Ghana Online Passport Application and Renewal Process

Ghana Online Passport Application and Renewal Process

Ghana Online Passport Application  – https://mfa.gov.gh. The Ghanaian passport is a document issued to citizens by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) as an identity verification document that a citizen may need to prove their citizenship in the course of traveling outside the country. In this post, we will look at the Ghanaian passport application requirements and how to apply for a Ghanaian passport using the Ghana Online Passport Application Portal.

Requirements for Ghana Online Passport Application

If this is your first time applying for a Ghanaian passport, then you will need a list of all the specified items below;

  • Birth Certificate(Proof of Ghanaian citizenship)
  • Documents to support Identity such as Driver’s Licence, National ID card
  • Proof of Profession (An introductory letter from the applicant’s employer that is if the applicant is currently employed or a work ID card that bears the applicant’s name, organisation’s name and position. A student ID if the applicant is currently in school. Homemakers/housewives and applicants that are unemployed and those in the non-formal sector of employment like mechanics, hairdressers seamstresses, traders etc. do not need proof. Registered Business Owners and self-employed applicants must produce their business registration certificate as proof)

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Requirement for Renewing a Ghanaian Passport

If you are looking to renew your Ghanaian passport online, you will need the following documents/items to do so.

  1. First page and bio-data page with picture and information page of your old passport
  2. Valid Visa if the applicant has any in Old Passport
  3. Last page of the old passport
  4. Proof of Profession if changed

Requirements for Replacing a Missing Ghanaian Passport

If for any reason you misplaced your Ghanaian passport, you will need the following documents to replace it with a new one.

  1. Police Report
  2. Affidavit
  3. Proof of Identity
  4. Birth Certificate

Requirements for replacing a Damaged Ghanaian Passport

If your Ghanaian passport is damaged but not missing, you will need the following documents/items to replace it with a new one.

  1. Old damaged passport
  2. Affidavit

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Requirements to Change Name on your Ghanaian Passport

If for any reason you would want to change the name on your Ghanaian passport, you will need to provide any of the following documents/items to do so.

  1. Marriage/Divorce Certificate
  2. Affidavit
  3. Gazette

Requirements for Ghanaian Passport Application for Persons under age 18

If you are below the age of eighteen (18), you will need the following documents to apply for your Ghanaian passport.

  1. Birth certificate
  2. Parents or Guardians ID

Cost of Ghanaian Passport Application

The cost of a standard passport application fee in Ghana is GHS 100.00 for a 35 pages passport.

It is interesting to note that the Ghanaian passport application is in four (4) types. Below are the Ghana Passport application types and the cost of each type.

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Types of Ghanaian Passport Applications and Cost

  • Standard Application 32 Pages passport  – The cost of application is GHS 100.00
  • Standard Application 48 Pages passport  – The cost of application is GHS 150.00
  • Expedited Application 32 Pages passport    – The cost of application is GHS 150.00
  • Expedited Application 48 Pages passport    – The cost of application is GHS 200.00

How to Pay for Ghana Online Passport Application

Applicants applying for the Ghanaian passport online can make payment using any of the following payment channels or banks;

  1. Ecobank Ghana
  2. GCB Bank
  3. Ghana.Gov
  4. Zenith Bank Ghana
  5. MTN Mobile Money, Vodafone Cash, VISA & MasterCard.

Ghana Online Passport Application Form

The Ghana online passport application process can be completed using two major platforms, these are the

  1. Ghana.gov application portal – https://ghana.gov.gh
  2. Passport Application site – https://passport.mfa.gov.gh/

We will follow a step-by-step application process for both platforms beginning with the new ghana.gov portal and then the passport application site.

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Ghana.gov Online Passport Application Process

  • Visit the Ghana.gov portal here –  https://ghana.gov.gh
  • click on Passport Office from the available services
  • Click on apply and confirm the action by clicking OK on the popup modal
  • Click on Sign Up at the right corner of your screen
  • Enter the required details in the form fields
  • Click on Continue after filling out the form
  • A One Time Password (OPT) would be sent to the phone number provided during the registration.
  • Enter the OTP and click on Continue
  • Click on Apply
  • Search for the Passport Office
  • Click on Apply again
  • You would be redirected to a different page for authorization
  • Click on Authorize to enable the application to share your details with the Passport Application portal
  • You will be redirected to the passport application platform to either Make Payment or Verify Voucher
  • Print out the form and submit it to the passport office close to you

Ghana Online Passport Portal Application Form Process

  • Visit the official Ghana passport website here – https://passport.mfa.gov.gh/
  • Click on New User? Register Here Passport Application Site
  • Click on Sign Up to create a new account on Ghana.gov
  • Click on Continue after filling out the form
  • A One Time Password (OPT) would be sent to the phone number provided during the registration.
  • Enter the OTP and click on Continue
  • Click on Apply
  • Search for the Passport Office
  • Click on Apply again
  • You would be redirected to a different page for authorization
  • Click on Authorize to enable the application to share your details with the Passport Application portal
  • You will be redirected to the passport application platform to either Make Payment or Verify Voucher
  • Print out the form and submit it to the passport office close to you

Ghana Online Passport Application Problems and Solutions

I am unable to locate my passport application form after payment

  • Login to your Ghana.gov account
  • After the redirection to the passport website, Click on My Applications on the left side of the page
  • Click on Uncompleted Applications
  • Click on the form to start filling it.
  • If you do not find the form there – click on “Payment made – no form issued” to see what you need to do.

I have made Payment for my Ghana online passport application but no form was issued

If you have made the payment but cannot find your form in your account, kindly provide us with the ff in a mail:
  1. Momo ID:
  2. Momo Number:
  3. Invoice ID (Email received from Ghana.gov after making payment):
  4. Email Address:
  5. Date of Payment

I cant to Book an Appointment after paying for Ghana online passport application

Follow the steps below to book an appointment:
  • Visit https://www.ghana.gov.gh/
  • Click on Passport Office
  • Click on Apply
  • Enter your credentials when the Sign In appears.
  • After successfully signing in, you will be redirected to the passport page.
  • Click on “My Applications”
  • Click on “Uncompleted Applications”
  • Click on the form there
  • Fill out the various sections of the form
  • Sign declaration using the OTP sent to your email or phone.

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I don’t have a Witness for my Ghana Passport Application

If your witness is unavailable, kindly print the appointment sheet and ask a commissioner of oaths at any Post Office to do the corrections.
At the PAC, alert the officers who will make the change in the system before the approval process.
How can I apply for a Ghanaian passport online?
Visit the Ghana Ministry of Foreign Affairs passport application portal (https://passport.mfa.gov.gh/) or the ghana.gov online portal to fill out a form and apply for your Ghanaian passport.
How much does a passport cost in Ghana in 2023?
The cost of a Ghana passport application form in Ghana is GHS 100.00
How long does the online passport application take?
The exact duration to get your Ghana passport after application and completing all the required processes is estimated to be 3weeks but may be further delayed due to other internal factors.
What documents are needed when applying for a Ghanaian passport?
  • Birth Certificate(Proof of Ghanaian citizenship)
  • Documents to support Identity such as Driver’s Licence, National ID card
  • Proof of Profession

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Sample Ghana Passport Application Form

Below is a PDF sample of a Ghanaian passport application form and the required information for filling it. Click on the button below to download or preview.

Passport Application Form

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