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IN exercise of the powers conferred on the Commissioner responsible for the Interior by section 28 of the Aliens Act, 1963 (Act 160) these Regulations are made this 23rd day of August, 1974.

Regulation 1—Regulation 7 of L.I. 265 Amended

The Aliens Regulations, 1963 (L.I. 265) as amended by the Aliens (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 1971 (L.I. 692) are hereby further amended by the substitution for regulation 7 thereof of the following new regulation:—

"7. Residence Permit.

(1) Subject to the other provisions of this regulation, the immigration officer may grant a residence permit to an alien desiring to take up or continue in employment in Ghana or to engage in any trade, business or profession or who otherwise desires to remain in Ghana for an indefinite or substantial period, and subject as aforesaid, any such permit may from time to time be renewed.

(2) A residence permit shall be subject to the condition that the person to whom it is granted shall not undertake any employment or engage in any business, trade or profession except as may be specified (if any) in the permit.

(3) A residence permit or a renewal of a residence permit shall be for such period as the immigration officer many decide, so however that except where the Commissioner otherwise directs, a residence permit shall be for a period not exceeding two years and a renewal thereof shall not exceed one year at a time.

(4) There shall be charged for the grant of a residence permit a fee of fifty cedis and for each renewal there shall be charged a fee of ten cedis:

Provided that the fee for a renewal shall be the same as for the original permit unless the application for the renewal was made within one month prior to the expiration of the original licence.

(5) No fee shall be paid by farm labourers in respect of the issue of a residence permit.

(6) The immigration officer may issue a residence permit to a wife or other dependant of a person to whom a residence permit has been issued (hereinafter referred to as the principal holder) subject to the condition that the person to whom it is issued shall not undertake or follow any occupation for reward (other than part-time or full-time employment for renumeration with the express permission of the Commissioner) and subject to any other conditions to which the principal holder's permit is subject.

(7) A residence permit granted to a principal holder's dependant shall be for a period not exceeding that applicable to the principal holder's permit or the residue thereof ".

Regulation 2—Revocation.

The Aliens (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 1971 (L.I. 692) are hereby revoked.

Regulation 3—Commencement

These Regulations shall come into force on the 23rd day of August, 1974.


Commissioner responsible for Interior


Date of Gazette Notification: 23rd August, 1974.




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