H.E. Anna BossmanH.E. Anna BossmanAmbassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
    Mr. Bonaventure ADJAVORMr. Bonaventure ADJAVORMinister/Deputy Head of Mission
      Mrs. Betty OSAFO-MENSAHMrs. Betty OSAFO-MENSAHMinister - Multilateral & Political
        Mr. Robert AYERHMr. Robert AYERHMinister Counsellor/Chief Treasury Officer
          Mr. Timothy AIDOOMr. Timothy AIDOOMinister Counsellor/Consular Affairs
            Mr. Jones BoakyeMr. Jones BoakyeSecond Secretary/Finance
              Mr. Kwabena Akuffo-AkotoMr. Kwabena Akuffo-AkotoCounsellor/Multilateral
                Mr. Samuel AmarhMr. Samuel AmarhFirst Secretary/Administrative
                  Mr. Vincent KoduahMr. Vincent KoduahProtocol/Vice-Consul

                    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.

                    ...

                    VISA Applications

                    Apply for a visa to visit Ghana today.

                    Apply

                    Passport Renewals

                    Passport Renewals

                    Apply to have your Ghanaian passport renewed today.

                    Apply

                     

                    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SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM HOLDING OR ACQUIRING A GHANAIAN PASSPORT, AND ANY PASSPORT ALREADY ISSUED TO THEM SHALL BE WITHDRAWN, CANCELLED AND CONFISCATED.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.

                     

                    CONSULAR WORKING HOURS:

                    1. Submission of applications:

                    • MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS -     09:30 – 12.00
                    1. Collection of passports:

                    • TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS -     13:00 – 14.00

                    Please Note:

                    Applicants who send their passport application(s) by post are advised to attach one of the following for the return of their processed document(s):

                      1. a registered self-addressed envelope with the appropriate stamps (lettre recommendée);
                      2. a pre-paid envelope from any recognised courier service provider. 

                    The Embassy will NEVER send, by post, any document that does not meet the above requirement.

                     

                    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSPORT APPLICANTS

                    1. ELIGIBILITY

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

                    1. NEW PASSPORT (FIRST TIME APPLICANTS)

                    An applicant must submit:

                    1. a fully and clearly completed Ghana Passport Application Form; Click here to download the Passport Application Form.
                    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; 
                    4. 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).

                    1. a coloured photocopy of a valid Ghanaian passport of, at least, one of applicant’s parents if the applicant is a minor;
                    2. document(s) (original and photocopy) to support applicant’s profession if applicable.
                    1. REPLACEMENT OF MISSING/DAMAGED PASSPORTS

                    An applicant must submit:

                    1. a fully and clearly completed Ghana Passport Application form; Click here to download the Passport Application Form
                    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; Click here to download the Declaration form.
                    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 the following, in addition to the above;

                    1. 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;
                    2. 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;
                    3. a coloured photocopy of the Ghanaian passport of at least one of applicant’s parents if the applicant is a minor;
                    4. Document(s) (original and photocopy) to support applicant’s profession if applicable.

                    RENEWAL OF EXPIRED PASSPORTS OR PASSPORTS WITH  EXHAUSTED PAGES

                    Applicants must submit:

                    1. a fully and clearly completed Ghana Passport Application Form; Click here to download the Passport Application Form
                    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. original expired passport and photocopy of the biodata page of the expired passport or the passport with exhausted pages.

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

                    PROCESSING TIME

                    • Three (3) Months

                     

                    PASSPORT FEES

                    DESCRIPTION

                    FEES (€)

                    New applications (applicants born in Europe)/ Renewal/ exhausted pages

                    115.00

                    New applications (applicants born outside Europe)/Missing/ Damaged passports

                    215.00

                     

                    MODE OF PAYMENT

                    Payments for visa applications can be made by either one of the following:

                    1. Bank transfer/Bank deposit :        
                    • All Consular fees (visas, passports, Travel Certificates, attestations etc.) are to be paid into the following account and proof of payment, sent together with the application to the Embassy.
                    • Click here for the Bank Account details

                    Please note:

                    • All persons (third parties) paying monies on behalf of an applicant should clearly indicate the full name of the applicant on the proof of payment when sending the application to the Embassy.
                    1. Cash payments:  -   at the Embassy

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

                     

                    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 capital (Upper case) letters 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 Thumb Print of the applicant must be provided in the appropriate box under this section;
                    1. 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.

                    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.


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