A Passport In Less Than 3 Hours – Government’s Bold Plan To Fast Track Passport Acquisition

Ghanaian Passport. Phot credit: KBKLUTSE

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has revealed that time for delivery of passport to Ghanaians who subscribe to the premium service will be reduced to two hours.

Currently, it takes a minimum of 15 days when it is expedited and submitted at the premium passport application centre.

The online application process currently administered under the premium service option has been characterized by positive feedback from the public.

Speaking at a results fair organized by the Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Habib Tijani said the integration of their systems with that of the National Identification Authority will help in achieving the objective of better turnaround time.

“We are making all efforts to reduce the premium to two hours when the National Identification cards are fully operationalized because all the information we will need to take into our data will be given to us by the National Identification Authority and eventually everything passports will be reduced to at most three hours.”

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, has revealed that the government is working towards a reduction of the cost of acquiring passports.

This follows a directive from the President, according to the Minister, who was speaking at the opening of the Passport Application Center in Tokyo, Japan.

This development is a shift from the previous indications from the Ministry.

Source: Citinewsroom||Kuulpeeps.com

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