How To Apply Ghana Passport Online in 2022

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Gone are the days when registering or renewing a passport required standing in a huge line. You may now complete all of these tasks online, saving yourself time and stress.

You can apply for a Passport in Ghana  online and pick it up at one of the country’s Passport Application Centers. The cost of obtaining a passport has doubled, so be cautious.

If you are interested in applying for a Ghana passport, we can help you with the procedure.

To apply for passport in Ghana, you have to visit https://passport.mfa.gov.gh . Here are some important information you must notice before applying for the Passport.

Things You need to Know and Have at Hand.

  • Processing Periods
  • Application Type 32-Page Booklet
  • What you need to apply for a Passport
  • Types of Application Forms

PROCESSING PERIODS

Application Type – Standard Processing Time

New Passport: 3 – 5 weeks

Renewals of Passport: 3 – 5 weeks

Lost/Stolen Passport: 3 – 5 weeks

Damaged Passport: 3 – 5 weeks

You can make payment online. Available Purchase Channels are EcoBank Ghana branches nationwide, GCB Bank branches nationwide, Zenith Bank Ghana branches nationwide Airtel Money, VISA & MasterCard, MTN Mobile Money, Tigo Cash, Vodafone Cash.

APPLICATION TYPE 32-PAGE BOOKLET

  1. First Passport Application(Expedited) 200.00gh
  2. First Passport Application(Standard) 150.00gh
  3. Renewal of Passport Application 200.00gh
  4. Lost Passport Application 250.00gh
  5. Damaged Passport Application 250.00gh

WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR A PASSPORT 

  1. Birth Certificate (Proof of Ghana  citizenship)
  2. Passport Picture, Documents to support identity such as Driver’s License, National ID card.
  3. Proof of Profession. (Student ID, Payslip, etc.)

TYPES OF APPLICATION FORMS

There are two types of Application. The first one is the Expedited Application, In short you can say ”express”. This means such forms will be processed faster.

The other one is called Standard Application, this type of form takes quite a longer time to process.

Processing after making payment. 

  1. Create Account:   Login into https://passport.mfa.gov.gh  you will be asked to make payment based on the option you choose that is either expedited or standard. After the payment, you will be sent a code that will use to log into the form’s portal. Login into your account’s portal with the code sent to you. You will see a form for the application of a passport sent into your account. You can locate it at ”My Application”.
  2. Filling and completing the form:  After generating the form, fill it with the correct details. Go through it to make sure all the information you have provided is correct. Sign the declaration form after reviewing and clicking on submit.
  3. Booking an appointment date to visit the passport application office: Select the Passport Application Center (PAC) closer to you for your appointment. After which, you select an appropriate date from the list of available ones. At the office, you will be going to verify the documents you submitted and also take your biometric details. When done with appointment booking, print your form and submit it to your guarantor to sign as you wait for your appointment date.
  4. Visiting the Passport Application Center (PAC): When the date is due, visit the Passport Application Center with your signed form by your guarantor to confirm the verification of your document and take your biometric details.
  5. Collecting your new passport: After verification and biometric details submission, you will be given a date to come for your new passport. When the time is due, you can go to the office with your receipt to collect your passport or order it to be sent to you by a courier service.

You have to note that, Passport and VISA application fees are non-refundable whether your application is successful or not. 

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