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GHANA – Deadline Imminent for Submitting Annual Returns of Foreign Workers

All companies in Ghana that employ foreign national workers must submit an annual return by the deadline of 14 January 2017.

The return must state names and addresses of all foreign nationals in their employment as at 1 January 2017, and must be submitted to the immigrant quota issuing authority, with a copy sent to the Director of Immigration.

Companies that fail to submit in time face a fine of 1000 GHS, and individuals are liable to pay 200 GHS. If fines are not paid within seven days, employers may be subject to criminal prosecution and additional monetary penalties.

Action Points

  • Ensure that annual returns are submitted by 14 January 2017 for all foreign nationals employed in Ghana.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Globetrotters Legal Services.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.