Frequently Asked Questions

Ghana Passports


I am downloading the form on the internet. Why should I pay?

The form is placed online to relieve applicants of the burden of requesting the forms by mail. It is not free.

I do not have any relatives living in the U.S.

You can substitute relatives living in the U.S with relatives living in Ghana.

Where can I thumb print the form (section 16)?

The form can be thumb printed at any Post Office or a Notary Public near you.

Who should complete section 15(witness) on the application form?

Section 15 can be completed by anyone including a notary public. Please provide accurate address and phone number.

The date of birth in my passport is wrong. How can I change it?

To change the date of birth in your passport, you must include the original birth certificate issued before the passport was processed or a court affidavit.

I have a valid visa in my passport. Will it be valid when I get a new passport?

Yes. We will indicate at the back of your new passport that you previously travelled on the old passport, which has a valid visa. Please be advised that you must carry both passports with you so long as the visa in the old passport remains valid.

I am coming out- of- state. Will my passport be issued the same day?

No. We do not have a same day service.

Do you have an expedited service?

Within a minimum of five (5) business days and at the request of an applicant, an additional $50 shall be paid for expedited service for renewal of passports only. this does not include the processing of a missing passport.

My application was sent back to me because my pictures were not clear. Please explain?

The pictures should be taken full face with a white background and must be clear. Your face (including your eyes and ears) must show clearly.

I am mailing my application from outside the U.S. How do I arrange courier service?

Please call the courier service in your country and make pick-up arrangements.

Do you accept personal checks or credit cards?

No. We only accept money orders and cashier's checks, Credit/Debit Cards.

Do I need to send a return envelope for the return of my passport?

Yes. You need to send a prepaid FedEx overnight envelope or an Express mail return envelope from the Post Office. You need to send an envelope with a tracking number. Please do not send a regular envelope.

What are the requirements for conveying dead bodies to Ghana?

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONVEYING EXPIRED PERSONS TO GHANA

GENERAL

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Embalming by US standard method

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Use of Hermetically sealed casket

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Use of all wood outer shipping container

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR AUTHENTICATION – FEE $50.00

All documents submitted should be in triplicate (Original and two photocopies)

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Certified copy of death certificate

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Locally issued burial and or transit permit

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Embalmers’ (non-contagious ) affidavit

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Two non-contagious disease letter from local health authority

CREMATED REMAINS

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Certified copy of the death certificate

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Cremation certificate

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Hermatically sealed container

Forward required information about cremated remains to Embassy of Ghana, 3512 International Dr. NW, Washington D.C.

Tel: (202) 686-4520  Fax: (202) 244-2280

welfare@ghanaembassy.org