Have you been accepted to NYU Accra? Congratulations! Read on to find out how to get your visa for Ghana. For information on program details and living recommendations, contact the Office of Global Programs or go to the NYU Accra page.
PLEASE NOTE: The following resources are intended for students attending a semester or full academic year at NYU Accra through the Office of Global Programs or their school or division.
ALL STUDENTS attending NYU Accra must have a Student Visa in order to study in Ghana unless the student holds a Ghanaian passport.
Visa information: Visa required prior to entry. You must have Yellow Fever Vaccine to enter the country. NYU Health Center provides travel medical services.
The earliest time to apply for your Ghanaian visa is 3 months (90 days) before the NYU Accra program start date. The average visa processing time is 2-4 weeks.
If you do not have a passport or need to renew yours, use an expedited method to obtain it immediately. OGS will not be able to request the necessary immigration documents for you until you have a valid passport.
Complete the form with your personal information exactly as it appears on your passport.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have been admitted to study at an NYU site abroad and are in the process of changing your name, gender, or any biographical information on your passport, we encourage you to complete that process before applying for a visa. If timing will not allow for this, we recommend that you wait to formalize these changes until your program has finished. Please contact OGS if you have any questions.
Once you have your visa, you're ready to go! Be sure to keep proof of your yellow fever vaccination with your passport when traveling.
If you are staying in Ghana for over 3 months (90 days) and are not a citizen of Ghana, you must obtain a Non-Citizen Registration Card after arrival. The NYU Accra Site Staff will assist you with the process.
If you are an F-1 student, to keep your F-1 status while abroad, you must:
If you are a J-1 student:
Are you an international student and want to study or travel outside the US for more than 5 months? Contact us.