The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Ghanaians will now have to use an e-payment system to acquire passport forms.
With the latest development, the old way of purchasing the forms from the local banks will be no longer acceptable.
In a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh on Citinewsroom.com, this development will take effect from Thursday, February 28, 2019.
According to the statement signed by the ministry, the new development is to ensure that individuals pay the right passport application fees.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wishes to hereby inform the general public that with effect from Thursday 28th February, 2019, the Passport Office and the Regional Application Centres (PACs), will cease to accept the old manual passport application forms, which were obtainable at the selected banks upon payment.”
Subsequently, passport forms will now be downloaded only from the Ministry’s website, while the fee is paid via electronic payment platforms including mobile money.
“In view of the above, all prospective applicants and the general public are advised to take note and be informed that the PACs will only process applications with evidence of electronic payment of the appropriate processing fee", the statement added.
YEN.com.gh had previously reported how applicants can have access to passport applications forms for free.
The ministry’s official website said passport applicants can now download their application forms online. Applicants will have to download a PDF format of the passport application form from the Ministry’s website (www.mfa.gov.gh).
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