Work Permit is an official document that gives permission to a foreigner to work in Ghana. It takes about one month to get a work permit done in Ghana. To get a work permit in Ghana, You have to visit the Ghana Immigration Service.
The types of work permit include;
1. GIPC-Ghana Investment Promotion Centre:
The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) is a Government agency, responsible under the GIPC Act, 2013 (Act 865): to encourage and promote investments in Ghana, to provide for the creation of an attractive incentive framework and a transparent, predictable and facilitating environment for investments in Ghana.
2. IQC- Ministry of Interior Quota;
- Presentation of application letter
- Purchase and completion of AG 1 Form by applicant/organization
- Submission of AG 1 Form together with attachments (attachments to AG1 Form include; Tax clearance certificate, Bank Statement, Registration of company, Certificates of Incorporation and Commencement of business)
- Refer to Ghana Immigration Service for investigation and report
- Time Frame; Three (3) Months (After receipt of duly completed form)
3. Immigration work permit;
Fresh Application for work permit
- Application letter from Applicant or organization engaging the applicant
- CV/Educational Certificates
- Marriage Certificate (in case applicant is married to a Ghanaian)
- Letter of support from spouse (Ghanaian) if applicable
- Company registration/objects of company that intends to employ the applicant
- Certificate of commencement of business
- If working for a Government Establishment, a letter of support from the appropriate establishment
- Audited accounts of company
- Tax clearance certificate
- Letter of appointment
4. Free zones work permit;
The Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA) is the government agency responsible for the implementation and administration of the Free Zones Programme in Ghana. Its role is to facilitate, regulate and monitor activities within the free zones.
Investors in the Ghana Free Zones Programme benefit from the ease of doing business, a progressive government committed to the development of the private sector, relatively developed infrastructure and a competitive labour cost. It is our firm resolve to offer the most favourable business environment for a mutually beneficial operation in Ghana.
Investors are invited to come to Ghana and explore the opportunities available under the free zones programme and utilise our easily trainable and abundant labour force as a source of competitive advantage to develop larger markets for your goods and services. The GFZA is ready to partner you to make your location in Ghana profitable.
Requirements for securing a work permit are as follows;
1. company documents (certificate of registration, certificate of incorporation, a certificate to
commence business and companies code)
2. GIPC registration certificate
3. Company’s current tax clearance certificate
4. Company’s audited accounts of the previous year
5. Medical report from any recognized hospital in Ghana
6. Police clearance report from home country
7. Curriculum vitae/Resume
8. Offer /Appointment letter/contract of employment
Also, note that you get a residence permit in line with a work permit.