How to replace your lost Ghana Card : Step by Step

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The Ghana Card is a card issued by the National Identification Authority, which serves as a national identity card for Ghanaian citizens, both resident and non-resident, as well as legal and permanent foreign residents. It is a secure and multipurpose card which enables the authentication of biometric identities for both online and offline transactions.


The Ghana Card, which uses biometrics to identify people, is essential in a number of situations:

1. Registration of Sim Cards

The Ghana Card resolves problems with earlier ID card systems by acting as an essential verification document for SIM card registration. In order to guarantee people’s authenticity, especially in migratory urban areas, the National Communications Authority required SIM card registration.

2. Registration for Elections

An essential part of voter registration is the Ghana Card, whose PIN is used to verify the holder’s citizenship, name, age, and place of residence in order to establish voting eligibility.

3. Travelling

When travelling, especially within the ECOWAS region, the Ghana Card can be used for international identity confirmation. It is used to verify identities when travelling, especially in airports ,police checkpoints, and even in the future of train travel, particularly with the introduction of e-tickets.

4. Health Care Provision

The Ghana Card holder’s biometrics and personal identification number (PIN) are cross-checked with the National Identification System during the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) enrollment process, guaranteeing precise identity verification.

5. Getting a Passport

The Ghana Card is essential for passport applications; personal data is cross-checked with the National Identity System, and the PIN is recorded on the passport.


5. Obtaining a Driver’s Licence

Processes with the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Authority (DVLA) require the Ghana Card. There might be limitations on new registrations or renewals at the DVLA for those without the Ghana Card.


1. Report to the Police and National Identification Authority

1. Sign an affidavit attesting to the card’s disappearance (loss , theft, damage)

2. A new card will be issued utilising the information gathered during the first issuance process if you pay the replacement price or charge

It is advised that cardholders safeguard and secure their cards.

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