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HOW TO GET YOUR MISSING OR LOST GHANA CARD

SIMPLE STEPS ON HOW TO GET YOUR LOST OR MISSING GHANA CARD

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According to National Identification Authority (NIA) public announcements, the Ghana card registration,

which began in June 2018, has attracted a large number of people and is attracting even more

attention due to its use.

Despite this, the mass registration in 2019/2020 caused a lot of anger among ordinary Ghanaians, and

the bulk of Ghanaians are still waiting for their Ghana cards after nearly two years of registration.

All other national ID cards, like as the voter’s card, national health insurance card, and travel passport,

have been replaced with the ECOWAS Identity Card, often known as the “Ghana Card” in Ghanaian

parlance.

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The Ghana Card, which uses biometric traits to uniquely identify an individual, can be used for identity

verification and authentication in the following situations:

Health Delivery

The personal identification number (PIN) and biometrics/personal information is

cross-checked with the existing data in the National Identification System during a Ghana Card holder’s

National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) registration.

Passport Acquisition

Any time a Ghana Card holder applies for a passport, their personal

identification number (PIN) is captured on the passport and their personal information cross-checked

with the data in the National Identification System.

Ghanaian may not be able to acquire a passport if they do not possess the Ghana Card. This is because

only people who qualify to hold Ghanaian passports will be issued with one since the individual’s

nationality can be properly checked from the National Identification System

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Acquisition of Driver’s License

The personal identification number (PIN) is one of the required items

of information the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) demands as soon as the Ghana Card is

issued to applicants. The PIN is captured on a Ghana Card holder’s driver’s license and vehicle

registration documents.

 

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The personal information is also verified from the NIA to determine a person’s true identity for license

acquisition and establish the true identities of vehicle owners. A time will come when a person may not

be able to make a new registration or renewal at the DVLA without their Ghana Card.

Shipping and Clearing of Goods from the Port: All goods a Ghana Card holder exports out of Ghana

or imports into Ghana are directly linked to their personal identification number (PIN) to eliminate

fraud and theft in the shipping and clearing of goods at the ports and harbours of Ghana.

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Receipt of Banking Services

A Ghana Card holder can use the card as an identity verification

document when opening a bank account, withdrawing money from the bank, or receiving money

transfers in Ghana.

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It is easier for a Ghana Card holder to take a loan from the bank whether they work in an identifiable

institution or not. This is because their identity can be easily verified and the banks are confident that

they can be traced in the event of loan default based on their PIN or biometric information stored on

the Ghana Card.

Registration of Business

Business registration is linked to a Ghana Card holder’s PIN to help identify

them as the true owner of their business. The Registrar General’s Department make it a requirement

for all business owners to provide their PIN on the Ghana Card during business registration.

This eliminates business registration fraud through the exposure of false identities and prevents

multiple registrations of businesses for fraudulent purposes.

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Job Search

The Ghana Card is used to establish a persons identity during job search. This boosters

their chances of getting the job as employers will be sure they are dealing with the rightful owner of the

certificates a person provides in support of their qualifications.

Education

The PIN of a Ghana Card holder’s child is captured during enrolment into primary school

and the number is used for admission into every school level until the child completes tertiary

education. This helps in tracking the progress of a Ghana Card holder’s child in the educational sector

for necessary policy interventions. It prevents a persons Ghana Card from by a replaced, and

unqualified ones by some school authorities during admission.

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Students who qualify for student’s loan are able to use the Ghana Card to establish their identities to

eliminate fraud. Data from the NIA database enables the Ministry of Education to plan effectively for

the provision of targeted educational infrastructure and other resources for their community.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE GHANA CARD

In all the Ghana card’s main function is to allow citizens to use it to access all services available in the

country, including travel throughout the West African sub-region It will eventually be the only

acceptable form of identification for obtaining a bank account, passport, phone number, driver’s l

license, and other services.

SIMPLE STEPS TO GET YOUR LOST OR MISSING GHANA CARD

  1. Report your missing Ghana card to any nearby police station.
  2. Following that, you will be given a police extract.
  1. Take the police extract to any of the National Identification Authority (NIA) offices

listed below: the District Office where you registered your Ghana card or the NIA headquarters in Accra

  1. No need of an affidavit here. Kindly take note of this after you have done the following steps above.
  2. You can book an online appointment on the NIA official website www.nia.gov.gh when you plan of

going to the head office for the replacement of your lost Ghana Card instead of going to the district

office where you did your Ghana card registration.

  1. You have to book this appointment with NIA because is being run on appointment bases.

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BRIGHT FRANCIS

BRIGHT FRANCIS ADOM is an ICT teacher at Ghana Education Service, Entrepreneur, Hard Working and I believe in giving out Accurate information to help others

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