Most countries require all non-citizens to obtain some kind of visa or entry permit in order to live, study, work, or intern in their country, even if it's only for a short time. Even if you believe that you do not need a visa, you may need to gather and present supporting documentation beyond what would normally be required of a tourist.
All students attending NYU Accra, except Ghanaian passport holders, must obtain a Student Visa for the duration of the program.
The Outbound Immigration and Mobility Services section of NYU’s Office of Global Services (OGS) will be your main contact in navigating the immigration and visa process. OGS will contact admitted students with information on how to access GlobalChek Plus (GCP), a self-service immigration tool created to help users find specific and up-to-date visa and entry information for future study away travel. Answer five simple questions and GCP instantly advises whether a visa is needed, outlines the required documentation, and the entire immigration process.
It is an official stamp issued by the Ghanaian government that gets affixed to a page inside your passport before you depart for Ghana. You must present it to immigration control when you arrive in Ghana. You must have a study visa because it is not legal to study as a full-time student in Ghana without it.
The Ghanaian Consulate is not affiliated with New York University. The Consulate is an entity of the Ghanaian national government that issues visas for students and performs other functions. Please keep in mind that Consulates may independently create and/or change their requirements for obtaining a Student Visa at any time without notification.
1. Obtain a valid passport – signed, have at least one blank page, and expire six months after the end of the program.
2. Confirm the type of visa and required materials needed. All admitted students will have access to GlobalCheckPlus, an online tool that will help determine next steps based on specific inputs (citizenship, type and length of program, etc.)
2. Gather all necessary materials. Admissions materials will be provided by the Office of Global Services. Other items will be listed in output from GlobalCheckPlus.
4. Apply for visa in person at your local consulate.
5. Go abroad!