The passport is a valuable document that allows you to travel freely to other countries under the protection of the Ghana government. Aside from the protection it gives you, its primary function is to set as an identification tool and proof of your Ghanaian citizenship.
If you want to apply for your Ghanaian passport, here are the processes and things you should take note of:
1. You would have to visit passport.mfa.gov.gh or passports.mfa.gov.gh to start the process
2. Create an account with valid and active mobile number as well as email address (optional) as a new user or log in as an existing user.
3. Complete the online passport form
Select a preferred passport application center (PAC) from the available list
4. Visit the selected PAC on the date of appointment with the appointment slip and relevant original documents to complete the process.
You can pay for the form via mobile money by following these steps:
After registering for a new account with the process stated above, click on “applications”
*Click “new application”
*Choose Ecobank, GCB or Zenith Bank
*Choose the preferred network
*Enter mobile number
*Confirm payment with your phone
*Continue the process on the portal
Alternatively, you can purchase application vouchers from the following institutions:
*Ghana Commercial Bank
*Zenith Bank Ghana
If you are a first-time applicant you need:
*Birth Certificate(Proof of Ghanaian citizenship)
*Documents to support Identity such as Driver’s Licence, National ID card
*Proof of Profession (An introductory letter from the applicant’s employer that is if the applicant is currently employed or a work ID card that bears applicant’s name, organisation’s name and position. A student ID if the applicant is currently in school. Homemakers/housewives and applicants that are unemployed and those in the non-formal sector of employment like mechanics, hairdressers seamstresses, traders etc. do not need proof. Registered Business Owners and self-employed applicants must produce their business registration certificate as proof)
Before you go through the process, note that there are two different packages which will determine how fast you can receive your passport:
Extended Application (“Express“) GHS 100.00
Standard Application (“Normal“) GHS 50.00
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