Economically, Ghana is known primarily for cocoa and for the minerals that lie buried under its surface, including gold, diamonds, bauxite and manganese. Oil was also discovered into 2007, to the tune of up to 3 billion barrels, and oil exploration is ongoing.
If you have a business trip to Ghana coming up, you will need a US passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months after you enter the country. You also need a Ghana business visa. Here’s what you need to get the business visa:
- 4 completed copies of a Ghanaian visa application form. All forms must have your original (non-photocopied) signature on them.
- 4 passport-sized photos of yourself
- International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever
- A business letter of responsibility from either your employer or the company in Ghana that is sponsoring you.
In the business letter of responsibility, the company must verify your employment and the position you hold in the organization. The letter must also state the nature of your business in Ghana and give the names of people and companies you will visit while in the country.
Finally, in the letter the company must promise to be financially responsible for you while you are in Ghana as well as to pay for your transportation home. Yes, technically that probably means that you could go all Mick Jagger on a hotel room and leave your employer stuck with the bill, but resist the temptation if you still want to have a job when you return home.
RushMyTravelVisa can help you get your Ghana business visa quickly and easily. We help you with the paperwork and then submit it to the appropriate embassy or consulate for you, for the fastest possible processing.