Courtesy of Lynn Mackenzie, J.D., LLM
Effective June 15th 2020, the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has extended mandatory medical examination to other applicants requiring immigration permits. This requirement has expanded to all those foreign nationals who require indefinite residence permits, rights of abode, naturalization and the renewal of other immigration residence.
Previously, the mandatory medical examination only applied to all new applicants for work and residence permits and not to other types and categories of immigration permits. However, in this era of infectious diseases, the GIS stated that, “ the medical examination is aimed as a mechanism to curtail possible spread of infectious diseases”.
This is all to ensure that foreign nationals seeking to reside in Ghana temporarily or permanently are in good health for stay, as well as, to acquire health information or specific knowledge of their health status.
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