Question: Who qualifies Ghana card?

There are three (3) categories of people to be registered, namely: All Ghanaian citizens by Birth (descent), Registration or Naturalisation aged zero (0) years and above and currently resident in Ghana. All Ghanaian citizens living abroad. Foreign national legally/permanently resident in Ghana.

Who is qualified to register for the Ghana Card?

If you are a Ghanaian citizen by birth, registration, or naturalisation aged zero years and above and you reside in Ghana currently, you require a Ghana card. The card is also necessary for Ghanaians living abroad and foreign nationals who are legal or permanent residents in Ghana.

Can foreigners get Ghana Card?

The Non-citizen Ghana card is mandatory for various transactional purposes where a form of identification is needed e.g.; opening and running a bank account, applying for or renewing residence or work permit, registering a car etc. Registration of foreigners for the Non-citizen Ghana card is an on-going process.

How do I get a Ghana Card?

Applicants are required to download and fill out the Registration Application Form (Household) and submit to the NIA Head Office or via The Form can be found on the NIA website ( Compulsory requirements: The applicants Birth Certificate or valid Passport or.

How much does it cost to get a Ghana Card?

A GH¢30 fee will only be required for the replacement of Ghana Cards or when an update requires that a new card is printed.

How much is a national ID card?

54m Nigerians have been registered as of May 2021, according to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) website. Managed by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the enrollment, issuance of the NIN (National Identification Number*), and ID card are free of charge.

Is the Ghana Card free?

The Ghana Card is free for Ghanaians in the first instance. However, if you want to register by appointment as an institution or family, you will be required to pay a fee to be determined by the Authority. Furthermore, renewals and replacements of lost or stolen cards will also attract a fee.

Is national identity card free?

The National Identification Number (NIN) is FREE! Do not pay anyone to obtain your NIN or e-ID card, they are FREE.

Is NIN the same as national ID card?

It is important to note that the 11-digit National Identification Number (NIN) is not the same thing as the National e-ID Card which is a physical token. The NIN can be used on its own for digital identity verification without the e-ID card.

Can Ghana Card be done online?

Part of the NIA Ghana Card application process can now be done through the NIA online portal. As such the NIA has provided an online NIA Ghana card application procedure to reduce the discomfort from joining long queues for hours to get your details entered into the system.

How do I get a nationality card?

To apply to replace your Naturalization Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship issued by USCIS or by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, file a Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization Citizenship Document. Filing instructions and forms are available on our Web site at

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