The National Identification Authority (NIA) is set to begin a mass registration exercise in the Eastern Region from Wednesday, March 4 to March 27, this year.
The exercise will be carried out in all the 33 constituencies with 833 designated registration centres.
The Executive Secretary of the NIA, Prof Kenneth Attafuah, announced this at a media briefing in Koforidua.
INFORMATION NEEDED DURING THE MASS REGISTRATION INCLUDE:
APPLICANTS MUST APPEAR IN PERSON
Name, Date and Place of birth, Residential address and digital address code.
Information About Parents
Their names, Address dates and places of birth etc.
The fingerprints, iris and photograph would be taken and any other personal details that may be required
PARENTAL, SPOUSAL AND NEXT OF KIN INFORMATION
Name of spouse. Full name of of father. Father’s hometown/district/region
Father’s nationality. Full name of mother. Mother’s maiden name
Mother’s nationality. Mother’s hometown/district/region. Next of Kin
Address of next of Kin. Supplementary Spousal List for those with more than one spouse.
Primary Verification Documents
Individuals would be required to present any of the verification documents(i.e. Birth certificate, certificate of acquired citizenship or valid passport) to help validate the information provided.
Applicants with documents or I.D Cards of the following institutions must bring them along for hamonization of data with NIA – DVLA (LICENCE), NHIS, TAX (TIN), PASSPORT, EC (VOTER CARD)
- An applicant has to appear in person
- Original copy of Birth Certificate of the applicant
- Or a valid Ghanaian Passport of the applicant
- Digital Address of the applicant
- Original copy of Naturalization Certificate
Key Registration Steps involves three main steps:
Step 1. A Registration Official will fill your personal information on an application form
Step 2.You will then hand over your form to a Mobile Registration workstation Operator who will enter your personal details into the computer.
Step 3.Your Photograph will be taken using a digital camera attached to the Mobile Registration workstation and your signature will be taken using an electronic signature pad.
After these steps you will be issued an ID Card Collection Slip/Receipt. You need this to collect your card when it is ready. This has to be kept well and protected.
Other Information Required for Registration
Every applicant will be expected to provide among others the following:
- Complete personal information on themselves
- Residential address
- The following information would also be required from those who have them ;
- Birth Certificate
- Voter ID card
- Driving license
- SSNIT registration number