How To Retrieve NIN (MIMC) & Link NIN With Sims Without visiting Walk-in Centre’s or Office

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The Nigerian National Identification Number (NIN) is an identification number that was issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). All Nigerian citizen either by birth, marriage, naturalization are expected to enrol in the registration of National Identification Number – NIMC, which is an identification number will be issued for you immediately after a successful registration.

The National Identification Number – NIMC is created for the purpose of full identification of all Nigerian citizen both young and old.

Did you have a National Identification Number but you don’t know how to link your National Identification Number – NIMC to a phone number? or maybe you want to retrieve your national identification number before linking it to your phone number, Even if you don’t have a national identification number, or you just want to register for your national identification number, and you want to register.

How To Retrieve NIN (MIMC) & Link NIN With Your Sim

This informative article is written for you no matter where you belong in these categories,  make sure you read to the end because the main focus on this incredible and informative article is to solve all your problems on national identification number registration, retrieving, how to link your national identification number to your phone number.

What Is Nigerian National Identification Number

What Is Nigerian National Identification Number
Source; NIMC.gov.ng

Nigerian National Identification Number (NIN) is an eleven digits code that is assigned to an individual, by a regulated body called National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), this eleven digit code will be given immediately after the successful enrolment of National Identification Number (NIN).

The Enrolment of the National Identification Number (NIN) is the process of collecting an individual’s demographic data, capture of the ten (10) fingerprints, digital signature, passport photograph, and other important person details. All the required documents and information is used to check the all existing data in the National Identity Database so that there will be no entry of the same person or data.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given telecommunications companies in Nigeria just two weeks to block all SIM cards that are not registered or connected to any National Identity Numbers (NIN).

All SIM cards that are not connected, linked, or registered with an any National Identity Numbers (NIN) which be block after by the 31st of December 2020.

According to The Nation website headline “NCC gives telecos two weeks to block SIM cards without NIN

“The Federal Government on Tuesday 15 December 2020, issued an ultimatum to all telecommunications operators in the country to block all Subscriber Identification Modules

(SIMs) without National Identification Number (NIN). It also ordered the network operators to ask all their subscribers to provide valid NIN to update their records and suspend SIM registration” according to Channelstv.com

The spokesman for the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, noted in a statement that the meeting was convened on Monday by the Minister, Dr. Isa Pantami.

According to him, the meeting resolved that the submission of NIN by subscribers would take place between December 16 and 30, according to Channelstv.com

Although the Reps has NCC to extend NIN/SIM card deadline from December 30th 2020 to Feb 28th 2012, according to daily post headline on December 16, 2020. “Reps ask NCC to extend NIN/ SIM card deadline to Feb 28th“.

The House of Representatives has urged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to jettison the two weeks deadline for linking SIM cards to National Identity Number (NIN) and extend the deadline.

The decision followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu on Wednesday during plenary.

Elumelu in his motion explained that the House agrees with the policy of linking SIM cards to NIN, he explained that the policy is consistent with the position of the House.

He disclosed that the House even made recommendations to the NCC recently regarding the policy.

“As laudable as the policy is, Nigerians have not been properly sensitized. In this yuletide season, it could lead to stampede and exploitation.”

NEWSReps ask NCC to extend NIN/SIM card deadline to Feb 28th

Opposing the amendment to extend the registration by 8weeks, Uzoma Abonta stated that 1year would be appropriate for the process. According to thisdaylive on December 16, 2020 “NEWSReps ask NCC to extend NIN/SIM card deadline to Feb 28th“. Now you know it is very important to retrieve your national identification number to sim before the deadline, millions of Nigerian didn’t have a national identification number, while some have but they have missed placed it a long time ago.

If you don’t have national identification number, then you have to register and then link the code to your phone number, if you are one of the millions of Nigerians that have national identification number but you have missed placed it, you can retrieve your national identification number with your the same phone number you submitted in the NIN form.

And lastly if you have your NIN ID card or slip with you, then all you need to do is to link your national identification number – NIMC to your phone number which is simple and easy, it only takes less a minute.

How To Retrieve Your National Identification Number – NIN

How To Retrieve Your National Identification Number MIMC

If you have successfully registered for National Identification Number (NIN), but you have missed the Identity card or slip, you can retrieve by dialing *346# on the phone number you used during the registration of the National Identification Number (NIN), this code *346# works perfectly and efficiently for all networks, either MTN, Glo, 9mobile or Airtel.

The cost of this service is just #20 per SMS. If you wondering why should charge me #20 for this service! Here is the good news… Sim card NIN: FG order Nigeria network providers to cancel 20 Naira USSD charges for NIM SIM registration

How Retrieve Your National Identification Number (NIN); If Sim Is Lost

If you don’t have the phone number or you have lost the phone number or SIM card too, then you need to visit the nearest local government council or National Identification Number (NIN) registration center, they will help you to retrieve it.

Although, you need to pay a token of N500 only through REMITA at any commercial bank, then you will submit your Remita Teller to any NIMC Enrolment Centre (ERC) near you, so that you can request for a National ID card or slip print out.

