National Identification Authority to Resume Ghana Card Registration Free For First Time Applicants
The National Identification Authority (NIA) is set to reintroduce the registration and issuance of Ghana Cards to individuals aged 15 years and above, who are applying for the first time.
What’s noteworthy Is that this service will come at no cost to the applicants.
Convenient Access Across Regions
Starting from August 28, 2023, this service will be available at eight out of the NIA’s 16 Regional Offices, alongside all 276 district offices located nationwide.
However, it’s important to be aware that specific regional offices, including Kumasi (Ashanti Region), Sunyani (Bono Region), Techiman (Bono East Region), Koforidua (Eastern Region), Tamale (Northern Region), Ho (Volta Region), Takoradi (Western Region), and Sefwi Wiawso (Western North Region), will not provide this service.
Enabling a Seamless Process
The NIA’s capacity to resume this registration drive has been made possible through the acquisition of 484,000 blank cards from their technical partners, Identity Management Systems II Limited (IMS II), and CalBank PLC.
This strategic collaboration, initiated by the Ministry of Finance, aims to simplify the registration process for eligible Ghanaians yet to obtain their Ghana Card.
Phased Approach to Registration
The registration process will unfold systematically in two distinct phases, ensuring an efficient and organized experience for all applicants.
Phase One: Dedicated to Public Sector Workers
Commencing on August 28th and concluding on September 8th, 2023, the initial phase of registration will be exclusively available to public sector workers on the Government of Ghana (GoG) payroll.
This segment of the population who have not yet acquired their Ghana Card will have the opportunity to do so during this ten-working-day period.
Phase Two: Open to All Eligible Ghanaians
From September 11th, 2023 onwards, the registration process will extend to encompass all Ghanaians aged 15 years and above who have not previously applied for the Ghana Card.
This phase also accommodates those needing replacements for lost, stolen, or damaged cards, as well as individuals requiring corrections to their personal details such as names or birthdates.
Seize the Opportunity
The National Identification Authority emphasizes the significance of this opportunity for eligible Ghanaian citizens.
The Ghana Card holds the status of being the sole mandatory identification document for various commercial transactions and for accessing a wide spectrum of public and private services across Ghana.
Don’t miss out on securing your Ghana Card to unlock these essential benefits.