opposite the University, Besides these, students can shop from the Madina Township within which the school is located. If one has a quest for international standard shopping malls with an array of international products, the A& C shopping mall and Accra shopping Mall will be immensely beneficial. Both malls though not exactly located in the Madina Township, are averagely 10 minutes drive from campus.

There are also a lot of corner shops within the Madina Township where the school is located. These have been very popular options for shopping to many students both local and international.

The Madina market, which serves the shopping needs of the people of Madina could also be of help to students wanting to shop, especially for local African and for that matter Ghanaian foodstuff.

Restaurant Services

There are two private restaurant operators within campus who serve both local and continental dishes. If you have never tasted a Ghanaian meal, your first meal in Ghana should be at Mama Lit, Tasty Treats Restaurants and others right on campus. Right off campus is the well known Asanka Local Restaurant noted for its delicious Ghanaian dishes. Opposite Asanka locals is the Red lobster restaurant which serves both local and continental dishes. In the stated restaurants, a plate of food goes for averagely between GHC 3.00 to GHC5.00. There are also a number of food joints around campus known popularly in Ghana as Chop Bars. These bars do not have fixed prices for their meals, thus the quantity served depends on the order of the customer.

Transportation

Moving in and out of campus may require the use of transport services depending on how far one is travelling. It is not at all risky to travel on foot if the distance is not much. However, if a student wishes to travel distances within the Accra area or beyond, there will be the need for transport services. In Ghana, there are options with regards transportation. Students could opt for private commercial buses that are always almost available. These buses known in the local parlance as “Trotro” are relatively cheaper. On the average, a distance of 3 Kilometres will cost thirty Ghana pesewa (GHC 00.30) Students can also make use of passenger taxis that sits not more than 4 passengers at a time. These cabs are relatively expensive than the “Trotro”. A distance of 3 Kilometres with a passenger Taxi will cost averagely about sixty Ghana pesewa (GHC 00.60) Students also have the choice of making use of the services of hired taxis. These are quite expensive and the charges depend on the distance covered and the passenger’s ability to bargain.

Sports

The school is gradually emerging as a force to reckon with in respect to sports within the Ghanaian tertiary arena. The school has to its credit, a soccer pitch, a basketball court, a volley ball court and other indoor sporting facilities like table tennis.

Night Life

Accra is a busy city by night, especially at weekends. Students have a variety of pubs around the Madina area where they may hang out. For funs of night clubs, the Padees night club is only 12 minutes drive from campus. There are also such Night Clubs as Boomerang, Aphrodisiac, Collisium, Neighbourhood, Jokers, Warehouse, Timberland, Yegola, Oops etc, which are averagely 20 – 30 minutes drive from campus, depending on the Club in question.

Culture

Ghana is a multi–cultural society stemming from the fact that, the country is made up of many tribal groupings. There is however a commonality that runs through these groups – love for all especially visitors. Thus it is common to be greeted by people who have never known or seen you. This aspect of the Ghanaian culture has transcended to such an extent impacting positively for foreigners. Thus a foreigner will rarely miss his or her way in Ghana since it is part of the Ghanaian culture to give directions to people and for that matter visitor who may have missed their ways to their destinations.

Ghana’s culture is also reflected in its year round rich festivals of various people and tribes of the country.  They include

Festival

Place

Period

Akwasidae

Manhyia, Kumasi

Every six weeks

Dodoleglime/Hogbetsotso

Ve Traditional Area (Ve Traditional Area)

November

Dipo (puberty rite)

Odumase

February

Gmayem

Manya Krobos (Odumase)

October

Gologo

Talensi, Tong-Zuf

March

Aboakyer

Winneba

1st Sat. in May

Asafotufiam

Ada

July/August

Damba

Tamale, Wa

July/August

Bakatue

Elmina

1st Tues. in July

Akwambo

Agona Nyakrom/Agona Swedru

August

Epor

Lolobi-KumasiVolta Region

Fetu Afahye

Cape Coast

1st Sat in September

KLOYOSIKPLEM

Yilo Krobo (Somanya)

