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GHANA: Petroleum Commission Announces Company Audits

July 17, 2018

The Petroleum Commission has launched a series of inspections of companies in the upstream sector in the Western Regime of Ghana, between 9 and 20 July 2018.

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GHANA: New Employment Guidelines Released by Petroleum Commission

April 11, 2018

Effective 2nd June 2018. the Petroleum Commission (PC) has released new guidelines covering the employment of foreign nationals.

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GHANA: Immigration Service Requires Medical Certificates be Obtained from its Headquarters in Ghana

February 10, 2018

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has posted a brief announcement of a new policy, effective 15th February 2018, requiring all new applicants for work and residence permits to obtain medical certificates from the GIS medical facility at its headquarters in Ghana. Currently, a medical certificate in support of a work permit application may be issued […]

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GHANA: Stricter Enforcement of Company Document Requirements for Permit Applications

May 25, 2017

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has begun to enforce an existing requirement for the employer to submit an annual report or audited accounts in support of work and residence permit applications. The requirement existed previously but was not strictly enforced. Our advice Companies in Ghana submitting work and residence permit applications for foreign national employees […]

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GHANA: Update regarding Annual Returns and Work Permit Applications

January 11, 2017

Deadline Imminent for Submitting Annual Returns of Foreign Workers All Ghanaian companies that employ foreign national workers must submit an annual return by the deadline of 14th January 2017. The return must state names and addresses of all foreign nationals…

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GHANA: Enforcement of Company Obligations

August 17, 2016

The Ghanaian Registrar of Companies has announced that from this month, any local company that fails to file their Annual Return or renew their company registration will be liable for monetary penalties. This also applies to companies that registered with the…

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GHANA: Visa on Arrival Programme Introduced for AU Nationals

July 12, 2016

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has announced that it is introducing a “visa on arrival” programme for African Union nationals, whose countries do not currently have a visa free agreement with Ghana. This programme will initially be piloted at Kotoka International…

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GHANA: Fees Changes and Application Form Introduced

May 10, 2016

A number of changes have been made by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) and the Petroleum Commission (PC), with regards to the fees for various permits. A new information form has also been introduced, which must be completed for all…

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GHANA: Visa on Arrival Planned for Nationals of African Union States

March 24, 2016

On 25th February 2016, the Government of Ghana announced that it intends to allow citizens of African Union member states to enter the country without a prior visa, and obtain a visa on arrival for up to thirty days, beginning…

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PANAMA: Stamped Visa for Nationals of Cuba, China, Dominican Republic, India and Venezuela Now Valid for up to Five Years

October 17, 2018

Effective 12 October 2018, in Panama, the multiple-entry stamped visa issued to nationals of Cuba, China, Dominican Republic, India and Venezuela is valid for up to five years.

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