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Features of the GhanaCard

Features of the 2D Barcode GhanaCard

Visible Marks/Symbols on the front of the GhanaCard
  • Guilloches that form a continuous fine pattern.
  • Embedded ghost portrait of the cardholder.
  • “REPUBLIC OF GHANA” – Visible upon tilt under light.
  • Map of Ghana, which changes colour depending on the tilt of the card.
  • Double Rainbow that changes colour to yellow/green depending on the tilt of the card.
  • 3D Guilloche that reads “Republic of Ghana”.
  • Ghana map with a star in the middle and a layer of stars attached to the left, directly on ghost portrait depending on tilt of the card.
  • “FRREDOM AND JUSTICE” – upon tilt under the light
  • Ghana’s Coat of Arms superimposed on the main portrait.


Visible Images On The Front Of Ghanacard:
  • Ghana Flag to the left top corner.
  • Ghana’s Coat of Arms to the right top corner.
  • Ghost portrait of cardholder.
  • Main portrait of cardholder
  • Map of Ghana.

Features of the Dual Interface Smart Card

Visible Inscriptions/Features on thhe back of GhanaCard
  • THIS CARD IS THE PROPERTY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA. IF FOUND PLEASE CONTACT THE NEAREST NIA OFFICE OR POLICE STATION.
  • Holder’s signature.
  • Serial number.
  • Flying eagle to the right side of the card.
  • Holder’s biometric and personal information stored 2-D barcode which can only be read with a card reader.

The Card Has Been Redesigned To Feature Upgraded Technology And Now Boasts Additional Features Including:
  • Aluminum Watermark – Aluminum etched E-booster antenna visible under high-density light.
  • Dual Interface Chip Module – with customized Coat of Arms emblem.
  • Tactile – New tactile impression feature that helps make cards more secure by physically impressing a tamper-evident image to the card substrate at the time of personalization.
  • Ultra Violet (UV) Watermark – Watermark effect of ECOWAS logo visible under the light.
  • UV Printing – Star image visible under UV light.
  • ECOWAS Logo
  • Card Access Number

The Back Also Features:
  • Tracking Number
  • E – Passport Symbol – an electronic passport that contains biometric information that can be used to authenticate the identity of travelers.
  • Contactless Symbol – Indicates compatibility with a POINT OF SALE terminal or reader which is compliant with the EMV contactless communication protocol.
  • Machine Readable Zone (MRZ)