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National ID Card Registration Exercise

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National ID Card Registration Exercise
by Justice Nii Ayitey Quaye - Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 9:58 PM

Dear All,

We are pleased to inform all Senior Members and Staff of Accra campus, that NIA has given approval to our request to register staff and students of the Accra Campus onto the National Identification System (Ghana Card). 

The exercise is scheduled as follows:

Date:               15th April, 2019 to Thursday, 18th April, 2019

Venue:             Florence Onny Auditorium


Mandatory Registration Requirements

In accordance with section 3 of the National Identity Register Amendment 2017 (Act 950), applicants for registration shall be required to establish their eligibility to register and be issued with the Ghana Card by providing any one of the following identity documents:

  • A birth certificate
  • A valid passport
  • A valid certificate of acquired citizenship; and
  • Any other information as may be required by the Authority

It must be noted that this special registration exercise will cover only persons of fifteen (15) years and above who possess one or more of the above primary identity documents.  Applicants who lack any of the said primary identity documents will have to be identified and vouched for as a Ghanaian by one registered relative or by any two registered persons who will swear an oath to that effect before a Commissioner for Oaths.

All prospective applicants for registration are required to present the Ghana Post Digital Address Code of their residence(s) to the Registration Officials at the time of registration.

Other Identity Documents of Applicants

NIA requires all prospective applicants for registration to present all other state issued identity documents or ID cards they possess, such as Driver’s License, Voter ID Card, National Health Insurance Card, SSNIT Biometric Card, and Tax Identification Number (TIN) to the Registration Official at the time of registration.  These documents cannot be used to establish eligibility to register as a Ghanaian and to receive the Ghana Card.  The NIA will scan and keep electronic copies of these documents for records purposes and return them to the applicants. The objective of collecting these records is to ensure effective data harmonization and integration in Ghana as an important step in the formalization of the national economy. 


Kindly take note of the above requirements and get them ready for the exercise.


Thank you.