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Participants are requested to arrive on Saturday, November 22. There will be a Reception at 6:00 pm on Saturday. The full program starts at 9:00 am on Sunday, November 23 and ends at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 25.

The Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA) will cover the costs for most of the participants. The Institute of International Education (IIE) will arrange international flight tickets to the conference and cover miscellaneous expenditures and visa fees. IIE will also provide insurance coverage for all participants traveling with IIE assistance. Alec Rowe of IIE, arowe@iie.org, will be in contact to facilitate travel arrangements.

Visa Information

Citizens from most countries require a visa to enter Ghana, although it may be issued gratis.

Entry/exit requirements

A passport, visa, and evidence of a yellow fever vaccination are required.

Nationals of the following countries are exempted from obtaining Entry Visa to Ghana when traveling from their home countries. If your travel originates from a country other than the country of your citizenship, you are required to obtain a gratis visa.

    • Benin
    • Burkina Faso
    • Cape Verde
    • Cote d'Ivoire
    • Gambia
    • Guinea
    • Guinea Bissau
    • Mauritania
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Senegal
    • Sierra Leone
    • Togo
  2. Nationals of KENYA, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, EGYPT and HONG KONG Special Administrative Region.
  3. Holders of GERMAN and CUBAN Diplomatic/Service Passports.

Gratis visas may be issued in respect of nationals of the following countries:

Citizens of other countries

Inquiries should be made at the nearest Ghanaian embassy or consulate.

Traveling from the US

Travelers should obtain the latest information and details from www.ghanaembassy.org or ghanaconsulatenewyork.org/pages/visa_services.html

If applying through the Consulate of Ghana in New York, you are required to complete the online visa application at http://ghanaconsulatenewyork.org/pages/visa_services.html. The La Palm Royal Beach Hotel can be listed as a reference. Once the visa application is completed and submitted online, you will be informed that your application has been accepted and what you must send in.

Basic application requirements

Visa fee requirements

Personal and Company checks are not acceptable. Visa fee may be paid in: Money order, Cashier's check, or Certified Bank check. Cash accepted only if applying in person.

Visa TypeFee
ECOWAS countries (except Liberia) GRATIS
Liberia Nationals US$50.00
All other countries US$50.00
Multiple Entries US$80.00
24 Hour Expedited process - additional US$30.00

N.B The University Leaders' Forum organizers are not able to offer visa assistance beyond arranging for the invitation letter.

Optional Tours

Our partner, Ramel Business Services Ltd. and Travel & Tours, can arrange tours of varying lengths. Please visit the Web site: http://www.ramelghana.com