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General Information

Welcome to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Ghana, Moscow. The Consular Section provides the following services:

Visa Application

Entry visa application(s) are to be submitted to the Consular Section to be followed by an interview. It takes a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of ten (10) working days to process all visa requests. However an emergency visa application is permitted at an extra fee of 4000 rubles and may be issued on the same day of application.

Please note that an error on your application which results in an error in the issuing of your visa will invalidate your visa. You will be required to re-apply and pay the full charges for processing the new application. Applicants, who notice that they have made errors on their applications, must notify the Consular section via email of the error, before or after filling out a new application. Failure to do this may result in an error in the issuance of visa for which the cost will be charged to the applicant.

Visas, once issued, must be used within three months from the date of issue. Applicants are advised to plan their trips accordingly.

Note: The Consular Section under no circumstances can fill out applications for visas nor cancel or grant visa appointments. For enquiries, please email consulateghana@mail.ru

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Passport Application

The Consular Section receives passport applications on Mondays – Thursdays from 10hrs to 14hrs. Applicants are to note that making false statements for the purpose of acquiring a passport is an offence punishable by law.

Please note that applicants for Ghana passports must be Citizens of Ghana. They will be required to provide documentary evidence as proof of citizenship and will be interviewed. Applicants with Russian nationality must provide evidence that they are allowed to hold both nationalities.

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Emergency Travel Certificate

An Emergency Travel Certificate is issued to a Ghanaian national, who is not in possession of a Passport and require traveling to Ghana under an emergency situation.

This document is for a single journey to Ghana only and cannot be used for a return journey to Russia and CIS countries and is valid for one month only.

Applicants are required to produce proof of Ghanaian Nationality such as photocopy of passport, original Birth Certificate or Baptismal Certificate.

Applicants must submit a completed Emergency Travel Certificate application form and four (4) recent passport photographs (not older than 6 months).

Evidence of impending travel is a necessary requirement.

CONSULAR CHARGES

REVIEW OF CHARGES/FEES

The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana

wishes to bring to the notices of the general public especially the Ghanaian

Community, these new charges, effective

1st July, 2020


Emergency Travel Certificate: USD 60.00


THERE IS NO MORE EXTENSION OF EXPIRED PASSPORTS (Ref. on 01/01/2017)

Renunciation of Citizenship

Applicants applying to renounce their Ghanaian citizenship must submit a duly completed Declaration of Renunciation of Citizenship of Ghana Form (available at the Consular Section of the Embassy)

Applicants must also submit the following in addition to the Form:

Requirements for Renunciation

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  • The applicant may address a formal letter to the Minister for the Interior through the Embassy.
  • The application should be accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae of the applicant, clearly stating the name and current address of his/her parents as well as indicating whether he/she is in any way indebted to the Government of Ghana by way of bond, scholarship, etc.
  • Evidence of not being indebted to Ghana Government if applicant travelled for further studies abroad under Ghana Government Scholarship
  • Two (2) recent passport-size photographs
  • Receipts of payments for processing and purchase of form.
  • The submitted documents will then be forwarded to the Minister of Interior in Accra for consideration. Upon approval, the Minister of Interior would issue a Renunciation Certificate and forward it to this Embassy for onward delivery to the Applicant

CONSULAR CHARGES

REVIEW OF CHARGES/FEES

The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana

wishes to bring to the notices of the general public especially the Ghanaian

Community, these new charges, effective

1st July, 2020


Renunciation Fee : USD 300.00


THERE IS NO MORE EXTENSION OF EXPIRED PASSPORTS (Ref. on 01/01/2017)

Registration of Ghanaian Citizens

The registration of Ghanaians is encouraged because it, among others:

  • Brings the community to the attention of the Embassy
  • Ensures easy identification and possible assistance to the Ghanaian 
  • Enables government to be aware of its citizens abroad and factor it into its development agenda

The registration of Ghanaians is free and can be done during working days from 10hrs to 14hrs. Registration forms can be filled online. Should you download the Registration Form, please complete it and email to consulateghana@mail.ru

Ghanaians who are resident abroad should at the earliest opportunity register their names and addresses at the nearest Diplomatic Mission or Consulate of Ghana. Failure to do so may in a period of emergency result in difficulty or delay in according them the assistance and protection of which they are entitled. Changes of address or departure from the country should also be notified to the Mission or Consulate (Ref: First Page of Ghana Passport) .

