Ghanaians to pay more for passport as parliament approves increase

Ghanaians to pay more for passport as parliament approves increase

- Government has increased the fees for the application of a passport by 50% and 100%

- Ghanaians will now pay GHC 100 for regular and GHC150 for express

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Parliament on Thursday, January 30, 2020 approved a 50% and 100% upward review of fees charged for a passport application.

Effective February 1, 2020, the passport fee for booklets with 32 pages will cost GHC100 and the GHC150 for booklet with 48 pages.

Also, persons who want expedited service will have to pay GHC150 for the 32-page booklet and GHC200 for the 48-page booklet.

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Government in 2019 announced that it has extended the validity period of Ghana’s passport from five years back to 10 years.

The decision to increase the validity was welcomed by many Ghanaians after over 10,000 online signatures were collected to impress on government to increase the five-year validity.

Ghanaian passport booklets used to be valid for 10 years until it was changed to five years.

There has also been a review for fees required for the attestation of legal documents from GHS25 to GHS37.50.

Travel certificates will also now cost GHS37, up from GHS25.

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Ghanaian passports are issued exclusively by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration to Ghanaians granted citizenship in accordance with the Ghanaian nationality law.

There are three types of passport booklets – contemporary (regular), service, and diplomatic passports.

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Ghanaian passport booklets are valid for travel by Ghanaians anywhere in the world, although the holder may need to obtain a visa from the destination country when travelling for some purposes.

No one person is allowed to hold more than one valid Ghanaian passport of the same type.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag bearer, John Dramani Mahama has intimated that the practicality in running an economy is different from text book knowledge.

The former president in a Facebook live section on his page noted that he has been vindicated.

According to Mr. Mahama, he was right when he suggested that President Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia did not have the requisite competence to run Ghana’s economy.

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