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

, 08/02/2018

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has posted a brief announcement of a new policy, effective 15 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 by a local doctor in the applicant's home country, and the work permit application is then made before the applicant travels to Ghana.

If it goes ahead, this new policy will have significant implications for the work permit application process. So far, no further information has been released.

Action Points
Employers and applicants who may be affected should contact their immigration specialist for the latest information.