November

Kobine

Lawra

September

Homowo

Accra

August/September

Kundum

Axim, Takoradi

August/September

Odwira

Akropong

September

Apoo

Wenchi/Techiman

October

Fofie Yam Festival

Nchiraa near Wenchi

October

Hogbetsotso

Anloga

1st Sat in November

Mmoaninko

Ofinso

November

Fiok

Centime

December

Fao

Navrongo

 

These festivals are celebrated in different months in the country.  This makes Ghana an all year round country with regards to our festivals and for that matter our culture.  Students will always have the opportunity of visiting these festival grounds whiles in the country.

Health Issues

The school has a health post that takes care of all clinical cases concerning students.  All students are given free medical care at the clinic.

Pick Up Services

Students will be picked up from the airport or coach station by prior arrangement with the International Affairs Unit of the school.  Students who wish to be picked up must inform the International Affairs Unit at least a month before arrival.  Officers’ of the unit will be available at the arrival point to pick up such students.  Please note that, this attracts extra a cost.

Student Support

The wellbeing of students at the institute is very important to us. In light of this   the International Affairs Unit is the focal point for assisting all international students. The help and advice that we give can be quite varied and covers issues such as immigration, personal concerns and academic difficulties. Being attended to at the International Affairs Unit is not by Appointment.  Students can come to the Unit within the working hours of 8:30 am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday.

Visas And Immigration

The Ghana Immigration Service is the frontline agency responsible for the entry, residence and employment of foreign nationals in Ghana in accordance with the provision of the Immigration Act (Act 573), 2000.

Entry Conditions

Subject to the conditions of the Immigration Act any person who is seeing to enter into Ghana;

a) Must be in possession of a valid passport or other travel document and valid visa to enter Ghana where applicable.

b) Must have been exempted from obtaining a visa to enter Ghana.

c) Must have his name endorsed upon a visa and is in the company of the holder or the visa.

d) Must have applied and been granted an emergency entry permit; or

e) Must have been admitted to diplomatic status by the Government of Ghana.

Visa (Regulation 4(I) (D) OF L.I. 1691)

A visa may be obtained from Ghana Embassies/High Commissions, Consulates or other Embassies authorized by the Government of Ghana to issue visas on her behalf.

Emergency Entry Permit valid for 14 days may be obtained where on application has been filed on behalf of the foreign national by other national’s host with the Director of Immigration indicating;

  • Personal details including  nationality, place of residence in Ghana; Occupation or business to be followed or undertaken while Ghana;
  • Particulars of passport;
  • Proposed date of arrival;
  • Purpose of visit and duration of stay;
  • A statement to the effect that the applicant will not undertake or participate in any activities which might offend the religious beliefs or any section of the community;
  • In case of a passenger passing through Ghana ,route  to be followed; and
  • An undertaken by the applicant to return any pass granted.
  • Has had a security furnished by bond, deposit or a letter of guarantee by the person who guarantees the foreign national visit.

a) Please note that applicants must satisfy the conditions that the distance between their place of abode and the Ghana Consular office should be such that the impromptu nature of your journey could not make it possible for them to travel to the office for a visa;

b) That the applicant (s) is proceeding to Ghana at a short notice for business transactions;

c) That the applicant is a guest of the Government or a member of a delegation which is coming to Ghana at the instance of the Government at short notice, or

d) That the entry permit of an applicant who is a person resident in Ghana has expired while the applicant was outside Ghana.

Visitors

Having obtained the requisite visa, visitors must satisfy the Immigration officer on arrival that;

i. He is genuinely seeking entry for a limited period as stated by him.

ii. He will leave Ghana at the end of the period granted him.

iii. He will not take up any employment while on visitor’s permit.

iv. He does not intend studying in any school.

v. He will not be of public charge.

