The Consular section of the Embassy of Ghana provides a full range of consular services to both Ghanaians and foreigners in France. Embassy staff at the consular section work hard to ensure the welfare and security of Ghanaians living abroad and afford non-Ghanaians the opportunity to visit Ghana.

Services offered include: Passport Renewals, VISA Applications, Travel Certificates, Registration of Ghanaian Nationals, etc.

 

The Consular section of the Embassy of Ghana is open to the general public between 09.30hrs and 13.00hrs Monday through to Friday.

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Please read carefully the following requirements and guidelines on application for a Ghana passport. 

WARNING!!!

APPLICANTS, GUARANTORS AND WITNESSES ARE TO NOTE THAT THE MAKING OF A FALSE STATEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROCURING A PASSPORT IS AN OFFENCE 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 RESIDE OUTSIDE GHANA, SUCH PERSONS SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM HOLDING OR ACQUIRING A GHANAIAN PASSPORT, AND ANY PASSPORT ALREADY ISSUED TO THEM SHALL BE WITHDRAWN, CANCELLED AND CONFISCATED. THEY MAY ALSO BE ARRESTED AND DEALT WITH UNDER GHANA LAW ANYTIME THEY ENTER GHANA.

Eligibility

Applicants for Ghana Passports must be Ghanaian nationals and evidence of Ghanaian citizenship will be required.

 

Requirements

 

1. NEW PASSPORT (FIRST TIME APPLICANTS)

An applicant must submit/provide:

  1. A duly completed Ghana Passport Application Form, which can be obtained from the Embassy or downloaded directly from the websiteClick on the PDF below to download the PASSPORT APPLICATION FORM. df icon
  2. Four (4) identical passport-size photographs (full face) taken on a plain background not more than three (3) months from the date of application.
  3. An original and a photocopy of applicant’s Ghanaian Birth Certificate notarised by a Notary Public in Ghana together with an affidavit from the High Court sworn on his/her behalf in Ghana by a close relative; if the applicant has neither a proof of the travel document with which he/she entered France/Portugal nor a proof of legal residence in France/PortugalThe affidavit should indicate whether the applicant has acquired a passport before or not and should be covered by attestations from both the Judicial Service and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ghana. 

OR

 An original and a photocopy of applicant’s French or Portuguese birth certificate (if the applicant was born in France/Portugal) together with a translated version of the certificate in English.

 

vi. The Ghanaian passport of at least one of applicant’s parents if the applicant is a minor.

v. Document(s) to support applicant’s profession if applicable.

 

 

2. REPLACEMENT OF MISSING/DAMAGED PASSPORTS

An applicant must submit:

  1. A duly completed Ghana Passport Application Form, which can be obtained from the Embassy or downloaded directly from the websiteClick on the PDF below to download the PASSPORT REPLACEMENT FORM.df icon
  2. Four (4) identical passport-size photographs (full face) taken on a plain background not more than three (3) months from the date of application.
  3. A police report indicating number and place of issue of missing/damaged passport.
  4. A declaration of lost/damaged passport made at the Embassy.
  5. A copy of the missing or damaged passport.

NB: Applicants who do not have a copy of the lost/damaged passport will have to submit, in addition to the above;

vi. An original and a photocopy of applicant’s Ghanaian Birth Certificate notarised by a Notary Public in Ghana together with an affidavit from the High Court sworn by him/her or on his/her behalf in Ghana by a close relative confirming the authenticity of the birth certificate. It should be covered by attestations from both the Judicial Service and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ghana.

OR

An original and a photocopy of applicant’s French or Portuguese Birth Certificate (if applicant was born in France or Portugal) together with a translated version of the certificate in English.

 

vii. The Ghanaian passport of at least one of applicant’s parents if the applicant is a minor.

 

viii. Document(s) to support applicant’s profession if applicable.

 

3. RENEWAL OF EXPIRED PASSPORTS OR PASSPORTS WITH EXHAUSTED PAGES

Applicants must submit:

  1. A duly completed Ghana Passport Application Form, which can be obtained at the Embassy of downloaded directly from the websiteClick on the PDF below to download the PASSPORT APPLICATION FORM. df icon
  2. Four (4) identical passport size photographs (full face) taken on a plain background not more than three (3) months from the date of application.
  3. The expired passport or the passport with exhausted pages.

NB: ANY SUPPORTING DOCUMENT(S) IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS.

 

  

GUIDELINES FOR FILLING THE PASSPORT APPLICATION FORM

1. Please read very carefully all the instructions on the front page of the Passport Application Form before completing it.

2. Complete all applicable sections fully in BLOCK LETTERS (Upper case) to ensure it can be read easily and correctly.

3. Please note that the Passport Application Form was primarily designed for use in Ghana. Some of the sections, therefore, need to be adapted to suit local situations abroad. The following peculiarities on the form must thus be noted:

  1. Section 7 – Residential Address/Telephone number of applicant in France/Portugal must be provided under this section.
  2. Section 10 (i) & (ii) – Address(es) of Father and Mother of applicant must be or include residential address(es). Information required under this section must be provided even if applicant’s parents are deceased.
  3. Section 11 (i) & (ii) – Names, contact addresses and telephone numbers of two (2) relatives in Ghana or legally resident in France /Portugal who know the applicant well and agree to act as guarantors for the applicant are to be provided under this section.
  4. Section 15 – The witness must be a Ghanaian national, who is in good standing (legally resident) and knows the applicant.
  5. Section 16 – A neat right thumbprint of the applicant must be provided in the appropriate box under this section.

