The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration announced a new procedure for passport acquisition in Ghana.
According to the Ministry, the move was in recognition of difficulties associated with passport acquisition in the country.
According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, “A free Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the paper-based (Manual) Passport Form was introduced to applicants on the Ministry’s Portal, Effective Thursday, November 1, 2018”.
Steps to follow in accessing a Pasport;
How To Apply
Create a new user account
Login with your Username and Password.
Click on Start New Application.
Make Payment for processing fee.
a. Choose a bank, then choose an application type (standard or expedited), choose payment channel to make payment.
b. After a successful payment of the processing fee, the form is issued into your account to continue with your passport application. This form can be found at “My Applications”.
c. Note that payment made are irreversible.
d. Please note that manual (PDF) forms processing fee voucher codes are NOT TO BE USED here.
Complete all details on the form.
Sign the Declaration Form.
Book a date you will like to go to the Passport Application Center (PAC) for the verification of your documents and to take your biometric details (i.e. photograph and fingerprints).
Present yourself on the appointment date at the Passport Application Center for verification of your documents and to capture biometric details.
After your appointment, the PAC will indicate to you when your passport will be ready for collection.
Go to the Passport Application Center (PAC) on the date indicated to you to collect your passport. The Premium PAC has the option for courier delivery.
NB: The public was to note that payment of the processing fee for the PDF form is not made through the banks as was done previously.
However, Payment can only be made by mobile money (MTN, Vodafone) and Visa or MasterCard. Application processing fee still remains at GHC 50 for regular and GHC 100 for express.
Additionally, the new PDF applicants does not replace the already existing online Passport Application System which currently exists only at the Accra Passport Application Centres.