NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY
The NIA has sighted a write up circulating on social media captioned “The NIA, (National
Identification Authority) has begun their registration exercise again.” The NIA disassociates
itself from that statement and would urge the general public to disregard same.
Mass registration ended in September 2020 and the Authority has moved into the continuous
registration phase. This process started in April 2021 with the co-location of 14 registration
centres at GRA offices across the country. Registration at the 14 GRA/NIA centres is free and
Ghanaians can attest to that fact. Additionally, the Authority is currently working to establish
Regional and District offices across the country in June 2021.
The NIA wishes to reiterate that the first registration and issuance of the Ghana Card is free in line
with government policy which has not changed. When NIA duly establishes its Regional and
District offices, registration at all the Districts and Regional offices across the country shall be
However, under the FEES AND CHARGES (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) INSTRUMENT,
2019 which was duly passed by Parliament, NIA is mandated to institute and collect certain fees
and charges for some services rendered. These include registration of foreigners; updates of
personal records; replacements of lost and damaged cards; household registration; card
renewal and expedited service (premium).
Registration of foreigners – cedi equivalent of USD 120.00
- Replacement – GHC 30.00
- Update of personal record – GHC 30.00
- Renewal – GHC 30.00
- Expedited service – GHC 250.00
The public should take note that the NIA works from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday at
all its offices and registration centres.
Client Service Unit