All international students must have passports from their governments (country of origin or residence) before they can enter the country for study.
Students arriving in Ghana from ECOWAS Countries are not required to obtain visas since Ghana is a member, and therefore respects and observes the protocol on free movement. Non-ECOWAS students however, require a study visa upon entry or before arriving in Ghana (Check with the Your Immigration Authorities or Ghana’s Diplomatic Missions in your country).
Residential permits (renewable annually) are processed by the International Students Office when International Students have fully registered. The process to attain this is as follows;
Step 1: Procure your non-citizen card.
Step 2: Gather the following documents for the IRO
Residential permits are required by law for International students in Ghana ( is annually renewed); The student’s permit are processed by the International Students Office when International Students have fully registered who then submits to the Ghana Immigration Service for issuance. The process to attain this is as follows;