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The National Identification Authority (NIA) has begun all processes to get all of its district and regional offices operational in the shortest possible time for work on the Ghana Card.

Earlier, we have seen the authority release a list of all persons who have been deployed to man up all the offices across the length and breadth of the country.

In the new development, the NIA has released a presser which shows clearly planned schedules according to which their operations will follow when all offices have become operational.

Please read also our article on Ghana Card: NIA releases details of permanent District and Regional Officers – Check for your District

Below is the full press release made by the National Identification Authority for your notice, kindly follow accordingly and know more on the Ghana Card registration:


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 to 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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