Free Visa GIS begins pilot free visa regime for Africa nationals

The new arrangement will be piloted for three months at KIA before it is carried out at other entry points.

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The new arrangement will be piloted for for three months at KIA before it is carried out at other entry points.   play

The new arrangement will be piloted for for three months at KIA before it is carried out at other entry points.

 

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The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has announced the implementation of the free visa regime for Africa nationals.

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In a statement on Friday July 8, GIS said: “The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) wishes to bring to the attention of the general public that, with immediate effect, all African Union (AU) Nationals whose countries do not have a visa free agreement Ghana would be able to obtain visas on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport [KIA]."

The new arrangement will be piloted for for three months at KIA before it is carried out at other entry points. play

The new arrangement will be piloted for for three months at KIA before it is carried out at other entry points.

 

The new arrangement will be piloted for three months at KIA before it is carried out at other entry points.

“The current arrangement would be piloted at KIA for three months, and thereafter extended to all other entry points of the country,” the statement said.

To effectively carry it out, the Ghana Immigration Service has laid out some modalities:

  1. All AU nationals affected by this policy who arrive in the country must have a passport, valid for at least three (3) months, from the date of entry.

  2. They must have a return ticket or evidence of onward travel.

  • They must show evidence of sufficient funds and proof of accommodation before they are granted visas.

  1. All visas would be issued for validity of 30 days.

  2. Additionally, they would be subject to the provisions of Section 4 of the Immigration Act, 2000 (Act 573) which applies to all travellers entering Ghana.

President John Mahama in his State of the Nation address announced the free visa regime in a move to attract businsses.

READ MORE:Ghanaian businesses to get 10-year visa to SA

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President John Mahama

 

He said: "With effect from July, AU member states can have people visit Ghana before applying for a visa within 30 days to experience our country"

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