In compliance with ICAO(International Civil Aviation Organization) regulations and standards which stipulates that by November 2015 all non-biometric passports are to be phased out, passports issued by the Ghana High Commission and all passport issuing authorities for that matter would expire by the said date and hence would reflect the number of years and months from the date of issue.
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FAQ - VISA AND PASSPORT

DO I NEED A VISA?

Use this link https://www.ghanahighcommissionuk.com/Passports/VisaApplication.aspx, and click on Exempted countries. If you are a National of one of the listed countries on the page you do not need a visa

HOW DO I GET A PAPER COPY OF VISA OR PASSPORT APPLICATION?

We no longer provide paper copy of visa or passport forms. Applicants are now required to fill their application fully online, print, sign and post or bring to the counter at the Ghana High Commission office in Highgate Hill.

I HAVE PRINTED AND SIGNED MY APPLICATION FORM WHAT IS NEXT?

For postal applications, applicants will need to submit their application with their supporting documents via the post. Once processing is completed our courier company, DX courier will deliver to the mailing address provided on the forms. For counter applications applicants will need to submit their forms and supporting documents to our office (counter service available only at our London office)

HOW CAN I RETRIEVE MY APPLICATION ONLINE

INDIVIDUAL APPLICATIONS

You can retrieve your application online, by returning to the visa and passport application page, tick the terms and condition box, click proceed with visa or passport application and the next page will give you the option to retrieve your application with your visa or passport reference number, surname and date of birth.

GROUP/FAMILY APPLICATIONS (only applicable for visa application)

You can retrieve your application online, by returning to the visa application page, tick the terms and condition box, click proceed with visa application then click on Group/Family Booking. Enter your username and password and the next page will give you the option to retrieve your Group/Family application with your group reference number.

HOW CAN I ADD ANOTHER APPLICANT TO MY GROUP APPLICATION? (Only applicable to visa)

On STEP 7 under the requirement checklist click on `Add for Another applicant’

I MISSED MY APPOINTMENT WHAT CAN I DO?

Applicants who missed their appointments can request to reschedule the appointment subject to availability through our Customer Support Hotline on 08453 133 399, and provinding the correct visa or passport reference number and full name

I WILL LIKE TO CHANGE MY POSTAL APPLICATION TO COUNTER?

Once visa forms and supporting documents have been posted to the Ghana High Commission UK, delivery type cannot be changed.

I HAVE MADE ERRORS ON MY VISA FORMS, HOW CAN I AMEND IT?

Visa forms once submitted cannot be altered. An additional paper should be added stating the errors made and it would be edited during the visa processing or notify the receiving officer of the errors on submission for counter applications.

CAN MY FRIEND COLLECT MY PASSPORT ON MY BEHALF?

The person collecting on your behalf should come with your collection slip, her / his ID and an authority note stating his/ her name in it.

WHAT IS THE PROCESSING TIME FOR MY APPLICATION

Visa: Standard applications take a minimum of 10-15 working days from the time we receive the hard copies of the appropriate visa forms and the supporting document at Ghana High Commission office in Highgate Hill or the relevant consulate office.

Passport: Standard applications take a minimum of 3-6 working weeks, from the time we receive the hard copies of the appropriate passport forms and the supporting document at Ghana High Commission office in Highgate Hill.

24hr and 72hr processing services are also available at an additional fee.

CAN I USE ANYONE AS MY GUARANTOR?

Yes, but the guarantor has to be a holder of a Ghanaian passport.

MY PASSPORT IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE. WHEN CAN I APPLY?

Applicants can renew their passport from six month ahead of its expiry.