Embassy of Switzerland in Ghana

Ambasciata di Svizzera in Ghana
The embassy premises in Accra © FDFA

About the Embassy of Switzerland in Accra

As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.

The tasks of the embassy

Visits via appointment only

As of June 8th, long-term "D" student visa and family reunion applications, over 90 days, can be submitted to the Embassy by appointment only, to be requested by email: accra.visa@eda.admin.ch

For all consular affairs (passport, civil status/family reunions, legalization, etc.), please contact the Embassy by email first: accra@eda.admin.ch for detailed information and to set up an appointment.

Visa

Easy check to see if you are eligible to travel to Switzerland

As of July 2, 2021 Visa type C (stay up to 90 days) for fully vaccinated, recovered (with a certificate) – or hardship applications:

Please contact VFS Global for appointments to submit your application.

Long-term “D” student visa and family reunion applications (over 90 days stay) must be submitted to the Embassy by appointment only. Requests to be sent by email to accra.visa@eda.admin.ch

A Schengen Visa issued by Switzerland does not guarantee entry permission to other Schengen States.  Covid-19 regulations and entry requirements vary for each Schengen State. It is mandatory you verify conditions for each country you might visit before you leave your home country.

Visa: Recommendations for travelers as of 6 July 2020

Many countries, including Switzerland, are adapting their entry rules in line with the current epidemiological situation. For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM.

Important Information about COVID-19

Please follow the instructions of the Ghanaian authorities. Detailed Travel Guide issued be Ghanaian authorities (PDF, 449.4 kB, English)

As of April 21st 2021, only test results or certificates bearing Trusted Travel or Biomars codes will be considered valid for travel out of Ghana. All travellers arriving in Ghana are to use a tool made available through the UNDP supported Global Haven Partnership (globalhaven.org) for COVID-19 PCR test result certificates. Open an account on trustedtravel.panabios.org. Please find more detailed information on this webpage: www.panabios.org.

Information for Swiss citizens in Ghana and travelers to Switzerland or Ghana

Links and resources on entry bans, travel restrictions, visas and official recommendations.

Novel Coronavirus

For information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) kindly consult the information and directives of the local authorities (for Ghana Hotline tel. 055 2222 004, 055 2222 005, 050 9497 700, 027 737 14 06 and 024 078 62 63) and the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO

In Togo: 111, +228 2222 2073 or +228 9167 4242.

In Benin: 95 36 11 07, 51 02 00 00, 51 04 00 00.

In São Tomé et Príncipe : +239 2224 808 or e-mail : conprec@hotmail.com / saude@ms.gov.st

On state level, the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland FOPH  informs in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly. 

The Travel Advice FDFA (in German, French and Italian) offers travelers basic information for travel preparation by informing on possible risks and certain precautions. They are to be considered as a complementary source of information. 

For urgent requests, kindly contact the Helpline FDFA, (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33) or contact the Embassy of Switzerland in Accra

Visa for Latvia

Schengen states have currently suspended representing each other in visa matters.

Therefore the Swiss Embassy in Accra is unable to process visa applications for Latvia until further notice.

Switzerland and Ghana

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