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Welcome to the Ghana Embassy in Beijing with concurrent accreditation to the Mongolia, Nepal and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The Embassy also has supervisory jurisdiction over the Consulate General in Guangzhou and the Honorary Consulate in Hong Kong.

As one of the first sub-Saharan African countries to establish diplomatic relations with China, Ghana and China have a long lasting and burgeoning bilateral relations spanning over 62 years.

Ghana and China have cooperated in many areas, namely infrastructure development, high education, technical and vocational education, trade and commerce, science and technology within the framework of the Belt and Road cooperation and the Forum of the China-African Cooperation (FOCAC).

The Ghanaian diaspora is an important part of Ghana’s socio-economic and national development. It is in this light that the Embassy of Ghana in Beijing works assiduously to promote and protect the interest of Ghana and its citizens in China and all countries of concurrent accreditation through the provision of quality and timely consular and welfare support.

This website is an interactive interface and a medium to engage our partners in China and all countries of concurrent accreditation and the Ghanaian diaspora in sharing information and extending consular and investment support services.

By His Excellency Dr. Winfred Nii Okai Hammond

Our Section

The Chancery

BEIJING MISSION

The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Beijing, China is also with concurrent accreditation

to the Mongolia, Nepal and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The Embassy

has a multi-faceted objective of strengthening Ghana’s bilateral relations with the People’s Republic

of China and the accredited countries; co-ordinate, promote and protect the interests of Ghana and

her citizens; and meaningfully contribute to the socio-economic progress and prosperity of Ghana

among others. The Embassy provides an effective one-stop consular service delivery to Ghanaians

and foreigners in China and is an information depot on trade, investment, travel and tourism in Ghana.

OFFICIAL WORKING HOURS OF THE EMBASSY:

Chancery: Mondays to Fridays from 9.00am to 12.00noon and 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Consular Issues: Mondays to Fridays from 9.00am to 12.00noon
Visas: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.00 to 11.30am.

The Embassy is however closed to the public on weekends and National holidays of China and Ghana.
This website is an aspect of the efforts of the Embassy to be of instant service to you, on any of the above issues.

Political

Ghana and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations on 5th July, 1960.  On 23rd August, 1961, Ghana and China signed the Friendship Treaty which affirmed the close bilateral ties between the two countries and established the foundation for practical cooperation as well as the emergence of Afro-Asia solidarity that became strategic in the prosecution of the decolonization, peace and development agenda of small developing countries at the time.

The Friendship Treaty was also aimed at creating a model for mutual economic, social and political development as well as to contribute towards the stability of Ghana and, by extension, other newly independent African countries.

Ghana’s active co-operation with China also reflects the consistency with which it had followed the “One China Two Systems” policy by China with respect to Hong Kong and Taiwan. Ghana also fully supported the People’s Republic of China to retain its United Nations seat in 1971.

Consular

CONSULAR SECTION

Welcome to the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Ghana, Beijing in The People's Republic of China. The contents of this page explain the procedures for the acquisition of visas for entry into Ghana, Ghana passports and travel certificates, and also provide information on other aspects of the Consular work of the Embassy. You are most welcome to browse through the pages, and also contact the Head of the Consular Section should you require further information or explanation.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Consular Section of the Ghana Embassy, Beijing China, through these pages, explains in detail, the procedure for the acquisition of Ghana entry visas. These pages also provide information on other aspects of the functions of the Consular Section.

The Section offers the following services:

Documentation Processing

-Issuance of Visa

-Issuance of Travelling Certificate

-Processing of Ghanaian Passports

-Authentication of documents

Welfare Functions

-Organization of the Ghanaian Community in China and countries of concurrent accreditation

-Repatriation of Mortal Remains of Ghanaians to Ghana.

-Assistance to stranded Ghanaians to return to Ghana e.g. illegal immigrant

-Evacuation of Ghanaians

-Prison visits

-Hospital visits

-Consular visits to Immigration Detention Camps

Registration of Individuals and Groups

-Ghanaian Associations

-Student Unions

-Individuals (Resident and Visiting)

CONTACT DETAILS

Address Embassy of Ghana, 8, San Li Tun Road, Beijing, 100600. P.R China

Tel Numbers; (+8610) 6532 1319, 6532 1544, 6532 2012

Fax Number; (+8610) 6532 3602

Email: consular@ghanaembassy-china.org

OPENING HOURS

Consular Issues: Mondays to Fridays from 9.00 to 12.00 Visas: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.00 to 11:30 am.

