We provide visa and consular services, and aims to further UK foreign policy through effective partnership with Ghana's government, institutions,media and civil society.

We represent the British Government in relation with the Ghanaian Government and promote a range of British interests in Ghana in diverse areas such as political and international relations,education and research, security and defence, as well as issues of economic and trade interests to Ghana and the UK.

Our services


This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.

Emergency consular assistance (24 hours)

For emergency assistance, such as in the event of the death, assault, arrest or hospitalisation of a British national, call + 233 302 213 250 and follow the instructions to be connected with consular officers.

If you are calling from the UK about a British national in Ghana, call our Consular Assistance Team in London on + 44 (0) 207 008 1500.

Births, deaths and marriages

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Passports and emergency travel documents

How to renew or replace your British passport and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.

If you are travelling in the next week and your passport is not available, you may be able to apply for an Emergency Travel Document. For this please contact the Consular Section of the British High Commission Accra, Ghana.

Details of how to get a passport extension or emergency child travel document can be found here. If you want to make an appointment, contact our Consular section using the details at the foot of this page.

Travel Advice

For information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, see our travel advice with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world. Please see our living overseas guide for further information.

Support and information when someone is detained or arrested

If a relative or friend is detained or arrested while you are in Ghana, the Prisoner Pack gives details of the legal and prison systems.

List of lawyers

A list of English speaking lawyers who may be able to help you with official transactions in Ghana. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British High Commission Accra or the UK government.

Consular fee list

UK law says we have to charge fees for some services.

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above, for British nationals needing emergency consular assistance, we can:

What consulates cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, 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
  • help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
  • 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
  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
  • pay any bills or give you money
  • make travel arrangements for you, find you work, accommodation, or make business arrangements on your behalf
  • get involved in private disputes over property, employment, commercial or other matters
  • renew or replace a full British passport

Our people

Jon  Benjamin

Jon Benjamin

British High Commissioner to Ghana

Contact us

British High Commission Accra

Osu Link
off Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue
PO Box 296


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