The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs in a series of Facebook posts and on their official website passport.mfa.gov.gh, announced reforms to the Ghana passport application process. The reforms are as follows: Online Passport Application Are Now Available At All Passport Application Centers Nationwide, The Manual Passport Application Platform Will Cease To Operate effective 1st March, 2020, Introduction Of 48 Pages Passport Booklet and Upward Review Of Fees And Services Provided By The Ministry.
2020 Updates To The Online Ghana Passport Application Procedures And Important Notes
Online Passport Application Are Now Available At All Passport Application Centers Nationwide:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration informed the general public and passport applicants that, Online Passport Application is now available at all Passport Application Centres (PACs) nationwide. Online passport applicants were previously processed only at the Accra passport application center. However with this new reform, all Online passport applicants will be processed at any of the passport application centers nationwide.
The Manual Passport Application Platform Will Cease To Operate Starting 1st March, 2020:
Passport Applicants are to use the Online Passport Application platform; passport.mfa.gov.gh for passport applications. The manual passport application was available as an option to the Online Passport Application. But starting 1st March, 2020 the manual passport application and subsequently the manual passport application forms would be completely deprecated. All applicants would now have to use the Online Passport Application process.
Introduction Of 48 Pages Passport Booklet:
The ministry has introduced a 48 pages passport booklet effective 1st February 2020. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration announced in an official Facebook post with the statement: ” The general public is to note that the ministry has introduced 48 pages passport booklet which will be available from 1st February 2020″
Upward Review Of Fees And Services Provided By The Ministry:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration announced in an official Facebook post that it has made an upward review of fees effective 1st February 2020 as follows: Ordinary passport application which was GHS 50 is now GHS 100 for 32 pages and GHS 150 for 48 pages. Expedited passport application which was GHS 100 is now GHS 150 for 32 pages and GHS 200 for 48 pages. Fees for attestation of legal document which was GHS 25 is now GHS 37. Travel certificate fees which was also GHS 25 is now GHS 37. These were mad known with the statement: ” The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wishes to inform the general public that under the fees and charges instrument 2019, approved an upward review of fees and services that are provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. The new fees take effect from 1st February 2020.
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