Passport Application: Documents Required For Obtaining A Ghanaian Passport


In addition to a completed visa application form, whether applying online or using the manual forms, applicants of Ghanaian passports are required to include additional documents to prove their Ghanaian citizenship, marital status, profession and others.


In this article by, detailed requirements for passport application have been listed and categorised based on the status of the applicants.


Documents for Passport Application

First Time Applicants

  1. Birth Certificate(Proof of Ghanaian citizenship)
  2. Documents to support Identity such as Driver’s Licence, National ID card
  3. Proof of Profession (An introductory letter from the applicant’s employer that is if the applicant is currently employed or a work ID card that bears the applicant’s name, organisation’s name and position. A student ID if the applicant is currently in school. Homemakers/housewives and applicants that are unemployed and those in the non-formal sector of employment like mechanics, hairdressers seamstresses, traders etc. do not need proof. Registered Business Owners and self-employed applicants must produce their business registration certificate as proof).


  1. First page and bio-data page of old passport
  2. Valid Visa if applicant has any in Old Passport
  3. Last page of old passport
  4. Proof of Profession if changed

If your old passport is a Black Book/Machine Readable Passport, the following documents are required:

  1. First page (Coat of Arms and Director’s signature)
  2. Biodata page with picture and information
  3. Valid Visa if applicant has any in Old Passport
  4. Profession page
  5. Proof of Profession if changed

Missing Passport

  1. Police Report
  2. Affidavit
  3. Proof of Identity
  4. Birth Certificate

Damaged Passport

  1. Old damaged passport

Change of Name

  1. Marriage/Divorce Certificate
  2. Affidavit
  3. Gazette

Applicants below 18

  1. Birth certificate
  2. Parents or Guardians ID
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Akesse Sanza is a Ghanaian Travel Blogger, Travel and Tourism Consultant, and Anti-human Trafficking And Safe Migration advocate. Akesse loves everything Travel & Tourism and aims to see every single country in the world.


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