Last Updated on 2 months by Komolafe Bamidele
If you have enrolled for the National identity Card year ago, and tired of keep visiting national identity card registration centre’s to check national id card status. Then you need to follow this guide.
Checking Your National Identity Card is made easy here After enrolling (registering) for the NIMC ID Card, a lot of Nigerians are now confused on how to know the status of their National ID card especially those that registered last year.
So am here to let you know that you can easily check it right from your phone within Few minutes.
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How To Register For Nigeria National ID Card Online
There have several complain of thousands of Nigerians who make attempt to get their national Id card. Some persons even do not get their National ID 10 years after they have registered.
This will run you through how use this platform to check if your Card is ready and has been dispatched to an Activation Center. The details MUST be as you correct as those them gotten during enrollment process.
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Please you have to recheck your NIN Slip or perhaps forgotten your NIN number follow this below
Step To Retrieve National ID Number
To Check National Identity Card, simply go through the following steps:
- 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 or
- select “NIN Search”, by typing in ‘2’, to retrieve your NIN by inputting some of your registered details (if you are not using the same phone number you enrolled with)
- follow the steps displayed on your screen and provide the required inputs
- note that using this service attracts a
N20 (tweny naira) fee only (deducted from your phone credit balance).
National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) must be congratulated for launching the web page basically for checking National ID card status and knowing if it’s ready or not.
The process of checking it is simple so it doesn’t require much of tech expertise to carry out. Follow below steps to check yours.
Step To Check National Id Card Status Online
- First of all, NIMC WEBSITE
- Then click the proceed button
- Fill in your First name, last name and the first 6 digits of your National Identification Number(NIN)Finally,click the ‘check now button’. After few seconds, it will display the status of your national ID card. If it’s unavailable, you will be asked to check back in a week time.
It should Noted that This post is necessary because most people’s ID card are ready but they are unaware.
Its no longer rumors that national identity card management in collaboration with Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has made it mandatory for every Candidate seek admission into various institutions in Nigeria to enroll for national identity card because it’s the condition for participating in jamb examination in 2020
Since the announcement there have been enrollment centers in Nigeria have witnessed a tremendous increment in the number of candidates that want enroll for the national Identity card, to the extent that most people have come early as 4am to the center.
Actually if you fall into this categories of people I have solutions for you, National Identity Card Management made has made provisions for national id card online registration All you need is apply online and just visit the enrollment center to submit your documents and print out your slips
Requirements for the National e-ID Card collection and activation
If you are the followed the procedure about and find out that your national card is available for collection, it’s very important to note that you will need the following information before your national id can be given to you
- Customer receives Batch ID Number via SMS.
- Applicants must have a 4 digit secret pin (only known to them) for the e-ID Card activation.
- Applicant’s fingerprints will be used for activation (for applicants with fingers only).
National Identity Card Renewal
Early 2019 National Identity Card Management has explained in detail how to retrieve and renew all expired plastic national identity card, you should check expiry date of your national ID card in order to start renewal process below
Requirements for Card Renewal (upon expiration)
Permanent National Id card holders must present the following information at national identity card registration centre’s for the renewal of the expired National Identity Card.
- Applicant presents his NIN slip or NIN for verification.
- Applicant presents expired e-ID card for NIMC’s visual inspection.
- Where applicant is unable to provide the expired e-ID card:
- a police report of loss or missing e-ID card must be presented to NIMC
- card validity/expiration status is verified (via Card CSV or other applicable activation support tool) to ensure application is treated with the correct/applicable application fee.
- Applicant completes form for e-ID card replacement/renewal.
- Verification of the applicant’s NIN using the NIMC NIN verification service.
- Verification of applicant’s signature on application form for match to that on the verification portal.
- Applicant presents evidence of (REMITA) payment of applicable fee of N3,000.00 only.
Wrapping Up How to Check National ID Card Status
In conclusion you should stop wasting your time and money visiting national identity card registration centre’s to check if your nation id card is ready or not while you can actually check it right from your phone with costing you money.
All you have need is used method explained above and it will save your time.
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I have a wrong date of birth in my NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD how may I correct it ?
You have to visit the National identity card enrollment centers closed to you to correct it, but it’s possible to pay some fees for that thanks for your comments
I register for National identity card since 2013 and am yet to receive the original plastic
I registered For national ID Card since 2017 and up todate i didnt get the plastic card.
You need to be patient with them or you can actually check if yours is available through national identity card status checker in the article
I need the web address to the check the status of my ID
Type here..I enrolled for the national identity card since 2015 in Kwara state. I am yet to get the permanent card. How do I go about it,how do I even know if it’s ready and available.
