About Us

Ghana


Service locations

The Australian High Commission in Accra has no visa function. Our office in Nairobi, Kenya, manages visa and citizenship services for clients in Kenya, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.

It has a Service Delivery Partner (SDP) agreement with TLScontact to provide Australian visa lodgement and biometric collection services in Ghana through an Australian Visa Application Centre.

Service Delivery Partner - TLScontact

Accra

Accra
Summary

The SDP is contracted by us to provide Australian visa application services, including:

  • pre-lodgement enquiries
  • visa application submission
  • biometrics collection.

These services incur a fee in addition to the visa application charge.​

The SDP can provide the information you need to utilise these services.

Biometrics Collection

Biometrics are collected from visa applicants in this location.

More information is available on biometrics collection.

Street address
Australian Visa Application Centre
Movenpick Ambassador Hotel
Independence Avenue
PMB CT 483, Cantonments
Accra, Ghana
Counter hours

​​8.30 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday

Telephone

+27 12 472 3800
8.30 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday (Central Africa Time)

Note: International call charges apply. There is an option to leave contact details and request a return call. The call centre is closed on South African public holidays.​

Website
https://au.tlscontact.com/
Additional information
The Department processing post is Nairobi.

Australian High Commission

Nairobi

Nairobi
Summary

This office provides immigration and visa services to clients in Kenya, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, Republic of South Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.

 

Street address
Riverside Drive
(400 metres off Chiromo Road)
Nairobi
Kenya
Postal address
PO Box 39765
Nairobi
Kenya
Counter hours
By appointment only.
Appointment can be arranged through the Australian Visa Application Centre in Nairobi, or directly with this office by email or phone.
Telephone
254 20 4277 160
9 am to 11 am Monday to Friday
Fax
254 20 4277 189
Electronic contact
Email address: immigration.nairobi@dfat.gov.au
Website
http://www.kenya.embassy.gov.au
Additional information

Payment information

Visa applications may be lodged at the Australian Visa Application Centres. Methods of payment accepted at are available on their website.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cash

We accept payments in United States dollars (USD) or Kenyan Shillings. If you are mailing or couriering your application, do not send cash through the post.

Credit Card​

Payments using credit card will be processed in Australian dollars (AUD). We accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners and JCB. When paying by a credit card you may incur a credit card surcharge, banking and currency conversion fees and you will need to accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.​​​​​

Prior to lodging your application, you may need to notify your bank of an upcoming foreign credit card transaction. Failure to do so may result in your transaction being declined. Without payment your application is invalid.

Credit card transactions processed in Australian dollars (AUD) are processed in Australia.​​​​​ A credit card surcharge may apply to transactions made using your credit card.

For credit card payments use the Payment Details Form - 1440​.​​​​​

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​Making payment in Australia

Fees may be paid​ at any of our offi​ces in Australia. Once the fee has been paid, you will need to provide a copy of the receipt with your application.​​​

Citizenship

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Applications for Citizenship by Descent can be lodged at this office.​​​​

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If you are in Ghana you can lodge your application for Citizenship by Descent at the Australian Visa Application Centre.

​Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be lodged at the Canberra Visa and Citizenship office in Australian Capital Territory​.

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Panel physician

Accra

Akai House Clinic
Summary
​Medical and Radiology examinations
Street address

1, 6th Circular Road
Cantonments Accra​

Telephone

+233 302 784 772

Fax

+233 302 784 775

Additional information

Doctor(s):
Dr Adrian Oddoye

International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
Summary

​Medical and Radiology examinations

Street address

Migration Health Assessment Centre
17 Ridge Road
Roman Ridge
Accra

Telephone

+233 0 307 012 051

Fax

+233 21 508 697
+233 21 823 261

Additional information

Doctor(s):   
Dr Bernard Anim (male)
Dr Colin Kwakofi (male)
Dr Anita Davies (female)​​

Police check

Ghana

Ghana
Street address

Commissioner of Police
Ghana Police Service (Headquarters)
Criminal Investigation Department
PO Box 505
Accra
Ghana

Additional information

Relevant document: Criminal Check
Residents: Apply in person or by post to the address above.
Provide: Completed application form for a 'criminal check'; original fingerprints taken at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters in Accra; three passport sized photographs; copy of your passport; and the processing fee.
Non-residents: If you no longer live in Ghana, you will need to have a friend or relative in Ghana apply for the certificate on your behalf or make an application through the online portal. http://www.eservices.gov.gh/GPS/SitePages/GPS-Home.aspx.
Provide: Completed application form for 'nominal vetting', letter of authorisation allowing a third person to make an application on your behalf; original  fingerprints taken by a recognised police department in your country of residence; three passport sized photos; a certified copy of your passport; and the processing fee.
Fee: Payable.
Fee for non-citizens: GHS 1200