Before his entry is allowed at the point of entry a maximum of 60 days stay (90 days in the Case of ECOWAS nationals) is granted. The extension of the duration of the stay is allowed provided that the approving officer is convinced that conditions set above have been met.

Procedure For Extension Of Stay

Visitors may abide by the following procedure in their application for extension or stay.

  • Completion of the requisite application forms obtained from the Immigration Headquarters or the nearest Regional Commands of the Service.
  • Provision of two current passport-sized photographs.
  • An application letter from those who wish to stay for a period more than 3 months stating reason (s) for the request.
  • Provision of a valid return ticket or any form of guarantee that the visitor will leave the country at the end of the period requested for.
  • Provision of documentary evidence of intent to invest in Ghana (applicable to would-be investors only).
  • Provision of a valid passport; and
  • The payment of the requisite processing fee.

Please note that employment is restricted while on visitor’s permit.

Requirements For Ghana Passport

1. Evidence (proof) of citizenship;
(a) Birth Certificate or,
(b) Certificate of Registration/ Naturalization or
(c) Old passport or
(d) Statutory Declaration by applicant’s parents or
(e) An affidavit by head of applicant’s family
2. A completed application form (obtainable at any Post Office in Ghana)
3. Four (4) current passport size photographs (Not more than six (6) months old)
4.Evidence of profession where applicable
5. Marriage Certificate (Married Women who want to use their spouse’s name)
6. Applicants with one foreign parent are required to attach copies of their Ghanaian parent’s passport to their application.
7. Applicants with foreign Birth Certificates are required to provide evidence of arrival in Ghana and also translated birth certificates in other languages into English.
8. Fee: ¢100,000 or GH¢10.00 subject to yearly review.

Immigration Notices

Prospective travellers must note that the possession of the appropriate documents does not confer a right of entry. Travellers may be refused entry into Ghana if they fall within the category of prohibited immigrants and if they do not satisfy Immigration requirements at the point of entry. The Service will not be financially liable for their repatriation. The carrier, master or agent of the aircraft, vessel, and vehicle will be wholly or severally responsible for his immediate removal from Ghana and carrier liability will be extracted where applicable.

Pre- Entry Conditions

Ghana Visa

Ghana entry visa is an authority or permit issued to foreigners who wish or desire to enter into, or transit through Ghana’s territory.
The basic objectives of Ghana’s Entry visa policy are:

• To facilitate the entry of genuine travelers while managing the associated risks; and

• To contribute to building strong international links, promoting tourism, investment, and addressing skills shortages

According to the applicant’s identity, purpose of visit and type of passport, the Ghana entry visa falls into two main categories, namely diplomatic and ordinary visas.

Diplomatic Visa

Diplomatic visas are issued to members of the diplomatic or consular services of a foreign country who are duly accredited to Ghana by the government of the country concerned i.e. Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Public Ministers, Career Diplomats or Consular Officers etc.

Officials of International Organizations who are entitled to diplomatic privileges by, or under the provisions of any enactment, such as the United Nations and its specialized Agencies, World Bank officials on official duty or assignment in Ghana.

Members of immediate families of these categories are also granted diplomatic visas – These are coded as A1, A2, A3, and are issued gratis.

Ordinary Visa

These are issued to several sub-categories of visitors on business, tourism or holidays, temporary employment, transit etc. etc. These are coded to determine the type or nature of visit.

The most common ones are:
B-1 – Business visa.
B-2 – Holiday/Tourist Visa
C-1; C-2 – Transit Visa
D – Crew Visa
F-1; F-2 – Student Visa
H-1 to H-4 – Temporary Workers Visa

General Entry Requirements

Please note that as with any nation, Ghana’s immigration laws may change without notice.