4. Change of Name/Profession

Applicants requesting the above changes to reflect their new status must provide relevant evidence such as: marriage certificate, divorce certificate, statutory declarations duly sealed by a competent court, school certificates/diplomas, letters from employers etc.

 

PROCESSING TIME

Three (3) Months

 

PASSPORT FEES

DESCRIPTION FEES (€)
New/Renewal/exhausted pages 115.00
Missing/Damaged 215.00

 

METHOD OF PAYMENT

Payment for passport can be done either by:

-       Cash at the Embassy

-       ‘Mandat Cash’ if you are in France and international money order if you are in Portugal;

(the above can be obtained at the post offices in the name of the Ghana Embassy)

-       Online payments (to start soon)

 

NB:   PASSPORT APPLICATION FEES, ONCE PAID, ARE NOT REFUNDABLE

Please read carefully the following requirements and guidelines on the authentication of documents.

The Mission certifies all documents issued in Ghana. These include birth, marriage, death and school certificates as well as drivers’ licenses among others.

All applicants who send their requests by post are advised to attach a self-addressed envelope and the appropriate stamps to their request for the return of the documents. It is recommended that the documents are sent by a registered mail (lettre récomendée)

REQUIREMENTS

BIRTH/DEATH/MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES

  1. The certificate should be notarised by a Notary Public in Ghana and should be covered by an attestation from the Judicial Service of Ghana;
  2. Thereafter, the document should be sent to the Legal and Consular Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra for a covering letter;
  3. The certificate should be translated into French;

FEE    :           €35

 

SCHOOL CERTIFICATES

  1. The certificate should be authenticated by the issuing authority;

 OR

notarised by a Notary Public in Ghana. (NB: All documents notarised by a Notary Public should be covered by an attestation from the Judicial Service);

  1. Thereafter, the document should be sent to the Legal and Consular Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra for a covering letter;
  2. The certificate should be translated into French;

FEE    :           €35

 

DRIVERS’ LICENSE

  1. The license should have a covering letter from the issuing authority certifying its authenticity;

 OR

notarised by a Notary Public in Ghana. (NB: All documents notarised by a Notary Public should be covered by an attestation from the Judicial Service);

  1. Thereafter, the document should be sent to the Legal and Consular Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra for a covering letter;
  2. The license should be translated into French;

FEE    :           €35

 

POLICE REPORTS/CRIMINAL RECORDS

  1. The document should be notarised by a Notary Public in Ghana. (NB: All documents notarised by a Notary Public should be covered by an attestation from the Judicial Service);
  2. Thereafter, the document should be sent to the Legal and Consular Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra for a covering letter;
  3. The certificate should be translated into French;

FEE    :           €35

AFFIDAVITS

All affidavits/Legal claims sworn before a Commissioner of Oath for a change of name, profession, date of birth etc. should be covered by an attestation from the Judicial Service of Ghana as well as the Legal and Consular Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra.

The document should also be translated into French

FEE    :           €35

COMPANY/OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

All Company/Official documents meant for use in Ghana should have 

  1. endorsements from the relevant Ministry in France or Portugal;
  2.  endorsement from the French/Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

FEE    :           €70

METHOD OF PAYMENT

  1. cash                                        -           At the Embassy;
  2. Mandat Cash                                   -           If applicant is resident in France;
  3. International money order-       If applicant is resident in Portugal;
  4. Online payments               -           To start soon.

PROCESSING TIME

Forty-eight (48) working hours from receipt of documents at the Embassy.

Please read carefully the following requirements and guidelines on the issuing of Travel Certificates

Travel certificates (TCs) are issued to Ghanaians who wish to return to Ghana but are not in possession of a valid passport. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Fully completed application form (Click PDF to download) pdf icon
  • Police report or a declaration made at the Embassy (If passport is missing/damaged)
  • Evidence of citizenship (Birth Certificate, Ghanaian passport, voters ID, Driver License, National Identity Card etc.) 

  • Two passport sized photos
  • An air ticket or booking/reservation slip 
  • Fee of 100 Euro

METHOD OF PAYMENT

  1. Cash - At the Embassy; 

  2. Mandat Cash - If applicant is resident in France; 

  3. International money order - If applicant is resident in Portugal;
  4. Online payments - To start soon. 


PROCESSING TIME

Forty-eight (48) working hours from the receipt of documents at the Embassy. 

Note: the applicant must present himself to the Embassy personally before the TC can be issued. Kindly be reminded that the TC is valid for one month and is for a single journey to Ghana.


Following discussions with the leaders of Ghanaian Associations in France about the formation of a union of Ghanaian Associations, the Embassy of Ghana in France wishes to invite all leaders of Ghanaian Associations in France to a Diaspora Leadership Meeting.

Date:          Saturday, 21st May 2016

Time:         9:30am prompt

Venue:       La Briche meeting Hall

                   71-73 rue de la Briche

                   93200 – Saint Denis

RSVP: Kindly contact the Officer in charge of Diaspora relations via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) indicating your association and position.

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