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Consular Services

Issuance of Passports








    1. Renewal of Passports

    Requirements

    a. Processing Fee- CHF 250.00

    b. The form must be submitted with 4 colour passport size photographs (full face).

    c. Original Police Report indicating loss of passport.

    d. Copy of resident permit

    e. Postage- one (1) stamped (registered) self -addressed envelope for applicants living in Switzerland and a self addressed envelope and €10 Euros for applicants living in Austria. This should be sent together with the completed forms and sent to the Embassy in Berne, Switzerland.

    Please click here for Passport Form

    2. Applying for passport for the first time

    Requirements

    a. Processing Fee- CHF 250.00

    b. The form must be submitted with 4 colour passport size photographs (full face).

    c. Birth Certificate (both original and photocopy).

    d. Copy of parent’s passport on which applicant travelled on from Ghana

    e. Copy of resident permit of witness

    f. Postage- one (1) stamped (registered) self -addressed envelope for applicants living in Switzerland and a self addressed envelope and Euros €10 for applicants living in Austria. This should be sent together with the completed forms and sent to the Embassy in Berne, Switzerland.

    Please click here for Passport Form

    3. Missing/Damaged Passports

    The loss of the passport must be reported to the local police and obtain a police report together with copies of the missing Passport or birth certificate.

    Requirements

    a. Processing Fee- CHF 350.00

    b. The form must be submitted with 4 colour passport size photographs (full face).

    c. Original Police Report indicating loss of passport.

    d. Copies of the missing passport or Birth Certificate (both original and photocopy).

    e. Completed declaration forms one of which should be notarized.

    f. Photo ID (colour copy).

    g. Processing Period could take up to 8 weeks from the date of receipt of application.

    h. Postage- one (1) stamped (registered) self -addressed envelope for applicants living in Switzerland and a self addressed envelope and €10 (Euros) for applicants living in Austria. This should be sent together with the completed forms and sent to the Embassy in Berne, Switzerland.

    Please note: i. The witness (no. 15 on application form), must be a Ghanaian who has a resident permit and gainfully employed.

    ii. Please include a copy of the witness’ resident permit

    iii.The guarantors (no.11 on the application form) can be relatives in country of residence.

    Please click here for Passport Form

    4. Effecting Change of name

    Requirements

    a. Processing Fee- CHF 250.00

    b. The form must be submitted with 4 colour passport size photographs (full face).

    c. Declaration of Name Change from a Superior Court of Ghana and the accompanying Gazette. (People who wish to adopt their Spouse’s name can complete the declaration form below and submit it with a valid Marriage Certificate)

    d. Copy of resident permit

    Declaration Form

    BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS FOR PAYMENT OF CONSULAR FEES (PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS OR PASSPORT TO THIS ADDRESS )

    ACCOUNT NAME : EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA

    IBAN: CH68 0483 5029 8630 91026

    SWIFT/BIC: CRESCHZZ80A

    CREDIT SUISSE AG

    * Please note that an additional fee of Three (3) Swiss Francs must be added to the said fees as bank charges.

    * Money for postage must not be paid into this account.

    * Money paid into this account is non Refundable.

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