Australian High Commission
Ghana
High Commission address: 2, Second Rangoon Close , (cnr Josef B. Tito Ave), Cantonments - Telephone: (+233 302) 216400 - Fax: (+233 302) 216410

Visas and migration

Visas

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).

If you are in Ghana: new visa application proceedures

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, need to lodge their applications directly at the Australian Visa Application Centre, operated by Teleperformance. 

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 8:30am to 3:00pm daily. Teleperformance is located at:

1st Floor Emporium,
Movenpick Ambassador Hotel,
Independence Avenue,
PMB CT 483 Cantonments
Accra
Ghana
  

Enquiries about visa application proceedures and aplication fees can be made directly to the AVAC:

Tel: +233 302 631 034

Website: www.gh2au.australia.tpcontact.co.uk
 

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

If you are in Burkina Faso or Mali

Enquiries about visas from Burkina Faso or Mali should be directed to the immigration section in the Australian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya. The preferred method of communication is by email:

immigration.nairobi@dfat.gov.au

Telephone lines are open from 09:00 - 11:00am (Nairobi time), +254 20 4277 160.

Further details about the visa application process are avaialable at the website of the Australian High Commission in Nairobi.

If you are in Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone or Togo

Enquiries about visas from Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone or Togo should be directed to the immigration section in the Australian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa. The preferred method of communication is by email:

immigration.pretoria@dfat.gov.au

Telephone lines are open from 08:30 - 11:30am (Pretoria time), +27 12 423 6060.

Further details about the visa application process are avaialable at the website of the Australian High Commission in Pretoria

New arrivals in Australia 

The official Australian government website is a gateway to information on issues including citizenship, settlement help for migrants and working conditions in Australia.