Hey Ernest, thanks for dropping your comment here, it’s been a great problem that most Nigeria where unable to get their National ID card on time,that is the reason why i come up with the Guide to help you check if your ID is ready for collection, For you to know your ID status Just Use National ID card Status Checker above in the articles
There is no any option ‘Proceed button’ in d website u dropped for checking d status of the national i. D card.
You need to register and check the National Identity Card
I registered since 25/06/2014
Hey Uhah, you to check using the National ID Card status checker above in this article, because I personally registered mine in that 2014 and I have collected plastic Card. Even about to expire self.
Type here..I registered sometime in 2015. And it was an internal error. I try it’ again in January 2020. hope there is no problems
Do you mean you have registered online or you want to check the status of your card?
Hello! I have registered in February 2014 and have tried to checked online sratus but it’s not giving me pls
Card not ready or what
I registerd since over 3 years without getting my parmanent ID card and dont know how to go about it
You need visit national enrollment center to print the slip
I registered since 2013 October .. I’m confused self.
You can check with national identity card status checker to see if your card is available for collection
The number i used for the registration, am trying to use the same number to retrieve my NIN number but is showing me things like the number is not recognized, so what the solution to that?
It’s seem that you number is not successful link to your NIMC database you need to visit the nearest national identity card enrollment centers closed to you to fix the issue
I registered since 2015 uptil now not ready with dis information what should I do
If NIMC is very close to you, it’s best if you can check at their office because your ID card might be available already!
Good morning sir I’m waiting for my on I’d card
I registered for national identity card with NIN ********* since 29/10/2013. I called at the Lagos state headquarters where I registered a number of times and was told the card was not ready. Today I tried without success to check again. What do I do about this
I think it’s better you visit the center to check by your side, and it’s must be the center you enrolled early
If you are the made the next of kin on the back of the national id card, please is the card valid or be used by the next of kin or apply for another card? Thanks.
Thanks for your question, it’s very important to let you know that National Identity Card Is very sensitive to the extent that NIN Number is only reserved For single individuals.
I.e its illegal to be used by next of kin, the names that bear the cards is the only eligible person to use the card thanks
The names on my national ID card is different from my official name how do I synchronize the two because pension fund need the NIN n I can’t register twice. Thanks
Its very important to note that it’s illegal to register for national identity card twice, so to my best interest you have to visit NIMC enrollment center to correct your name although you will pay little fees for that. I hope I have answered your question thanks
I also registered since 2014, but up to naw i dind’t got the plastic one.
One ever i visited your centre they try to said me i should go CYBER CAFE and check, but naw in media you should tell the world many ppl not collect their card, its not true
Dear admin I would like to clear you impressions that Zenith Techs is NIMC management we are only enlightening public about issues of national identity card, so it’s very important to know you need to keep checking both online with national identity card status checker and NIMC enrollment center close to you thanks for your comments
I have tried checking if mine is ready for collection because I registered since 2014 but it keeps on telling that NIMc is not available
It’s so unfortunate that you keep getting not available responses whenever you check, it’s has been on the major challenge many Nigeria are facing. Notwithstanding I will encourage you try to check their enrollment center if it’s very close to you to also check. Thanks
I registered since January 08 2014 I have never get it the plastic to collection
Hi I have already done my own I was receive the temporary slip, but I do wrong what I mean that how can I change my date of birth can I change it or not. my question:-
Hello sir I registered for national ID card since 2016, I have the temprary one but have not gotten the plastic one
Please I just checked with the national identification number given to me… Is showing wrong information
I registered since 2016 I hadn’t yet collecting to plastic one
I register for my national identity card some time in 2013 and was informed that I will be notified with an SMS when the card is ready, up till now I have not heard any thing. What do I do so as to get the original but I have my NIN number.
Hi pius! You understand what really happened in Nigeria, I think NIMC is sending any SMS as promised all you can do is to check on using this guide if your card is ready, also concerning how to retrieve and link you NIN number with your SIM card you can check this guide also https://www.zenithtechs.com/retrieve-link-nin-with-your-sim/
I register my own since 2014 and I have not received the plastic one ever since
Hello, please i registered my ID since 2014/2015 and they made mistake in my date of birth which was not my mistake now am expected to pay 15,000 for mistake that wasn’t made by me its not fair at all 15,000 just to change date of birth its too much and besides its not something you can do in any of your LG you have to go to their head quarters just imagine the TP alone haba please you guys should look into it and reduce the amount its not fair on Nigerians
Bro it’s unfortunate that the mistake wasn’t made by you it’s made by their official, but the truth is that there are fees attached to it here is official national identity card fees
I registered since 2015 have not gotten any of card and now my phone number which I used in doing the registration is lost to retrieve it in phone
What should I do
Hi Elizabeth, you need to visit NIMC office to update and reprint you NIN
How can I revalidate my nin?
I made payment on modification of names on October 2021 but the new name has not reflect. What should I do
And I need the it urgently