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.

Summary of President’s National Covid-19 Address – 28th June, 2020

The President of the Republic, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo , on Sunday, 28th June, 2020 delivered his 13th address to the nation to give an overview of the Coronavirus situation in the country and share important information on steps being taken by the Government to help curb the pandemic.

According to his address, Ghana has now recorded 17,351 cases, 12,994 recoveries, 4245 active cases and 112 deaths.

The President also announced that 532,000 students will return to school to prepare and sit for their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) while an incentive package to motivate and express appreciation to all health workers has been extended for another three months ending September 2020.

Ghana’s borders and ports still remain closed.

Read the full speech of H.E. the President here: http://presidency.gov.gh/index.php/briefing-room/speeches/1605-update-no-13-measures-taken-to-combat-spread-of-coronavirus

Credit: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana

Minister for Foreign Affairs speaks on Government’s evacuation plans

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has communicated the Government’s outlined plan to continue evacuating stranded Ghanaians. She noted that several institutions including Ghana’s Missions abroad, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Aviation and the Ghana Immigration Service have all been working closely on this exercise.

She stated that the Government was undertaking the exercise in phases due to financial and logistical considerations but also to ensure it was well co-ordinated.

Arrangements to assist with the evacuation of stranded Ghanaians in other countries including in Norway are in progress.

Read the full story on MyJoyOnline here: https://www.myjoyonline.com/news/national/governments-plans-for-evacuating-stranded-ghanaians-abroad/

Credit: MyJoyOnline.com

Re-opening of Embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Oslo wishes to inform that it has reopened to the public with effect from today, 3rd June, 2020.

To minimize person-to-person contact, all passport applicants are strongly advised to submit their applications via post and include a return self-addressed envelope.

However, the issuance of visas is still temporarily suspended in line with the closure of Ghana’s borders until further notice.

You may call +47 219 59 890 to book an appointment for other Consular and Welfare matters. 

The Embassy encourages visitors to observe all laid down protocols that are in place to ensure their own safety as well as that of our Staff.

Thank you.

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