Ghana Card Registration: NIA releases new schedule for registration at district and regional offices [Details]

From today, November 3, 2021, the National Identification Authority, NIA, will make 275 districts and 16 regional offices across the country available for Ghana Card registration.

In a statement, the NIA stated that it will educate the public about its operations.

The actual card distribution will take place from November 8th to November 16th, 2021, for Ghanaians who registered during the mass registration but did not receive their cards.

The Authority will continue to issue Ghana Cards to applicants beginning November 17th, 2021, and will begin replacing lost, stolen, and damaged Ghana Cards beginning November 29th, 2021.

A GH30 fee will be charged only for the replacement of Ghana Cards or when an update necessitates the printing of a new card.

On that day, the Authority will also begin updating applicants’ personal information in the National Identity Register.



The National Identification Authority (NIA) wishes to inform the general public that, effective 3rd November 2021, it will commence the operationalization of its 16 Regional and 275 District offices across the country based on the following plan:

A. From 3rd to 5th November 2021 – Setting up, conducting public sensitization and engaging with community leaders on the impending operations of the Regional and District offices. This will also enable newly-appointed officers familiarize themselves with their various communities and undertake other preparatory activities;

B. From 8th to 16th November 2021 (except weekends) – Issuing Ghana Cards to Ghanaians who registered during the mass registration but could not receive their cards;

C. From 17th November 2021 onwards – Continuation of issuance of Ghana Cards to applicants;

D. From 17th November 2021 onwards – Registering and issuing Ghana Cards to Ghanaians aged 15 years and above;

E. From 29th November 2021 onwards – Replacement of lost, stolen, and damaged Ghana Cards;

F. From 29th November 2021 onwards – Updating of personal information of applicants in the National Identity Register (NIR).

The NIA will announce in due course the timelines for the registration of Ghanaians under 15 years.

The Regional and District offices of the NIA will operate within the usual business hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. The Premium Registration Centre at the NIA Head Office will be open for business on Wednesday, 3rd November 2021.

The NIA respectfully requests the cooperation and support of members of the general public.
Abudu Abdul-Ganiyu
Ag. Head, Corporate Affairs


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