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Ghana Biometric Passport Application Process: Steps and Guidelines

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There has been lots of talk about the biometric passport application process by the general public, with a majority of Ghanaians been sceptical about the online application process. However, this post will provide the basic steps one needs to know you to acquire a Ghanaian Biometric Passport.

In line with new reforms by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, all Passport Offices Nationwide will cease to accept the old manual passport application forms which were obtainable at the selected banks upon payment to help fast-track the ministry’s initiative to make the passport application process electronic.

Payments for passport processing will be done via MTN Mobile Money, Vodafone Cash, MasterCard or Visa Card and passport application forms should be accessed on the Ministry’s website ( www.mfa.gov.gh) under the passport link with a link for the payment also available on the same page.

All prospective applicants are advised that the passports application centres will only process applications with evidence of electronic payments.

How To Apply

  1. Goto https://passport.mfa.gov.gh
  2. Create a new User Account
  3. Login with your Username and Password
  4. Click on Start New Application
  5. Make Payment for the processing fee.
    • a. Choose a bank, then chose an application type ( standard or express ), choose payment channel to make payment.
    • b. After successful payment of the processing fee, the form is issued into your account to continue with your passport application. This form can be found at “My Applications”.
    • Note that payment made is irreversible
    • Please note that manual (PDF) forms processing fee voucher codes are NOT TO BE USED here
  6. Complete all details on the forms
  7. Sign the Declaration Form.
  8. Book a date you will like to go to the Passport Application Center for the verification of your documents and to take your biometric details (i.e photograph and fingerprints).
  9. Present yourself on the appointment date at the Passport Application Center (PAC) to get your biometric details captured.
  10. After the PAC will give you a date your passport will be ready for collection.
  11. The Premium PACs provides courier delivery (optional and comes at a charge)
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