NCRA Encourages Foreign Nationals to Acquire Non-National ID Cards Latest 1st May 2023


By Amin Kef (Ranger)

The National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) in collaboration with Constrat Systems SL LTD is urging foreign nationals, with the exception of those with Diplomatic waivers to acquire their Non-National ID Cards against the 1st May 2023.

It must be noted that the NCRA on the 30th January,2023 commenced  the production of Securitized and Multi-purpose Biometric Identity Cards and ID Verification System in the Western Area and other Regional Headquarter towns.

The categories of the ID Cards produced include: National Identity Cards – For Sierra Leoneans only aged 12 and above, ECOWAS ID Cards – On demand for Sierra Leoneans and ECOWAS citizens and Non-National ID Cards Mandatory for all foreign residents in Sierra Leone.

It is also significant to note that access to various services is linked to the National Identification Number (NIN) and Applicants for Work and Residence Permits must present their Non-National ID Cards which include their NIN at the relevant Ministry or Department for processing.

The general public is advised to report at the respective NCRA Offices and other designated Centres for Application and processing of their ID Cards.

  1. NCRA Headquarters at 2 Walpole Street, Freetown.
  2. NCRA Office at 23B Off Kingharman Road, Freetown

III. NCRA Office on Kennedy Street, Freetown

  1. NCRA Branch Office at 230 Lumley Road, Freetown (By the Round & About)
  2. NCRA Office at Waterloo along the Freetown High Way (Opposite the Police Station).
  3. NCRA Offices at the respective Regional Headquarter Towns of Bo, Kenema, Makeni and Port Loko.

In a bid to increase accessibility to members of the public, the NCRA started providing Corporate service on Monday 20th February, 2023 and is advising Organisations/ Institutions interested in the Corporate service such as Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAS), Foreign Missions, Financial Institutions etc to contact the following numbers: +232-33-433-333/+232-30-500-000/+232-6 0-000/+232-78-221- 812 and EMAIL: for details of the Service.



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