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How To Check NIN Online: Retrieve NIN Without Visiting Their Office

How To Check NIN Online | Check Below On How To Retrieve National Identification Number (NIN) Without Visiting Their Office

How To Check NIN Online

What is NIN (National Identification Number)?
The Nigerian National Identification Number (NIN) is a unique identification number issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). It is expected that every Nigerian is enrolled and issued the NIN for the purpose of all round identification. In recent times and maybe in the nearest future, this number is to be linked with every individual activities including banking transactions.

According to the NIMC, the essence of each individual having an NIN is part of a measure to create a national identity database and to put a stop to both double identity and identity fraud.

For those of you finding it difficult to register for NIN through NIMC offices, most of them no longer needs to sleep at NIMC office again.

How To Check NIN Online: Retrieve Your NIN Without Visiting Their Office

NIMC has setup a ussd server to dispense NIN number to them from the comfortable of their homes.

  1. Step 1: Dial * 346# and follow the screen prompts.
  2. Step 2: Reply With 1 To retrieve Your NIN
  3. Your NIN will be displayed.

*Caution:* before dialing this code, ensure you do the following:

You must dial from a sim that is associated with a previous registration of either voters card, drivers license, bvn or any other registration that got your thumbprint and photo.

You must have at least N20 call credit on the line

Prepare a sheet of paper and pen or get ready to screenshot the NIN when displayed as it will not be displayed more than once

See Also: List Of NIN Enrolment Centres Nationwide

Do not try the code if on a low charge of battery

We were surprised that no such information was given to candidates at the NIMC’s offices until we arrived there apparently because of the money they make therefrom.

So please spread this info on all social media and inform everyone.

Further Notes

  • NIN Code: Please note that the USSD code *346# is the general NIN retrieval code for all network. If you are unable to link your NIN through the methods outlined on this page, then
  • You should simply visit the nearest office of your service provider to submit/link your NIN.
  • Go with your NIN and SIM pack
  • Alternatively, call the customer care line of your service provider.

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