The section is however closed to the public on weekends and National holidays of China and Ghana.

Diaspora Relations

DIASPORA ENGAGEMENT

 

The contribution of the Diaspora cannot be over emphasized in the quest for Ghana’s development. The Government of Ghana greatly values the knowledge, ideas and skills of the Ghanaian diaspora and this has resulted the coming into being of the Diaspora Engagement Policy and the creation of the Diaspora Affairs Office in the Office of the President.

The Beijing Diaspora Engagement Desk has been established at the Embassy to implement Government’s Diaspora Engagement Policy as well as coordinate activities of the Ghanaian diaspora in China and countries of concurrent accreditation and promote social, economic, and cultural awareness among them in order to make this engagement process fruitful.

On account of the above, Mission takes seriously the education of Ghanaian students in China and always encourages them to return to Ghana with the skill set and knowledge acquired in their various fields of study.

Mission works closely with the National Union of Ghana Students, China and other recognized bodies to ensure our students welfare.

Economic Trade And Investments
DEFENCE ATTACHÉ (DA)

DEFENCE ATTACHÉ (DA)

The Office of Defence Attaché (DA) of the Embassy of Ghana, Beijing was established by authority of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) on 12th May, 2009. The Office serves the interests of the Ghana Government by promoting national defence and security issues between Ghana and the People’s Republic of China.

The Defence Attaché Beijing is therefore responsible for learning the art of diplomacy and blending it with military touch to emerge with a product of military – civilian diplomacy. The guiding principle is that the Defence Attaché is to secure, service and safeguard the interests of the Ministry of Defence and the Ghana Armed Forces by representation, direction and influence.

The Office of Defence Attaché also provides the Ministry of Defence in Ghana with information on China Military and Political issues, fosters and strengthens continuous relationship between Ghana and China and also serves as the Ghana’s Ambassador’s adviser on defence and security issues among others.

Ghana – China Relations

Economic Trade & Investments

ECONOMIC TRADE AND INVESTMENTS

Trade between Ghana and China has consistently improved over the years hitting a record high of 7.5 billion US dollars. Imports from China generally accounted for increase in both volume and value of trade between the two countries China is Ghana’s largest trading partner globally and Ghana is the 7th trading partner of China in Africa.

Education

EDUCATION

Education is an important tool for a country’s development and Ghana has unveiled an ambitious education policy to address issues of access, equity and quality in education called “Free Senior High School” policy. The issue relating to access, equity and quality in education can best be addressed through technology. Ghana intends cooperating with China to bring innovation and technology to our schools and in vocational training institutes with a view to be competitive globally.

Through scholarships (financially supported partially by Government of Ghana,) China has provided academic opportunities to various Ghanaian students in Chinese Universities. Records indicate that there are about 4000 Ghanaian students (comprising self-sponsored and those on scholarships) studying in China.

Political

Ghana–China relations

Ghana and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations on 5th July, 1960.  On 23rd August, 1961, Ghana and China signed the Friendship Treaty which affirmed the close bilateral ties between the two countries and established the foundation for practical cooperation as well as the emergence of Afro-Asia solidarity that became strategic in the prosecution of the decolonization, peace and development agenda of small developing countries at the time.

The Friendship Treaty was also aimed at creating a model for mutual economic, social and political development as well as to contribute towards the stability of Ghana and, by extension, other newly independent African countries.

Ghana’s active co-operation with China also reflects the consistency with which it had followed the “One China Two Systems” policy by China with respect to Hong Kong and Taiwan. Ghana also fully supported the People’s Republic of China to retain its United Nations seat in 1971.

Under Ex-President Nkrumah, Ghana enjoyed close friendly relations and active political cooperation with China.  The relations were marked by frequent exchanges of high-level visits.  Dr. Nkrumah personally paid three visits to China in 1961, 1964 and 1966. During these visits, he established personal friendships with former Chinese leaders including Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou En-Lai.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings also paid a state visit to China in December, 1995 as part of a three-nation tour to the Far East and held discussions with senior Chinese Government officials, including the former President Jiang Zemin.

