Guidelines for Passport Applicants

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Guidelines for Passport Applicants

Under current law, applicants must be Ghanaian nationals, and evidence of Ghanaian citizenship will be required in the form of an expired passport, Ghanaian Birth Certificate or citizenship ID card.

Applicants holding only Ghanaian Birth Certificates will further undergo an interview to ascertain their true Ghanaian nationality.

Applications for missing passports must be supported with a sworn affidavit with the HIGH COURT SEAL from Ghana indicating passport number if possible, how the passport got missing, place and date of issue as well as the bio-data of the applicant.

Proxy Passports

It is not permitted by law for Ghanaians resident outside Ghana to acquire Ghana passports through friends and relatives in Ghana. The German authorities will seize such PROXY passports.

Any proxy passport that comes into the possession of the Embassy shall immediately be confiscated and canceled.

Biometric Passport Requirements

The Following requirements are to be provided by Passport applicants:

  1. A fully completed form with signature and thump print;
  2. The current Passport or Birth Certificate;
  3. Photocopy of the current Passport page containing personal data;
  4. A Ghanaian applicant who has no proof of Ghana Passport with which he/she entered the country must support the Application with an affidavit from the High Court Sworn on his/her behalf in Ghana behalf in Ghana by a close relative;
  5. The affidavit should indicate whether the applicant has acquired a Passport before or not and if missing indicate the Passport number. The affidavit must be supported by an attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Accra and submitted with a Ghana Police report for the missing Passport with a temporary stay permit, then the Ghana affidavit for the missing passport will not be necessary;
  6. A change of name or Date of Birth should be supported with a Ghana Government Gazette to that effect.
  7. A photocopy of the receipt of the processing fee;
  8. Any supporting documents in Respect of for example profession, or a copy of the Passport of a Ghanaian parent in support of children’s applications.
  9. A self-addressed envelope affixed with not less than EUR 3.55 worth of postage stamps. The envelope must bear the name of the applicant even if he/she is not the principal recipient.
  10. In most cases, an interview would be necessary.
  11. All applicants are to comply and carefully note the above requirements to enable the Embassy process and issue your passport on time.
  12. Payment could be made either in cash at the Embassy/Consulate or through the following bank details:

Passport Application Requirements

MACHINE-READABLE PASSPORT:

The Following requirements are to be provided by Passport applicants:

  1. A fully completed form with signature and thumbprint;
  2. Four (4) biometric passport pictures;
  3. The current passport or birth certificate;
  4. Photocopy of the current passport (page containing personal data);
  5. An applicant who has no proof of the travel document with which he/she entered the country must support the application with an affidavit from the High Court sworn on his/her behalf in Ghana by a close relative. The affidavit should indicate whether the applicant has acquired a passport before or not and if missing, indicate the passport number supported by an attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Accra. Alternatively, applicants could support their applications with a ¨Duldung¨ or temporary stay permit.
  6. In most cases, an interview would be necessary;
  7. A photocopy of the receipt for the processing fee;
  8. Any supporting documents in respect of for example profession, or a copy of the passport of a parent in support of children’s applications.
  9. A self-addressed envelope affixed with not less than EUR 3.55 worth of postage stamps. The envelope must bear the name of the applicant even if he/she is not the principal recipient.
  10. All applicants are to comply and carefully note the above requirements to enable the Embassy process and issue your passport on time.
  11. Payment could be made either in cash at the Embassy/Consulate or through the following bank details:

Dual Citizenship Requirements

Ghanaians who have acquired German Citizenship through a German parent or having been born to a Ghanaian parent who hitherto had been granted German Resident permit for eight (8) years, are eligible to apply for Ghan Dual Citizenship and to hold the Ghana passport indefinitely, as stated in the German Nationality Act section4(3). Holding the Dual Citizenship Act of 2001 (Act 591) of the laws of Ghana.

Guideline:

Applicants are required to purchase a Dual Citizenship Application form at the cost of one hundred and twenty Euros (120 EUROS) at the Ghana Embassy in Berlin. The form has to be fully completed before submission to the Mission for onward transmission to the Ministry of Interior in Accra.

Requirements:

A completed application form is to be accompanied by:

  1. Six (6) passport size photographs of the applicant
  2. A photocopy of the applicant’s German Identity Card or German passport
  3. The Birth Certificate of the applicant
  4. Evidence of Ghanaian Nationality (parents’ Ghan passport / Identity Card)
  5. Contact phone numbers of the application and parents
  6. Names, addresses and phone numbers of two (2) Ghanaian relatives residing in Ghana
  7. Photocopy of the receipt issued when the application form was purchased

Other Matters

Prospective applicants who live outside Berlin should pay an amount of one hundred and twenty euros (120 Euros) into the Mission’s Account with a reference requesting for the Dual Citizenship Application form. The process of issuing the Dual Citizenship Certificate takes approximately six (6) months.

 

On acquiring the dual citizenship, a holder will be entitled to apply for Ghanaian passport in addition to the German passport. it must be noted, however, that it is an offense for a Dual Citizenship Holder to use the two (2) passports interchangeably to deceive an immigration officer. the holder must travel on one 1) passport at a time

Bank Account Information

Account Name: GHANA EMBASSY GENERAL ACCOUNT
Bank Name: Deutsche Bank Berlin
Address: Unter den Linden 13/15, 10117 Berlin
IBAN: DE82100 7000 000 6356 4900
BIC: DEUTDEBBXXX
Please indicate the purpose of the payment and the applicant´s full name

Travel Documents & Visas

All visitors to Ghana must possess a valid national passport. A national of any member state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) visiting Ghana may, however, produce a travel certificate in lieu of a passport. ECOWAS members are: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

The Director

Ghana Immigration Service
Private Mailbag, Ministries Post Office
Accra, Ghana

Opening Hours

Chancery Section: 9.00hrs-15.00hours

Consular Section: Mondays - Thursday
Submission - 09.30 hours - 12.30 noon
Collection - 13.30 hours - 14.30 hours

The Consular section is closed on Fridays

Our Address

Embassy of Ghana, Germany
Stavangerstrasse 17 and 19
10439 Berlin, Germany
P: (+49) 30 54 71 49-0
F: (+49) 30 44 67 40 63
E-Mail: chancery@ghanaemberlin.de

Embassy of Ghana, Germany
Consular Section
Stavangerstrasse 17 and 19
10439 Berlin, Germany
P: (+49) 30 54 71 49-50
F: (+49) 30 44 67 40 63
E-Mail: consular@ghanaemberlin.de

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