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Passport Application

GUIDELINES FOR PASSPORT APPLICANTS

WARNING!!!

APPLICANTS, GUARANTORS AND WITNESSES ARE TO NOTE THAT THE MAKING OF A FALSE STATEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROCURING A PASSPORT IS AN OFFENSE UNDER SECTION 15 OF THE PASSPORT AND TRAVEL CERTIFICATE DECREE (NLCD 155, 1967) OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA.
WHERE IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PROSECUTE SUCH PERSONS IN A CRIMINAL COURT BECAUSE THEY LIVE OUTSIDE GHANA, SUCH PERSONS SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM HOLDING OR ACQUIRING A GHANA PASSPORT, AND ANY PASSPORT ALREADY ISSUED TO THEM SHALL BE WITHDRAWN AND CONFISCATED. THEY MAY ALSO BE ARRESTED AND DEALT WITH UNDER GHANA LAW ANYTIME THEY ATTEMPT TO ENTER GHANA.

WORKING HOURS: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.00 to 16.00

PRESENTATION: All applications must be presented personally by the applicants. Applicants under 18 years of age may be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please note that applicants will be interviewed. Consequently, applications for passports made through agents or through the post will not be accepted.

PROCESSING TIME: Please allow at least THREE (3) WEEKS for the processing of your passport application.

FORM OF PAYMENT: Payments should be made by Alipay or Bank Card. Cash or Post bank transfers are not acceptable.

ELIGIBILITY: Under current law, applicants must be Ghanaian nationals, and evidence of Ghanaian citizenship will be required in the form of an expired passport, Ghanaian birth certificate etc. Applicants holding only Ghanaian birth certificates will be required to submit some other proof of identity such as school certificate, driver’s license, employment/student/other id cards, or bachelor certificates to confirm that he or she is the person whose name and details appear on the birth certificate.

REQUIREMENTS

 Passport Replacement 

1. Color copy of Current Passport Page

2. Original Passport

3. Document to support profession (i.e certificate, student id)

4. Fill the online application form, print and bring a copy on the day of application

5. Any other valid National Id (Optional)

New Applicant below 18

1. Letter of consent from both parents

2. Fill the online application form, print and bring a copy on the day of application

3. Color copy of Child’s birth certificate

4. Color copy of parents’ passport pages

Parental consent letter:

a) Parental consent letter must indicate passport information of both parents (name, passport number, date and place of birth)

b) The letter should state that both parents have given their consent for their child (indicate name, date of birth, place of birth) to hold a Ghanaian passport.

c) Both parents must sign the letter individually and indicate beneath their signature, contact number and address.

Missing Passport

1. Color copy of Missing Passport Page

2. Document to support profession (i.e certificate, student id)

3. Fill the online application form, print and bring a copy on day of application

4. Any other valid   National Id (Optional)

5. Police Report (for missing passport)

Photo Requirements

 a) White background

 b) no facial piercing

 c)  No white Clothing since background is white

 d)  Full face must show

 e) Both ears must show

FEES

The Consular fees applicable from 1st July 2020 will be as follows.

PASSPORT FEES

¥936.00 For 32 Pages

¥1,400.00 For 48 Pages

Please obtain an official receipt for all payments made.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO APPLICANTS WITHOUT PASSPORTS

Please note that there is no procedure for applicants who were born in Ghana and claim to have travelled to China or any other country without their Ghana passports. The normal process would be for such applicants to return to Ghana to apply for Ghana passports from the Director of Passports, Accra. It is also against the laws of t he Republic of Ghana and the People’s Republic of China and indeed international law to travel on another person’s Ghanaian or any other nations’ passport.

ILLEGAL/PROXY PASSPORTS

It is not permitted by law for Ghanaians resident outside Ghana to instruct friends and relatives to acquire Ghana passports in Ghana on their behalf and either secretly carry the passports to them in China or send it to them by post. Any proxy passport that comes into the possession of this Embassy shall immediately be confiscated and a replacement passport will only be issued to the bearer after exhaustive investigations and with the approval of the Director of Passports in Accra.

COLLECTION OF ISSUED PASSPORTS

Newly issued passports should be collected personally by the applicants. The applicant will be required to fill in and sign the appropriate column of the passport collection book, and also append his or her signature in the passport in the presence of the Head of the Consular Section before the passport will be released to him/her.

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