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Ghana SIM Card registration: things you should know



Ghana SIM Card registration: things you should know
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Ghana SIM Card registration: All existing subscribers of telecom networks operating in Ghana must re-register their SIM cards by March 2022, according to the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.

It will, she claims, reduce or eliminate fraudulent and criminal activities, assist authorities in determining the exact number of valid and accurate SIMs on the networks, enable operators to develop better customer demographics, and assist them in developing products and services to suit various groups.

This post will go over everything you need to know about the SIM Card registration process.

Documents Required

Every subscriber must provide their name, residential or occupational address, and date of birth if they are an individual; a Certificate of Incorporation if they are a corporation; or registration if they are a partnership or an unincorporated body of persons; and an identification document if they are a partnership or an unincorporated body of persons.

Citizens, Foreign Residents, and Foreigners staying in Ghana for more than 90 days must use their National Identity Card (Ghana Card) to register their SIM cards.


1 To obtain a new SIM card, all new subscribers must present their Ghana card. Operators will be required to check the Business Registration documentation with the Registrar General’s Department, as well as the identity of the Shareholder or Director for Limited Liability Companies and Public Institutions, respectively, before registering SIMs in bulk.

2 All subscribers and enterprises will be checked against the National Identification Authority’s databases. Companies will need proof from the Registrar General’s Department that their company is legitimate. The personal registration of the SIMs will have to be linked to a shareholder or director of the company.

3 Individuals are allowed to register a total of 10 SIM cards across all networks, but foreigners are limited to three.

4 Foreign visitors to Ghana can purchase a SIM card with their passports or travel cards, but they can only use it for 30 days before it is disabled. Foreigners who want to use a SIM card in Ghana for longer than 30 days will need to get a Non-Citizen Ghana Card.

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5 Before registering and activating a SIM Card for foreigners, the NCA has made it essential for operators to check passports and travel cards against an international database. For diplomatic employees living and working in Ghana, special accommodations will be established.

The NCA will provide procedures that will allow subscribers (both individuals and businesses) to check and authenticate all SIM cards registered in their names at any time.

6 Existing users will use USSD and a SIM registration app to register their SIM cards.

Register your SIM card following the steps below

  1. Dial the short code *404#
  2. Enter your Ghana Card Number ( Note: Enter letters and figures without including hyphen)
  3. Confirm Ghana Card Number
  4. Enter Surname
  5. Enter First Name(s)
  6. Enter Date of Birth (Format: DDMMYYYY)
  7. Select Sex
  8. Confirm Details
  9. Submit Details Provided After Confirmation
  10. Visit the nearest office of your service provider to complete the process.
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