The National Identification Authority (NIA) will begin the mass registration and Ghana card issuance exercise in the Greater Accra Region, from Monday, April 29, 2019. The exercise is expected to end on Saturday, July 6, 2019 in Greater Accra before proceeding to other regions
This was made known by the Chief Executive Officer of the NIA, Professor Ken Attafuah, at a press conference in Accra Thursday, April 25, 2019.
The Mass Registration exercise will begin in the Accra west area which includes Weija Gbawe, Ga West, Ga Central, Ga South and Ablekuma from 7am to 5pm daily.
Primary requirements needed to enable one to register are
1. Passport (valid)
2. Birth Certificate.
Either qualifies one to register.
There will be Commissioners for Oath at the Registration Centres to take those without any of the above documents through a vouching process, according to the NIA.
Mandatory: Digital Address. Download Ghana Post GPS on to your phone and generate the address at the gate of your residence.
1. Driver’s License
2. Voter ID
3. SSNIT Card
4. Health Insurance
5. Tax Identification Number (TIN) (if you have)
6. House No. (If available)
Originals of all documents are needed.
The NIA has explained that if someone intends to use a birth certificate or passport, the same name will be used for the Ghana card, unless there is a gazette to prove otherwise.
Again, any change in name or date of birth should be supported by a gazette.
Eg. Marry Jones to Mrs. Marry Trump.
For Vouching, you need one family member who has already registered OR two people who have already registered. They must be present with their cards to support the registration.
Below are the dates for the nationwide Ghana Card registration for the various regions.
Greater Accra Region: 29th April 2019 – 6th July 2019
Volta Region: 15th July 2019 – 1st August 2019
Oti Region: 15th July 2019 – 1st August 2019
Northern Region: 13th August – 2nd September 2019
Savanah Region: 13th August 2019 – 2nd September 2019
North East: 13th august 2019 – 2nd September 2019
Upper East: 12th September 2019 – 9th September 2019
Upper West: 12th September 2019 – 29th September 2019
Bono Region: 10th October 2019 – 30th October 2019
Bono East: 10th October 2019 – 30th October 2019
Ahafo Region: 10th October 2019 – 30th October 2019
Western Region: 11th November 2019 – 2nd December 2019
Western North: 11th November 2019 – 2nd December 2019
Ashanti Region: 10th December 2019 – 31st January 2020
Eastern Region: 12th February 2020 – 4th March 2020
Central Region: 13th March 2020 – 31st March 2020
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