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Chache is a small and basic land border crossing between Ghana and Ivory Coast. All the documents should be finalized at Bole Customs Division office prior to reaching this point. There is a small ferry with a capacity of less than 10 mt to cross the Black Volta river. There is a weekly rotation for the officers in charge who are based in Bole. At the border there is an immigration officer, health officer, agricultural officer in addition to the customs officer. The Border Post is not computerized and there is no mobile network covering the area. 


Name of Border Crossing:


Vankrogu Chache [Ghana]

Bouna [Ivory Coast]

Province or District:

Bole District in the Northern Region

Nearest Town or City:



36 km





Managing Authority/Agency:

Ghana Revenue Authority – Customs Division

Contact Person

Boniface Quansah, Agric Officer

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport:

Kokota International Airport

597 km

Truck: 12 hours

Car: 8 hours

Nearest Port:

Takoradi Port

625 km

Truck: 12 hours

Car: 8 hours

Nearest Major Market:



36 km

Truck: 2 hours

Car: 1 hour

Other Information: 

There aren’t any weighing bridges in route. Fueling stations are available near Bole town.

Hours of Operation


0600 - 1800


0600 - 1800


0600 - 1800


0600 - 1800


0600 - 1800


0600 - 1800


0600 - 1800


0600 - 1800. No closing during national holidays.


During the rainy season, this border point can be difficult to access.


Daily Capacity

Private cars are not provided a separate lane. This border sees more pedestrians crossing the border than vehicles. 

Customs Clearance

All the procedures should be done at Bole Customs Division. The requirements for customs clearance include:

  • Original Bill of Lading/Airway Bill
  • Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Final Classification and Valuation Report (FCVR)
  • Import Declaration Form (IDF) from the Ministry of Trade and Industry
  • Tax Clearance certificate from the Domestic Tax Revenue Division issued in the name of the importer or 1% of CIF payment fee
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN) from the Ghana Revenue Authority
  • Permit or License from the appropriate Ministry/ Agency Department as applicable for restricted goods
  • Appropriate letter of Exemption from payment of duty and/or taxes as applicable

Other Relevant Information

The waiting time for crossing might vary depending on the traffic as there is only one small ferry. Goods are subject to two inspections by the customs authority and Quarantine authority. Foreign cargo vehicles entering Ghana must obtain a temporary importation permit. Customs issues this document, called a “laissez passer/C59,” at the border. The permit is valid for 30 days. If it expires, drivers must return with the vehicle to the same border entry to renew it. The maximum renewal period that may be granted is 90 days.

Customs will require drivers to produce the following documents in order to process the C59 form:

  • An international driver’s licence
  • ECOWAS Brown Card


For government contact information, please see the following link: 4.1 Ghana Government Contact List


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