NIA to close down all Ghana Card Registration Centres for 1 Week

The National Identification Authority, responsible for issuing and replacing new Ghana Cards, has said that it will be closing it’s offices from Monday 25th October 2021 to Tuesday 2nd November 2021.

However, those going to register for their Ghana Card can still do so, today, 23rd November 2021, only at the NIA Head Office at Shiashie.

According to the NIA, the offices (registration centres), which are located within various Ghana Revenue Authority and Registrar General Departments accross Ghana, will be closed down so the NIA can work more efficiently to deploy it’s permananet staff to various locations.

The Ghana Card has become increasingly important as an ID since it is even now being used to register SIM Cards and posibly needed before Salaries are paid, hence the “mad rush” for it.

The NIA has also revealed that it is opening new permanent offices accross the country which will be operational by 3rd November 2021. Old registration centres will also be operational at the NIA Head Office at Shiashie. In all, the following will be operational:

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  • sixteen (16) Regional Offices
  • two hundred and seventyfive (275) NIA operational District Offices and
  • the Premium Registration Centre at the NIA Head Office

Find below a transcript by the NIA on the closure of these offices:


NIA Statement on Closing Ghana Card Registration Centres/Offices



22nd October, 2021

The NIA wishes to inform the general public that services at all thirty-four (34) registration centres located at the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) and the NIA Head Office will be suspended from Monday 25th October to Tuesday 2nd November 2021. Registration services will however be available at the NIA Head Office tomorrow Saturday, 23rd October 2021 only, from 9:00 am to 3:00pm.

The suspension of services at the GRA and RGD offices has become necessary as NIA prepares to deploy staff to the its permanent offices nationwide. In all, sixteen (16) Regional Offices, two hundred and seventyfive (275) NIA operational District Offices and the Premium Registration Centre at the NIA Head Office will be open across the country, effective Wednesday, 3rd November 2021. This arrangement is designed to enable NIA bring its various services, including new registrations, card collection or issuance, card replacement and update of personal records, to the doorstep of the populace.

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NIA deeply regrets any inconvenience caused by the temporary suspension of its services for the stated period.

Issued by
Client Service Unit

You can download the PDF statement here:

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