The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has commissioned a new passport application centre. This centre is to help Ghanaians obtain passports in a short period.
Sited at the Accra Digital Centre, this new Premium Passport Application Centre will help applicants go through the application process within 30 minutes. This will attract an additional cost of ₵50.
This is a result of an alliance between the Ghanaian government and VFS Global. The collaboration is to address the clumsy and time-consuming processes which have characterised passport applications in Ghana.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, said they’ll build same facilities in other parts of the country to ease passport acquisition in the country.
“The Ministry is still committed that additional passport offices are established in each region to ensure that each Ghanaian has easy access to apply for their passport in every regional capital in Ghana without necessarily travelling outside their respective regions.”
The Minister continued, “It is against this backdrop that the ministry through the approval of cabinet has engaged the services of VFS Ghana Limited, a specialized business process outsourcing agency to provide front offices for receiving online passport application. This is aimed at providing the Ghanaian public with the option of improving with respect to online passport application in a seamless convenient manner.”