From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Mar 20, 2017, 12:00

The government of South Africa has appointed VFS Global in May 2013 to facilitate and manage the visa applications. VFS Global does not have the authority to adjudicate on any application, as the outcome of all the applications still lies with the South African High commission in Accra, Ghana. Every client has to present himself or herself in person for the submission of visa application at VFS.


1.A passport or travel document valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of your intended visa

2.Your passport must have at list TWO unused page for entry / departure endorsements

3.A complete form BI-I84 (application for visa)

4.Payment of the prescribed fees: $USD = GHc 4,56 (US dollars in brackets)


  Visa fees GHc 95.50    (USD $ 20.94)

  Logistics fees GHc 315 (USD $ 69.06)

  Courier GHc 20             (USD $ 4.39)

  SMS  GHc 5                  (USD $ 1.10)

TOTALS:    GHc 435.5           (USD $ 95.49)

5.A yellow fever vaccination certificate

6.Statement and/or documentation certifying the purpose and duration of your visit (introductory letter)

7.Two color passport photographs

8.A return or onward ticket if you are traveling by air (flight bookings)

9.Hotel bookings with contact details

10.Invitation letter from host/company in South Africa

11.If you have children (minors) traveling with you, the following additional documents are required as follows:


  Full birth certificate of the child

  Consent Form signed by both parents

  Passport copy of both parents


12.Proof of financial means to pay for your living expenses while in South Africa in the form of:


  Original three month bank statement certified by the bank (no photocopies accepted)

  Salary pay slip


Requirement for long term visas website:

Note: You can get your visa processed on the same day in Accra if you present your visa application documents at the VFS Global Offices in the morning for an afternoon collection.

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