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Ghana Immigration Service.

The Ghana Immigration Service started as the Immigration and Passport Unit of the Gold Coast Colonial Police Force under the command of Mr. Nevile C. Hill.

On attainment of independence in 1957, the rapid expansion of the economy coupled with Ghana’s role as a trailblazer in the African liberation struggle led to the country being swamped with foreign businessmen, tourists and African aliens. To control this influx, a Cabinet decision in 1960 transferred the Immigration Unit to the Ministry of the Interior as a separate department, while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs took over the issuing of passports. These measures were taken to enhance service delivery. Three (3) years later, the aliens Act 1963, Act 160 was enacted to give legal backing to immigration operations.

Ghana Immigration Service

In November 1989, by PNDC Law 226, the Immigration Department was converted into a Paramilitary Service.

Established under PNDC Law 226 in 1989, the Ghana Immigration Service remains the sole institution with the statutory mandate to regulate and monitor the entry, residence, employment and the exit of foreigners in the country. The passage of Immigration Act 2000, Act 573 expanded the functions and roles of the Service. Prominent among these are the Indefinite Residence and Right of Abode facilities.

OBJECTIVE

  • To ensure the effective administration and management of migration in the country; and
  • Contribute to national security.

 

FUNCTIONS OF THE SERVICE

The Service shall:

  • a) Subject to existing laws, examine travel document of persons entering or leaving the country through the borders;
  • b) Ensure the application and enforcement of laws relating to the immigration and employment of non-Ghanaians in the country;
  • c) Advise on and implement international co-operation agreements with other countries and international organisations on matters relating to migration;
  • d) Manage and patrol the borders of the country;
  • e) Through the Comptroller – General or the duly authorised representative of the Comptroller – General issue visas for entry into the country and permits for residence or work in the country.
  • f) perform any other functions as required by law;
  • The Comptroller – General shall act in consultation with the Minister in the performance of the function specified in (1)(e).

Greater Accra
Ghana Immigration Service,national Headquarters

Location

Off Ako Adjei Interchange, No. 2 Mozambique link Ridge, Accra

P.M.B, Ministries – Accra/ info@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-302-224445/231401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Ghana Immigration Service, Greater Accra Regional Command

Location

Adjacent Ministries of the Interior – Accra

233-302-685006/ ga@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-302-685006

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Ghana Immigration Service, Tema Regional Command

Location

White House

P. O. Box 276, Tema/ gis.tema@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-303-206656, 233-303-202886

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Ghana Immigration Service, Kotoka International Airport

Location

KIA Terminal Building

P. O. Box PMB, Elubo /gis.kia@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-302-762616

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am –

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Ashanti Region
Ghana Immigration Service, Ashanti Regional Command

Location

Regional Ministries Building Opp. Gen. Post Office, Adum

P. O. Box 289, Kumasi/ gis.ar@immigration.gov.g

Digital Address

233-3220-25232/28938

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Eastern Region
Ghana Immigration Service, Eastern Regional Command

Location

Eastern Regional Administration

P. O. Box 943, Koforidua/gis.er@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-3420-23255

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Bono Region
Ghana Immigration Service, Bono Regional Command

Location

Sunyani Brong Ahafo Region

P. O. Box 431, Sunyani/ gis.ba@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-3520-23427

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Bono East Region
Ghana Immigration Service, Bono East Regional Command

Location

Techiman

P. O. Box 30, Techiman/ gis.be@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-3525-29287

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Ahafo Region
Ghana Immigration Service, Ahafo Regional Command

Location

Goaso

P. O. Box 225, Goaso/ gis.ahafo@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

Goaso

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Central Region
Ghana Immigration Service, Central Regional Command

Location

Central Regional Admin Building

P. O. Box E 85, Cape Coast/ gis.cr@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-3321-32988

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Northern Region
Ghana Immigration Service, Northern Regional Command

Location

Northern Reg. Admin Building

P. O. Box 262, Tamale/ gis.nr@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-3720-22775

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Savannah Region
Ghana Immigration Service, Savannah Regional Command

Location

Damango

P. O. Box UD 46, Damango / gis.sr@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

NS-00033-6441

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

North East Region
Ghana Immigration Service, North East Regional Command

Location

East Mamprusi

P. O. Box 29, Nalerigu / gis.sr@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

NE-0729-5502

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am –

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Upper East Region
Ghana Immigration Service, Upper East Regional Command

Location

Upper East Regional Administration

P. O. Box 15, Bolga/ gis.ue@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-3820-23326

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Ghana Immigration Service, Paga Sector Command

Location

Paga

P. O. Box 26, Paga/ gis.paga@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

UL-0000-9514

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Tuesday – 8:00 am

Wednesday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Friday – 8:00 am

Saturday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Sunday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Upper West Region
Ghana Immigration Service, Upper West Regional Command

Location

Upper West Reg. Admin Building

P. O. Box 284, Wa/ gis.uw@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-3920-22205

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Volta Region
Ghana Immigration Service, Volta Regional Command

Location

Volta Regional Admin.

P. O. Box 294, Ho /gis.vr@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-3620-28139

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Ghana Immigration Service, Aflao Sector Command

Location

Terminal Building

P. O. Box 52, Aflao/ gis.aflao@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-3625-30202

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Tuesday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Wednesday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Friday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Saturday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Sunday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Oti Region
Ghana Immigration Service, Oti Regional Command

Location

Oti Regional Command

P. O. Box 53, Dambai/gis.oti@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

VR-00132-8948/ 233-342-292877

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Western North Region
Ghana Immigration Service, Western North Regional Command

Location

Western North Region Admin Building

P. O. Box 25, Wiawso/ gis.wn@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-29-91513067

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Western Region
Ghana Immigration Service, Western Regional Command

Location

Western Regional Admin Building

P. O. Box 403, Sekondi/ gis.wr@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-3120-46941

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Ghana Immigration Service, Elubo Sector Command

Location

Terminal Building Western Region

P. O. Box 5 Elubo/ gis.elubo@immigration.gov.gh

Digital Address

233-3122-22004/6

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Tuesday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Wednesday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Friday – 8:00 am

Saturday 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Sunday – 8:00 am

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