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Republic of Ghana

ePassport Personalization & Instant Issuance


The ePassport issuance solution project for the Republic of Ghana started in 2015. It has set a new worldwide standard as it is the first solution which includes decentralized personalization on site and instant issuance of the finished ID documents outside the home country. Within only two months, six sites have been set up in embassies in Europe, North America and South Africa. The Ghanaian embassies act as decentralized centers where citizens can apply for new documents and have their complete demographic and biometric data enrolled. All centers are connected to the governmental national database in the capital Accra. There, the applicants’ captured data are checked to ensure that they are legal citizens. The data is securely transferred to the central database by means of the latest encryption technologies. All newly captured data and all acquisition processes are registered in the national database granting full transparency to the Ghanaian institutions worldwide. Within a short space of time, the blank ID documents can be personalized with the applicant’s prepared dataset by means of high-end desktop personalization equipment.

Before the finished document is handed over to the applicants, they have to be verified once again. For this purpose, MB getID Mobile collects the citizen's live data and matches them with the stored data. Within the smallest amount of time, Ghanaian citizens are provided with their new ID documents.