How To Activate a New Card in Ghana

How To Activate a New Card in Ghana

What is Card in Ghana?

The Ghana Card is the national Identity card that is issued by the Ghanaian authorities to Ghanaian citizens – both resident and non-resident, legal and permanent residents of foreign nationals. It is proof of identity, citizenship and residence of the holder. The current version is in ID1 format and biometric.

How To Activate a New Card in Ghana

  • Slot your card into the GTBank ATM and select preferred language.
  • Enter 0000 to open the main menu screen.
  • Select Pin Change.
  • Enter your preferred four-digit PIN and press Enter.
  • Confirm the same four digits and press Enter.
  • Wait for the ATM to confirm a successful PIN Change.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the meaning of Ghana Card?

The National Identification Card (GhanaCard) is a valid verification document issued by the National Identification Authority (NIA) to Ghanaians and permanently resident foreign nationals living everywhere for the purpose of identification. It is the property of the Government of Ghana.

What Ghana Card can do?

The Non-citizen Ghana card is mandatory for various transactional purposes where a form of identification is needed e.g.; opening and running a bank account, applying for or renewing residence or work permit, registering a car etc.

Where is the Ghana Card number?

It is not the same as the Personal Identification Number, it is the number of the card, affixed on the right of the backside of the card when printed whether in the Ghana Card Factory or through the decentralized typing system.

How much is paid for Ghana Card?

Regular registration for Ghana Card free, GH¢250 only for premium service – NIA. The National Identification Authority has clarified that the GH¢250 fee for the Ghana Card registration is only for applicants seeking premium services.

Can I use Ghana Card to travel to USA?

The Ghana Immigration Service would like to inform the public that until bilateral agreements are signed with other countries, the Ghana Card cannot be used to travel outside the ECOWAS sub-region.

How many Ghanaians have Ghana Card?

The Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah has said that over 17 million Ghanaians have been registered for the Ghana Card as of February 2023.

Can you fly with Ghana Card?

In 2022, Ghana was welcomed by the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) into the ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD), a move which recognized the Ghana Card as an electronic ID which meets the standards of an international travel document.

Can I do my Ghana Card online?

(a) Completing an online Application Form for the Ghana Card does not automatically qualify or make you eligible for a Ghana Card. (b) Submitting an online Application Form does not complete the registration process. It simply reduces the time within which the registration process is completed.

How long does it take to register for Ghana Card?

The registration process aims at printing every applicant’s Ghana Card instantly. However, in the event that applicants’ Ghana Cards cannot be printed instantly, arrangements will be made with the institution to have the said cards printed and issued to applicants at a later date.