PROGRAMMES Long Term – Volunteering in abroad for a Year
Medium Term – Volunteering for Six months
STePs – Volunteering between one to four months in Ghana
ICYE Ghana has the following programmes:
All exchange’s coming to Ghana are required to have a valid passport and a visa. The visa must be applied for in the nearest Ghana Embassy or Consulate and this must be done before 31st May each year in order to avoid delays. Exchange’s will have to apply for an ENTRY VISA for NOT more than TWO months (not a one year visa).
On your arrival to Ghana, you will be given 30 or 60 days at the airport.
At the Orientation Camp, those staying for six months will be given a Visa extension form and those staying for a year will be given a residence and work permit forms to fill, support letters from the ICYE GHANA office and Volunteers Passports will be attached to the filled forms and ICYE – Ghana will submit the forms at the Immigration Office on behalf of the volunteers when the 30 or 60 days given at the Airport has expired.
The Visa extension and the residence/work permit may take 2-3 months to be ready due to the bureaucratic system it goes through.
Exchangees are responsible for the payment of the Visa extension and the residence and work permit. The cost of VISA extension is GHC 50 per month and 300 Dollars for the Residence and work Permit. (These costs are subject to changes by the Immigration Office)
ICYE Ghana will facilitate in the acquisition of visa, work placement, host family and contact person and the insurance for the stay of exchange’s. All exchangees are insured against accidents and sickness. Please read your insurance manual given to you. Hospitals will be identified for exchangees to visit should they fall sick.