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Government of Canada services and information in Accra, Ghana

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Services and information provided to Canadians by the High Commission of Canada in Ghana.

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Adoption and surrogacy

Refer to International adoption.

Birth abroad

Refer to Birth abroad.

If your child is born outside of Canada, you do not need to register the birth in Canada.

Citizenship services

Refer to Canadian citizenship.

Complete your citizenship application before booking an appointment by email at accra-cs@international.gc.ca to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment.

Pay your application fees online before you apply for citizenship services.

Payment method

Pay your application fees online.

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (GHS)
Application to Renounce Canadian Citizenship 100.00 530.00
Replacement / Update of proof of Canadian citizenship 75.00 400.00
Application for a Search of Citizenship Records 75.00 400.00

Criminal record checks

Refer to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Criminal record checks.

Death abroad

Refer to Death abroad.

Marriage abroad

Refer to Marriage outside Canada.

Notarial services

Consular officials do not provide any legal advice or represent a person in court. The office provides the following notarial services, by appointment only by email at accra-cs@international.gc.ca, to Canadian citizens and, in limited cases, to non-Canadian citizens if the documents are intended for use in Canada.

Note: Documents must be in English or French, or accompanied by an official translation in English or French.

Authentication/Attestation (certify the document signature, the position of an official and the seal are genuine):

Certified copy (certify the document is a true copy of the original):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a certified true copy (fees apply).

Witness a signature (consular officer witnesses a signature):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a witnessed signature (fees apply).

Note: Complete all documents before booking an appointment. Sign all documents in front of the consular officer.

Consular clients should have their Canadian driver's licences certified by the provincial issuing authorities before leaving Canada. Certifying a copy of a Canadian driver's licence for the sole purpose of getting a Ghanaian driver's licence is no longer available.

Payment method

  • Credit card (Visa or MasterCard)
  • Debit card

No personal cheques are accepted.

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (GHS)
Administering an oath or receiving a statutory declaration or affirmation. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 270.00
Attesting any document bearing a signature (affidavit, declaration, affirmation, etc.). The fee shown is per document. 50.00 270.00
Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 270.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00 110.00
Making a copy of a document (photocopy). The fee shown is per document. 3.00 15.00
Certified true copies (one to three copies) 45.00 240.00
J-1 Waiver Request 50.00 270.00

Passport services

Refer to Canadian passports and travel documents.

You can pay online for all your passport services before completing your passport application.

Book an appointment by email at accra-cs@international.gc.ca to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment.

Payment method

Pay online for all your passport services.

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (GHS)
10-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 260.00 1380.00
5-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 190.00 1010.00
5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age) 100.00 530.00
Additional fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport 45.00 240.00
10-year adult passport issued with temporary passport 370.00 1960.00
5-year adult passport (or less) issued with temporary passport 300.00 1590.00
Adult emergency travel document 75.00 400.00
Children’s emergency travel document 30.00 160.00
Insertion of an special stamp or observation (at the applicant’s request) 45.00 240.00
Children’s passport with TP 210.00 1110.00
Retention of a valid passport (during processing of application for replacement passport) 45.00 240.00
Pickup passport in Canada 20.00 110.00
Pay online

Pensions and retirement

Refer to Benefits for Canadians living abroad and Retiring abroad.

Studying abroad

Refer to Studying abroad and EduCanada.

Visa and immigration services

Refer to Travel documents – Visas.

Permanent residents of Canada: Find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD).

Voting abroad

Refer to Voting in an election while outside Canada.

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