You can also carry out the same process on your phone by dialing a code *346#. If you want to use this alternative method, which is easier, and faster than the previous method of retrieving your National Identification Number (NIN).

It is Illegal for any NIMC staff to collect any money that is not authorized by NIMC management, on this issue we tend to enlighten you the right National Identity Card Fees you are supposed to pay if case you need to correct any information on you National Identity Card database.

How Retrieve Your National Identification Number (NIN) Using Your Phone Number

You need to follow this simple and easy steps:

  • Dial *346#
  • Then you choose from the available options that is displayed after the has complete loading, then select “NIN Retrieval”, by typing in ‘1’.
  • Make sure you are using the same phone number or SIM that you use for National Identification Number (NIN) enrollment, immediately after you select “NIN Retrieval”, by typing in ‘1’.
  • You request will be processed, it may take short period of time, before you got the eleven digit number, 
  • N20 (twenty naira) will be deducted from your phone credit balance as service fee.

That is how to retrieve your National Identification Number (NIN) from your phone number.

How To Link Your Phone Number With Your National Identification Number (NIN)

How To Link Your Phone Number With Your National Identification Number (NIN)

National Identification Number (NIN) is also known as NIMC tracking ID Number, it is a unique eleven digit number that is on your National Identification Card or Slip, after the successful enrolment of National identify ID card you will be given an eleven digit number which is your National Identification Number (NIN).

Now if you want to link this National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number, there are some methods of linking it, depends on your network provider, either your network provider is MTN, Glo, Airtel, or 9mobile, at the end of this Informative article you will be able to link your National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number successfully.

There are numerous methods of linking your National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number, you can link it by using USSD code, or you make use of the online method to link your National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number.

Before you can’t link your National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number with your phone, because the Nigerian Government don’t allow the network provider to do so, but immediately after the announcement all networks provider come up with special code that all users can use to link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their phone number.

How To Link MTN Number to NIN

How To Link MTN Number to NIN

If you’re a MTN subscriber you have about 3 easy to follow method to link your NIN to your sim card without visiting with MTN office or MIMC walking centers or office. Below are the available option;

Link MTN Number to NIN Using USSD

All MTN user should dial *785# to link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their phone number, this process is simple and easy, it takes few seconds.

  • Dial *785# your Mtn sim
  • A pop up window will appear to input your 11 digit NIN
  • After Input of your NIN number then send, You will get confirmation massage “Yello! Your NIN has been successfully received. Kindly note that this is subjected to verification, as all NINs will be validated by NIMC. Thank you.

Link MTN Number to NIN Using MTN Website

  • Visit https://mtnonline.com/nim/  to link your National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number.
  • After you have enter your name, phone number, NIN, and email address, to complete the process, then submit the form as soon as you’re done. Then
  • Wait for feedback from the network.

Link MTN Number to NIN Using myMTNApp

You can also link your National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number online, all you need to do is to log on myMTNApp. This method is only for MTN users, it doesn’t work for another network.

How To Link Airtel Number to NIN

To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, you need the follow this simple method listed below

Link Airtel Number to NIN Using USSD

All Airtel users should dial *121*1# to link their National Identification Number (NIN) to phone number, this simple method takes less than five seconds.

  • After dialing *121*1#,
  • Then enter 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.
  • Now enter your 11-digit NIN and send.

This method is Airtel users only, it doesn’t work for another network.

Link Airtel Number to NIN Using Airtel Website

Link Airtel Number to NIN Using Airtel Website

If you prefer to using the official Airtel website simply follow this method below;

  • Visit https://www.airtel.com.ng/nin to link your National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number.
  • Enter your mobile number and click send OTP
  • 6 digit code will be sent to your phone number, type the OTP code in the space provided to verify your phone number.
  • Finally input your 11 digit NIN and submit the information.

How to Register Your NIN To Your Glo Number

How to Register Your NIN To Your Glo Number

Link Glo Number to NIN Using Sim

Glo users should send “Update NIN” NIN, First Name, Last Name To 109 on your Glo line, for example UPDATENIN 12345678903 Chidera Abdul Ola, to link your National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number, this super easy and simple method takes less than five seconds.

Link Glo Number to NIN Using Glo Website

  • Visit https://www.gloworld.com.ng/nin to link your National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number.
  • Fill all the required details like First Name, Last Name, Middle Name, Phone Number, National Identity Number & Email Address
  • Finally input any 2 digit number and submit the information.

Remember this method of linking National Identification Number (NIN) to phone number is only for Glo customers.

How to Register Your NIN To Your 9mobile Number

How to Register Your NIN To Your 9mobile Number

Link 9mobile Number to NIN Using USSD

9mobile has just announce their National Identification Number (NIN) linking short code, now all 9mobile subscribers are to dial *200*8# to check the matching status of their NIN to their SIM and for the linking of their 9mobile sim to their NIN.