All foreigners seeking permission to enter Ghana require Ghana entry visa unless otherwise exempted. The visa should be endorsed on valid passport or travel documents issued by competent national or international authorities and recognized by the Government of Ghana.

a) Ghana entry visas are obtainable from any Ghana Embassy, High Commission or Consulate abroad. Where Ghana has no Consular or Diplomatic representation entry visa may be issued on arrival, if the Director of Immigration has prior notification from travelers or their sponsors or hosts. This visa also referred to as an emergency visa is valid for fourteen (14) days within which period the prospective traveler should have embarked on the journey.

Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations Department was established in the University in 2005 and mandated to advocate for stronger relations with Industries, Professional Institutions Associations and similar bodies in academia.

The Department was also tasked to take care of students’ Internships/Practical Attachment needs and other related manpower issues of the University as follows:

 

FUNCTIONS:

1.Internship / Practical Attachment Training Management

The University’s Administration, as part of its academic requirements, places students with various business houses and firms for a minimum period of two (2) months to enable them obtain practical industrial experience in their respective fields of training during the long vacation.

Internship/Training is organized for students as follows:

  • At the end of level 100 for tertiary diploma students
  • At the end of level 300 for undergraduate students
  • Students of professional programmes.

Undergraduate and Tertiary Diploma Students’ internships are on scoring basis whilst those of Professional Students’ are non-scoring.

All students are expected to submit a written report after the internship period.

  • Scoring Internship Reports are assessed by qualified assessors and marks are awarded to meet the required credit hours.
  • Non-scoring Internship Reports are kept in the student’s personal files for future reference.

 

Guidelines For Report Writing:

Guidelines for report writing are obtained from the Industrial Relations Office to guide students in presenting standard reports.

2.Coordination Of All National Service Activities:

  • Submission of UPSA Final Year Students’ lists to the National Service Headquarters for posting.
  • Requisition of prospective Service Personnel to serve in UPSA (This is done in consultation with Management)
  • Posting of personnel to the various Departments/Units/Sections
  • General supervision of Service Personnel in the University.

3.Protocol Matters

Responsible for protocol matters of the Institute such as;

  • Visa procurement
  • Booking of flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Ticketing
  • Matriculation and Graduation protocol issues
  • Management of visitors (External Examiners, Visiting Lectures etc)
  • General Protocol Services.

4.Academic Research Letters

Responsible for Issuing of all Academic Research letters to students for their research works.

5.Any Other Related Matters

CONTACT

For further information, contact the Industrial Relations Officer of the University

Tel. 0302-500171/5001723

E-mail: ipsindustrialrelations@yahoo.com

Sports and Games

VISION


To use sports and games to make Staff and Students physical fit mentally alert, socially wholesome and emotionally sound individuals.

MISSION


  1. To provide and make available sports facilities and equipment to Staff and Students for recreational purpose.
  2. To endeavour to initiate sports programmes to take care of the individual difference of Staff and Students.
  3. To provide high quality sports men and women capable of winning Gold medals during sports competitions.
  4. To sustain the interest of Staff and Students in sports activities.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVE


  1. Train students to compete in all disciplines during Intra and Inter-Departmental sports and games.
  2. Provide opportunity to qualified sports men and women during Inter-Departmental sports and games to take part in GUSA games.
  3. Provide year round sports activities for Staff and Students.
  4. Provide opportunities for sports men and women develop their skills to an excellent level.
  5. Create a link with the security services to help very good sports men and women gain employment after completing their programmes on campus.

