What does the change mean? The fee for rotator permits for oil and gas workers will double from US$500 to $1,000. Resident permits will increase from $300 to $500. A resident permit fee of $300 will be introduced for nationals of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and $150 for Ghanaians holding foreign passports. The monthly penalty for expiration of a resident permit will increase from $50 to $180 (and from $30 to $60 for ECOWAS nationals and $20 to $30 for Ghanaians holding foreign passports).
- Implementation time frame: May 15.
- Visas/permits affected: Rotator permits, Residence permits.
- Who is affected: Companies sponsoring foreign nationals in Ghana.
- Business impact: The new government fees will increase costs for employers of certain foreign workers.