The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has extended the validity of ordinary Ghanaian passport booklets from five to 10 years.
The extension takes effect from Sunday, March 31, 2019.
This was contained in a letter signed by the Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Mohammed Habibu Tijani and addressed to all Ghanaian Missions abroad.
It stated, however, that the processing fees for passports remain the same until further notice.
Despite the extension in the years of the passport validity, the Ministry has maintained the cost of processing a passport at the same fee: GH¢50 for a regular processing and GH¢100 for express processing.