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UKBA introduces priority visa service in Ghana

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The UK Border Agency has introduced a priority visa service in Ghana. The priority visa service is available to UK visa applicants who pay an additional fee to have their visa application placed at the front of the queue.

You can apply for a UK visa using this service if you meet the following criteria:
  • British Council 'sponsored' applicants.
  • Ex Business Select Programme companies.
  • 3rd Country Nationals who have previously traveled to either the UK, US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
  • Ghanaian/Ivorian/Togo/Burkina Faso nationals who have previously traveled to either the UK, US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand in the last 5 years.
  • No previous visa refusals or adverse immigration history.
If you have had any adverse immigration issues in the past it is not recommended that you use this service. Also note that the priority service does not imply or guarantee in any way that UK visa applicants using it will be successful in their visa application and all visa applicants must meet the requirements of the UK immigration rules.

The cost of this service is Cedi 207 (USD$100) per applicant and is only available to applicants who apply in Accra.

Ghana nationals wishing to visit the UK must first apply for a visitor visa. To be eligible for a UK visitor visa, you must be able to show that:
  • you intend to visit the UK for no more than 6 months;
  • you intend to leave the UK at the end of your visit;
  • you have enough money to support and accommodate yourself without working or help from public funds, or you and any dependants will be supported and accommodated by relatives or friends;
  • you can meet the cost of the return or onward journey.
If you would like to apply for a UK visa can help. is a specialist visa consultancy with nearly twenty-five years of experience dealing with visa applications. We can help with a wide range of visa applications to your country of choice. Please feel free to contact us for further details.