Passport Process & Fees 


If you are a U.S. citizen, the U.S. Department of State website provides detailed information on how to apply for a passport. If you are a Canadian citizen, please visit the Passport Canada website. 

  • U.S. Processing Times:Standard: 6-8 weeks.

  • Expedited: 2-3 weeks (an extra $60 charge will be incurred). 

  • U.S. Costs:Adult Passport (ages 16+): $110 application fee + $25 execution fee. 

  • Minor Passport (under age 16): $80 application fee + $25 execution fee. 


Do i need a visa for travel to Ghana?


Yes,all volunteers must have a B2 Visa to travel as a visitor to Ghana. It is strongly advised that applications and passports are submitted for processing two weeks to one month prior to the date of departure. 


Submit the following documents to the Embassy:

  • A completed  and signed Visa Application form (available online from Ghana Embassy website) which include the following information

  • Color Passport size photos (2) to be pasted or stapled in designated place on application form

  • Business, Residential addresses and contact telephone numbers to be provided

  • Occupation

  • Financial means to be indicated

  • Proposed date of travel.

  • Visa fee paid by money order, postal order, cashier’s check or certified bank check 

  • Names and Addresses of references and/ Accommodation in Ghana- An  invitation letter from Ryvanz-Mia.Please contact us.

  • Minors and children under the age of 18 years traveling to Ghana need parents written authorization including copies of Parents' Passports and Residence Permit as well as a copy of the Child's birth certificate.

  • Passport must be valid for at least (6) six months to expiration

  • Two (2) recent passport-sized photographs of the applicant (taken not more than six months prior to application) and showing full face of applicant, without hat, cap and sun glasses

  • Present a Photocopy of your round trip ticket OR Travel Itinerary

  • Copy of U.S. Permanent Residence Card, Student ID Card or a valid U.S. Work Visa (if you are in the US).

  • In addition to original passport, all applicants are required to attach a photocopy of the bio-data page of their passports to completed forms.

We have also included common questions on our FAQ page, you may wish to check there and make sure your question has not already been answered, for faster service.

Some useful Ghanaian Consulates/Embassies and their websites:

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