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Passport Application Fees Increased From GH¢100 To GH¢644

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration proposed an increase in passport application processing fees by 544%, effective today, Monday, April 1, 2024.

Last year, the Ministry presented a proposal to Parliament to revise the current charges for passport applications from GH¢100 to GH¢644.

The updated fees on the passport application website show that expedited applications for 48-page passports will now be priced at GH¢800, while the 32-page expedited applications will cost GH¢700.

For standard applications, the 32-page passport will now be GH¢500, and the 48-page passport will be GH¢644.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, who introduced the proposal to Parliament last year, emphasized the need for Ghanaians to pay realistic prices for their passports due to financial constraints in the economy.

She stated that it was no longer sustainable for the state to subsidize passport costs.

Source – Tru News Report

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