New Work Permit Application

Additional Information

The following is the procedure for work permit(s) application for expatriate(s) in the upstream petroleum industry.

A. Submission of Application Form and Related Documents

A completely filled Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) Work Permit Application Form (obtainable from the Petroleum Commission or Ghana Immigration Service) MUST be submitted to the Petroleum Commission with the following documents:

Documents Source
Cover Letter Employer
Bio Data Page of Prospective Employee’s Passport Applicant
Valid Tax Clearance Certificate of Company GRA/IRS
Company’s Certificate of Registration Registrar General’s Department, Ghana
Company’s Certificate of Incorporation Registrar General’s Department , Ghana
Company’s Certificate for Commencement of Business Registrar General’s Department , Ghana
Medical Report of Prospective Employee Home Country
Police Report of Prospective Employee Home Country
Professional and Educational Certificate Applicant
Employment Contract Employer (i.e. the Company)
Evidence of Effort made to Recruit a Ghanaian Local newspapers, Company’s website etc.

CV Of Expartriate

Employer

Succession Template

PC Website (Localization Template A & B)

CV[s] OF Ghanian Successor

Employer

Petroleum Commission Work Permit Facilitation Information Gathering Sheet

PC Website - Download here

We protect the social, environmental and economic livelihoods of communities that are affected by the petroleum activities of oil and gas companies.

Note:

  • Applicants [i.e. Co officers, individuals) may be invited for interviews]
  • The Cover letter must provide extensive justification for the employment of the expatriate by the Company
  • The Police report of the prospective employee MUST NOT be more than one (1) year old
  • The Medical Report of the prospective employee MUST NOT be more than two (2) years old
  • The Commission will work closely with all Government agencies to ensure strict compliance with all statutory regulations. Companies or persons failing to satisfy the Commission's work permit application requirements will have their application refused.

B. Assessment and Evaluation of Application

The Commission will review all applications and may carry out site/facility inspections. The outcome of the review could be any of the following:

  • Application refused
  • Additional information required
  • Application forwarded to GIS with a recommended term of permit

C. Issuance of Permit

  • Application to be submitted at the offices of the Petroleum Commission
  • Application is forwarded to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) with a covering letter from the Commission attached thereto
  • GIS informs the Commission when work permits have been granted and Commission picks up permits from GIS
  • Commission then informs Companies to pick up work permits

Note:

  • All communications to the Commission MUST be on company's official letter head.
  • Application for the work permit MUST be made by the corporate head of the company or an authorized representative.
  • Application must be placed at least 2 months before the expatriate is needed in-country
  • Any false information provided would attract penalties

Petroleum Commission

Ghana

Plot No. 4A, George Bush Highway, Accra, Ghana

P.O. Box CT 228 Cantonments, Accra, Ghana

Telephone: +233 [0] 302 953392 | +233 [0] 302 953393

eMail: info@petrocom.gov.gh

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