How To Apply For Ghana Card From Home Before Visiting An NIA Office

Do you wish to apply for a Ghana Card at home before visiting the NIA office? If yes, this article will take you through the procedures to secure one with ease.

It takes a longer time on the average to train Ghanaians on the how the National Identity Management System works. This is because many of us are unaware of what is required of us before the Ghana card registration procedure begins.

You should prepare the registration details from home so that you can quickly provide feedback to the officials asking for the information. This will allow you to go through the registration process stress-free. 

Here are some of the topics of discussion relating to Ghana Card:

  • Eligible persons who can register a Ghana Card
  • Requirement of a Ghanaian ID Card
  • Primary Verification Documents for Ghana Card Registration
  • Harmonization
  • Requirements for first-time applicants
  • Steps to Obtain A Ghana Card 

Eligible persons who can register a Ghana Card

  • Every Ghanaian (living at home and abroad)
  • All people who have Ghanaian citizenship as well as citizenship from another country ( dual citizen)
  • All persons aged 0 and above

Requirement of a Ghanaian ID Card

 All applicant interested in registration for a Ghana Card are advised to appear in persons because their biometrics will be taken. After you apply for a Ghana Card from home, you’ll need to visit the NIA office. Make sure you have the following information or documents ready:

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  • Personal information

Personal informations including name, date and place of birth, as well as residential address and digital address code will be required from you. 

  • Information about parents

Informations about the name, addresses, dates of birth, and other pertinent information of your parent would be asked on your arrival at the NIA Office.

  • Biometrics

This is the most vital part of the registration process. Applicant are strongly encouraged to appear in person to undertake the biometric process. Fingerprints, iris scans, photographs, and any other personal information required would be taken. There is a need therefore for applicant to visit the NIA office after they apply for a Ghana Card from home.

  • Parental, Spousal, and Next of Kin Information.

The officials will need the name, hometown, nationality, of your father as well as your mother. The name of your spouse will also be required.

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  • Next of Kin

You will required to produce informations about the name, address of your next of kin. Supplementary spousal list will be required from those with more than one spouse. 

Primary Verification Documents for Ghana Card Registration

To help confirm the information submitted, individuals would be required to provide any of the verification documents (such as a birth certificate, proof of acquired citizenship, or valid passport).

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Applicants must bring documents or ID cards from the following institutions for data harmonization with NIA: 

  • NHIS
  • TAX (TIN)

Requirements for first-time applicants 

  • An applicant must appear in person at the registration center
  • An original copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or a valid Ghanaian passport Digital address of the applicant
  • Original copy of the applicant’s naturalization certificate 
  • Registration Process

Steps to Obtain A Ghana Card 

  • A Registration Official will fill up an application form with your personal details. 
  • Hand your form over to a Mobile Registration Desk Operator, who will input your personal information into the computer. 
  • A digital camera attached to the Mobile Registration computer will take your photo, and an electronic signature pad will take your signature. 
  • You will be given an ID Card Collection Slip/Receipt after completing these procedures. This is what you’ll need to get your card when it’s ready. This must be well-kept and protected.
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All applicant will be required to submit the following information upon arrival at the registration center:

  •  Your complete personal details
  • Residential address 

Here are some data that will be required from individuals who have them: 

  • Birth certificate
  • Driver’s license
  • SSNIT registration number 
  • Passport 
  • Voter ID card


I hope this article will assist most Ghanaians to successfully apply for a Ghana Card from home before visiting the NIA Office. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive daily trending news from our news editors.

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Tandoh Enoch is a Social Media Manager, Website Developer and Designer, Blogger, Content Writer and an IT Consultant . He is a creator and editor at, an online digital platform focusing on Credible and Timely news in Ghana and worldwide.

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