British High Commission Accra

Julius Nyerere Link, off Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue
PO Box 296


Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email:

Opening Hours:

Main Office (staff working hours):

Monday to Thursday - 7:30am to 3:30pm

Friday - 7:30am to 1:30pm

HM Passports

The British High Commission in Accra no longer processes British passport applications. All applications must be sent direct to Her Majesty’s Passport Office in Durham, UK. Full details can be found at our overseas passports page

Consular assistance; Public opening hours

Monday to Thursday - 9:30am to 11:30am

Friday - 8:30am to 10:30am

British passports collection only; Public opening hours

British passports are now collected at the UK Visa Application Centre located at Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Emporium Building, 1st floor, Accra, Ghana.

Monday to Friday - 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Bank holidays

The British High Commission Accra will observe the following holidays in 2019:

  • Tuesday 1 January - New Year’s Day
  • Monday 7 January - Constitution Day
  • Wednesday 6 March - Independence Day
  • Friday 19 April - Good Friday
  • Monday 22 April - Easter Monday
  • Wednesday 1 May - Labour Day
  • Wednesday 5 June - Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan) (To be confirmed)
  • Sunday 4 August - Founders’ day (Likely observed on Monday 5 August)
  • Monday 12 August - Eid al Adha (Sacrifice) (To be confirmed)
  • Tuesday 27 August - UK Summer Bank Holiday
  • Saturday 21 September - Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day (Likely observed on Monday 23)
  • Friday 6 December - National Farmer’s Day
  • Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day
  • Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day

Note: Usually when a holiday falls on the weekend, the following Monday will be the day to take off as the public holiday.