It is now a requirement for everyone in Ghana to re-register their sim card with the Ghana Card. The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD) launched the new National SIM Card Registration Exercise across Ghana.
The exercise is starting today, October 1, 2021, which requires every mobile subscriber to re-register their sim card(s) with their Ghana Card. New subscribers can also visit the nearest mobile service provider to register their sim with the Ghana Card.
The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD) has made it mandatory to use only the National Identity Card (Ghana Card) issued to an individual for the registration of SIM cards of Citizens. Foreigners who are staying in Ghana for more than 90 days are also required to use the Ghana Card for their sim registration.
Also, foreigners visiting Ghana for a short period can acquire and register their SIM Card using their Passport or Travel Card but they can only use the SIM Card for 30 days after which it will be deactivated automatically. Foreigners who intend to use their SIM Card for more than 30 days will have to obtain the Non-Citizen Ghana Card to do so.
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How to register your SIM Card with Ghana Card
Follow the steps below on how to register your Sim Card with Ghana Card using Short Code.
- Dial *404# on the SIM Card you want to register
- Enter Ghana Card ID Number (Enter letters and figures without the hyphens)
- Confirm Ghana Card ID Number
- Enter your Surname,
- Enter your First Name, and other names
- Enter Your Date of Birth in the format DDMMYY
- Select your Sex
- Confirm details
- Submit the details provided after confirmation
- Visit your Service provider (Agent Customer Care) to complete the registration.
According to information revealed by the ministry, each user is allowed to register 10 different numbers with his/her Ghana Card. The user will be notified via text message with a unique code upon successful registration.
The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD) have made it clear that all unregistered SIM Cards will be de-activated by the end of March 2022 and have urged everyone to re-register their sim cards now to keep their number safe.
The new SIM Registration update will also help the law enforcement agencies in Ghana to identify the SIM card owners, track criminals who use their mobile numbers for illegal activities such as sim box fraud, mobile money fraud, and also curb phone theft.