Link 9mobile Number to NIN Using 9mobile Website

Visit the 9mobile online self-service NIN update portal with the link https://www.9mobile.com.ng/nin to verify and update your NIN instantly without necessarily  visiting their offices

If you have any problem in linking your National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number, or any related questions you can visit the nearest office of your network provider before the deadline,

Visit the nearest office of your network provider for the linking the National Identification Number (NIN) and also for the registration of your SIM card, you need to go there your documents, which is includes means of identification and more.

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 Check Your Permanent National Identity Card Statues.

NIN & SIM Linking Related Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Link My NIN With My Phone Number?

Yes, you can link your National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number by dialling *121*1# on your Airtel line, for Glo customers send “Update NIN” NIN, First Name, Last Name To 109 on your Glo line,

for example UPDATENIN 12345678903 Chidera Abdul Ola. and MTN users should *785# or visit https://mtnonline.com/nin/

Can my sim be blocked if I don’t have NIN?

Yes, your SIM card will be blocked, if you don’t link your NIN to your phone number, if you have not registered for NIN, visit the nearest NIN registration center,

so that you will be able to get NIN and link it to your phone number before the deadline.

How Many Phone Numbers Can Be Linked With My NIN?

There’s no limit on how many phone number you can link to one National Identification Number (NIN), make sure you link all your phone number to your National Identification Number (NIN). Please don’t use any else phone number or National Identification Number (NIN).

Can I link my NIN With my Sims without visiting walking in center or Offices?

Yes, you can link your National Identification Number (NIN) to your MTN line without visiting walking in center or Offices,

all you need to do is to dial *785# to link Your National Identification Number (NIN) to your phone number, or you make sure of myMTNApp, or visit https://mtnonline.com/nin/

How do I find my NIMC number?

Your NIMC number or National Identification Number (NIN) is available on your National ID card both permanent and temporary slip.

If you are not with both permanent and temporary slip, then you can dial *346# to retrieve your National Identification Number (NIN).

How Can I Check My NIMC details?

All your NIMC details is available on your National ID card both permanent and temporary slip, your name, location, National Identification Number (NIN) other information are available on your National ID card both permanent and temporary slip.

What is National ID?

National ID is Nigerian Identity card that used to identify all Nigerian citizen, it comes with Nigerian National Identification Number (NIN) is an eleven digits code that is assigned to an individual,

by a regulated body called National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), this eleven digit code will be given immediately after the successful enrolment of National Identification Number (NIN).

I lost my National Identity Card can I retrieve my card?

Yes, you can retrieve your National Identity Card when visit the nearest National Identification Number (NIN) registration center.

Can I check my National ID card by SMS?

No, you can only check your National ID card’s National Identification Number (NIN) by making use of the only available method which is dialling *346# on your phone number that you used during National ID registration,

or you visit the nearest National ID registration center to check or retrieve your National Identification Number (NIN).

Where to check if my National ID card is ready?

You need to visit the nearest National ID registration center, or you visit the National Identification Number (NIN) that you enroll for the registration, you can also check their official website, but you can only know maybe your National ID is ready or not by enrollment date.

Can I Apply For National Identity Card twice?

No, you can’t apply for National Identity Card twice, you can only apply once.

Can i recover my lost NIMC slip?

You need visit the nearest National ID card registration center to recover your NIMC slip, National Identification Number (NIN), permanent National ID card and other related issues, or documents about NIMC.

How do I find my National ID Number online?

Currently, you can’t check your National Identification Number (NIN) online, there is no website, blog or mobile App that provide this service or information, you can only check your National Identification Number (NIN) by dialling this short USSD code *346#

with this simple code, you can retrieve your National Identification Number (NIN) with the same phone number you submitted in your National Identification Number (NIN) registration form.

Can I Use Temporary National ID card to Open Bank Account?

Yes, you can use temporary National ID card or National ID card slip to open a bank account in Nigeria, you can also use it for other things, the temporary National ID card, or temporary National ID card slip is the same thing as the real National ID card because it comes with the same information

How to check my NIN Number online

Currently, you can’t check your National Identification Number (NIN) online, there is no website, blog or mobile App that provide this service or information, you can only check your National Identification Number (NIN) by dialing this short USSD code *346# with this simple code you can retrieve your National Identification Number (NIN) with the same phone number you submitted in your National Identification Number (NIN) registration form.

How to get a National ID card

If you have not registered for the NIN, you should visit the nearest NIN registration center.

Note, even though you can apply for NIMC online, but you need to visit their office, because you need to submit numerous documents and other means of identification which you submit online, just like ten fingerprint and others.

You will pick the form or application for National identity card and fill it with all the necessary and required details, then submit and proceed.

Wrapping Up; How To Retrieve & Link NIN With Your Sim

NIN identify you as the legal resident of Nigeria, its therefore mandatory for you to link your all your phone numbers to your NIN as directed by the National Assembly, and NIMC, I know your number is very important for your daily activities, that is the reason why we have taken our time do all the research and provided all the relevant answers to various question related to NIMC…

It’s now your turn, we like to your feedback concerning the linking process, the timeframe for the linking process or even if you have any question or suggestion you can drop your view in the comment below and kindly share this article on your social media it will help a lot Nigerian figure out the simple method to retrieve and link their NIN with sim cards.

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