Passport validity increased from 5 to 10 years from March 2019

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Government has extended the validity period for Ghanaian passports from 5 to 10 years and this will take effect from March 2019.

A fax message signed by the Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Muhammad Habibu Tijani and addressed to all of Ghana’s missions abroad said government has taken the decision to extend the validity of ordinary passport booklets issued to qualified Ghanaian applicants from five to ten years, effective March 2019.

The statement said the processing fee remains unchanged until further notice and requested that the information be promptly communicated to all concerned.

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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