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Resident Permit in Ghana

Resident Permit In Ghana

A residence permit authorizes a foreign national to live in Ghana for a specified period. A resident permit may be issued to a foreign national who intends to remain in Ghana for a substantial period. It may be issued usually generally between the duration of one to four years in the first instance, and no more than eight tears in total.

A foreign national who wishes to study, carry on business, work or employment in Ghana must apply for and be issued with a Residence Permit to carry on the activity for which the permit is sought. Retirees or persons with regular income or landed property who can demonstrate that they will not be charged on public funds may be eligible for a Resident Permit.

One of the conditions for the grant of a Residence Permit is that the applicant must have been lawfully admitted to Ghana at the time of the making of the application. When granted, it is also subject to the condition that the person to whom it is granted shall not undertake any employment or engage in any business, trade or profession except as may be specified in the Permit.

We can assess the eligibility requirements for the permit, advise on relevant supporting documentation, complete relevant application forms, draft and review supporting letters in support of the application, and engage with the GIS officials to ensure that the application is processed within time.

Indefinite Residence In Ghana.

Indefinite Residence or Permanent Residence may be granted to a foreign national to remain in Ghana for an indefinite period.

Indefinite Residence also allows a person to enter and leave Ghana without limitation and to engage in work either as a self-employed or an employee without the need to obtain a work permit.

Persons who are eligible for Indefinite Residence may apply for their spouses and dependents under the same category.

One of the key requirements for the grant of an Indefinite Residence is the minimum residency requirement. The applicant must have resided in Ghana for a certain number of years before they are eligible to apply. They must also satisfy the Minister that they are capable of making a substantial contribution to development of Ghana.

A foreign national who is married to a Ghanaian may be eligible for Indefinite Residence under a more benevolent eligibility requirements.

Significantly, they may be eligible to apply if they have resided in Ghana for a relatively shorter period of time as opposed to the standard Indefinite Residence Status. In addition, they need not show that they are capable of making a substantial contribution to development of Ghana.

We are able to assess the eligibility requirements for the permit, advise on relevant supporting documentation, complete relevant application forms, draft and review supporting letters in support of the application, and to engage with the GIS officials to ensure that application is processed within time.

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