British High Commissioner to Ghana
The British High Commission in Ghana is responsible for developing and maintaining relations between the UK and Ghana.
Services for British nationals
If you’re in Ghana and you urgently need consular assistance (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call + 233 302 213 250. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Ghana, contact us on 020 7008 1500.
Get or renew a passport
The British high commission can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.
Get an emergency travel document
You can apply for an emergency travel document (ETD) if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. Please submit your application online before you come to the High Commission.
If you’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible. Call us before making an appointment if you’ve never applied for a British passport before or if you’re applying for a child under the age of 16.
For information and advice on travelling to Ghana, see travel advice for Ghana.
Get a visa
The British High Commission can’t help with visa enquiries.
If you’re not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa.
If you’re a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on our foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit.
For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration.
Marriage and civil partnerships
For information on getting married in Ghana, see getting married abroad.
Register a birth or death
If the death occurred in Ghana and you’re still in the country, contact us. If you’re in the UK and hear of the death of a relative from a third party, you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.
Read our guidance on coping with death abroad.
Support if you’ve been arrested
We’ll do all we can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you’ve been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in Ghana. We cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.
British High Commission Accra does not provide legalisation services.
Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).
Local service providers
Use our lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Ghana. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British High Commission or the UK government.
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing peopleand kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad
For more information on the services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide.
For general information on living in or planning to live in Ghana, see living in Ghana
What the High Commission cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- help you enter a country, for example, if you don’t have a visa or your passport is not valid
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you’ll have to pay back)
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- make business arrangements on your behalf
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Ghana
British High Commission Accra
Julius Nyerere Link, off Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue
PO Box 296
Telephone + 233 302 213 250
Passport Adviceline + 44 300 222 0000
Fax + 233 30 2213 274
Email Enquiries http://ukvi-international.faq-help.com/
Visa Hotline + 44 1243 213 316
Consular Section E-mail address email@example.com
Consular Hotline +233 302213200