Are you a citizen of Ghana and looking to obtain a Ghana (NIA) Card?

This guide will walk you through the process of registering for a Ghana Card, including a list of fees for replacement and other services.

What is the Ghana Card?

The Ghana Card is a national identification card issued by the National Identification Authority (NIA) of Ghana.

It serves as a form of identification for Ghanaian citizens and is required for various transactions, such as voting and accessing government services.

How to Register for a Ghana Card

  • Gather the necessary documents. In order to register for a Ghana Card, you will need to provide proof of identity and citizenship. This can include a birth certificate, passport, or driver’s license.
  • Locate a registration center. The NIA has set up registration centers across the country where you can apply for a Ghana Card. You can find a list of registration centers on the NIA website.
  • Submit your application and pay the fee. Once you have gathered all the necessary documents and located a registration center, you can submit your application and pay the fee for the Ghana Card. The fee for a Ghana Card is currently GHS 50.
  • Provide biometric information. As part of the registration process, you will be required to provide biometric information, such as fingerprints and a photograph.
  • Wait for your Ghana Card to be issued. After you have completed the registration process, the NIA will issue your Ghana Card. You can expect to receive your card within 4-6 weeks of submitting your application.

List of Ghana Card Services Fees

In addition to the fee for obtaining a Ghana Card, there are a number of other fees associated with Ghana Card services.

These include:

  • Replacement fee: GH¢50
  • Duplicate fee: GH¢50
  • Name change fee: GH¢50
  • Address change fee: GH¢50

How to Register for Non-citizen Ghana Card

  • To register for a Ghana Card as a non-citizen, you will need to follow these steps:
  • Gather all necessary documents, including your passport or other valid identification, birth certificate, and proof of residence in Ghana.
  • Visit a Ghana Card registration center in person. You can find a list of registration centers on the National Identification Authority’s website.
  • Complete an application form and provide all required documents.
  • Have your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) taken at the registration center.
  • Pay the applicable fee.
  • Wait for your Ghana Card to be processed and delivered to you.

Note that it is always recommended to check the official website of the National Identification Authority for the most up-to-date information and guidance.


Obtaining a Ghana Card is an important step for Ghanaian citizens, as it serves as a form of identification and is required for various transactions.

By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can successfully register for a Ghana Card and have it issued to you within 4-6 weeks.

It should be noted that the fees associated with Ghana Card services may change, so be sure to check the NIA website for the most up-to-date information.



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