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Ghana Immigration Service Ranks and Salary Structure 2019

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Here is the recently updated Ghana Immigration Service Salary Structure 2019. This post is set to help everyone in Ghana to know more about the immigration service.

Are you looking for a job with the Ghana immigration service, and wondering how much you are going to be paid? Then checkout this post.

All You Need To Know About The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS)

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) is an agency of the government of Ghana under the Ministry of the Interior. The GIS regulates examination and authorization of application for visas, entry and residence permits in Ghana. Control of foreign nationals in Ghana, Facilitation of Ghanaian passport application processing, border control and management, Refugee registration, protection and management. The service advises on and ensures the effective implementation of all laws and regulations pertaining to immigration and related issues.

Prior to Ghana’s independence from Britain, the service was known as the Immigration and Passport Unit, and was under the auspices of the Colonial Police Force of the British-ruled Gold Coast. The unit was headed by Nevile C. Hill.

After the country gained independence in 1957, the expansion of the Ghanaian economy increased the number of foreign businessmen trading in the country. Because of Ghana’s lead in the emancipation of the African continent from colonial rule, the number of tourists visiting the country, particularly from neighbouring African states, also increased. To control this influx, a Cabinet decision in 1960 moved the Immigration and Passport Unit to the Ministry of the Interior as a department. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs took over the issuing of passports after the change.

Three years after the Immigration Service was moved to the Ministry of Interior, the Aliens Act 1963 (Act 160) was enacted to give legal backing to immigration operations.

The Ghana Immigration Service was established in 1989 under PNDC Law 226. The service has a statutory mandate to regulate and monitor the entry, residence, employment and exit of foreigners in the country. The passage of the Immigration Act of 2000 (Act 573) expanded the functions and roles of the service to include giving indefinite residence and right of abode facilities to foreigners.

What you need to know about the Ghana Immigration Service Salary Structure 2019

The Ghana Immigration Service salary structure is paid according to the ranks in the service. So whatever your rank is, would determine how much you are going to be paid.

This means a graduate in the Ghana Immigration Service is expected to earn more salary than an immigration officer with O-level result. By the time you read this post to the end, you are going to know more about GIS salary scale.

Ghana Immigration Service Salary Structure 2019

Salaries in ¢ (GHS) Average, Min, Max
Immigration Officer – Monthly
1 employee salary or estimate
About ¢239 – ¢258 monthly

Ghana Immigration Service Ranks 2019

Many people want to know the ranking structure of the Ghana Immigration Service this year 2019, and here is the recent update.

As we all know, all organization has a structure in which affairs are being run, in some organizations it is called the organizational chart, in the case of the Ghana Immigration Service, their officers are organized according to ranks.

Checkout the list below to see the ranks in the Ghana Immigration Service from the most senior officer to the least ranked officer;

  • Comptroller-General of Immigration
  • Deputy Comptroller-General of Immigration
  • Commissioner of Immigration
  • Deputy Commissioner of Immigration
  • Assistant Commissioner of Immigration
  • Chief Superintendent of Immigration
  • Superintendent of Immigration
  • Deputy Superintendent of Immigration
  • Assistant Superintendent of Immigration
  • Inspector
  • Assistant Inspector
  • Immigration Control Officer
  • Assistant Immigration Control Officer I
  • Assistant Immigration Control Officer II

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