Embassy of Switzerland in Ghana
About the Embassy of Switzerland in Accra
As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.
Important changes concerning Life Certificates for AHV/AVS as of May 1, 2021
For further information, please click here.
Visits via appointment only
As of June 8th, long-term "D" student visa and family reunion applications, over 90 days, can be submitted to the Embassy by appointment only, to be requested by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all consular affairs (passport, civil status/family reunions, legalization, etc.), please contact the Embassy by email first: email@example.com for detailed information and to set up an appointment.
Visa: Recommendations for travelers as of 6 July 2020
Many countries, including Switzerland, are adapting their entry rules in line with the current epidemiological situation. For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM.
Important Information about COVID-19
Please follow the instructions of the Ghanaian authorities. Detailed Travel Guide issued be Ghanaian authorities can be seen here .
As of April 21st 2021, only test results or certificates bearing Trusted Travel or Biomars codes will be considered valid for travel out of Ghana. All travellers arriving in Ghana are to use a tool made available through the UNDP supported Global Haven Partnership (globalhaven.org) for COVID-19 PCR test result certificates. Open an account on trustedtravel.panabios.org. Please find more detailed information on this webpage: www.panabios.org.
Links and resources on entry bans, travel restrictions, visas and official recommendations.
Important notice: Swiss in Ghana, Benin and Togo
Please see important travel advice for the following countries:
For information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) kindly consult the information and directives of the local authorities (for Ghana Hotline tel. 055 2222 004, 055 2222 005, 050 9497 700, 027 737 14 06 and 024 078 62 63) and the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO
In Togo: 111, +228 2222 2073 or +228 9167 4242.
In Benin: 95 36 11 07, 51 02 00 00, 51 04 00 00.
On state level, the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland FOPH informs in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly.
The Travel Advice FDFA (in German, French and Italian) offers travelers basic information for travel preparation by informing on possible risks and certain precautions. They are to be considered as a complementary source of information.
Visa for Latvia
Schengen states have currently suspended representing each other in visa matters.
Therefore the Swiss Embassy in Accra is unable to process visa applications for Latvia until further notice.