Ghana’s consulate in New York in the United States of America will temporarily suspend its services effective March 16, over the coronavirus pandemic.

In a press release sighted by, the consul explained that this is in line with the State of Emergency declared by President Donald Trump and State Governor of New York.

However, to ensure uninterrupted services, the embassy said, “it will continue to provide online services for visa applications, attestation of documents, sale of dual citizenship forms and issuance letters.”

According to the mission, there will be no submission on the counter, directing that all application is mailed to:

The General Consulate
19 East 47 Street
New York, NY 10017

Also suspended with immediate effect is the issuance of biometric passport applications “to minimise the spread of the disease through person-to-person contact.”

The Ghana consulate in the U.S. said the measures are subject to review as and when it is appropriate to do so.