Ghana Increases Passport Fees, Introduces 48-page Passport Booklet


Parliament has approved an upward review of passport application fees.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration noted that passport fees for booklets with 32 pages will now cost GHS100 while fees for the newly introduced booklets with 48 pages will cost GHS150 effective February 1.

For expedited services, passport fees for booklets with 32 pages will now cost GHS150 while fees for booklets with 48 pages will cost GHS200.

The cost of processing passports in Ghana used to be GHS50 and GHS100 for regular and express services respectively.

In 2019 there were mixed signals from the state on whether the price of acquiring passports would be reviewed upwards or downwards.

In May 2019, the Government hinted of a possible review upwards but in September 2019, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, said the government was working towards a reduction of the cost of acquiring passports .

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