Ghanaian Community organisations may wish to add links of their websites to the Ghanaian Community section of the website.

Other Consular Information

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The Consular Section is also available to provide assistance in the form of advice to both Ghanaians and non- Ghanaians alike on questions concerning immigration and migration issues on Ghana. Information on specific consular matter can be sent by mail to consulateghana@mail.ru for a response.

Authentification / Legalization of Other Consular Documents

Public documents (such as Criminal Check Certificate, Marriage/Divorce Documents, Birth/Death certificates) issued by Ghanaian authorities for use abroad must be:

  • Notarized by Notary Public in Ghana
  • Certified by Judicial Service of Ghana
  • Attested by the Legal and Consular Bureau of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
  • Further attestation by Ghana High Commission in Moscow, Russia. In all cases, photocopies of the applicant`s Ghanaian passport (bio data page) and the resident country visa must be attached to the documents.
  • Final attestation must be done at the Consular Department of the Ministry ofForeign Affairs of the resident country.All applicants are to submit the above-mentioned documents to Ghana Consulate- Moscow in person or by post. Application process takes 5 working days from receipt of hard copy of the original documents at the Mission.

Attestation of Bachelor Certificate for Marriage (Requirements)

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  • Oath sworn by a family member before a Commissioner of Oaths/Public Notary confirming that the applicant is not married;    
  • Cover letter from the Judiciary Service Accra, Ghana
  • Cover letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Accra, Ghana      
  • Original copies of documents must be presented at the Embassy
  • Colored copy of bio data page of applicant’s passport and visa (or passport itself)

Requirements for Authentications

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When requesting for Authentication of Birth Certificate, Police Report, Marriage, Divorce Certificates and other legal certificates, the following documents must be submitted:

  • Cover letter of the issuing Authority or Office in Ghana        
  • Cover letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Accra, Ghana        
  • Original copies of documents must be presented at the Embassy 
  • Colored copy of bio data page of applicant’s passport and visa (or passport itself)

CONSULAR CHARGES

REVIEW OF CHARGES/FEES

The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana

wishes to bring to the notices of the general public especially the Ghanaian

Community, these new charges, effective

1st July, 2020


CONSULAR LETTERS FEE

Consular Letters Authentication : USD 40.00

Attestation : USD 40.00

Certificate (“SPRAVKA”) : USD 30.00


THERE IS NO MORE EXTENSION OF EXPIRED PASSPORTS (Ref. on 01/01/2017)

For Enquiries:

E-mail: businessinfo@ghanaembassy.ru

consulateghana@mail.ru (For Consular Services Only)

Tel.: +7 (495) 690-23-27 / 690-23-35 / 690-19-69

Fax: +7 (495) 690-21-98

Opening Hours

The Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Ghana is open to the general public with the below schedule:

TimeType
Submission Monday-Thursday (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)
Collection Monday-Thursday (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

NB: Fridays are for EMERGENCIES only.

Public Holidays

DateHolidayGhanaRussia
1st - 6th JanuaryNew Years Day
7th JanuaryOrthodox Christmas
8th JanuaryNew Year
6th MarchIndependence Day
23rd FebruaryDefender of the Fatherland Day
8th MarchInternational Women’s Day
2nd AprilGood Friday
1st MayLabour Day
12th-13th MayEid Ul-Fitr
9th MayVictory Day
12th JuneRussian Day
19th-20th JulyEid Al-Adha
4th AugustFounders Day
21st SeptemberKwame Nkrumah Memorial Day
4th NovemberUnity Day
3rd DecemberFarmers Day
25th DecemberChristmas Day
26th DecemberBoxing Day

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