Please read carefully the following requirements and guidelines on the authentication of documents.

CONSULAR WORKING HOURS:

  1. Submission of applications:
  • MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS –    09: 30 – 12.00
  1. Collection of documents:
  • MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS –     13:00 – 14.00

Please Note:

Applicants who send their application(s) by post are advised to attach one of the following for the return of their processed document(s):

    1. a registered self-addressed envelope with the appropriate stamps (lettre recommendée);
    2. a pre-paid envelope from any recognised courier service provider. 

The Embassy will NEVER send, by post, any document that does not meet the above requirement.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  1. BIRTH/DEATH/MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES

Birth, death and marriage certificates that are brought to the Embassy for authentication/legalization should:

  • be notarised by a Notary Public in Ghana,
  • be covered by an attestation from the Judicial Service of Ghana,
  • be covered by an attestation from the Legal and Consular Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra and
  • be translated into French or Portuguese;

FEE : €35

 

  1. SCHOOL CERTIFICATES

School certificates that are to be authenticated/legalized by the Embassy should:

  • be certified/authenticated by the issuing authority,

OR

  • be notarised by a Notary Public in Ghana,
  • be covered by an attestation from the Judicial Service of Ghana,
  • be covered by an attestation from the Legal and Consular Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra and
  • be translated into French or portuguese;

FEE : €35

 

  • DRIVERS’ LICENSE

Driver licenses that are to be authenticated/legalised by the Embassy should:

  • be certified/authenticated by the issuing authority (DVLA in Ghana),

OR

  • be notarised by a Notary Public in Ghana,
  • be covered by an attestation from the Judicial Service of Ghana,
  • be covered by an attestation from the Legal and Consular Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra and
  • be translated into French or Portuguese;

FEE : €35

 

  • POLICE REPORTS/CRIMINAL CHECK

Criminal check/clearance certificates that are to be legalised by the Embassy should

  • be notarised by a Notary Public in Ghana,
  • be covered by an attestation from the Judicial Service of Ghana,
  • be covered by an attestation from the Legal and Consular Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra and
  • be translated into French or Portuguese;

FEE  :  €35

 

  1. AFFIDAVITS

All affidavits/Legal claims sworn before a Commissioner of Oath in Ghana for a change of name, profession, date of birth etc. that are brought to the Embassy for authentication/legalisation should:

  • be covered by an attestation from the Judicial Service of Ghana,
  • be covered by an attestation from the Legal and Consular Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra and
  • be translated into French or portuguese;

FEE : €35

  1. FOREIGN COMPANY/OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

All foreign Company/Official documents meant for use in Ghana that are brought to the Embassy for authentication/legalisation should have

  • endorsements from the relevant Ministry in France or Portugal;
  • endorsement from the French/Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

FEE : €70

 

PROCESSING TIME

Forty-eight (48)-working hours from receipt of documents at the Embassy.

 

MODE OF PAYMENT

Payments for authentication/legalisation of documents can be made by either one of the following:

  1. Bank transfer/Bank deposit:        
  • All Consular fees (visas, passports, Travel Certificates, attestations etc.) are to be paid into the following account and proof of payment, sent together with the application to the Embassy.

Please note:

  • All persons (third parties) paying monies on behalf of an applicant should clearly indicate the full name of the applicant on the proof of payment when sending the application to the Embassy.

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  1. Cash payments: at the Embassy

 

NB:   APPLICATION FEES, ONCE PAID, ARE NOT REFUNDABLE

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