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Welcome Address

You are warmly welcome to the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Rome, Italy.

The Embassy takes care of the interests of the sending state (Ghana) in the receiving state (Italy) as well as its countries of concurrent accreditations. These countries are Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia,  San Marino.

The Embassy is also accredited to the Rome based United Nation's Agencies i.e. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

To discharge its mandate effectively and efficiently, the Embassy has the following sections.

  • Political and Economic
  • Trade,Investment and Tourism
  • Passports and Visas
  • Diaspora Affairs
  • Information and Culture
  • United Nations Agencies

The Mission's work is complement by our Honorary Consuls in Greece, Athens and in Italy, namely: Palermo, Brescia, Torino and L'Aquila

For any further information, you may kindly contact the Embassy on the telephone numbers and e-mail addresses provided.

We thank you for finding time to visit our website.

News & Events

REJOINDER- ISSUANCE OF GHANA PASSPORTS TO FOREIGN NATIONALS

The attention of the Embassy of Ghana in Rome, Italy has been drawn to reports that some foreign nationals, particularly Nigerians, are in possession of Ghana Passports purportedly issued by this Embassy. These reports, some of which have appeared on various social media platforms, seek to impute that this is an ongoing practice that has continued under the current administration of the Mission.

We wish to clarify that we are aware that some foreign nationals in Italy and elsewhere indeed hold Ghana passports. Our enquiries indicate that, most if not all of these passports issued in Rome were acquired through the assistance of other unpatriotic Ghanaians, under a previous arrangement where some identifiable Ghanaian nationals resident in Italy were allowed to constitute themselves into passport agents to collect bulk passport applications from applicants for a fee, and submit same to the Embassy for processing and issuance.

It was for this and other reasons that upon arrival in Rome in July 2017, the current Ambassador introduced a new policy that, among others, eliminated the use of middlemen in the acquisition of passports, reinstated a consular outreach policy whereby staff of the Mission travel to locations with concentration of Ghanaians over alternate weekends to interview prospective applicants and accept applications for passports, and also crafted a strategy to gradually retrieve those passports improperly issued to non-Ghanaians under the past arrangement.

This new policy, which incorporates the physical interview of every applicant for the issue or renewal of a Ghana passport, has been strictly enforced since September 2017, much to the annoyance of the middlemen who have now lost an illegal but lucrative source of revenue, and some of whom are known to have sworn to wage a campaign to discredit the Embassy. We can confidently assure all our compatriots that since September 2017, it is no longer possible for a foreign national to obtain a Ghana passport from the Ghana Embassy in Rome.

On the contrary, our policy of retrieving Ghana passports from foreign nationals is yielding limited but positive results. Our records indicate that during the same period, eleven Ghana passports have been confiscated from foreigners who sought to renew those passports after they had expired. We would like to take this opportunity to appeal to all Ghanaians with knowledge of identifiable foreigners who hold Ghana passports to provide the relevant information to the Embassy and thereby assist us to retrieve those illegally obtained passports from the holders.

The Embassy further wishes to assure all Ghanaians that, it remains committed to protecting the integrity of our official documents, and will not be swayed by the negative campaign of its detractors from the achievement of its objectives to facilitate the acquisition of Ghanaian official document by Ghanaians resident in Italy, while at the same time preventing access to those documents by persons who are not entitled to hold them.

Thank You and God Bless Ghana.

PUBLIC HOLIDAY - MONDAY 2nd JULY 2018

Monday 2nd July 2018 has been declared a statutory public holiday in Ghana, in observance of the Republic Day Celebrations of 1st July 2018.

Mission will accordingly be closed on Monday 2nd July 2018, and resume work on Tuesday 3rd July 2018.

PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Friday 15th June 2018 has been declared a statutory public holiday in Ghana, in observance of the Eidul-Fitr Celebrations.

Mission will accordingly be closed on Friday 15th June 2018, and resume work on Monday 18th June 2018.

Notice

The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana wishes to inform
that H.E. Ms. Paulina Patience Abayage, Ghana’s Ambassador to Italy, will be out of Italy from Monday, 11th June to Wednesday, 18th July, 2018.

During her absence, the Embassy will be under the supervision of Ms. Khadija Iddrisu, Minister Plenipotentiary, in the capacity of Chargé d’Affaires a.i..

"ItaliAmo", free course of Italian language and to discover Italy

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Each of the ten stages of the App is divided into four sections: dialogue, expressions, exercises, culture. The course is freely available for download at the following links:

iOS:
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Italian Interior Ministry Press Note on the Working Visit to Reggio Emilia of H.E. Paulina Patience Abayage, Ambassador of Ghana to Italy

L'ambasciatore del Ghana Pauline Patience Abayage in visita a Reggio Emilia
30 aprile 2018
 
Incontro nella prefettura tra opportunità di dialogo e collaborazioni
 

L’ambasciatore straordinario e plenipotenziario in Italia della Repubblica del Ghana Pauline Patience Abayage è stato ricevuto, questa mattina del prefetto di Reggio Emilia Maria Grazia Forte.

Nel corso dell'incontro sono stati discussi diversi temi di interesse per la cospicua comunità ghanese residente nella provincia di Reggio Emilia. Particolare attenzione è stata posta alle opportunità di dialogo con le rappresentanze delle comunità ghanese attive sul territorio.

Confermata, infine, al termine del colloquio, la reciproca volontà di continuare a collaborare sui temi di comune interesse.

Ghana Embassy
in Italy

Via Ostriana 4, 00199 Rome

Opening Hours

Chancery:
Monday to Friday
from 8:30 to 15:30
Consular Section:
Monday to Thursday
from 8:30 to 12:30 (Receiving the Applications) and from 14:00 to 15:30 (Collection of Documents)

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