National Identification Authority Releases New Schedule For Ghana Card Registration

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has released a new schedule for the registration exercise of the Ghana card at their District and Regional offices

The National Identification Authority has revealed that it will make 275 districts and 16 Regional offices available for the registration exercise from today November 3, 2021

However distribution of cards will take off from November 8th to November 16th, 2021 for Ghanaians who were registered during the mass registration exercise but were unable to claim their cards

Replacement of lost, stolen or damaged Ghana cards will begin on November 29th, 2021



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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