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Re-entry Visa

  • Overview
  • Visa Fees
  • Documents Required
  • Photo Specifications
  • Processing Times
  • Download Forms
  • Overview

    People lawfully residing in Italy, having lost their residence permit or people having left the country before receiving the renewal of the said permit, can apply for the re-entry visa proving that he/she has travelled out of the country for genuine and importatnt reasons.

    The visa will be issued from the competent "Questura" (Police Headquarters) in Italy. It is a long term period visa (type D) - Single entry.

  • Visa Fees

    Visa / Legalization Type Visa Fee (GH ¢)
    National Visas - Stay more than 90 Days
    Re-Entry Visa 1067
    Civil Status Documents (i.e Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, etc) 102
    Other Documents (i.e Affidavit, Criminal Certificate, etc.) 221
    Translations in Italian (i.e birth and marriage certificate Per Page) 120
    Verification translation in Italian (per Page) 120
    Translation in Italian (ie Affidavit and Criminal Certificate per page ) 120
    Declaration of Value for Study Titles

    2. Service Charges

    Application Type Application Fee (GH ¢)
    Visa Applications
    Per Application 184
    Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate 41
    Affidavit, Criminal Certificate, Divorce Certificate 41

    (The fee change is as per the currency exchange rates)

    The above-mentioned service charges include VAT 12.5% and NHIL 2.5%. Fee amount can be paid only in local currency.

    (*) The fee will be applicable per set of documents to be legalized (each set will contain a maximum of 4 documents, (i.e) 2 originals and 2 translations). From the fifth document, the fee will be applicable twice.

  • Documents Required

    Checklist for Re-entry Visa

    • Visa application form, filled in completely in block letters, and signed by the applicant.
    • Signed Passport (valid for at least 3 months longer than intended stay), +1 photo copy of the said passport (without the blank pages)
    • Previous passports, (if any) +1 photocopy of pages bearing particulars of the applicant
    • 2 recent passport size photographs (not more than 3 months old) with applicants usual signature at the back
    • Visa Fee + VFS Charges
    • In the case of a theft or a loss of residence permit, a copy of the report of loss or theft of the local police force translated into Italian
    • In the case of the expiry of a residence permit within a time lower than 60 days, the original or the copy of the expired document and a copy of the receipt of request for renewal

    Clarification on the acceptance of visa applications of minors who are not accompanied by at least one parent.

    ACCRA – 31 January 2017

    It is considered necessary to specify the following:

    1. The visa applications for minors (for which ever type of visa) can be submitted and undersigned only by one of the parents or, in the absence of one of the parents or, in the absence of both parents, by a person in possession of a notorized authorization attesting the identity and relation as well as the contacts and address for purpose of any notification;
    2. In the case a minor’s application is presented in the absence of a parent or a formal delegation, procede as followed;
    1. In case of family reunión application type D, a new appointment date can be given in queue with already fixed appointments. If the new interview date goes beyond the 180 days of the issuance of the authorization(Nulla Osta), the case should be notified to the Visa Office(via E-mail);
    2. In case of a type C visa application, the applicant will be invited to take contact again when in possession of the requested documentation.

    It should be noted that applications not complete with the required translated and legalized documents or Passports will not be considered admisible and therefore not accepted.The principles referred in point b) must be applied for the rescheduling of the appointment.

  • Photo Specifications


    Please provide your recent photograph (not more than 6 months old). The photographs should be in colour: -

    • Taken against a clear background so that features are distinguishable and contrast against the background;
    • Clear and of good quality;
    • Printed on normal photographic paper;
    • Unmounted - 45 mm x 35 mm in size;
    • Full face (without sunglasses and normally without a hat or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religious belief or ethnic background).
  • Processing Times

    Standard processing time is 15 calendar days.

  • Download Forms

    Please find the Visa/Legalization application form below.

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    Visa application forms are free of charge. If you have any problems downloading a form, please contact our Visa and Legalization Application centre.

    Short Stay Visa Form
    Long Stay Visa Form
    Legalization Form