Employement of Immigrants /Immigrant Quota

No immigrant or visitor is permitted to seek or accept employment for reward unless such employment is within an authorized immigrant quota (i.e. the number of non-ghanaians an enterprise or church may employ in Ghana). Immigrants intending to work are required to obtain the neccessary permits prior to their arrival in the country. The Ghana Immigration Service will not consider applications for work permits from persons who are in the country as visitors. All investment-related quotas, except for the petroleum and mining sectors, are regulated by section 30 of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act, 1994 (Act 478), as follows

  • Enterprises with a paid-up capital of between US$10,000.00 and US$100,000.00 (or equivalent in cedis) are entitled to an initial automatic maximum immigrant quota of one person
  • Enterprise with paid-up capital of between US$100,000.00 and US$500,000.00 (or equivalent in cedis) are entitled to an initial automatic maximum immigrant quota of two persons
  • Enterprise with paid-up capital of US$500,000.00 or more (or its equivalent in cedis) are entitled to an initial automatic maximum immigrant quota of four persons
  • Except as provided for above, all applications for immigrant quota with respect to investment in other than the petroleum and mining sectors should be submitted to the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre and dealt with by the Immigration Service in consultation with GIPC. The Miniter grants immigrant quotas for petroleum and mining enterprises, as well as churches, for Interior in consultation with the relevant government institutions.

For more Information contact:

The Chief Executive
Ghana Investment Promotion Centre
P.O .Box M193
Accra, Ghana

email: info@gipc.org.gh

Or

GHANA EMBASSY BERLIN
Stavangerstr. 17 & 19
10439 Berlin
Germany

Tel:030- 54 714 90
FAX: 030-446 74063  
email: info@ghanaemberlin.de