FAQs ON THE GHANA CARD AND RELATED MATTERS
1. What is the National Identification System?
2. What is the ‘’Ghanacard’’?
3. Who is qualified to be registered?
4. Are those who registered for the GhanaCard in 2008 up to 2013 required to register again?
5. What type of data will I be expected to provide for registration purpose?
6. What is the duration of the Mass Registration exercise?
7. Will registration be continuous or will it be done at different periods?
8. Will there be on-going registrations at the NIA Head office during the Mass Registration period?
9. Why is it important to get your personal information into the National Identification Register?
10. What is the importance of the new GhanaCard?
11. Can I register for a relation who is incapacitated or not immediately available during the registration in my area?
11. Are holders of the old National ID required to register for the new GhanaCard?
12. Assuming I have already registered during the 2018/2019 National Identity Card Mass Registration Exercise and have changed my residence. Can I register again?
13. What if I change my address and residence?
14. Without the required documents can one still register?
15. How much is the fee for the Ghana Card?
16. Why is NIA issuing new identity cards?
17. What are the differences in the physical features of the old and the new card?
18. How many days will it take to be issued with the Ghana Card and where can I collect it?
19. What do you do when your Ghana Card is misplaced or stolen?
20. Will Ghanaians living abroad who have just visited Ghana at the time of the Mass Registration be allowed to Register?
21. Will persons of unsound mind or mental incapacity be registered?
22. How does this system take care of the physically challenged, persons with visual and hearing impairment and other vulnerable persons?
23. Is the Ghana Card going to replace all the cards in circulation e.g Voters ID, NHIS card, SSNIT card, DVLA card etc?
24. Is the digital address a mandatory requirement for a Ghana card?
25. Can the new Ghana Card be used in traveling to other ECOWAS countries?
26. Is the new Ghana Card equivalent to a passport?
27. How will the biometrics of babies be captured since we are told that their fingerprints are not well formed?
28. How do I challenge someone who is not a Ghanaian but wants to register as a Ghanaian?
29. Are foreigners allowed to take part in the Mass Registration exercise?
30. Will foreign visitors entering Ghana be issued with ID Cards?
31. Does the Ghana Card have an expiry date and why?
32. What is an Identity Verification document?
33. How do I prove my identity?
34. What are the requirements for registration?
35. My parents settled in Ghana a long time ago and I count myself as Ghanaian although I have no documents, will I be considered a foreign national?
36. How does one prove his or her citizenship?
37. How long does it take to replace a Ghanacard?
38. How safe is the personal information being provided for the registration?
39. What is being done to prevent foreigners from registering for the Ghana Card?
40. How does one distinguish a Non-Citizen Ghana Card from the one issued to Ghanaians? ?
41. Will Refugees also be issued with the National ID Card?
42. How does the Ghana Card help in ensuring the safety of Ghanaians?
43. Is there a possibility that signatures which are present on the card can be cloned and used by criminals to access personal details?
44. How would the NIS support other stakeholders e.g DVLA, SSNIT, TELCOS, BANKS, GIS, GRA etc?
45. Some institutions don’t accept the Ghana Card for purposes of identification, what are one’s options in cases like that?
46. What is the nature of identity card I will receive after going through the registration process?
47. Why are Ghanaian children being issued with 2D bar code cards and children who are foreign nationals are given a smart card?
49. Will I be registered if my passport has expired?
50. How will the national identification authority (NIA) ensure that every eligible person is registered?
51. Some Ghanaians have many passports and will come with different dates and places of birth. In such instances, how will the proper date be determined?
52. Will the National Identification Authority (NIA) register Ghanaians living abroad? If so why?
53. It is believed that Ghanaians live everywhere on the globe and some may be undocumented and thus declared illegal immigrants. How can they be traced and be well informed about the National Identification System (NIS) so that they can take part in the registration?
54. What measures are there to make sure that the country’s borders are well secured to prevent ineligible foreigners from registering?
55. How will the NIA ensure that people who do not know their ages give correct date of birth?
56. What measures are there to ensure adequate training of registration officials in order to minimize difficulties at registration centers?
57. Some people may choose not to register. Do they stand to face any PUNITIVE MEASURES
58. If someone provides false information in order to acquire the card, what will the NIA do about it?
59. What measures are being put in place to ensure that people do not forge the ID cards?
60. How will double registration be prevented?
61. What will be done to avoid identity fraud (i.e. impersonation and abuse of the system and the card)?
62. How will the privacy of the individual be protected, given that the NIA will share data with other agencies?
63. How will the system be secured and sustained?
64. Will the NIA collaborate with state agencies such as the Ghana Statistical Service and the National Health Insurance Authority?
65. What roles has the NIA defined for traditional and religious leaders?
66. How will the NIA reach people living in the interlands and areas that are dificult to reac so as to enable them unsderstand and apprciate the program ?