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How To Get Your National ID Card Using NIMC Mobile App

NIMC Mobile App: How to use your phone get your National ID card from NIMC mobile app

National ID card from NIMC mobile app

About the app

NIMC said it is easy to navigate as it has some good features. On a condition, the person that wants to use it must get his NIN in order to access the mobile app.

We all cannot begin to comprehend how disappointing it is to have been waiting for our plastic National ID cards after going for registration and getting a promise from the officials that you will receive the card soon. All of the talks from them seem to be false, as there are no guarantees that you would get the card.

Anyway, you can now get your National ID card using your mobile phone with the availability of the NIMC mobile app. The NIMC-Mobile ID, as it is known, is a new suite of Personal Identity tokens and services, developed, administered, and managed by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

As we all know that NIN is very important for every individual who owns a SIM card to have as NCC has issued a directive to block all SIM cards which have not been linked to a NIN number. If you own any of the SIM cards, you can see how to link your SIM card to your NIN number:

The MobileID Application issues NIMC on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It serves as a valid means of Identification anywhere a Nigerian (or legal resident) is required to present an ID Token.

It seems stressful to go back to the office where you did your registration since there are no guarantees of seeing your plastic ID card when you get there. However, since you’ve been with your national identity slip containing your NIN (National Identity Number) for long, now seems to be the right time to get the original card from them from the comfort of your home using your mobile app.

How to get your National ID card using NIMC mobile app

The first step you need to take is to download the NIMC-MobileID app to your smartphone. Android users can download from here, while iOS users can download it from here.

As an Android user, after downloading the app, you need to install it manually because you’re not downloading it from Google Playstore but an external source. The iOS users need to download the app, and it will install automatically.

After installation is complete, launch the app and provide your 11-digit National Identification Number (NIN) and a mobile number. You can dial *324# to get your NIN if you cannot remember or find it. Ensure you provide the phone number you used to register for your NIN.

The next step you need to take is to click the Next button at the top-right side of your screen & Read and Agree to the attestation. Fill in a secret PIN, ensure that you use the one that you can remember and tap the FINISH button to conclude everything.

The last thing you need to do is to click Show My ID to get your National Identity card ready for download. Download it and print it out if you need it in a hard copy form.

Summary: How to get and use the app

Android users and iPhone users can download the mobile app on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store respectively. Then follow the steps.

1. After downloading and phone installing, scroll to the left and click on Skip and Begin

2. Put in your 11-digit NIN number and press Next, then later I Agree

3. After the second step, the mobile number you used to register for your NIN will pop up together with two questions; a. I am still using this Mobile Number b. I am not using this number?

4. Click the one that is correct from the two questions and press Next

5. If you are using the same number, enter the user ID and the OTP sent to your phone through an SMS. Then press proceed.

6. If you do not use the number again, visit any NIMC office to update your mobile number.


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