Ghana Card, 163,695 Foreigners Get Non-Citizen Identity Cards


A total of 163,695 foreigners were also enrolled on the National Identity Register (NIR), and issued with Non-Citizen Identity Cards by the National Identification Authority.

The National Identification Authority enrolled 15,656,160 Ghanaians on the National Identity Register (NIR), out of which 11,648,391 Ghanaians aged 15 years and above were issued with Ghana Cards as of 30th September 2021. 494. 

According to the 2022 budget statement, the National Identification Authority will continue with the provision of Identity Verification Services for selected stakeholders including SSNIT, NHIA, DVLA, GRA, and the banks and telecommunications companies.

 This consists of the integration of normal operations to benefit from online verification from the NIR, and the provision of offline devices or match-on cards. Offline verification will utilize Android devices for match-on Cards.  

The Authority will open permanent offices to continue with the provision of the following registration services: Registration of all citizens from birth free of charge; Distribution of backlog cards; Registration of all foreigners legally and permanently resident in Ghana at a fee; Replacement of lost or damaged cards for all applicants at a fee; Updating of personal records or data in the NIR at no fee; Provision of premium registration services for Ghanaians at a fee per head; Provision of institutional registration services for Ghanaians at a fee; Provision of special home services for Ghanaians at a fee; Commencement of biometric verification services to User Agencies and other interested parties; Commencement of registration of children less than 15 years in schools, communities, market centres, birthing centres, among others in all districts; Commencement of registration of Ghanaian citizens abroad; and Establishment of a registration system for refugees and persons of concern in Ghana’s refugee camps.

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