The High Commission of India will switch-over to Online Visa Application Filing for all applicants and all visa types w.e.f. Tuesday, 12th June 2012. No visa applications filled-in manually will be accepted w.e.f. 12th June 2012.
Before coming to the High Commission of India, Accra, to submit the passport and visa applications, all visa applicants must complete the Online Visa Application Registration Form available on Website: http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/
Please ensure that all columns are filled in completely and correctly. The visa application will not be registered by the system unless the application form is completed properly.
While downloading the Visa Application Registration Form from Website, a Temporary Application ID will be created by the system. This must noted down by the applicants for future references. The application form has four pages. Please continue to the next page(s) by clicking on ‘Save and Continue’ until the last page of the form. After completing the form correctly, please click on ‘Verified and Continue’. Upon clicking this, the form will be registered in the system and a dialogue box with the applicant’s name and file number will appear. Click on ‘PRINT FORM’ on this dialogue box. Take a print out of the two page application form. Paste (not staple) one photograph (size 2 x 2 cm.) of the applicant on the space provided and clip with the application two more photo copies of the same photograph.
The printed form should be submitted physically in the High Commission on the next day or subsequent days along with: (i) Passport, (ii) Additional photographs, (iii) Fees, (iv) Other documentation required for the type of visa applied for, and any other relevant supporting documents. For information on types of visa, documentation required, etc., please visit the High Commission’s Website: http://www.indiahc-ghana.com/
Visa applicants resident in Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Togo should submit the printed application form along with passport, fees and other documents to the Honorary Consulate of India in these countries for onward transmission to the High Commission of India in Accra.
The fees, in full, must be paid by applicants at the time of submission of the application form and passport at the High Commission. Visa fees, once paid, will not be refunded.
The visa application will further be processed by the High Commission officials and visa will be granted/refused subject to necessary clearances from the Indian authorities concerned. In certain cases, the High Commission will require the applicants to personally come to the High Commission to submit the application / clarify the data filled-in on the online application registration form.
While, in the normal course, visas will be issued on the next day of submission of the application form and fees at the High Commission in respect of nationals of Ghana, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Togo, in the case of foreigners residing in these countries applying to the High Commission in Ghana will be issued visas only after clearance from the Indian Mission in the country of nationality of the applicant and subject to clearance from all other Indian authorities concerned.