Full list of Charges for Ghana Card – Registration, Replacement, etc

If you live in Ghana right now, one of the most important forms of Identification you need to have is the Ghana Card. The Ghanaian people, have come to the realisation that the Ghana Card is now the single most powerful ID in the country for getting things done, especially things in relation to the Government.

The Ghana Card is so important that Public Sector workers need it to be able to receive their salary. There are a lot of other services that you can not get done if you don’t have the Ghana Card issued by the NIA.

With the mass registration over, it has now become important to get the card if you didn’t get it earlier. Apart from knowing the different locations where you can apply for the Ghana Card, you would need to know how much the different services relating to acquisition of the card costs.

In this article, we would look at how much it will cost to get a new Ghana Card or to replace your missing Ghana Card.

Charges for Ghana Card Services

Speaking during an interview on Accra100.5FM’s morning show, the Head of Corporate Affairs of the National Identification Authority (NIA) gave a breakdown of the charges/cost relating to different Ghana Card services as provided by the NIA.

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Here is a table of the cost of different services pertaining to obtaining/replacing a Ghana Card:

Ghana Card ServiceNIA Approved Cost
Replacement of Ghana CardGHS 30
Household RegistrationGHS 150
Institutional Registration (150 persons and above)GHS 150 each
Foreigner RegistrationGHS 150
Ghanaian Registration (At all GRA & NIA District Offices)Free
Ghanaian Registration (Premium at Shiashie – Instant)GHS 250

Frequently Asked Questions about Ghana Card Registration & Replacement

Where can I get Ghana card?

If you have not applied for the Ghana Card already, you can go to the nearest NIA office to apply for a new Ghana Card. However, if you misplaced/lost your Ghana Card, you need to follow the steps outlined by the NIA to replace it.

How much does the Ghana card cost?

A new Ghana Card application is free. However, any individual who wishes to use the premium service to apply for their Ghana Card will pay GHS 250. Also, it costs GHS 30 to make changes to your Ghana Card at any of the application centers.

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How much does it cost to replace your lost/missing Ghana Card?

You need to get a police report, then visit the National Identification Authority Head Office where you will pay GHS 30 and have your card instantly replaced.

How do I check my Ghana card status?

If you want to check the status of your Ghana Card (whether it is ready or not), you’ll have to visit the NIA Centre you applied to on the date you were given to report for the Card. You could wait a week more, so you are sure it is printed.

Can you do Ghana Card online?

Yes. You can start the application process for the Ghana Card online by completing the online application form on the NIA website.

Can I use my Ghana Card number as a TIN number?

Yes, you can use your Ghana Card as your TIN. Starting from 1st April 2021, the Ghana Card Personal Identification Number (Ghana Card PIN) is used as a form of Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for Individual Taxpayers in Ghana. The Ghana Card PIN has replaced the TIN issued by GRA to Individual Taxpayers from April 1, 2021.

What is the ID number on the Ghana card?

Your Ghana Card ID Number is represented by the Personal ID Number on the Ghana Card. It is in the format GHS-XXXXXXXXX-X. Usually, when entering the ID Number on the Ghana Card, you have to enter letters and figures without the hyphens in the format: GHSXXXXXXXXX.

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