Former President J.A. Kufuor also paid a week-long state visit to China from 27th October to 3rd November, 2003, as part of a two-nation tour of the Far East.  During the visit, he held fruitful discussions with former President Jiang Zemin and Prime Minister Zhu Rongi.  Former President J.A. Kufuor, again in November 2006, led a delegation to participate in that year’s Sino-Africa Summit.

The then President John Evans Atta Mills, also paid a state visit to China from 19th to 24th September 2010.  This successful visit led to the conclusion of an agreement for China to give Ghana a US$3 billion loan facility to cover essential projects and for infrastructural development. A Master Facility Agreement under which the China Development Bank would finance infrastructural development projects was also signed. In 2012, the then Vice president John Dramani Mahama visited China to witness the signing of CDB Master Facility Agreement.

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia paid an official visit to the People’s Republic of China from June 19th -24th, 2017. The visit, which was at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, H.E. Li Yuanchao was the first by a sitting Ghanaian Vice President in 7 years.

His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana paid a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China on August 31st, 2018 and subsequently participated in the 3rd Summit of FOCAC from 3rd to 4th September, 2018. His visit, coming on the heels of other high-level visits, notably by H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey and other Ministers. These visits no doubts, reflects the robust and exemplary relations between Ghana and China since the presidency of H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

In trade, commerce and investment, China is Ghana’s largest trading partner and investor whilst Ghana is seventh largest trading partner of China in Africa.

China has, through the various facilities within the framework of the Belt and Road Cooperation and the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation, been a major developmental partner of Ghana in her quest for infrastructural development.

Ghana and China marked the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations on 5th July, 2020 with the exchange of congratulatory messages at the highest level by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and President Xi Jinping. Foreign Ministers Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey and State Counsellor Wang Yi also exchanged notes. A virtual symposium organised to climax the celebration was graced by the Vice President H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.

Accreditations

Consulate General - Guangzhou

Address

Room 1701, R & F Yingxin Building,

28 Huaxia Road,Tianhe District

+86 (020) 88522365

Mon-Fri 9:30am - 16:30pm

ghana.consulategz@hotmail.com

24/7 online application system

Honorary Consul - Hong Kong

The Consul

Mr. TSUI Wing Tak was appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Ghana in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in March 2020.

The Honorary Consul under the leadership of Mr. TSUI Wing Tak strives to aid and protect the interests of the Republic of Ghana and her citizens in the HKSAR.

We act as the bridge between the Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Beijing, China and other stakeholders in the HKSAR, providing consulate-related services such as visa and passport applications.

In addition, we also aim to provide useful and legitimate channel of investment opportunities to the public.

We will work closely with the Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Beijing, China to provide the most appropriate services and assistance to the citizens of Ghana and other stakeholders in the HKSAR.

DIPLOMATIC STAFF

Introduction of Diplomatic Staff
H.E WINFRED NII OAKI HAMMOND
Head of Mission
NANA AKUA OWUSU AFRIYIEH
Deputy Head of Mission
Mr. John Kwasi Boakye
Minister / Head of Chancery
Mr. Sylvester Kofi Acherekoh
Minister / Head of Consular Section
Mr. Abu Osuman
Minister Counsellor / Political
Mr. Francis Yaw Opoku
Minister Counsellor/Diaspora and Multilateral Relations
Mr Alex Mensah
Minister-Counsellor / Trade Attaché
Mr. Annoh Kissi
Minister-Counsellor / Treasury
Mr. Alfred N. A. Hammond
First Secretary / Consular Affairs
Mr. Emmanuel Opoku
Third Secretary / Accounts and Estate
Mrs Sheila Anerley Ashley
First Secretary / Economic
Mr. Steve Kojo Adjei
First Secretary / Administration

DEFENCE ATTACHÉ

Staff Introduction of the Office of Defence Attaché
Brigadier General Daniel Aduboafo Nyarko
Defence Attaché
SWOII Prince Gyapong
Chief Clerk / Admin Officer
WOI Moses Obuadey
Finance Clerk
WOII Sarah Dosu-Oppong
Movement Clerk
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