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Flying to Ghana in 1 week, Ghana Passport expires in 2 months

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I just spoke with the Airline who told me they did not have any issues with the expiration date on the passport.  They did however tell me that I should speak to the Ghana consulate to determine if that would be an issue at the Ghana POE.  

 

I'm willing to pay to expedite the passport but I'm unable to reach the Ghana DC consulate by phone.  I didn't think entering Ghana would be an issue since I'm currently a legal permanent resident of the US with a 10 year Green Card.  Will the fact that my Ghana passport expires in 2 months be a problem for me upon arrival in Ghana?  Thank you everyone I really appreciate the help!


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29 minutes ago, Rick&Maeve said:

I didn't think entering Ghana would be an issue since I'm currently a legal permanent resident of the US with a 10 year Green Card.  Will the fact that my Ghana passport expires in 2 months be a problem for me upon arrival in Ghana?

Shouldn't be an issue since you are a citizen of Ghana.

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Yes I'm a Ghanian citizen.  I'm assuming I should also bring my birth certificate and voter ID along with my marriage certificate. 


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im not an expert, but imo, since you are ghana citizen, and your passport is still ghana, getting into your own country shouldnt be a problem at all..because it's your country and not because you are us lpr,.. i think being us lpr with less than 2 months validity of passport has no bearing getting into any other country that is not your home country.

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I decided to sort by most viewed posts in this forum just to make sure I didn't miss anything and I found this thread

 

Travelling internationally with an expired passport?

 

In this thread it was being stated that you couldn't travel with a passport that would expire in 6 months.  Ive emailed the Ghana embassy in hopes that I get a prompt response.  I'm really hoping I don't have travel short notice to Washington DC to obtain emergency travel documentation

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6 hours ago, Rick&Maeve said:

In this thread it was being stated that you couldn't travel with a passport that would expire in 6 months.

Is your flight directly from the US to Ghana? If yes, it should not be an issue. The first few comments of that thread were misinformed. See the last few comments on Page 1 and most comments on Page 2. The concensus is if the passport is already expired then travel is risky (in your case you stated you still have 2 months before it expires).

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Your passport still remained two months to expired and since you are a Ghanaian citizen you have no problem travelling with that passport back to Ghana even if would have been a transit to Ghana , because your final destination is Ghana and you are a Ghanaian citizen.

 

Most important is the passport still valid , not yet expired !!!

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18 hours ago, lummo said:

Is your flight directly from the US to Ghana? If yes, it should not be an issue. The first few comments of that thread were misinformed. See the last few comments on Page 1 and most comments on Page 2. The concensus is if the passport is already expired then travel is risky (in your case you stated you still have 2 months before it expires).

Thank you for taking the time to read & clear this up for me.

 

16 hours ago, Moses Bee said:

Your passport still remained two months to expired and since you are a Ghanaian citizen you have no problem travelling with that passport back to Ghana even if would have been a transit to Ghana , because your final destination is Ghana and you are a Ghanaian citizen.

 

Most important is the passport still valid , not yet expired !!!

My first time coming to the US, the airport in Accra told my that I had to pay a fee since it was my first time traveling with a passport.  I knew this was incorrect and stood my ground.  They made me wait until 30 minutes before the flight to board the plane. 

 

Traveling back to the U.S. I'm thinking I might need to get something from the airlines in writing just in case someone tries to do this again when leaving Accra. 


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5 minutes ago, Rick&Maeve said:

Thank you for taking the time to read & clear this up for me.

 

My first time coming to the US, the airport in Accra told my that I had to pay a fee since it was my first time traveling with a passport.  I knew this was incorrect and stood my ground.  They made me wait until 30 minutes before the flight to board the plane. 

 

Traveling back to the U.S. I'm thinking I might need to get something from the airlines in writing just in case someone tries to do this again when leaving Accra. 

May I ask to know who questioned your payment because it was your first time to flight in Ghana a migration officer or just a normal civilian ?

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14 hours ago, Moses Bee said:

May I ask to know who questioned your payment because it was your first time to flight in Ghana a migration officer or just a normal civilian ?

It was one of the Ghanian immigration officers and the other officers also appeared to be turning a blind eye while I was being held from my flight.


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Hey don't think coming to Ghana with your two month valid passport to Ghana would be a problem. All you have to do now is to come, and then have your passport renewed when you get here. You can alway count on me for assistance if you need one. Can help you have it renewed within two to three days. Thanks

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