What Is the Non-Citizen Ghanacard?
The Non-citizen Ghanacard is the national identity card for foreign nationals living…
in Ghana for a total of 90 days or more are required by law to register for their Non-citizen Ghanacard now.
The Non Citizen Card shall be used for all transactions which require identification. Foreign nationals living in Ghana who do not have the Non-citizen Ghanacard shall not receive services from the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS). The Non Citizen Card is, however, not a Residence Permit or an Alien Registration Certificate.
The Non Citizen Card issued to an applicant(foreigner) shall be used for the following transactions where identification is required:</>
– application for and issuance of a driver’s license;
– opening of individual or personal bank accounts;
– purchase of insurance policies;
– purchase, transfer and registration of land by an individual or a connected transaction subject to the provisions of other enactments;
– transactions pertaining to individuals in respect of pensions;
– transactions specified under the National Health Insurance Scheme; (Ghanaians only) – transactions that have social security implications;
– consumer credit transactions; j) registration of voters; (Ghanaians only) for payment of taxes; – registration of SIM cards;
– applications for public or Government services, facilities, approvals, permissions, or benefits; and – any other transaction which the
-Authority may determine and publish in the Gazette.
– Any organization that offers any of the services in respect of transactions listed under sub-regulation.
Any foreigner who meets the eligibility criteria needs to register;
- A foreign national permanently resident in the country
- A foreign national who is cumulatively resident in the country for at least ninety (90) days in any calendar year
- All foreigners six years and above
The following foreign nationals are exempted;
- a diplomat
- employees of the United Nations or an agency of the United Nations
- the spouse or dependent of persons specified above