Dantata universal services Nigeria ltd. (DUS) in partnership with VFS global open national identification number enrolment centre in Ghana
? launch of new centre in Accra for the convenience of Nigerian nationals residing in Ghana
? this is the second national identification number enrolment centre launched in Africa after Johannesburg, south Africa in June 2019
As part of the endeavour to support the initiative by the national identity management commission’s (NIMC) to enrol Nigerian adults and children into the national identity database (NIDB), VFS global is pleased to announce the launch of its new national identification number enrolment centre in Accra, Ghana. The newly launched centre will offer diaspora enrolment services for Nigerians residing in Ghana with their national identification number (NIN) issuance.
The newly launched VFS Global NIN centre located at 1st floor, Atlantic Tower, Airport City Accra. Opposite Marina Mall opened for enrolments from 7 August 2019. Appointments can be obtained beforehand online by visiting www.vfsglobal.com/NIMC/Nigeria  for the National Identification Number enrolment and subsequently the issuance of General Multi Purpose Card (GMPC) issuance to eligible Nigerian citizens in diaspora. A dedicated contact centre and email support service is also available for applicants to answer queries and track the application status.
The National Identification Number is a unique set of eleven digits number issued to the Nigerian citizens in diaspora. NIN is used for processing all forms of transactions that involves submitting an identity verification anytime, anywhere, issuance/re-issuance, driving license, international passports and opening of bank account which will offer greater convenience and transparency.
Commenting on the launch, MR. JITEN VYAS, REGIONAL GROUP COO, VFS GLOBAL, said " The launch of our new National Identification Number enrolment centre in Accra to support the initiative by the National Identity Management Commission, Nigeria stands as a testament to our efforts to offer solutions that ensure a secure and seamless experience in the Identity and Citizen Services space globally. By leveraging our capabilities of having successfully implemented such large-scale diaspora enrollment services across the world including ongoing projects in Africa, we are confident that this would greatly benefit the implementation of this initiative.”
With nearly two decades of experience, VFS Global has established itself as a world leader in offering solutions in both visa application processing and identity-based citizen services. By successfully leveraging on its expertise in the visa space, VFS Global has been effectively assisting local governments with e-governance solutions thereby helping them assimilate next-generation solutions into efficient public-facing services in the identity and citizen services space.
Solutions developed by VFS Global in the identity and citizen services space enables governments to focus entirely on the critical tasks of decision-making and assessment, by streamlining operations, digitalising processes, increasing cost-efficiency and enhancing customer service which include biometric enrolment capabilities. Having processed over 86 million biometric enrolments since 2007, VFS Global currently serves 38Client Governments across 138 countries with its biometric solutions.
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*VFS Global will be responsible only for accepting applications for client missions. All applications submitted will continue to be assessed and processed by the respective client missions. Timelines for turnaround are as per the discretion of the authorities.
ABOUT DANTATA UNIVERSAL SERVICES:
DUS was incorporated as a Limited Liability firm with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in July 2013 in accordance with the provision of the Companies and Allied Matters Decree of 1990 with Registration Number 1119863.It was established to provide technical and cost-effective ICT services for both public and private institutions. The Company has been extensively involved in the collection of Biometrics for applicants who wish to travel to Hajj and Umrah in Nigeria.
ABOUT VFS GLOBAL
VFS Global is the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. VFS Global, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, has Swiss parentage and is a portfolio company of EQT, a leading global private equity firm headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
With 3169 Application Centres, operations in 147 countries across five continents and over 205 million applications processed as on 30 June 2019, VFS Global is the trusted partner of 63 client governments.