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Linking Your NIA Number To Your SSNIT, Here Is How To Go About It

As you are likely aware, a notable development has taken place concerning the National Identification Authority (NIA) numbers and Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) numbers in Ghana.

The recently introduced NIA cards, commonly referred to as Ghana cards, are poised to supplant the existing identification numbers utilized by SSNIT.

This convergence of identification numbers is a direct consequence of Regulation 7 (1) outlined in the National Identity Register Regulations.

It signifies a pivotal step toward a unified and streamlined identification system.

Additionally, individuals seeking to enroll in the National Pension Scheme as new subscribers will now be mandated to possess Ghana cards as a prerequisite for membership.

Consequently, stakeholders and concerned parties are actively engaged in the process of consolidating these identification numbers.

Various methods have been established to facilitate this merger, ensuring a smooth transition for all involved parties.

  • By visiting an SSNIT office
  • By using a short code which has been provided for that which is *711#
  • Or by using the SSNIT website 

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider doing the merger if you are not thinking seriously about it.

  • Using the Ghana card for all your transactions
  • Getting easy identification of nominated dependants
  • Saving money to avoid paying SSNIT card
  • A regal requirement

Requirements For Linking SSNIT Number To Ghana Card Number 

You will need the following before you will be able to merge both numbers.

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  • Your NIA number
  • Your SSNIT number
  • Your mobile phone number
  • An email account that s active

You will need your Ghana card to find your NIA number. After obtaining the card, look at it and you will see a ‘Personal ID number’ section.

There, you will find an alphanumeric number that starts like this GNXXXXXXXX. The number is your NIA number and it is the same as the Ghana card number.

That is the number that will be required when you are merging with the SSNIT number.

How To Merge The NNumbers With Your Phone

To carry out the merger, follow the steps listed below. 

  1. Dial *711*9# on your phone dialer
  2. Choose option 1
  3. Input your SSNIT number
  4. Enter your email address
  5. Input the personal ID number that you saw on the Ghana card
  6. Choose option 1 to finish the merger
  7. Wait for a confirmation message to be sent to you

Do The Merger Online

  1. Go to the official SSNIT members website here https://www.ssnit.org.gh/member/
  2. Use your current SSNIT number and password to log in
  3.  On the top of the bar, you will find ‘merge my NIA’ there, click on it
  4. Make sure you read the terms and conditions before you proceed
  5. Now input your NIA number and confirm your email address and phone number
  6. Now click on submit and wait as the merger completes
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Conclusion

In this concise article, we’ve explored the convenient process of merging your National Identification Authority (NIA) number with your Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) number directly through your mobile device.

This approach proves more efficient than physically visiting an SSNIT office to accomplish the same task, offering a streamlined and accessible solution for individuals seeking to consolidate their identification information.

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