Ghana Immigration Service [GIS] wishes to bring to the attention of the
travelling public, prospective travelers and sponsors of prospective
travelers, that there is no statutory requirement compelling any
Ghanaian travelling abroad, to show to an Immigration Officer an “Exit
Permit” fee in the form of cash or have on them any specified amount
before embarkation is permitted.
It has come to the attention of the GIS that some
unscrupulous persons are masquerading as Immigration Officers, with the
intention to defraud unsuspecting sponsors [host]. These individuals
misinform their victims about the existence of the following travel
1. Basic Travel Allowance [BTA]
2. Declaration Fee [Pocket Money]
3. Letter of Declaration
These documents in essence, purport that a citizen of
Ghana travelling abroad, is required by law to show to the Immigration
Officer or hold monies ranging from $1,500 to $10,000. Travelers are therefore advised to note that the GIS does
not require the documents above from persons, Ghanaians or non-Ghanaians
departing from the country.Consequently, travelers are under no obligation to show
or carry along any such monies. Please be advised accordingly.
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