Launch of the online passport application – Graphic Online
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Hannah Tetteh
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has launched an online passport application system to facilitate the process of acquiring passports in the country.
Under the new system, actual passport processing and delivery times would take fifteen working days for standard requests and five working days for express requests.
The online passport applicant should basically have all the supporting documents available and log on to www.passports.mfa.gov.gh or www.passport.mfa.gov.gh and select a payment method, complete and submit the form in line and proceed to the Accra Passport Application Center to capture their bio-data on a chosen appointment date.
The premise of the passport office at Ridge has in the past been stamped by desperate passport seekers who have flocked there due to delays in issuing their passports.
Some have been victims of fraud since they use the services of intermediaries commonly called “goro boys” who end up fooling them under the pretext of facilitating the acquisition of their passports.
During the launch of the online system in Accra on Tuesday, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Ms. Hannah Tetteh explained that with the new system, three partner financial institutions – Ecobank, Zenith and GCB Bank – would provide the support needed for the project. as well as receiving payments from applicants through payments at bank branches.
The minister said the new policy was the culmination of the government’s process to reform the issuance of travel documents for Ghanaians and fulfill the country’s obligations under the conventions of the International Civil Aviation Organization. .