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All travellers and intending migrants, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia.
Click here to download visa application forms.
The Australian High Commission in Accra does not provide visa or immigration services. This responsibility rests with the Australian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya (for residents of Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali) and the Australian High Commission in Pretoria (for residents of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Guinea and Togo).
New Australian Visa Application Proceedures for Clients in Ghana
On 8 February 2012, Australia introduced a new visa application procedure for applicants in Ghana. Clients submitting paper-based applications in Ghana, regardless of nationality, now need to lodge their applications directly at the Australian Visa Application Centre, operated by VFS Global.
Visa applicants will need to go in person to the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in Accra to lodge their application and provide biometrics in the form of digital fingerprints and a facial photograph.
Opening hours are from 7:30am to 3:00pm daily. The AVAC is located at:
House No. 2
Directional map to the Australian Visa Application Centre.
Enquiries about visa application proceedures and aplication fees can be made directly to the AVAC:
Additional information about the collection of biometricas from visa applicants, including a list of included visa subclasses and people who may be exempt or excluded from providing biometrics can be found at:
"Biometrics collection outside Australia" - www.immi.gov.au
Enquiries about visas from countries other than Ghana should be directed to the immigration section in the Australian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya or Pretoria, South Africa. The preferred method of communication is by email:
Telephone lines are open from 09:00 - 11:00am (Nairobi time),+254 20 4277 160
Telephone lines are open from 08:30 - 11:30am (Pretoria time),+27 12 423 6060
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