Moving to Ghana: A Guided Onboarding Session For You

April 25, 2024

Relocating to a new country as an expat is a significant life event that can be both exciting and overwhelming. Having the thought of leaving a place you have lived and called home for many years, we understand that skepticism-mixed feelings that usually come. At Akka Kappa Ltd, we understand the nuances of this transition and are committed to providing you with a seamless onboarding experience. Our comprehensive relocation service ensures a tailored onboarding process that addresses your specific needs and concerns. The process starts right in your home country as you prepare to move. Introductory online sessions will be held with our expert relocation team. This article gives a breakdown of what to expect during the onboarding consultancy session.

Understanding Ghana: A Brief Overview

Ghana, located on the West Coast of Africa, is known for its rich history, diverse culture, and warm hospitality. The country boasts a stable political environment, a growing economy, and a vibrant expatriate community. English is the official language, making it easier for expats to communicate and integrate. Understanding the local customs and cultural norms will greatly enhance your experience in Ghana. To know more about Ghana, check out our previous article on adapting to Ghana.

Understanding Your Individual Requirements

Before you even set foot in Ghana, our team at Akka Kappa takes the time to thoroughly understand your individual requirements and preferences. Whether you're relocating alone, with your family, or as part of a corporate assignment, we recognize that each situation demands a personalized approach. Through detailed online consultations and careful assessment, we ensure that our services are precisely aligned with your expectations, ensuring a seamless transition to your new home. We conduct series of online meetings to brief you on documentation, formalities and our support system for you and the family so that you do not need to hassle.


Pre-Move Preparations

We'll equip you with crucial information about Ghana, including:

- Simplified visa application procedures

- Navigating banking and currency exchange

- Understanding healthcare options and essentials

- Finding suitable educational options (if applicable)

- Insights into Ghanaian customs and etiquette

1. Visa and Documentation

Before your move, ensure you have the necessary visas and permits. The type of visa you require will depend on your purpose of stay – whether it’s for work, study, or retirement. Ensure that your passport is up-to-date and has at least six months of validity remaining. If you need further assistance with documentation, our dedicated team is always on standby to deliver, saving you the stress and time.

2. Health and Vaccinations

It's crucial to get a health check-up and ensure you have the recommended vaccinations for Ghana, such as yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid. Having comprehensive health insurance that covers you internationally is also advisable. If you have a particular medication, it would be advisable to have more in stock to cater for your health needs.

3. Financial Arrangements

Set up your finances by informing your bank of your move and exploring options for international banking. Consider setting up a local bank account in Ghana for ease of transactions. We will provide you with banking recommendations so that you can easily make a choice. We will start familiarizing you with the local currency, the Ghanaian Cedi (GHS) so that you can easily make transactions when you arrive.

4. Research and Planning

We gather information and begin research about housing options, cost of living, and schooling (if you have children). Akka Kappa Ltd offers tailored house search and property management to help you find the perfect home in Accra and settle in comfortably.


Research and Planning

Cultural Orientation and Integration

Moving to a new country also requires cultural adaptation and integration. We recognize the importance of helping you feel at home in your new environment from day one. Our cultural orientation programs are designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate Ghanaian society with confidence. Whether it's learning the local language, understanding social customs, or familiarizing yourself with daily life, we're committed to ensuring that you feel welcomed and supported as you embark on this new adventure.

Seamless Settlement Assistance

Upon your arrival in Ghana, our support continues as we assist you in settling into your new surroundings. From organizing transportation to helping you set up essential services such as utilities and banking, we're here to ensure a smooth transition. Our dedicated team is available to address any questions or concerns you may have, providing ongoing support as you adjust to your new life in Ghana.


Seamless Assistance

Embark on Your Journey Confidently

Relocating to Ghana is an opportunity for adventure, growth, and new beginnings. With Akka Kappa by your side, you can embark on this journey with confidence, knowing that you have a dedicated team of experts supporting you every step of the way. From personalized relocation assistance to cultural orientation programs, we're here to ensure that your transition to life in Ghana is a smooth and rewarding experience. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our comprehensive relocation services and start preparing for the adventure of a lifetime. Below are our contact details:

Email: info@akkakappaghana.com

Phone: +233 54 012 2800

The real estate experts!


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