How to Link your Phone number to NIN and Retrieve or check your NIN number

Last Updated on 2024-02-18 by Admin

The  National Identification Number (NIN) consists of 11 non-intelligible numbers randomly chosen and assigned to an individual at the completion of enrollment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).

The new technology innovation introduced by National Identity Management Commission (NIMC, Nigerian can now check their digital ID Number via Phone  from their comfort zone without stress. It’s now mandatory whenever you go to any Government or private institutions domiciled with NIMC, you must provide your National Identification Number (NIN)  and all information about you will be used.

The National Identity Number (NIN)Retrieval service is enabled both on MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9mobile, and online. The NIN Number is important for identification purpose, you can’t get your international passport without your NIN number.

NIN is used to tie all records about an individual in the database and is also used to establish or verify his/her identity in Nigeria. All citizens and legal residents in Nigeria, from age zero (birth) and above are eligible to enroll for their NINs.

All citizens and legal residents in Nigeria, from age zero (birth) and above are eligible to enroll for their NINs.The National Identification Number (NIN) consists of 11 non-intelligible numbers randomly chosen and assigned to an individual at the completion of enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).

 

Important of National Identity Number (NIN)

1.National Identity Number (NIN)help to provide accurate records about actual living/dead persons in every region of the country
2. NIN is used to keep track of actual transactions as well as movement of people within and out of the country

3. NIN helps to confirm which individuals are in actual need of particular Government services, e.g. age and retirement confirmation for pensioners.

4.Once a NIN is assigned to an individual, it can never be reassigned, given or used by another person – that makes it unique in nature.

 

How to retrieve your NIN number via USSD

You can retrieve your NIN on MTN, Airtel,9mobile and Glo by the following steps below:

1 Dial *346#
2.from the options displayed, select “NIN Retrieval”, by typing in ‘1’, if you are using the same phone number you enrolled with for your NIN
3 Follow the steps displayed on your screen and provide the required inputs

Please note NIN validation code above only works for SIM cards that have already been registered and previously linked with a NIN. Also using this service attracts a N20 (tweny naira) fee only (deducted from your phone credit balance).

 

How to link National Identification Number NIN to MTN

To link your National Identification Number to an Mtn number, simply dial *785# using the mtn phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit or;

Dial *785#Your NIN# from the mtn phone number you wish to link. The number will be linked to your NIN automatically.

 

How to link National Identification Number NIN to GLO

According to Globacom, “all our esteemed customers can now link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their mobile numbers by simply sending ‘UPDATENIN NIN FirstName and LastName’ to 996. For example, send ‘UPDATENIN 12345678903 Chidera Abdul-Ola’ to “996.”

Customers can dial *346# to retrieve their NIN if they have already registered with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)

 

How to link National Identification Number NIN to Airtel

To link your NIN to your AIRTEL line using the USSD code, follow these steps;

1. Dial *996# on the phone using the AIRTEL line you wish to link.

2. Input your VNIN in the space provided. If you don’t have a VNIN, dial *346*3*NIN*121097#.

3. Wait for the message confirming your submission.

 

How to link National Identification Number NIN to 9mobile

To link your National Identification Number NIN to an 9mobile which formally etisalat number Dial *996# then select

Or Text your 11-digit NIN to 996,  to submit and link your National Identification Number (NIN) on Airtel

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