 

POLICY FOR STUDENTS REGULATING SPORTS ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS


  1. The use of the basketball, volley ball and tennis courts shall be opened to students of U.P.S.A between the hours of 6:00 am – 10:30 am and 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm on Monday to Friday.  On Saturday, the time shall be 5:30 am – 10:30 am and 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
  2. Sports equipment/supplies such as basketballs, volleyballs, tennis balls, tennis Rackets, stop watches, table tennis board/stands etc, shall be signed for, in the inventory book by a student leader before delivery and signed again on returned of equipment/supplies.
  3. Any student who will fully or negligently cause damage to the sports facilities, equipment and supplies will pay for such damage or buy the same type of equipment/supplies damaged.
  4.  Littering the facility, smoking, drinking of alcoholic beverages, use of illegal drugs, excessive noise making, fighting, use of abusive language are not permitted within the sports facilities.  The principal coach reserves the right to suspend any student who goes contrarily to this rule for a period of one month.
  5. For the safety of students, appropriate trainers/shoes shall be worn at all times. Students are advised to wear suitable clothing and protective devices at all times as a pre-requisite for sports performance/training.
  6. Hall tutors and sports sub-committees of the different halls shall be responsible for the training and selection of sports men and women for inter-hall games/athletics competition.  Those who gain qualification into the institute’s sports team shall be trained by qualified technical team headed by the principal coach.  Training schedules shall be designed for the use of the sports facilities at the hall level.
  7.  Students shall be responsible for the safe keeping of their valuable items such as jewellery, mobile phones, cash etc.  The University shall not be liable for the loss of such items within the sports facilities.
  8.   Students are prohibited from using senior members training facilities such as the gymnasium, massage parlour, tennis court, lounge, changing room, viewing terrace, snooker and offices.  Nevertheless, students who qualify to compete for the University shall be allowed to use the gymnasium under the strict supervision of the principal coach.
  9. Students with special health problems such as asthma, diabetes should declare their status for the appropriate work out schedules designed for them.
  10. Students would be required to produce identification before allowed the usage of the sports facilities.
  11. Sports sub-committee of the halls shall be responsible for the First Aid box to attend to minor injuries during training sessions. Major injuries shall be referred to the University’s clinic and the cost charged to the hall.
  12. Sports sub-committee of the halls shall be responsible for the procurement of sport equipment / supplies needed for training prior to sports competitions.
  13. The dean of students / heads of department shall be adequately informed in a written letter to exempt sports men / women representing the institute at major sports festivals from quiz and assignments and to organize special quiz and assignment at a later date to be decided by the lecturer.

Counselling and Gender Unit

The University’s Counselling Unit is part of the Students Services, and our aim is to enable students achieve their academic and personal goals by providing confidential counselling and support for any difficulties encountered while at UPSA.

OUR COUNSELLING UNIT IS:

  • Professional -We abide by international framework for ethical practice in counseling.
  • Accessible – We are open to all members of the university regardless of ethnic, religious background, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status.
  • Confidential -Nothing disclosed to a counsellor will get to a third party without your permission.
  • Services are free of charge.

COUNSELLING SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE UNIT

  • Academic/Career Counselling
  • Personal-Social Counselling
  • Marriage and Family Counselling
  • Group Counselling
  • Referral to others services
  • Organization of Workshops, Seminars and Talk Sessions.
  • Research on relevant Counselling issues.

THE CENTRE ALSO HELPS STUDENTS WITH THE FOLLOWING DIFFICULTIES:

  • Problems with study e.g. poor concentration and  fear of failure
  • Difficulties in relationships.
  • Bereavement
  • Self-harm
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Eating Problems / Eating Disorders
  • Alcoholism
  • Financial Problems
  • Managing transitions e.g. Settling into the University life
  • Concerns about sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity

LOCATION/CONTACTS

South Wing (Rooms 17, 22 & 24)

0241843855, 0240150540, 0244 509 521

Email address: counselling.unit@upsa.edu.gh

GENDER UNIT

BACKGROUND

The Gender Unit has been established to support female students in their effort towards successful completion of their studies. The Unit aims at providing Gender Related Services to students.

MAJOR CONCERNS

The Unit is concerned with the following Gender based issues such as:

  •  Pregnancy and examinations
  • Harassments, drug and substance abuse
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual assault, rape or attempted rape cases
  • Bullying
  • Psychological harassment
  • Stalking
  • Intimidation, and any other form of violence against women.

