VISA APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO DECENTLY SCAN AND UPLOAD THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO THE VISA APPLICATION PORTAL WHERE IT MAY APPLY WITHOUT ANY SECONDARY IMAGES IN THE BACKGROUND:
NB: DOCUMENTS TO CONFIRM HOTEL RESERVATION SHOULD EMANATE FROM THE RECEIVING HOTEL, HOSTEL, GUESTHOUSE, OR AIRBNB FACILITY AND NOT FROM A THIRD (3RD) PARTY APPLICATION SUCH AS BOOKING.COM, HOTELS.COM, AND AIRBNB.COM.
INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATIONS WHO INTEND TO SUBMIT VISA APPLICATIONS TO THE EMBASSY AND PICK UP PROCESSED PASSPORTS FROM THE EMBASSY ON BEHALF OF APPLICANTS SHOULD PROVIDE A SIGNED LETTER OF ATTORNEY (POWER OF ATTORNEY) FROM THE APPLICANT TO FACILITATE THE PROCESS.
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The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Oslo wishes to inform that it no longer processes and issues machine-readable passports.
However, the Embassy grants ONLY a one-time, one (1) year extension to individuals who possess such passports free of charge. For the avoidance of doubt, holders of machine-readable passports who wish to take advantage of the one-year extension are not required to pay any fee.
ACCORDINGLY, THE EMBASSY WISHES TO APPEAL TO APPLICANTS NOT TO MAKE PAYMENT INTO THE EMBASSY’S ACCOUNT WHEN APPLYING FOR THE ONE-YEAR EXTENSION. THE EMBASSY WILL NO LONGER BE IN A POSITION TO REFUND THE AMOUNT PAID BY APPLICANTS.
In fulfilment of the mandate in Article 67 of the Ghana Constitution, the President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivered to the House, a Message on the State of the Nation yesterday, 9th March, 2021.
You can read the content of the address here: https://ghanaembassyoslo.no/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/GHANA-SONA-2021.pdf
Saturday, 6th March, 2021 marked the 64th Independence Day of the Republic of Ghana. The day Ghana freed itself from the shackles of colonialism and imperialism becoming the first nation in colonial Africa to gain independence.
The Day is usually marked in Ghana, in our Diplomatic Missions and Consulates and among the several Ghanaian Diaspora across the globe with pomp and pageantry. However, due to national restrictions on Covid-19, the Embassy was not able to hold a physical celebration to mark the Day.
Instead, the Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the Kingdom of Norway with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Finland and Iceland delivered virtual remarks to the various Ghanaian Associations/Union in Norway, Finland and Iceland to mark the occasion.
You can read the Ambassador’s remarks via the following link: https://ghanaembassyoslo.no/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/REMARKS-BY-AMB.-MRS.-LARTEY-ON-GHANAS-64TH-INDEPENDENCE-DAY-TO-THE-GHANAIAN-COMMUNITY-IN-NORWAY.pdf and view the recorded video of the remarks via the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6uffvir0pzb01ol/64th%20Independence%20Day%20Speech%20for%20NORWAY.MOV?dl=0 to the Ghanaian community in Norway.
You can read the Ambassador’s remarks via the following link: https://ghanaembassyoslo.no/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/REMARKS-BY-AMB.-MRS.-LARTEY-ON-GHANAS-64TH-INDEPENDENCE-DAY-TO-THE-GHANAIAN-COMMUNITY-IN-FINLAND.pdf and view the recorded video of the remarks via the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xogudvipd5re3ct/64th%20Independence%20Day%20Remarks%20to%20Ghanaian%20Community%20in%20FINLAND.MOV?dl=0 to the Ghanaian community in Finland.
You can read the Ambassador’s remarks via the following link: https://ghanaembassyoslo.no/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/REMARKS-BY-AMB.-MRS.-LARTEY-ON-GHANAS-64TH-INDEPENDENCE-DAY-TO-THE-GHANAIAN-COMMUNITY-IN-ICELAND.pdf and view the recorded video of the remarks via the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ifp2cs390c7gu8m/64th%20Independence%20Day%20Remarks%20to%20Ghanaian%20Community%20in%20ICELAND.MOV?dl=0 to the Ghanaian community in Iceland.
The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Oslo wishes to inform the Ghanaian community in Norway that machine-readable passport booklets are gradually being phased out by the Government of the Republic of Ghana and will be replaced with only biometric passport booklets.
THE EMBASSY WILL HENCEFORTH NOT BE ACCEPTING MACHINE-READABLE PASSPORT APPLICATIONS.
The Embassy intends to extend the validity of machine-readable passports by endorsing a one (1) year gratis stamp when such passports are submitted for renewal.
The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services has released the following important webpages and links (available in several languages) with information on Covid-19 regulations in Norway for the upcoming holidays:
In line with the opening of Ghana’s borders by air effective Tuesday, 1st September, 2020, the Embassy wishes to announce the resumption of visa services to Ghana with immediate effect. The public is therefore, kindly advised to take note of the revised working days and hours due to the Covid-19 pandemic:
The public is advised to send in their applications via post to reduce person-to-person contact and exposure to the virus. Applicants are also requested to include in their applications a self-addressed, pre-paid and registered return envelope and avoid using the white “etikettlapp” from the Post Office as these expire the day after purchase and cannot be used to return your documents.
The General Public is also kindly requested to take note that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Embassy now closes at 3:00pm each day instead of the usual closing time of 4:00pm.
Wishing you good health and please keep safe.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, 30th August, 2020 announced that the Kotoka International Airport will re-open and resume operations from Tuesday, 1st September, 2020.
As part of the arrangements in re-opening of the airport, the following measures have been put in place to lower the importation and/or resurgence of the virus into the country:
Prospective visitors are advised to review the Guidelines from the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service for more information on the safety measures by clicking the following link https://ghanaembassyoslo.no/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/KIA-COVID-19-PROTOCOLS-FOR-REOPENING-KIA-TO-INTL-FLIGHTS.pdf: