The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has announced the extension of the validity period of the country’s passport from five to 10 years.

In a memo signed by Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Mohammed Habibu Tijani to all Ghana’s missions, the ministry said: “The government has decided to extend the validity of ordinary passport booklets issued to qualified Ghanaian applicants from five to ten years with effect from 31 March 2019”.

It added that: “The processing fees remain unchanged until further notice”.

It stated, however, that the processing fees for passports remain the same until further notice.