COUNSELLING WITHIN THE GENDER UNIT

The Unit also offers counselling services to all students, both females and males on gender related issues.

OTHER ACTIVITIES AT THE GENDER UNIT INCLUDE:

  • Explanation of Gender Policies to students
  • Organizing and supporting female student clubs
  • Arranging trainings in gender awareness, assertiveness, and in other relevant issues
  • Empowering female students towards success in their studies. To this end, it organizes different life skills trainings/workshops and gender awareness programs that aim at easing campus life for female students.

Students should collaborate with the Gender Officer to file their complaints for necessary action.

MRS. PATIENCE ARABA MBA

Assistant Registrar (Gender Issues)

SOUTH WING ROOM 17,

NEW ADMNISTRATION BLOCK

Mobile no:  0244  509  521

Health Issues

The school has a health post that takes care of all clinical cases concerning students. All students are given free medical care at the clinic.

Pick Up Services

Students will be picked up from the airport or coach station by prior arrangement with the International Affairs Unit of the school. Students who wish to be picked up must inform the International Affairs Unit at least a month before arrival. Officers’ of the unit will be available at the arrival point to pick up such students. Please note that, this attracts extra a cost.

Student Support

The wellbeing of students at the institute is very important to us. In light of this the International Affairs Unit is the focal point for assisting all international students. The help and advice that we give can be quite varied and covers issues such as immigration, personal concerns and academic difficulties. Being attended to at the International Affairs Unit is not by Appointment. Students can come to the Unit within the working hours of 8:30 am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday.

Visas And Immigration

The Ghana Immigration Service is the frontline agency responsible for the entry, residence and employment of foreign nationals in Ghana in accordance with the provision of the Immigration Act (Act 573), 2000.

Entry Conditions Subject to the conditions of the Immigration Act any person who is seeing to enter into Ghana;

a) Must be in possession of a valid passport or other travel document and valid visa to enter Ghana where applicable.
b) Must have been exempted from obtaining a visa to enter Ghana.
c) Must have his name endorsed upon a visa and is in the company of the holder or the visa.
d) Must have applied and been granted an emergency entry permit; or
e) Must have been admitted to diplomatic status by the Government of Ghana.

Visa (Regulation 4(I) (D) OF L.I. 1691)
A visa may be obtained from Ghana Embassies/High Commissions, Consulates or other Embassies authorized by the Government of Ghana to issue visas on her behalf. Emergency Entry Permit valid for 14 days may be obtained where on application has been filed on behalf of the foreign national by other national’s host with the Director of Immigration indicating;

• Personal details including nationality, place of residence in Ghana; Occupation or business to be followed or undertaken while Ghana;
• Particulars of passport;
• Proposed date of arrival;
• Purpose of visit and duration of stay;
• A statement to the effect that the applicant will not undertake or participate in any activities which might offend the religious beliefs or any section of the community;
• In case of a passenger passing through Ghana ,route to be followed; and
• An undertaken by the applicant to return any pass granted.
• Has had a security furnished by bond, deposit or a letter of guarantee by the person who guarantees the foreign national visit.
a) Please note that applicants must satisfy the conditions that the distance between their place of abode and the Ghana Consular office should be such that the impromptu nature of your journey could not make it possible for them to travel to the office for a visa;
b) That the applicant (s) is proceeding to Ghana at a short notice for business transactions;
c) That the applicant is a guest of the Government or a member of a delegation which is coming to Ghana at the instance of the Government at short notice, or
d) That the entry permit of an applicant who is a person resident in Ghana has expired while the applicant was outside Ghana.

MRS. PATIENCE ARABA MBA
Assistant Registrar (Gender Issues)
SOUTH WING ROOM 17,
NEW ADMNISTRATION BLOCK
Mobile no: 0244 509 521