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Organization : National Identification Authority
Facility : Registration Process
Country : Ghana
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NIA Registration Process

Every Ghanaian Citizen living within the country and abroad has the right to be in the National Identification System and citizens from age zero(0) are entitled to be issued with a national ID card, as required by the law, to provide added convenience and ease when conducting with public sector institutions, civil society organizations and private sector businesses.

Related / Similar Service : Online & Offline Verification of Ghana Card

The Authority may vary the application procedure and the period of registration in the case of disabled or incapacitated person or a Ghanaian citizen resident abroad.

The applicant will have to appear in person before the registration officer at the registration center at the time specified by notice in the publications by the Authority.

Registration Eligibility

** All Ghanaians(living at home and abroad)
** All persons that hold Ghanaian citizenship in addition to citizenship of any other foreign country( dual citizen)
** Registration covers all persons aged 0 years and above

Registration Requirements

Information Needed During The Mass Registration Include
** Applicants Must Appear In Person
** Personal Information – Name, Date and Place of birth, Residential address and digital address code.

** Information About Parents – Their names, Address dates and places of birth etc.
** Biometrics – The fingerprints, iris and photograph would be taken and any other personal details that may be required

Parental, Spousal And Next Of Kin Information :
** Name of spouse. Full name of of father. Father’s hometown/district/region
** Father’s nationality. Full name of mother. Mother’s maiden name

** Mother’s nationality. Mother’s hometown/district/region. Next of Kin
** Address of next of Kin. Supplementary Spousal List for those with more than one spouse.

Primary Verification Documents :
** Individuals would be required to present any of the verification documents(i.e. Birth certificate, certificate of acquired citizenship or valid passport) to help validate the information provided.

Harmonization :
Applicants with documents or I.D Cards of the following institutions must bring them along for hamonization of data with NIA – DVLA (LICENCE), NHIS, TAX (TIN), PASSPORT, EC (VOTER CARD)

First Time Applicants

** An applicant has to appear in person
** Original copy of Birth Certificate of the applicant
** Or a valid Ghanaian Passport of the applicant
** Digital Address of the applicant
** Original copy of Naturalization Certificate

Registration Process

Key Registration Steps involves three main steps
Step 1 : A Registration Official will fill your personal information on an application form
Step 2 : You will then hand over your form to a Mobile Registration workstation Operator who will enter your personal details into the computer.

Step 3 : Your Photograph will be taken using a digital camera attached to the Mobile Registration workstation and your signature will be taken using an electronic signature pad.

After these steps you will be issued an ID Card Collection Slip/Receipt. You need this to collect your card when it is ready. This has to be kept well and protected.

Other Information Required for Registration

Every applicant will be expected to provide among others the following
1. Complete personal information on themselves
2. Residential address

3. The following information would also be required from those who have them;
** Birth Certificate
** Passport
** Voter ID card
** Driving license
** SSNIT registration number

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