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The cost of A passport in ghana is fixed and flexible at the same time. Every year, passport application fee increases by at least 4cedis. Currently passport application fee cost 50cedis and the form can be purchased at the any bank that have the right to sell passport application forms.

Also passport processing fee is around 100cedis and this also increases by at least 7 cedis a year.

It takes at least 15 working days to process a passport application after submission. Of course if you cant wait for the fifteen working days,there is a work around to speed up things. IF you are in a hurry and you need your passport in 3days the only thing you need to do is motivate the officials involved in the form of money. This can be arranged at the passport office if you know how to deal with Ghanaian officials.

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Ghana Passports

Acquiring Ghanaian Biometric Passport


STEP 1
Applicant purchases passport application form from approved point of sale;
ECOBANK GH LTD
Ghana Commercial Bank Ltd [GCB]
National Investment Bank Ltd [NIB]

STEP 2
Applicant fills passport application form correctly and submits it together with relevant documents to a Passport Application Centre [PAC].

STEP 3
Applicant is invited to take digital photograph and biometric data-finger-prints

STEP 4
Applicant receives a submission receipt, with passport collection date.

STEP 5
Completed passports are sent to PAC where applicants can collect their passports by presenting their submission receipt and undergoing a final biometric check.

APPROVED FEES

  1. Express service [3 working days]                       -           GH¢100.00  [US$70.00]
  2. Regular service [15 working days]                    -           GH¢50.00    [US$35.00]
     

Samples Of Biometric Passport (CLICK)

 

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COMPLETION OF FORMS

Completion in full, terms 1-10 and 12 as in application form. The following explanations would help you:

Item 1

•  “SURNAME” This means your family name E.g. SARPONG

•  “OTHER NAMES”

ie. Your PERSONAL names

eg. JONES or KOFI

Item 2

“PREVIOUS/MAIDEN NAME”

Name known before marriage / change of family name.

Item 3

“PROFESSION” Your occupation

eg. Teacher, doctor, public/civil servant etc.

(Not your title eg. Alhaji, Reverend etc.)

Item 8

“SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER” – Do not fill in, if you so not have

Item 9

“LAST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION ATTENDED”

Complete if you have ever attended a school.

Item 11

Ensure that your guarantor completes item 11a & b

Item 13

Legal guardian /parents to complete this section for applicants less than 18 years.

Item 14

Person filling in this item must complete in full and sign accordingly.

Item 15

This must be completed in full by witness.

Item 16

Affix your passport-sized photograph on the space provided.

Next to the picture, in the space provided, affix your right thumb print.

 

SUBMISSION

•  Submit completed application form and all attachments in person to the nearest Immigration office in your locality.

•  The Immigration officer-in-charge shall examine, in your presence, that your application form has been dully completed. Insist on this.

•  Pay the processing fee of ¢100,000.00 or GH¢10.00 for fresh passports and ¢500,000  or GH¢50 .00 for replacement of lost passports and demand a receipt.

•  The date of collection of passport shall be written on your payment receipt.

•  Between the immigration office and the passport office your application will be processed for issue.

•  The Passport Office shall inform you in writing if there are any queries with your application.

 

COLLECTION OF PASSPORT

•  The Passport shall be ready for collection within 30 (thirty) days on submission of the application.

•  Collect your Passport in person from the District or Regional Immigration Office in your region.

•  Sign the relevant portion of the passport in the presence of the immigration officer during collection.

•  The Passport Office in Accra is not a collection centre. Please note.

 

CAUTION

Erasure and whiting on application form are not allowed. Your application would be rejected

Exercise extreme caution in filling the forms as mistakes cannot be corrected once the passport has been issued.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

•  Used-up Pages and Damaged Passports: If you have used up your pages get anew passport. Attach the old passport to it. In case of a damaged passport with valid visa, apply for a new passport and thence to the Embassy concerned for a replacement visa.

•  Change of Name/Status of a holder of a passport an only be effected in the Passport Office by the director of Passports. Do no temper with your passport or insert the names of your children yourself.

 

OTHER SERVICES:

•  Diplomatic and Service Passport. (Official Passport).

•  Ecowas Travel Certificate.

•  Collective Travel Certificate.

•  Travel Documents for Refugees.

•  Hajj Travel Certificate.

•  Travel Documents to Stateless persons.

•  Replacement of lost Passport.

•  Change of Name/Status in Passport.

•  Travel Documents for Medical cases/Minor and infants.

SOURCE: http://www.eservices.gov.gh/PO/SitePages/PO-Guidelines.aspx

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