Welcome to

National Identification Authority (NIA)


Delivering exceptional identity services through a digitalized ecosystem for the 
promotion of safety, security, good governance and development in a trusted 
Ghanaian society

The Ghana Card


Features Of
The Ghana Card


Aluminum Watermark

Dual Interface Chip Module

UV Printing


Embedded 148k Chip

E-Passport Symbol

Mobile Registration Services


The Mobile Registration and Card Issuance Service is available to Institutions, Organizations, Households and Individuals for a minimum of seven (7) Ghanaian applicants.

The exercise is limited to new registrations and does not extend to Card Replacement and Update of Personal Information services.

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About Us

National Identification Authority (NIA)

The National Identification Authority (NIA) is a statutory body established by the National Identification Authority Act, 2006 (Act 707), to create, maintain, provide and promote the use of national identity cards commonly known as Ghana Cards for the advancement of economic, political and social activities in Ghana.

Meet The Executive Secretary
Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah

Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah is a Lawyer, Criminologist and Management Consultant of international distinction and repute, Professor Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah has been the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA) since February 2017. He has successfully led the transformation of NIA into a modern, vibrant institution spearheading Ghana’s digitalization agenda for social, economic and political inclusion.

Under his leadership, NIA has, in partnership with Identity Management Systems II Limited, its technical partner, established an ultra-modern and robust National Identification System (NIS) for Ghana, registered over 17.6 million Ghanaians. Prof. Attafuah is an ardent advocate of biometric identification systems. He has also consulted widely in the creation and capacity-building of institutions for the promotion and protection of integrity, human rights and good governance globally.

Registration Statistics

Registration Statistics as at 15th July 2024

Ghanaians Enrolled
Cards Printed
Cards Issued
User Agencies

Institutions that have been onboarded onto the National Identification System (NIS)
for data harmonization and integration purposes

Register for the Ghana Card now!

Join millions of Ghanaians and eligible foreigners who are already using the Ghana Card for their day-to-day transactions.

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