April 20, 2024
Canada visa application fee in Ghana

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One of the things you need to know when planning to travel to Canada from Ghana is how much the Canada visa application fees in Ghana costs, and that is what we’ll be exploring in this article. We are also going to discuss how much it costs in Cedis, the cost of biometrics, why Ghanaians are moving to Canada, and where you can apply for your visa, amongst other important things.

Let’s get down to brass tacks, shall we?

How much is a Visa from Ghana to Canada?

Canada visa application fees in Ghana (and generally speaking) depends on the type of visa you are applying for. It is not a uniform fee. It’s also worth mentioning that when paying for your visa application, you will be required to pay for biometrics as well. Biometrics fee for Canada visa is CAD$85. 

Now you know this, let’s discuss how much visa fee costs for different visa categories.

N.B: Biometrics and visa application fees do not cover the cost of medical tests or any other expenses.

How much does a Canada Visitor Visa cost in Ghana?

A Canada visitor visa is also known as a Tourist visa or a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). If you are looking to travel to Canada for an event, to tour,  visit family or just to stay there for a short time (up to 6 months), this is the type of visa to apply for. 

The cost of a Canada visitor visa per person is CAD$ 100 (≈ GH₵890). The table below articulates how much Canada visitor visa costs both in Canadian dollars and Ghana Cedis for different visitor visa sub-categories.

Category Fees (CAD$) Fees (GH₵)
Visitor visa per applicant (including super visa) 100 890
Visitor visa – per family (1 fee per family of 5 or more people)

To be eligible for this, the family must apply together (at the same time and place)

500 4,450
Extension of stay 100 890

Canada Work Visa fees in Ghana

As the name implies, a Canada work visa is a type of visa issued to an applicant who is moving to Canada to work. It grants you tеmporary pеrmission to lеgally work in Canada. To get a work visa, you need to apply for a work permit. There are two types of work permits: employer-specific and open work permits. 

Application fee for work permit is CAD$155 while open work permit is CAD$100.


Category Fees (CAD$) Fees (GH₵)
Work permit, per person (fee includes extensions)  155 ≈ 1,380
Work permit (including extensions) – per group (3 or more performing artists) 465 4,140
Open work permit 100 890

How much is student visa from Ghana to Canada

If you are pursuing education in thе Grеаt White North, you need a student visa. This visa not only pеrmits you to study but may also allow you to work part-time during your studiеs. To get a study visa, you need to apply for a study permit. 

Study permit application fее for Canada is CAD 150 which is ≈  GH₵1,335.

Read also: How to apply for Canada student visa.

Frequently asked questions on Canada Visa Fees in Ghana

Can Ghanaians travel to Canada without a Visa?

No, Ghanaians cannot travel to Canada without a visa. A valid visa is a requirement for entry, whether you are going for tourism, work, or study.

How long does it take to get a Canadian Visa in Ghana?

The Canada visa procеssing time in Ghana varies. It depends on several factors such as the type of visa you are applying for, how many applications are in queue, if you need to submit further documents to support your application, etc. To get an estimate on how long your visa application may take, check here: Canada visa application processing time.

Is it easy to get a Canada Visa from Ghana?

The process for applying for a Canada visa is simple. If you meet all the requirements, provide the necessary information needed accurately, and follow the stipulated application process, it should be easy for you to get your visa. 

Usually, the reason people think getting a Canada visa is not easy is that they don’t know exactly what is required or what to do, and when to do it. If you do, your chances of getting your visa will be high.

Why are Ghanaians moving to Canada?

In search of greener pastures😐. In Canada, there’s hope for better economic opportunities, high-quality еducation and health care, and an overall better standard of living. 

Where can I gеt a Canadian Visa in Ghana?

To get a Canada visa, you have to apply for it. You can apply for it online via the IRCC portal or in person at VFS Global. (VFS Global is the only authorized Canada visa application centre in Ghana). 

It is better to apply online so you can easily upload any extra documents (if required) and track your application.

How much is the biometrics fee for Canada visa?

It is CAD$ 85, which is ≈ GH₵756.5.

Read also: What to pack when travelling from Ghana to Canada


The cost of applying for a Canada visa could change in the future. To find out if there are any changes to the fees, check the official Canadian government website here: Canada visa application fee for different visa types. Bеst of luck on your journey to Canada! 


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