New Ghanaian Passports applied from March 2019 to be valid for 10 years
Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has extended the validity of ordinary Ghanaian passports from 5 to 10 years.
The extension takes effect from Sunday, March 31, 2019.
This was contained in a letter signed by the Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Mohammed Habibu Tijani and addressed to all Ghanaian Missions abroad.
The statement read:
“Extension of the validity of passport booklets from five to ten years
Missions are hereby informed that the government has decided to extend the validity of ordinary passport booklets issued to qualified Ghanaian applicants from five to ten years (5-10 years) with effect from 31st March 2019.
The processing fees remain the same until further notice.”
It is already easy to apply for a Ghanaian Passport by oneself.
By increasing the validity period for the Passport, it is hoped that pressure on the existing facilities at the Passport Application Centres will decrease in the long run.