Ghana stops manual Passport Application; Only online process works now

Starting today, 1st March 2020, Ghanaians will no longer be able to use the manual passport application process.

This is because the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has stopped the use of manual passport application platform.

Don’t worry, you can still apply for a Ghana passport by following the online process here.

An earlier release from the Ministry has directed passport applicants to use the online passport application platform, passport.mfa.gov.gh to submit their applications.

“The measure will enhance service delivery to the Ghanaian public,” the notice stated.

It also noted that the online passport application is now available at all Passport Application Centres. This latest reform follows Parliament approving an upward review of passport application fees in February.

Here are the new prices of Passport Related Services in Ghana:

Application Type Booklet Pages Price (GHS)
Standard Application 32 100.00
Standard Application 48 150.00
Expedited Application 32 150.00
Expedited Application 48 200.00
Attestation of Legal Documents 37.50
Travel Certificate 37.50

Ghana also extended the validity period of the country’s ordinary passport booklets from five years back to 10 years.

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The extension followed complaints by some Ghanaians that the five-year validity period was too short. The new extension will help reduce queues at the passport application centres in the long run.

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