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  • How to Apply for National Identity Number(NIN)

    Global Update

    Admin Admin
    22-10-2019 11:45:00 +0000

    What is NIN?

    The National Identification Number (NIN) is the unique number which identifies you for life and is issued to you by NIMC after your enrolment. Enrolment consists of the recording of an individual’s demographic data and capture of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial picture and digital signature, which are all used to cross-check existing data in the National Identity Database to confirm that there is no previous entry of the same data.

    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. In the case of the demise of an individual, his/her NIN is retired once a death certificate is presented to the Commission and the individual’s death is established.

    It is mandatory for every citizen and legal resident from the age of 16 years and above to enrol for the National Identification Number (NIN). The process is the same whether you choose the self-service or you require an assisted service.

    How do I enroll for NIN?

    There are three types of Enrollment Processes; Self Service

    This is also a “walk in and do it yourself” process of enrollment whereby an applicant walks in to an Enrollment Centre and fills an Enrollment Form (hard copy). The completed form is handed over to the Enrollment Office who in turn captures the biometric data of the applicant and process the data in the completed Enrollment Form.

    Assisted Service

    This is a “walk in and get assistance from a Support Officer” method of enrollment. This method involves the same steps as the Self Service one above, but in this case the applicant cannot fill the Enrollment Form on his/her own and walks in to the Enrollment Centre to be assisted by a Support Officer whose responsibility it is to guide the applicant in correctly filling the Enrolment Form with the required information.

    Mobile Service

    The Mobile-Service process involves an applicant enrolling for the NIN by going to any of the Mobile Enrollment Stations available in his/her neighborhood at any point in time. For this method of enrollment, the applicant may request for an Enrollment Form and personally complete it or request for assistance from the Support Officer. This method is valid and complete after the biometric data of the applicant is captured and the data in the filled Enrollment Form processed by the Enrollment Officer at the station.

    Please note that applicants in requirement of assistance with Enrollment Form have an option to visit the Enrollment Centre where they will be assisted by a Support Officer in correctly filling the Enrollment Form with the required information.

    Supporting Documents

    Walk into the nearest NIMC Enrolment Centre with your BVN if you have one and any of the following required Original and Valid supporting documents:

    Old National ID Card
    Driver’s License
    Voter’s card (Temporary or Permanent)
    Nigerian International passport
    Certificate of Origin
    Attestation letter from a prominent ruler in your community
    Birth certificate
    Declaration of age
    Attestation letter from religious/traditional leader
    NHIS ID card
    Government staff ID card
    Registered/recognized private organization staff ID card
    School ID Card (private/public)
    Tax Clearance certificate
    Valid immigration documents

    Below is a summary of the enrolment process:
    Step 1
    Applicant walks in to an Enrolment Centre with supporting documents and is verified not have previously enrolled.

    Step 2
    Applicant gets and fills the Enrollment Form, providing the required demographic information.

    Step 3
    Applicant approaches the Enrollment Officer who collects the filled form and inputs the details into the Enrollment Application.

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  • Joan Okito


    27 22-10-2019 12:00:00 +0000

  • Nwogueze Gerald

    Thank you

    27 22-10-2019 12:49:00 +0000

  • Collins Rollins


    27 22-10-2019 13:52:00 +0000

  • Habib Shaibu

    why is dis app not updated

    27 22-10-2019 18:12:00 +0000

  • usigho shedrack


    27 22-10-2019 18:15:00 +0000

  • Boluwatife Durosinmi

    they have been saying no network since last week in all nimc branches

    27 22-10-2019 21:08:00 +0000

  • Deborah duru


    27 23-10-2019 22:06:00 +0000

  • Ibrahim Olaiwola


    27 25-10-2019 20:54:00 +0000

  • Uzor Abraham

    I'm so happy I already have my NIN

    27 30-10-2019 15:23:00 +0000

  • Alice Oluwatobiloba

    How much is the Nin

    27 31-10-2019 08:34:00 +0000