The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ghana has introduced a premium passport acquisition and processing service to help online passport applicants.
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, revealed that the service will be implemented in partnership with VFS Ghana office and will be at an extra fee of GhC50 ($10.29).
She said: “The Centre will employ modern technology in its service delivery, cater solely for online passport applications with a reasonable service charge in addition to the approved passport application fee of either GH¢50.00 (for standard applications) or GH¢ 100.00 (for express applications).
Mrs Botchwey emphasized that “among the value-added services to be offered by the Application Centre will include access to Premium Lounge, assistance with the filling of application forms, website appointment system, call centre, and email help desk services.
“Coming on board of the new Passport Application Centre is to basically complement the work of the existing Passport Application Centre. It is envisaged that the success of the new Passport Application Centre would lead to the extension of similar facilities across other regional capitals to ensure that every Ghanaian citizen is provided with the desired services in respect of passport acquisition.”