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FULL LIST: NIA’s new rates for Ghana Card application, replacement, data update

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has announced that effective May 1, 2024, it will begin charging new rates in respect of some services.

A public notice posted on their Facebook page that the adjustments were in line with the Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations, 2023 (L.I. 2481) passed by Parliament in February 2024.

The new rates span three major Ghana Card service areas – First Time Registration, Replacement of Cards and Personal Information Update Service.

NOTE: All dollar-denominated charges below are to be converted to Ghana cedis and paid

FULL LIST: NIA Updated rates for Ghana Card


First Time Registration – NIA District Office – Free

First Time Registration – NIA Premium Center – GH¢310

First Time Registration – ECOWAS sub-region – US$55

First Time Registration – Rest of Africa – US$75

First Time Registration – Countries outside Africa – US$115


Card Replacement – NIA District Office – GH¢125

Card Replacement – NIA Premium Center – GH¢420

Card Replacement – ECOWAS sub-region – US$55

Card Replacement – Rest of Africa – US$75

Card Replacement – Countries outside Africa – US$115


Record Update Only – NIA Regional/District Office – Free

Record Update Only – NIA Premium Centre – GH¢310

Record Update with replacement of card – NIA Regional/District Office – GH¢60

Record Update with replacement of card – NIA Premium Centre – GH¢355

Nationality Update – NIA Regional/District Office – GH¢70

Nationality Update – NIA Premium Centre – GH¢365

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Record Update Only – ECOWAS sub-region – Free

Record Update Only – Rest of Africa – Free

Record Update Only – Countries outside Africa – Free

Record Update with replacement of card – ECOWAS sub-region – US$27.50

Record Update with replacement of card – Rest of Africa – US$37.50

Record Update with replacement of card – Countries outside Africa – US$57.50

What is the ‘Ghanacard’?

It is a secure and multi-purpose card that will establish the biometric identity of bona fide holder for verification and authentication of electronic and physical transactions to be conducted in the public and private services space.

Who is qualified to be registered?

There are three (3) categories of people to be registered, namely:

1. All Ghanaian citizens by Birth (descent), Registration or Naturalisation aged zero (0) years and above and currently resident in Ghana.

2. All Ghanaian citizens living abroad

3. Foreign national legally/permanently resident in Ghana.

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