In a recent press statement released on Sunday evening, the National Identification Authority (NIA) has announced the commencement of Phase II of the Ghana Card Registration exercise, effective Monday, September 4, 2023.
Under this phase, all Ghanaian citizens aged 15 years and above are eligible to register for the Ghana Card free of charge, particularly those who are first-time applicants. Registration services will be available at any of the NIA’s 276 District Offices located across the nation.
Also, the NIA has extended this free registration service to its Regional Offices in various key locations, including Accra, Bolgatanga, Cape Coast, Dambai, Damongo, Goaso, Nalerigu, and Wa.
This development is part of the NIA’s ongoing efforts to ensure that all eligible Ghanaians have access to the Ghana Card, which serves as an essential identification document for various official transactions and services.
As Phase II of the Ghana Card Registration exercise kicks off, the NIA urges all eligible Ghanaians to visit their nearest NIA District or Regional Office to complete their registration process promptly.
Below is a copy of the statement
NIA Truncates Phase I of the Ghana Card Registration, Commences Phase II
The National Identification Authority (NIA) announces for the information of the general public that Phase I of the Ghana Card Registration exercise, which was exclusively reserved for first-time applicants who are Public Sector Workers on the Government of Ghana (GoG) Payroll, has come to an end.
Phase I of the exercise, originally planned to last for ten (10) days (i.e., from 28th August to 8th September 2023), has been truncated as a result of the unexpectedly low turnout.
The decision to apportion ten (10) days for Phase I was based on the figures provided by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department, estimating 250,000 – 260,000 Public Sector Workers on GoG Payroll to participate in the Phase I.
Unfortunately, only 87 of the targeted beneficiaries presented themselves for registration.
Thus, Phase II of the registration exercise will begin tomorrow, Monday, 4th September 2023.
This is to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the use of public resources, and to ensure that other members of the public are able to access NIA’s services
As a result, effective tomorrow, Monday, 4th September 2023, Phase II of the Ghana Card Registration exercise will commence, and all Ghanaians aged 15 years and above are eligible to register for the Ghana Card free charge as first-time applicants at any of the NIA’s 276 District Offices across the country.
This free registration service is also available at NIA Regional Offices in Accra, Bolgatanga, Cape Coast, Dambai, Damongo, Goaso, Nalerigu and Wa.
For the avoidance of doubt, the free service for first-timeapplicants will NOT be available in the following NIA Regional Offices which currently operate as Premium Registration Centers: Ho, Koforidua, Kumasi, Sunyani, Sefwi-Wiawso, Takoradi, Tamale and Techiman.
Replacement and Update services at the non-premium centresattract a statutory fee of GH¢34.50.
NIA also announces that it has resumed the Household and Institutional Registration services for households of five (5) or more Ghanaians, and institutions of 50 or more Ghanaians at a cost of GH¢150 per applicant for the Household and 100ghs per applicant for the Institutional Registration.