How to Apply for Ghana Visa in Ouagadougou?


The Latest Information on Getting Visa for Ghana in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso!

Application for Ghanian Visa

At the reception, you will be first asked for your purpose of visiting the embassy. After explaining, you are allowed to enter the main office. There, you have to fill in a form, add four passport photos, yellow fever certification, invitation letter/recommendation letter/hotel booking confirmation and passport.


You have to be very careful and precise with the form, do not miss any demanded information (look the photo with instructions below). You will be given a confirmation paper with the exact time of when you can pick up your passport. Processing time is usually 3 working days (actually 48 hours; I applied on Tuesday morning and got it back on Thursday morning).


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Costs of  Visa for Ghana in Burkina Faso

Since March 2014, costs for different visa types are following:

  • 25 000 CFA (single entry, 2 months)
  • 35 000 CFA (multiple entry, 3 months)
  • 60 000 CFA (multiple entry, 6 months)
  • 90 000 CFA (multiple entry, 1 year)


  • At the border, officers give all the foreigners ONLY 60 days (visa is valid 60 days from the date you enter Ghana). So, if you apply for the one for 35 000 CFA, it actually means you will get 2 months multiple entry, but you can extend it before expiring at immigration office in Accra/Kumasi/Tamale for 50 GHC/month (processing time is two weeks).


  • Some people find it difficult to apply for Ghana visa in Ouagadougou – sometimes officers ask for quoting a good reason, why a person could not apply for it before in the country of his residence. I have not been asked these questions, but I suppose everything goes easier since you apply for Ghanaian visa for the second time.


  • Also, when applying for the first time for Ghana visa in Ouagadougou, usually they don’t issue multiple entry visa. Or, in some cases, they do it subsequently at the immigration offices in Ghana, it costs extra 150 $.


Ghana Visa in-Ouagadougou burkina faso application

Other Information for Obtaining Ghana Visa in Ouagadougou

Opening hours: 8 am – 2 pm, Monday to Friday

Address: Avenue du Capitaine Thomas Sankara, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Phone: +226-50-307635; +226-50-301701



By |2018-11-16T11:40:33+00:00December 25th, 2015|Categories: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Travel News|2 Comments

About the Author:

Katja, cultural anthropologist, has been intensely travelling for last 8 years and visited over 40 countries so far. She is deeply in love with everything related to Africa. She traveled across Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, The Gambia, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya mostly alone, did overland from Slovenia through Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania to Senegal as well as she did long term anthropological fieldwork in Northern Ghana. She plans to be connected with her favourite continent in different ways and wishes to visit Mali, Niger, Cameroon, Madagascar and Ethiopia in future. All photos in this post by Katja Cof.


  1. Umer Durrani 07/24/2017 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    I went there 2 weeks ago and they explicitly told me that I need an invitation letter and a hotel booking will not be enough. The immigration officer even asked me if i live and work in Ouagadougou and I need to bring a letter from my employer. I have a German passport and these regulations vary from person to person.

    • Safari Junkie 07/24/2017 at 5:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks for update, you are right, it vastly varies from nationality. Katja also needed invitation letter, its written in the post.

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