How to Apply for Ghanaian Passport, Cost of Application and Renewal

0
Ghana passport
Ghana passport

Many people across the globe travel from a Country to another with the help of a Passport.

What is a Passport?

The Passport is an authoritative document issued by a National Government to citizens for proving identity while traveling abroad (from one country to another).

Advertisement

What is the important of a Passport?

It’s important to know that, Passport with valid VISA will protect rights of the passport holder while being abroad and right to return to his/her home country on or before its expiry date.

Your passport is the most important travel document (apart from VISA and ticket) for your trip. The other important aspect is that your valid passport serves as an identification proof in case you need to prove your identity in a foreign land.

What is a Ghanaian Passport used for? 

In Ghana, aside VISAs and tickets, the Passport is a required document for Ghanaians who intend to travel abroad.

In the guidelines below, you will be educated on Available Application types in Ghana, what a beginner or first time applicant needs to acquire passport, Biometric Application Passport, block book passport renewal, missing passport renewal, damaged passport renewal, payment channels for processing passport and passport application centers across the country.

READ ALSO: List of Ghana Embassies, High Commissions, Consulates and Contacts Abroad

What are the Types of Passports and Cost of Passport in Ghana?

There are different types of Passport in Ghana and their cost. The table below shows some available application types and processing fees or costs.

AVAILABLE APPLICATION TYPES
NAME PROCESSING FEES
Expedited Application 48 Pages GH₵200.00
Expedited Application 32 Pages GH₵150.00
Standard Application 32 Pages GH₵100.00
Standard Application 48 Pages GH₵150.00

 

How do l acquire or apply for a passport? 

WHAT A BEGINNER OR FIRST TIME APPLICANTS NEED FOR  ACQUIRING PASSPORT

A first time applicant needs the following information for acquiring a passport.

The applicant needs;

1. Birth Certificate (Proof of Ghanaian citizenship)

2. Documents to support Identity such as Driver’s License, National ID card etc.

3. 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, organization’s name and position.

A student ID is applicable 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.

READ MORE: All you need to know about Accra Zoo

What documents do I need to apply for a Ghanaian passport?

BIOMETRIC APPLICATION OF PASSPORT

What you need to apply for the passport:

1. First page and bio-data page with picture and information page

2. Valid Visa if applicant has any in Old Passport

3. Last page

4. Proof of Profession if changed

BLOCK BOOK PASSPORT RENEWAL 

What you need to apply for the passport:

1. First page (Coat of Arms and Director’s signature).

2. Bio-data page with picture and information.

3. Valid Visa if applicant has any in Old Passport

4. Profession page.

5. Proof of Profession if changed

How to replace a missing passport

MISSING PASSPORT 

What you need to apply for the passport:

1. Police Report

2. Affidavit

3. Proof of Identity

4. Birth Certificate

How to apply for replacement of damaged passport

DAMAGED PASSPORT

What you need to apply for the passport:

  1. Old damaged passport
  2. Affidavit

CHANGE OF NAME

What you need to apply for the passport:

  1. Marriage/Divorce Certificate
  2. Affidavit
  3. Gazette

How to apply for passport as a minor

APPLICANTS BELOW 18

What you need to apply for the passport:

  1. Birth certificate
  2. Parents or Guardians ID

How to pay for passport application, Where to pay for passport application. Banks to pay passport application processing fees.

PAYMENT CHANNELS FOR PROCESSING FEES OF PASSPORT

PAYMENT CHANNELS FOR PROCESSING FEES
BANK CHANNELS
Ecobank Ghana VISA and MasterCard, MTN Mobile Money, Vodafone Cash
GCB Bank Vodafone Cash
Ghana.Gov. Branches Nationwide
Zenith Bank Ghana MTN Mobile Money, Vodafone Cash, VISA and MasterCard

 

Passport Application offices/centers, Address of Passport Application offices/centers.

PASSPORT APPLICATION CENTERS IN GHANA

LOCATION ADDRESS
Accra PAC Kinbu Road (Old Foreign Affairs)
Kumasi PAC Guggisberg Road, Opposite PWD, Adum, Ministries
Takoradi PAC Ghana Immigration Head Quarters (Within the Regional Administration)
Sunyani PAC Adjacent to Jubilee (Shares a wall with the Park)
Ho PAC Regional Administration (Shares building with Immigration)
Tamale PAC Police Park (Old Library)
Ridge PAC Ridge
Premium PAC-Accra Accra Digital Center, Adjacent State Housing Company, Ring Road West, Accra
Tema PAC Former IRS Office, Community 4, Tema
Koforidua PAC PWD Office, SSNIT Office Area, Koforidua
Premium PAC-Kumasi 2nd Floor, Thankful Heights Building, Adum, Kumasi
Premium PAC-Tamale 2nd Floor, Pension Tower, Tamale
Cape Coast PAC Opposite Ford Station
Wa PAC Block C, Regional Coordinating Council, Wa.

 

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

Advertisement

Leave a Reply