How to Check NIN on Mtn 2022

The National Identification Number (NIN) is a set of numbers assigned to a person upon successful enrolment. The enrolment consists of getting and recording an individual’s demographic data and capture of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial picture and digital signature, which are all important in cross-checking of existing data in the National Identity Database to confirm that there is no previous entry of the same data.

 When this process is completed, the data is then stored with a unique National Identification Number that was assigned to it upon registration. The NIN once issued to a person cannot be used again, (that is, it cannot be issued to another person even if the previous person is no more alive. It is the NIN that helps to tie all records about a person in the database and is used to check the identity verified.

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

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

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“The NIN should be closely guarded by individuals and not revealed to all and sundry except to relevant authorities when requested (for instance it shouldn’t be disclosed online over social media and should not be printed along with contact details on business cards or other office stationery).”

It is mandatory for every citizen and legal resident to enroll for the National Identification Number (NIN). The process is the same whether you choose the self-service or you require an assisted service. Children younger than 16 years are eligible to enroll for NIN but may not be given their identification number till they clock the age.


Importance of NIN

Bank account opening: Nigerian bank accepts NIN as form of identity before you open a bank account, or reactivate account that is dormant.

To register for international passport: Nigeria Immigration makes it compulsory for anyone who comes to apply for fresh international passport or renewal to show his or her NIN before applying.

Driver’s license: The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) makes it compulsory for anybody who wants to collect driver’s license to show his/her NIN as means of identification.

Vehicle registration: The FRSC on January 9 through its Public Education officer, Bisi Kazeem announced that people that go for their vehicle registration to provide their NIN as part of the requirements. This according to the Corps Marshal is because of improvement of “security checks” and no one is exempted from this.

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Linking NIN to Your Mtn Sim

You can do this easily in one of these 4 ways:

  • Dial *785*Your11 digit NIN#.  No charge will be deducted from your account balance in your SIM from your network provider.
  • You can also submit your NIN to us on MyMTN app.
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  • Text NIN-your 11-digit NIN to 785 and send e.g: type NIN-12345678999 as a text message, and send to 785.

You can Check your NIN on your phone by following the process below: Go to your phone dialer and dial *346#.  The prompt reply will display two options “reply with 1 for ‘NIN retrieval’ or 2 for ‘Cancel’ ” Follow the steps displayed on your screen and provide the required inputs to retrieve your NIN.

All citizens and legal residents for Nigeria, from age zero (birth) and above are eligible to enroll for their NINs. It is very important for every Nigerian to get his/her NIN as all data and records about the individual is put together in a database.

Checking of NIN on Your Phone

  • To check NIN on your phone after registration, dial *346#.
  • 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.
  • Follow the steps displayed on your screen and provide the required inputs.

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