PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION AND GRANT OF REFUGEE STATUS, APPEALS, ETC.
APPLICATION FOR REFUGEE STATUS
•Any person who is within the boundaries of Ghana, whether he entered lawfully or unlawfully who wishes to remain in Ghana as a refugee within the meaning of this Law shall within 14 days of his entry into Ghana or such further period as the Board may allow, make an application for recognition asa refugee to the Board through the nearest immigration officer at his point of entry, through any immigration officer, a police officer or through the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ghana.
• The officer through whom or the office through which the application is made shall within 7 days of the receipt of the application, forward the application, together with any documents or other information which the applicant is able to provide in support of the application, to the Board.
• The Board shall consider every application referred to it within 30 days of the receipt of the application and shall within the 30 days or thereafter make such inquiry or investigation as the Board thinks necessary into the application and may for the purpose of its investigation, invite the applicant to appear before it.
• After its investigation, the Board may recognise or refuse to recognise the applicant as a refugee; and shall notify the applicant of its decision in writing.http://www.grb.gov.gh/Refugee%20Law
Where to Start if you are in GHANA?
Address: The Executive Secretary, Ghana Refugee Board, Ministry of the Interior, P.O. Box M42, Accra
Location: No. 10, Ojeene Crescent, Dzorwulu, Accra
Tel: +233 0302784372, +233 307038502, +233 307038503
You can also go to the local immigration office in Accra, Ghana and ask for assistance. HeadQuarters of Ghana Immigration: