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How to download Ghana Passport Forms online for free

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has advised Ghanaian passport applicants to use the online application service following complaints of a shortage of the paper-based (manual) passport Application Forms at commercial banks.

You can download the forms directly here: PDF Download: ghana-passport-form-online-free

Please note that this process is not the same as the online passport application, which we believe to be faster and more convenient.

Apply for Ghana Passport Online & Get Your Passport in 15 Days

The online application service is part of an e-Government strategy, which is targeted at ensuring the use of information technology to provide citizens with efficient and effective passport services through a secure, fast and convenient means.

It is also aimed at injecting efficiency and reliability in passport service delivery and eliminate the existing difficulties that have bedevilled passport acquisition in Ghana.

In a statement issued in Accra on Thursday, November 1, 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it has followed public concerns that there was a shortage of the manual forms in the system.

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Statement from the Ministry of Finance

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has taken careful note of public concerns regarding Passport acquisition in the country and has therefore resolved as follows:

1. Passport Forms are NOW FREE – Get your Application Forms Online

A free Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the paper-based (Manual) Passport Application Form has been introduced to applicants on the Ministry’s Portal, Effective Thursday, November 1, 2018.

A free Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the paper-based (Manual) Passport Application Form has been introduced to applicants on the Ministry’s Portal, Effective Thursday, November 1, 2018.

The Introduction of the PDF Form is part of measures to make Passport Forms readily accessible to all Ghanaians. This completely eliminates middlemen popularly known as ‘Goro boys’ whose illegal activities have perpetuated bribery and corrupt activities in the passport acquisition processes. The PDF form will, therefore, replace the old paper-based application form.

Steps to follow in accessing the PDF Form;

  1. Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration website – www.mfa.gov.gh or wvvw.passports.mfa.gov.gh
  2. Click on the Passport menu
  3. Read instructions and click on download passport forms
  4. Click on make payment and follow steps
  5. A voucher PIN would be instantly sent to the applicant by a text message
  6. The PIN should be written on the space provided on the printed form
  7. Submit completed application form with relevant documents to preferred Passport Application Centre for processing
  8. For further information or clarification please call +233 302 738 473
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How to pay for Free Passport Form

The public is hereby to note that payment of the processing fee for the PDF form can only be made electronically and not through the banks as was done previously.

Payment can only be made by mobile money (MTN, Vodafone) and Visa or MasterCard. Application processing fee still remains at GHS 50 for regular and GHS 1OO for express.

Additionally, the new PDF application does not replace the already existing online Passport Application System which currently exists only at the Accra Passport Application Centres.

Is getting a Passport in Ghana Free?

The short answer is no. The passport application form which is in PDF is free to download. However, applicants still have to pay for processing fees which cost GHS 50 or GHS 100 for standard and express service respectively.

Conclusion

The Ministry explained that the introduction of the online version [PDF] forms part of measures to make passport forms readily accessible to all Ghanaians and that from November 1, 2018, more focus is on the online version.

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