Phase out of Machine-Readable Passports

The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Oslo wishes to inform the Ghanaian community in Norway that machine-readable passport booklets are gradually being phased out by the Government of the Republic of Ghana and will be replaced with only biometric passport booklets.

THE EMBASSY WILL HENCEFORTH NOT BE ACCEPTING MACHINE-READABLE PASSPORT APPLICATIONS.

The Embassy intends to extend the validity of machine-readable passports by endorsing a one (1) year gratis stamp when such passports are submitted for renewal.

Thank you.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE NORWEGIAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND CARE SERVICES

The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services has released the following important webpages and links (available in several languages) with information on Covid-19 regulations in Norway for the upcoming holidays:

  1. Information from Helsenorge.no regarding the rules and regulations about Covid-19 quarantine and –testing in Norway in English, Polish, Russian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Spanish, German, French, Somali, Tigrinya, Urdu and Arabic: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/coronavirus/
  1. Information about coronavirus from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in the following languages: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chin, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dari, English, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Kinyarwanda, Kurdish – Kurmanji, Kurdish – Sorani, Latvian, Lithuanian, Nepali, Pashto, Persian – Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sami, Serbian, Somali, Sorani, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek and Vietnamese: https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/information-material/generell-informasjon-om-koronavirus-pa-flere-sprak/
  1. Information about from The Norwegian Directorate of Public Health – also films and posters – in the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Dari, English, Filipino – Tagalog, French, German, Italian, Kurdish – Kurmanji, Kurdish – Sorani, Lithuanian, Pashto, Persian – Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek and Vietnamese: https://www.helsedirektoratet.no/english/corona/information-in-other-languages-covid-19
  1. The Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi) in Norway has also collected web resources from public authorities and nation centers in different languages. You will find more information here: https://www.imdi.no/en/about-imdi/coronavirus-useful-websites-in-other-languages/

Thank You.

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