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National Identification Authority is the full meaning of NIA. National Identification Authority is responsible of maintaining nationality standards and procedures designed to protect Customer Information and other Personally Identifiable Information. The authority also test and update its technology to improve ability to protect Customer Information and other Personally Identifiable Information.
The National Identification Authority is also responsible of making sure all Ghanaians get one of the National Identification Card popularly known as Ghana Card.
The NIA Ghana Card Registration started the registration last two years and because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the NIA Registration was put on hold. The management of NIA has come out to release a statement telling the general public that they are going to resume the Ghana Card registration to make sure that all the people in the country get one of the Card. Due to this, the management of NIA has come out to release a statement reminding the general public the requirements they need to hold before they can do the Ghana Card Registration.
Below are the registration requirements that the people in the country should take note off.
1. An original copy of a Birth Certificate.
2. An original copy of a valid Passport.
3. An original copy of a valid Certificate of Acquired Citizenship.
Remember you need only one of the above mentioned documents before you can do the registration. And when applicants are coming with one of the above documents, should also come along with the Ghana Post Digital Address of their residence.
The management went on to state that, if anyone who is 15 years and above does not have any of the above requirements, his or her relative who has already registered and been given his or her Ghana Card can vouch for the applicant under oath. The management added that, if the applicant does not have any known relatives around, two persons who are 18 years and above and are well known to the applicant and also have both registered and been given their Ghana Cards can vouch for the applicant under oath. The management also stated that, the two persons who qualified to vouch for any applicant must fall within the following group of people.
Below are the categories of people the management of NIA listed.
1. A practicing or retired professional teacher, (including principals, head masters & head teachers)
2. A Gazetted Chief
3. A practicing or retired Magistrate or Judge
4. A licensed professional e.g. a Medical Doctor, a Nurse, a Lawyer, an Accountant, an Engineer, an Architect
5. A serving or retired Civil Servant
6. A serving or retired Public Servant
7. A serving or retired Clergyman
8. An Imam
9. A serving or retired Catechist
10. A serving or retired member of the Security Services including the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Prison Service, Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana National Fire Service, Bureau of National Investigations, Customs, Excise and Preventive Service of the Ghana Revenue Authority and National Security
11. A current or past Member of Parliament
13. A current or past Assemblyman
14. A current or past member of a Unit Committee.
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