Eligibility

1. A Ghanaian citizen (as defined in the 1992 Constitution of Ghana Chapter 3 Section 6)

            • By birth (where either parent or grandparent is a Ghanaian citizen)

            • By marriage

            • By naturalization

2. As proof of citizenship, provide any of the following:

         •  Birth Certificate (original and a photocopy)

         •  Your old Passport (if any)

            • Statutory declaration made in a High Court by one of the applicant’s parents.

         •  Affidavit by Head of Family in respect of applicant regarding citizenship.

3. Four (4) recent passport-sized photographs on a plain background (without a hat or sunglasses, one must be endorsed by the  witness or guarantor).

4. State name of applicant.

5. Two (2) Ghanaians who will act as guarantors , living in your country of residence.

6. A witness ( also a Ghanaian) in your country of residence.

Passport applications for minors (children under 18 years) must be submitted with a letter of consent signed by the Child’s parents.

Please note that parents with sole custodianship of their children should provide a letter to this effect.

Unaccompanied minors on school trips or voluntary programmes must also attach a letter of consent signed by both parents or their legal guardians, to their visa/passport application.

Application Guidelines


Requirements

Infant

  1. Original Birth Certificate
  2. Parental Consent Form
  3. Four (4) recent Passport size photographs (3.5cm x 4.5cm colour photographs with plain white background)
  4. Copy of  any parent’s Ghanaian passport or proof of Ghanaian Citizenship
  5. Duly Completed Passport Application Form
  6. Stamped form OR Copy of witness’ Ghanaian passport
  7. Receipt of payment of fees (Fee = NOK 1,700)

Renewal/ Exhausted pages/ Expiration

  1. Original Ghanaian Passport (the exhausted or expired passport)
  2. Duly Completed Passport Application Form
  3. Stamped form OR Copy of witness’ Ghanaian passport.
  4. Four (4) recent Passport size photographs (3.5cm x 4.5cm colour photographs with plain white background)
  5. Receipt of payment of fees (Fee = NOK 1,700)

Damaged Passport

  1. Original Ghanaian Passport
  2. Duly Completed Passport Application Form
  3. Stamped form OR Copy of witness’ Ghanaian passport
  4. Four (4) recent Passport size photographs (3.5cm x 4.5cm colour photographs with plain white background)
  5. Receipt of payment of fees (Fee = NOK 2,700)

Lost Passport

  1. Original Birth Certificate
  2. Police Report
  3. A Sworn Affidavit from Ghana and certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ghana
  4. Duly Completed Passport Application Form
  5. Duly Completed Lost Declaration Form
  6. Stamped form OR Copy of witness’ Ghanaian passport
  7. Four (4) recent Passport size photographs (3.5cm x 4.5cm colour photographs with plain white background)
  8. Receipt of payment of fees(Fee = NOK 2,700)

New:

New Passport for Adult

  1. Original Birth Certificate
  2. Letter of Guarantee from the Ghanaian Union/ Association in the country of residence.
  3. A Sworn Affidavit from Ghana and certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ghana
  4. Duly Completed Passport Application Form
  5. Stamped form OR Copy of witness’ Ghanaian passport
  6. Four (4) recent Passport size photographs (3.5cm x 4.5cm colour photographs with plain white background)
  7. Receipt of payment of fees(Fee = NOK 1,700)

Completion of Forms

Complete in full Items 1-10 and 12 as in application form. The following explanations would help you:

(*) Please take note of Mandatory fields

Item 1*

•  “SURNAME” This means your family name E.g. APPIAH

•  “OTHER NAMES” ie. Your PERSONAL names eg. THOMAS or KOJO

Item 2

“PREVIOUS/MAIDEN NAME”

Name known before marriage / change of family name

Item 3*

“PROFESSION” Your occupation

eg. Teacher, doctor, public/civil servant, etc.

(Not your title eg. Alhaji, Reverend etc.)

Item 9*

“LAST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION ATTENDED”

Complete if you have ever attended a school.

*Item 4, 5, 6, and 7 should be filled appropriately.

Item 8a* and b*

NB: Applicant is mandated to provide a valid email address since all forms of communication from the Embassy would be done via email to the applicant.

Item 9* and 10*

      Should be filled appropriately

Item 11*

Ensure that your guarantors (2 Ghanaians) complete items 11a & b

Item 12*

DECLARATION BY APPLICANT: The forms must be signed and dated by the applicant accordingly.

Item 13*

Legal guardian /parents to complete this section for applicants less than 18 years, and a completed “Parental Consent Form” added to the application.

Item 14*

Person filling in this item must complete in full and sign accordingly.

Item 15*

This must be completed in FULL by a witness (a Ghanaian), and must be endorsed with either an official stamp, OR applicant must submit a copy of the data page of Bio-data page of witness’ Ghanaian passport.

Item 16*

Affix your passport-sized photograph on the space provided.

Next to the picture, in the space provided, affix your Right Thumbprint.


Passport Application Fees and Codes

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Completed Application

Completed applications shall  be submitted to 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 an application for a  Ghanaian Passport, is one (1) month starting from the date applicant meets all necessary requirements . Applicants who, FOR ONE REASON OR THE OTHER, submit an Incomplete application, would DELAY the processing of their applications.

Please Note that there is No Express service for processing  passport applications. Applicants are therefore advised to apply at least 2 months to their intended time of travel or the intended time of use ,to avoid undue delays.

Due to the increase in the number of passport applications that may arise, the Embassy will NOT be in the position to contact applicants who fail to meet all requirements of the application via telephone. You are therefore advised to provide a valid EMAIL ADDRESS for  further communication regarding your application.


Postage/Pickup

1. Applicants who want their passports to be returned by post  are encouraged to arrange a self-addressed prepaid envelope or courier service.

2. Applicants may collect their passports in person at the Embassy BETWEEN 3:00 PM AND 4:00 PM FROM MONDAY -FRIDAY.

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 the  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 Bank Address:

     Dronning Eufemias Gate 30,

     0021 Oslo

     Norway

The Embassy wishes to advice applicants to personally effect the transfer of their  application fees to the Embassy’s account, at the nearest DNB.

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.


Application Fees are NOT REFUNDABLE if the application is unsuccessful.