Steps to Register

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A National Identity Number (NIN), a special number that permanently identifies a person, is given following enrollment by the NIMC. It is utilized to compare a person’s biometric information with other data in the National Identity Database (NIDB). A person’s whole profile in Nigeria’s national database is linked together by their NIN, which is also used to confirm their identity. Any Nigerian nationals and residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to join in the NIN program.

  • The first step is to use this website to make an appointment and pay for your enrollment.
  • To enroll and have your biometrics taken, go to the center you closest to your location.
  • We'll collaborate with NIMC to conduct your biometric checks. After it is complete, you will receive your PIN through email or SMS.
Pre-requisite for NIN Enrolment

In order to verify your identification at the Enrolment Center, we will use both your Nigerian international passport AND, if you have one, your bank verification number (BVN). The supplementary papers mentioned below can also be utilized to back up your enrollment. The only copies that will be allowed are originals:

  • Nigerian Government Staff ID Card
  • Nigerian NHIS ID Card
  • Attestation Letter from a Prominent Ruler in your Community
  • Attestation Letter from Religious / Traditional Leader
  • Declaration of Age
  • Nigerian Voters Card
  • Old Nigerian National ID Card
  • Nigerian Birth Certificate

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Why you need your National Identification Number (NIN)?

The National Identification Number (NIN) is the unique number which identifies you for life and is issued to you by NIMC after your enrolment.
It is used to match you with your biometric data and other details in the National Identity Database during verification and authentication.
The NIN is set to be used for all transactions in Nigeria requiring identity verification so you’ll be using your NIN for
• obtaining your National e-ID card
• travel (international passport application & acquisition)
opening personal bank accounts
• getting your driver’s license
• obtaining your Permanent Voters’ Card
• participating in the National Health Insurance Scheme
• payment of your taxes
• transactions related to your contributory pension scheme
•access to welfare and other relevant services from the Nigerian Government
• transactions with social security implications
• land transactions subject to the Land Use Act
any other transactions NIMC may so prescribe and list in the Federal Government Gazette
NIMC is engaged in harmonization and integration of data with various agencies across Nigeria who deal with the various services above to ensure smooth coordination of activities.

Enrolment of Every Nigerian and Legal Resident Who Meets NIMC’s Criteria from The Age of 0 To 15 Years

Walk into the nearest NIMC Enrolment Centre with any of the following required Original and Valid supporting documents:

Mandatory requirements for minors (Enrolment of Children):

  • Parent/Guardian’s National Identification Number (NIN) Slip ( father, mother or guardian’s NIN ) MUST be provided.
  • Supporting documents and evidence of proof as the Guardian to the minor (if Guardian’s NIN is used).
  • Registered Birth Certificate/ Statutory Age Declaration.
  • All minors MUST be accompanied by at least one of the parents or a Guardian.

Supporting Documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Declaration of age
  • School ID Card private/public
  • NHIS ID card
  • Nigerian passport
  • Attestation letter from a prominent ruler in the community
  • Attestation letter from religious/traditional leader
  • Nigerian Commission for Refugees (NCFR) Refugee Certificate
  • Refugee ID card
  • Refugee Factsheet
  • Refugee Factsheet

Process for capturing minors (0 to 15 years):

  • Applicant walks into the enrolment Centre with Their parent/guardian and the required supporting document.
  • Applicant will be verified to ascertain if he/she has enrolled before through the verification portal.
  • Applicant will be issued an enrolment form to fill if he/she has not enrolled before. OR the printed Barcode slip will be collected if the applicant
    had pre-enrolled earlier using the pre-enrolment services.
  • Applicant forms will be vetted by a NIMC Official to crosscheck the information filled on the form against the supporting document provided and to check for
    errors/mistake filled on the form. Note: Parents/Guardians who cannot read nor write should come along with another person who can
    do the form filling on their behalf.
  • Applicant’s pre-filled information will be inputted on the NIMC Software by a NIMC enrolment officer or the Barcode slip be scanned by the NIMC enrolment officer
    to populate all the required fields.
  • The enrolment officer will ask the applicant’s parents to double check their ward
    information using the applicant’s monitor to check for errors.
  • If the Parent/Guardian is satisfied with the demographics information inputted, the biometrics of the applicant will be captured subsequently.
  • After completing the enrolment registration, a Transaction Slip will be issued to the applicant as an evidence of the transaction. However, the Transaction slip
    does not confer the right to National Identification Number. The applicant will be requested to come back for the NIN within 1-5 working days, as it is subject to
    the speed/availability of network, authentication and verification.
  • A National Identification Number Slip is issued to the applicant after processing. The National e-ID Card will not be issued to this categories of applicant until
    they become 16 years of age and above.
  • A text message will automatically be sent to the Applicant, Parent or guardian to come for update when they become 16years of age.