In this country, getting your passport done sometimes becomes a battle.
You have to be an expert at manoeuvring the goro boys, just so that you’ll get your passport just in time for your trip.
Especially when you really need to travel or fill out a form… like ASAP.
Additionally, we’ve had our fair share of disappointments at the passport office.
Not even the new online system can resolve all our problems when it comes to how soon to get your passport.
However, a new passport application centre that was recently commissioned is set up to help us obtain a passport within the shortest possible period of time.
This new Premium Passport Application Centre with its promised quick turn around time attracts an extra GHS 50 cost than usual.
Besides paying for either the GHS 50 or GHS 100 processing fee, if you choose to use the premium passport application centre which is located at the Accra Digital Centre, you have to be ready to pay the extra GHS 50 charge.
In the end, you would have paid either GHS 100 or GHS 150, depending on the processing fee you initially paid for.
According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, similar facilities will be established in other parts of the country to make passport acquisition more convenient.
Currently, only Passport Application Centers in Accra can process the online passport applications and the ministry is looking to change that.
We hope they do this fast!
You can start your online passport application here.