Ghana: Online review process introduced for oil and gas sector work permit applicants

The Ghana Petroleum Commission (GPC) has introduced an online system for receiving and reviewing work permit applications. Work permit applicants must email their application and all supporting documents to to the attention of the Work Permit Committee (WPC), Localization Unit, Petroleum Commission.

Ghana: Visa-on-arrival available for African Union nationals

African Union nationals whose countries do not have a visa-free agreement with Ghana are now eligible for a 30-day visa-on-arrival for business and tourism.  The visa-on-arrival program will be piloted for three months starting at Kotoka International Airport and will be extended to other ports of entry in the future.  Travellers can extend their visa upon expiry in Ghana, and business travellers can apply for a longer-term visa at a Ghanaian consular post.

Ghana: Additional requirements imposed for oil and gas sector work permits

Employers of work permit applicants in the oil and gas sector must now pay a USD 100 administrative fee for work permit applications.  Additionally, employees' application materials must now also be emailed to the Petroleum Commission, according to a new policy implemented by the Commission.