Global Mobility Solutions

Ghana Global Mobility Services

Compliantly move and pay employees in Ghana. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers global mobility solutions in Ghana. Through the Breedj platform, businesses of all sizes can compliantly relocate and pay local nationals and expats alike.

Our platform provides a range of solutions that simplifies the processes, allowing your business to operate seamlessly and in full compliance with local employment laws.

Moving your employees to Ghana

Moving your employees or business to Ghana requires careful planning and preparation. Ghana is a country located in West Africa with a population of approximately 30 million people. It is the second-largest economy in the region and has a diverse economy with a mix of agriculture, industry, and services sectors.

The political stability of Ghana is also noteworthy. Ghana has been a stable democracy since 1992 and has a peaceful political climate. The government is committed to attracting foreign investment and has put in place policies and incentives to encourage businesses to invest in the country.

Ghana has over 80 ethnic groups, with English being the official language. However, Twi, Akan, Ewe, and Ga are also widely spoken. Companies that intend to expand their operations to Ghana should consider language barriers and the importance of having a local team to assist in communication and cultural understanding.

International businesses may want to expand their operations to Ghana for several reasons, including the country’s stable political environment, its strategic location, and the availability of a skilled workforce. Ghana is also a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which is a regional economic bloc that facilitates trade and investment within the region.

Key immigration facts about Ghana

If you’re planning to move your employees to Ghana, it is important to have a good understanding of the country’s immigration laws. The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) is responsible for regulating the entry, stay, and exit of foreign nationals in Ghana. Here are some key immigration facts that you should know:

A work permit is an approval granted by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) for the employment of foreign nationals specifying the number and description of persons authorized to be employed. The work permit specifies the name of the employer and a statement indicating that the holder is only permitted to engage in the particular employment, business, or professional occupation specified in the work permit.

A formal application must be made on behalf of the employee to the Ghana Immigration Service. The application must include the employee’s personal information, a job description, a copy of the employment contract, and a valid passport. The processing time for a work permit is usually four weeks, although this can vary depending on the complexity of the case.

A Ghana work permit is usually valid for one year and, in some special cases, six months. A Residence Permit is usually obtained after the grant of a work permit.

Foreign nationals who wish to work in Ghana must have a work permit before they can start working. Employers who employ foreign nationals without a work permit risk being fined or prosecuted.

Country fact sheet


Ghanaian cedi (GHS)




31 million (2021)


West Africa



Official languages


Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Ghana

By partnering with Breedj, you can eliminate the need to establish an in-country entity, and thus, saving valuable time and resources while benefiting from our local expertise to guarantee full compliance for your business operations.

Our platform has been designed to seamlessly take care of every aspect of the local employment environment, while you focus on your core operations.

Employment contracts

We handle employment contracts for both global employees and contractors.

Guaranteed compliance

Breedj ensures full compliance with your workers' local labor laws.

Global payroll

Our platform ensures accurate and timely international salary payments.

Legal expertise

Leverage Breedj's extensive expertise to navigate diverse employment laws.

Tax & contributions

Breedj handles tax & mandatory contributions as required by local labor laws.

Multiple currencies

Your workers are paid in their local currency, directly to their bank account.

Income Tax in Ghana

As a global organization moving your business or employees to Ghana, it is important to have a good understanding of the country’s income tax laws. Ghana taxes its resident individuals on income from any employment, business, or investment, whether or not the source from which the income is derived has ceased.

Resident individuals are taxed on their worldwide income, and, as such, foreign-sourced income is taxable. However, an exemption exists for employment income of a resident individual who exercises one’s employment outside Ghana and is employed by a non-resident employer or by a resident employer, where that individual is present outside Ghana for more than 183 days.

Non-residents pay taxes at a flat rate of 25%.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

15 days

Sick leave


Maternity leave

12 weeks

Paternity leave


Employee probation


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VAT in Ghana

Value-added tax (VAT) is an important consideration for global organizations relocating their business or employees to Ghana. Ghana imposes a VAT of 12.5% on every supply of goods and services made in the country and on every importation of goods.

However, an exemption applies for the supply of any form of power, heat, refrigeration, or ventilation. Input VAT incurred by these suppliers is not deductible.

Additionally, the supply of tangible goods by VAT-registered wholesalers and retailers is subject to VAT at the flat rate of 3%.

Breedj's platform

Current coverage

54 countries

Focus region


Salary payments

Supports multiple currencies

Time to market

Onboard workers in less than 24 hours

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What they say about Breedj

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George D. France

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Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Ghana

Breedj stands out as the preferred global employment solutions provider for several reasons, offering organizations a competitive edge with a range of scalable global employment solutions.

Cost effective

Drastically reduce administrative and overhead costs related to managing global employees.

100% compliant

Stay up to date with the ever changing global legislations, policies and local labor laws.

Peace of mind

Get direct access to our global employment experts to mitigate legal risks and penalties.

Fast-track market entry

Bypass the complexities associated with establishing a branch office or in-country.

Help emerging countries

Encourage growth and uplift lesser served regions by giving a job to talented remote professionals.

Support United Nations development goals

Directly support at least four sustainable development goals, simply by using our platform.