Management of the National Identification Authority (NIA) of Ghana says, foreigners pay 120 dollars to acquire Ghana Card and 60 dollars for renewal every year.
According to the NIA, a qualified foreign applicants pay a statutory fee of USD120.00 for the Non-Citizen Identity Card which is valid for one year and is renewable every year at a fee of USD60.00.
NIA explained that, the Ghana card issued to such qualified foreigners is the “NON-CITIZEN IDENTITY CARD” and is so captioned in red lettering above the card holder’s personal details.
This distinguishing information in red does not appear on the Ghana Card meant for Ghanaian citizens.
The National Identification Authority disclosed this why clarifying controversies on a Chinese national Aisha Huang’s Ghana card aquisation which generated series of debates in the media space.
According to NIA, since 2012, Ghana’s law has required all foreigners permanently resident in Ghana (i.e., for 90 days or longer), who are not diplomats or representatives of international non-governmental organizations, to register for and acquire the national identity card of Ghana.