SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FOR GHANA PASSPORT APPLICANTS IN SWITZERLAND
A. PASSPORT APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO TELEPHONE THE MISSION TO SEEK AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE VISITING THE CONSULAR SECTION IN CONNECTION WITH AN APPLICATION FOR A GHANA PASSPORT.
B. IN CASES OF RENEWAL OF PASSPORTS, THE EXISTING PASSPORT THAT THE APPLICANT IS SEEKING TO REPLACE (WHETHER ALREADY EXPIRED, EXPIRING WITHIN 6 MONTHS OR DAMAGED/DEFACED) MUST BE PRODUCED FOR VERIFICATION AS A CONDITION FOR ISSUANCE OF PASSPORT FORMS OR THE ACCEPTANCE OF A COMPLETED FORM FOR PROCESSING.
C. IN CASES OF MISSING PASSPORTS, APPLICANTS WILL BE REQIURED TO PRODUCE THE FOLLOWING: (I) A POLICE REPORT CONFIRMING THAT THE LOSS HAS BEEN REPORTED TO THE POLICE, (II) ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE, (III) AN AFFIDAVIT EXPLAINING THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE LOSS AND WHICH PROVIDES THE NUMBER, DATE AND PLACE OF ISSUE OF THE MISSING PASSPORT, (IV) A PHOTOCOPY OF THE PERSONAL DETAILS PAGE OF THE MISSING PASSPORT IF AVAILABLE (V) PENALTY FEE OF CHF 350.00. (VI) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY BE DEMANDED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS
D. APPLICATIONS IN RESPECT OF CHILDREN BORN IN SWITZERLAND MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH AN ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF THE CHILD ON WHICH THE NAMES AND NATIONALITIES OF BOTH PARENTS ARE STATED, AND THE ORIGINAL GHANA PASSPORT OF AT LEAST ONE PARENT.
E. ALL COMPLETED FORMS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED WITH FOUR (4) PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOGRAPHS (FULL FACE) TAKEN NOT MORE THAN THREE (3) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION.
F. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED PERSONALLY BY THE APPLICANT. THE RIGHT THUMBPRINT OF THE APPLICANT WILL BE TAKEN BY STAFF OF THE CONSULAR SECTION (EXCEPT FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OLD).
G. THE CURRENT PROCESSING FEE FOR A GHANA PASSPORT (EXCEPT LOST PASSPORT CASES) IS CHF250.00. APPLICANTS MUST PAY THE FULL AMOUNT AND OBTAIN RECEIPTS WHEN THEY VISIT THE MISSION TO COLLECT OR SUBMIT APPLICATION FORMS AS THE CASE MAY BE.
H. ANY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR CERTIFIED ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS.
I. PASSPORTS WILL ONLY BE ISSUED WHEN ALL THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN FULLY SATISFIED, AND APPLICANTS MUST ALLOW AT LEAST SIX (6) WEEKS FROM THE DATE OF SUBMISSION OF THE FORMS TO THE MISSION FOR THE DELIVERY OF THEIR NEW PASSPORTS.
J.PASSPORTS APPLICATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE
Guidelines for Completing the Passport Form
1. Please read very carefully all the instructions on the front page of the Passport Application form before completing it.
2. Complete all applicable sections fully in CAPITAL (UPPER CASE) LETTERS to ensure it can be read easily and correctly.
3. Please note that the Passport Application form was primarily designed for use in Ghana. Some of the Sections therefore need to be adapted to suit local situations abroad.
The following peculiarities must thus be noted by the applicant:
(a) Section 7 Residential Address/Telephone number of applicant in Switzerland must be provided under this section.
(b) Section 10(i) & (ii) Address(es) of father and mother of applicant must include House(Residential) numbers and telephone numbers. Information required under this session must be provided even if applicant’s parents are deceased.
(c) Section 11(i) & (ii) Names, contact addresses and telephone numbers of two relatives in Switzerland, or two Ghanaians in good standing in Switzerland who know the applicant well and agree to act as guarantors for the applicant are to be provided under this section.
(d) Section 15 The witness must be a Ghanaian national, who is gainfully employed and knows the applicant as well as the two guarantors whose particulars and signatures are provided in Section 11 (i) & (ii) on the application form.
(e) Section 16 A neat Right Thumb Print of the applicant must be provided in the appropriate box under this section. Thumbprints will be taken by the staff of the Consular Section.
4. Change of Name/Change of Profession:
Applicants requesting the above changes to reflect their new status must provide relevant evidence such as: Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Statutory Declarations duly sealed by a competent court, school certificates/Diplomas, Letters from employers etc.