How to Apply for NIN (National Identity Number)

What is a NIN?

The National Identification Number (NIN) comprises of 11 numbers arbitrarily picked and alloted to a person after the finish of his/her enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).

When a NIN is alloted to an individual, it can never be reassigned, given or utilized by someone else – that makes it special in nature.


On account of the downfall of an individual, his/her NIN is resigned once a demise declaration is exhibited to the Commission and the person’s passing is built up.

The NIN is utilized to tie all records about a person in the database and is additionally used to build up or confirm his/her personality.

All residents and lawful inhabitants in Nigeria, from age zero (birth) or more are qualified to enlist for their NINs.

Suggested: National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Enrolment Centers.

How can I register / get my NIN?

NIN Enrolment comprises of the chronicle of a person’s statistic information and catch of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-bear facial picture and computerized signature, which are altogether used to cross-check existing information in the National Identity Database to affirm that there is no past passage of similar information.

It is significant that you apply on the NIMC Pre Enrolment Portal and pursue the procedure as characterized for applying for National Identification Number.

If it’s not too much trouble note that candidates in prerequisite of help with Enrolment Form have a choice to visit the Enrolment Center where they will be helped by a Support Officer in effectively filling the Enrolment Form with the necessary data.

Required Documents for NIN Registeration

Stroll into the closest NIMC Enrolment Center with your BVN in the event that you have one and any of the accompanying required Original and Valid supporting reports:

  • Old National ID Card
  • Driver’s License
  • Voter’s card (Temporary or Permanent)
  • Nigerian International identification
  • Declaration of Origin
  • Confirmation letter from an unmistakable ruler in your locale
  • Birth declaration
  • Statement of age
  • Confirmation letter from strict/customary pioneer
  • NHIS ID card
  • Government staff ID card
  • Enlisted/perceived private association staff ID card
  • School ID Card (private/open)
  • Assessment Clearance authentication
  • Legitimate movement records

Stage 1:

Top off the pre-enrolment structure on the web, download and print Pre Enrolment Slip

Fill the NIMC Pre Enrolment online structure by visiting Pre Enrolment Portal

All the required fields should be totally loaded up with right data.

Download and print your Pre Enrolment Slip

Stage 2:

Present Your Application

Stroll into the closest NIMC Registration Center with any of the accompanying Original and Valid supporting reports.

At Enrolment Center you will be coordinated to a counter where our Enrolment Officer will check the nearness and consistence of all subtleties of your application.

In the event that your application is all together, Enrolment official will manage you to continue with the catch of biometrics (ten fingerprints and facial picture) and you will gather the Transaction ID Slip as a proof of the exchange.

Note :

Candidates who can’t peruse nor compose ought to be joined by a proficient person who can do the structure filling for him/her.

Minor candidates ought to be joined by guardians/watchmen can do the structure filling for them.

Minor candidates should just bring unique and legitimate birth declaration and NIN slip of one of the Nigerian Parent/Guardian.

Stage 3:

NIN issuance

The ordinary time period for issuance of National Identification Number (NIN) Slip is 2 to 3 working days from the time the biometric subtleties are caught at enrolment focuses.

The issuance of NIN may take longer in specific cases because of approval of subtleties at NIMC. VFS has no task to carry out to speed up for such cases.

The Transaction ID Slip is required to be put away cautiously by candidate as it is required to be exhibited at the hour of assortment of NIN Slip demonstrating fruition of enrolment

Hope this helps…

Wish you the Best.

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