What is the change? Ghana has introduced a nationwide digital addressing system that foreign nationals must use to apply for or renew non-citizen ID cards.

What does the change mean? Foreign nationals seeking a new or renewed non-citizen ID card must provide a digital address of their local residence by downloading the Ghana Post GPS app on a mobile device.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate.
  • Permits affected: Non-citizen ID cards.
  • Business impact: The digital address is now required for foreign nationals to obtain a non-citizen ID card as well as to access local services, such as opening a bank account or obtaining a driver’s license.
  • Next steps: Foreign nationals should download the GhanaPostGPS app on a mobile device and follow instructions to obtain a digital address. They will need to enter their phone number and then type in a four-digit verification code sent to their phone, as well as their full name, before the app will confirm their current location and digital address.

Analysis & Comments: To avoid delays in receiving their non-citizen ID card or conducting local transactions, foreign nationals should be aware of the new digital address system and verify their digital address via the mobile app as soon as possible.

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