Authentication Certification Endorsement

AUTHENTICATION, CERTIFICATION, ATTESTATION, AND ENDORSEMENT


Guidelines

1. Authentication of documents emanating from Ghana e.g. for marriage, educational, birth, divorce certificates, drivers’ license etc. must be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Ghana, before they are brought to the Embassy for authentication. The original documents must be presented before copies can be endorsed.

2. In the case of documents being sent to Ghana from Norway and other countries, applicants are required to have their documents endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in their various countries before they are brought to the Embassy for legalization.

3. A fee of NOK 800 is charged for Authentication/Attestation/ Certification /Endorsement.

Completed Application

The document(s) can be submitted at the Embassy either in person or posted to the address below:

Consular Section

Embassy Of Ghana

Akersgata 1 (5th Floor)

0158, Oslo

Norway

Processing Time

The processing time for Authentication/ Certification/ Attestation/ Endorsement is three (3) days starting from the date applicant meets all necessary requirements needed for his/her application. This presupposes that applicants whom for some reason submit an Incomplete application would have their processing time longer than required.

Please Note that there is No Express service for this application. Applicants are therefore advised to apply ahead of time in order to avoid any unforeseen eventualities.

Postage

1. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a self-addressed prepaid envelope or courier service for the return of the documents.

Method of Payment

a. Payment may also be made through a terminal device at the Embassy or by Certified Bank Cheque. All consular fees can be paid into DNB Account (details below). All bank charges/fees must be paid by the applicant. Please do not post cash!!

b. Applicants transferring money from a different bank either than DNB should be aware that it takes a couple of days before the transfer is effected. Applicant’s bank receipt does not necessarily mean the transfer has been successful since some of them end up transferring into wrong accounts.

c. To speed up processing of the application, applicants are advised to make payment directly at the nearest DNB and submit application with their receipt of payment.

Bank Transfer or Certified Bank Cheque

The Embassy accepts bank transfers paid into our DNB Account below:

For those outside Norway

     Bank Name     : DNB

     SWIFT        : DNBANOKKXXX

     IBAN             : NO38 1506 2064 878

For those in Norway

     Bank Name : DNB

     Account No : 1506 2064 878

DNB Address:

     Dronning Eufemias Gate 30,

     0021 Oslo

     Norway

The Embassy wishes to inform all applicants to personally transfer application fees at any DNB office close to them.

Bank Charges

Money transferred from another bank other than a DNB will attract a transfer charge. Applicants are therefore advised to check and pay all bank charges to avoid shortage of application fees. Any application in which the Embassy is debited with bank charges will not be processed. Please check with your Bank.

The receipt of payment must accompany your application.

Application Fees are NOT REFUNDABLE if the application is unsuccessful.