Ghana Passport Application: Full Guide – Apply & Renew Online
Online Ghana Passport Application was introduced in 2017. The Application took an online turn when the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration launched an online passport application service for Ghanaians to ease the mode of the application while ensuring maximum security for applicants.
Since then, there has been a lot of talk about the process, with some Ghanaian been skeptical about the whole “online application” process.
I personally like the online process because of the integration with Mobile Payment solutions. This means that I don’t have to even go to the bank to buy a pin for the online form. Wonderful!
Online Passport Application Centres in Ghana
There are currently 4 online Passport Application Centres in Ghana. 3 of them are in the Greater Accra Region while one is in the Eastern Region.
Here is a list of where you can submit your online passport application in Ghana:
- Passport Application Centre at Kinbu, Accra
- Passport Application Centre at the Accra Digital Centre
- Tema Community 4 Passport Application Centre
- Koforidua Passport Application Office
Cost Of Biometric Passport Application Forms
The cost of the form is free. There is no need to pay for the form and it can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regions Integration website – www.mfa.gov.gh or www.passports.mfa.gov.gh but only the processing cost.
The general public by the new arrangement can still pay for the processing fee
Express processing fee — GHC100.00
Regular processing fee — GHC50.00
Except that payment can only be made by an electronic means.
Payment Channels for Processing Fees
|1||Ecobank Ghana||Branches nationwide, Airtel Money, VISA & MasterCard, MTN Mobile Money, Tigo Cash, Vodafone Cash.|
|2||GCB Bank||Branches nationwide, Vodafone Cash.|
|3||Zenith Bank Ghana||Branches nationwide, Airtel Money, MTN Mobile Money, Tigo Cash, Vodafone Cash, VISA & MasterCard.|
“The public is hereby to note that payment of the processing fee for the PDF form can only be made electronically”, the statement said, adding that payment can be made via mobile money (MTN, Vodafone) and Visa or MasterCard.
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