Do I need a visa for my AFS program?
Yes, you need a visa to travel to Ghana. Global Prep program participants will apply for a Tourist Visa. Year and Semester program participants will apply for a Student Visa.
How do I apply for the visa?
You will apply for your visa through the Ghana Consulate Houston prior to your program departure.
What documents will I need to collect in order to apply for the visa?
- A listed of required documents will be sent to you by your Visa and Compliance Specialist.
- Proof of your yellow fever vaccine is required to enter Ghana.
*You will also need to contact the Ghana Consulate Houston for a finalized list of requirements.
When do I apply for the visa?
You should apply no less than 3 weeks prior to your AFS USA gateway orientation.
How much will the visa cost?
The cost of the Tourist visa is approximately $100 USD and the Student Visa is approximately $200.
*Visa fees are determined by the consulate and are subject to change.
Are any of these costs covered in my AFS program fee?
No, your program fee does not cover any of the costs related to obtaining your passport or visa.
Can I travel before the start of my program?
We recommend that you do not travel outside of the United States 1 month prior to your program. If you do intend to travel during this period, please inform your Visa and Compliance Specialist.