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Press Accreditation

Media personnel who wish to travel to Ghana for press-related activities must apply for press accreditation. A completed application form (click to download form, in PDF) should be submitted with a letter from sponsors giving details of the activities that will be under taken in Ghana for approval by the Ministry of Information, Ghana before the submission of visa application.

Guidelines for Foreign Correspondents Visiting Ghana

1. All Foreign Correspondents wishing to visit Ghana are required to complete a form for Press Accreditation at the nearest Ghana diplomatic mission, which should be accompanied by three passport-size photographs, which will be forwarded to the Director of Information Services Department in Accra for processing. To avoid delays, the application must be received in Accra at least 10 days before the date of arrival.

2. In the event of the need for correspondents to travel at short notice to cover breaking news in Ghana, permission can be sought from the Director of Information Services in Accra through Ghana’s Diplomatic Missions.

3. The visiting correspondents should indicate the purpose of visits, members of government officials they would wish to interview and places of interest they would like to visit.

4. Request for interview with the President should be accompanied by a questionnaire.

5. Requests for interview with Ministers of State and Government officials should be made through the Information Services Department.

6. Visiting correspondents should, on arrival in the country, report at the Information Services Department for accreditation before they undertake any assignment.

A fee of $95 with its cedi equivalent of GH500.00 per head, is charged for the issuance of press cards to foreign correspondents. This accreditation covers only one visit of up to six (6) months.

7. Accreditation for resident foreign correspondents is given for a period of one year, subject to renewal. Application for renewal should be accompanied by a written confirmation from the correspondent’s employers that he is still in their employment. A fee of $151 with its cedi equivalent GH800.00 per head, is charged for the issuance of accreditation covering for a period of one (1) year.

8. Correspondents based in areas where there is no Ghana mission may e-mail details of their travel documents and flights schedules to mlinfo25@gmail.com so that the necessary arrangements can be made for them to be issued with entry permits on their arrival in the country.

9. Personnel of the Armed forces, Police, Immigration, Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) and Prisons should not be photographed, filmed or interviewed without prior permission being sought through the Director of Information Services.



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