How To Get NIN Number

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Walk into the nearest NIMC Enrolment Centre with your BVN if you have 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

Process for Capturing

You must be at least 16 years of age (Adult Enrolment).

Visit the enrolment centre with any of the above supporting document.

You will be verified to ascertain if you have ever enrolled using the NIN verification portal.

You will be issued an enrolment form to fill if you have not enrolled before.
OR the printed Barcode slip will be collected if the applicant had pre-enrolled earlier using the pre-enrolment service.

After which your form will be vetted by a NIMC Official to crosscheck the information filled on the form against the supporting document you provided and to check for errors/mistake filled on the form.
Note: applicants who cannot read nor write should be accompanied by a literate individual who can do the form filling for him/her.

Your pre-filled information will be inputted on the NIMC Software by a NIMC enrolment officer or the Barcode slip will be scanned by the NIMC enrolment officer to populate all the required field.

The enrolment officer will ask the you to double check your information for errors using the applicant monitor.

If the are satisfied with your demographic information, your biometrics (ten finger prints and facial image) will be capture subsequently.

After completing the enrolment, a Transaction ID Slip will be issued to you as an evidence of the transaction.

However, the Transaction slip does not confer the right to National Identification Number. After this, you will be requested to come back for the NIN within 1-5 working days, as it is subjected to availability of network, authentication and verification.

A National Identification Number (NIN) Slip is issued to the applicants after processing.

The National e-ID Card will be Issued to you within 12months after Issuance of NIN barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Currently, the focus of Government is to ensure the widespread issuance of the NINs to citizens and legal residents for effective digital identification across the country.

Availability: Monday – Friday (8a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Percentage of availability: 95 % (The Remaining 5% can be attributed to upsurge of applicants etc.)


Availability of the NIMS Backend.
Availability of Network for data transmission.
Availability of power for the enrolment system.
Below is an illustrated summary of the enrolment process:

This is how to get nin number in Nigeria. As simple as ABC. If you have not done so, go quickly now while there is still an opportunity to do so.