Ghana Passport Application Process: Step-by-Step Guide

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 | views Last Updated 2023-12-02T10:57:42Z

The process of obtaining a Ghanaian passport is now considerably simpler than it was previously. In the past, it was rather stressful, but this post explains how to apply for a passport in Ghana.

How To Apply Step-By-Step For A Passport In Ghana

Because there are two kinds of apps, the costs of the applications differ. These are the ordinary application, which takes longer to process than the expedited application, and the expedited application, commonly known as "Express." The pricing are listed below.

A standard application with a booklet of 32 pages costs GHS 100, while one with a booklet of 48 pages costs GHS 150.

Applications that are expedited and include a 32-page booklet are GHS 150, while those that include a 48-page booklet are GHS 200.

However, there are some documents needed to be able to apply for a Passport. You can read them using the link below.

What You Need Before Applying

There are some things that are required before you will be able to apply for the Ghanaian passport online. Below are the needed documents.

Birth certificate, for proof of citizenship as a Ghanaian.
Other documents like driver license or ID card.
Proof of profession, you will need an introductory letter from your employer or you can use a work ID which bears your name along with your position as well as that of the organization that you work for. You can also use a student ID if you are not working at the moment

How To Apply For A Passport In Ghana

1. Visit the online application portal at and create an account

2. Click on the ‘sign up to create a new account and then confirm the otp received in your SMS in the confirmation box

3. Now login into the application portal by using your username and password

4. Click on ‘start new application’ and then pay the processing fee through the online payment system. The form to be filled will then be sent to your account. You will find the form in ‘my applications’


5. Fill the form and make sure to complete it with all the relevant details and then sign the declaration form

6.Find a date on which you can visit the passport application center so that you can verify your documents as well as the biometric details such as fingerprints and photographs. You will then print the final document and send it to be signed by your guarantor.

7. After that, you can visit the application center again for your documents and the biometric details to be verified. You will be told when to expect the passport

8. SMS will be sent to notify you when the passport is ready. Visit the passport center and collect your new passport.

Renewing Your Passport

In any case you want to renew your passport, you will need to provide

1. First page and bio data page along with the picture and information of your passport

2. A valid visa if you have any in the old passport

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