How to Buy a House in Ghana With A Foreigner's Residence Visa

This article provides information on how you can buy your own home and make it your permanent residence if you have a foreign citizen’s visa in Ghana.

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How to Buy a House in Ghana With A Foreigner's Residence Visa
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In Ghana, foreigners are allowed to purchase property for their own usage or for letting purposes. However, there are some steps a foreigner must take in order to be eligible to buy land. The following is a list of the requirements a foreigner needs in order to purchase property in Ghana:

-Have a valid residence visa

-Be 18 years of age or older

-Have an income of at least $500 per month

-A copy of the passport

-A copy of the foreigner's identification card with authorization stamp

-A notarized letter from the foreigner's embassy stating that they have no criminal record and are able to work freely in Ghana without any restrictions.>>END>>

 

Requirements for Non-Ghanaian Citizens

to Purchase Property in Ghana

In Ghana, non-Ghanaian citizens are allowed to purchase property for their own usage or for letting purposes. However, there are some steps a foreigner must take in order to be eligible to buy land. The following is a list of the requirements a foreigner needs in order to purchase property in Ghana:

-A valid residence visa

-18 years of age or older

-An income of at least $500 per month

-A copy of the passport

-A notarized letter from the foreigner's embassy stating that they have no criminal record and are able to work freely in Ghana without any restrictions

 

How to Acquire a Ghanaian identification card

In order to acquire a Ghanaian identification card, one must be able to prove their nationality. In order for the foreigner to acquire a Ghanaian identification card, they must provide two of the following:

-A notarized letter from the embassy

-A copy of the passport

-The foreigner's identification card with authorization stamp

-An original birth certificate issued by their country of origin

 

The process of acquiring a residence visa in Ghana

In order to be eligible to purchase property in Ghana, foreigners are required to have a residence visa. The process of acquiring a residence visa is straightforward and can take as little as two days if the applicant already has an entry visa.

Applying for a residence visa entails submitting the following documents:

-A notarized letter from the foreigner's embassy stating that they have no criminal record and are able to work freely in Ghana without any restrictions.

-A copy of the passport

-A copy of the foreigner's identification card with authorization stamp

-A certificate from the Bank verifying that you have money in Ghana, typically $2,000 USD.

Applications for residence visas should be submitted to the Ministry of Interior’s Immigration Department and may be processed at either Accra or regional immigration offices throughout the country.

 

Getting an invitation letter

In order to purchase property in Ghana, a foreigner needs an invitation letter from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources. This letter should state that the person has been granted permission to purchase land. The letter will also include information on how much the land is worth, where it is located, and any other related information.

 

Applying for the residence visa at the Bureau of Immigration in Accra

If you are living abroad and looking to purchase property in Ghana, you will need a residence visa. There are two ways to apply for a residence visa:

1) By submitting an application at the Bureau of Immigration in Accra

2) By submitting an application at the Immigration Service Center (ISC) abroad

The Bureau of Immigration is located on the 7th floor of the Trade Centre Building near Liberation Square. You must submit your application with a valid passport, proof of residence, and other documents as required by law. It is best to contact the Bureau before arriving in order to make sure that they have not exceeded their quota for certain types of visas. If this is the case, then you will have to wait until they reach their quota or choose another method of applying. The ISC is only open during certain hours and your application will be processed quicker if you apply abroad than if you apply in-country. It is also helpful if you know some French or German as these are the languages spoken at the ISC.

 

How to purchase land in Ghana as a foreigner

In Ghana, foreigners are allowed to purchase property for their own usage or for letting purposes.

However, there are some steps a foreigner must take in order to be eligible to buy land. The following is a list of the requirements a foreigner needs in order to purchase property in Ghana:

-Have a valid residence visa

-Be 18 years of age or older

-Have an income of at least $500 per month

-A copy of the passport

-A copy of the foreigner's identification card with authorization stamp

-A notarized letter from the foreigner's embassy stating that they have no criminal record and are able to work freely in Ghana without any restrictions

 

Conclusion

Ghana is a beautiful country with a rich culture and a welcoming population. While you’ll need to take precautions to make sure you don’t overstay your visa and end up deported, it’s worth it to live in Ghana for a while.

When it comes to purchasing property in Ghana, you have four options:

1. Buying property as the spouse of a Ghanaian

2. Buying property as the spouse of a foreigner

3. Buying property as the spouse of a foreigner with permanent residence

4. Buying property as a foreigner with permanent residence

The process for each option is different, so make sure to read the article below for full instructions.