If you have registered for National Identity Card and you don’t know how to check its readiness, well you can check here to learn how to do that. However, we are moving to how you can retrieve back the NIN number in case of emergency or misplacement.

For those who have enrolled or registered but yet to to be issued the temporary slip or misplaced the NIN number, instead of stressing yourself to the NIN office to get it, you can simply do that with the aid of the newly introduced USSD code.

NIN

The National Identification Number (NIN) is a set of numbers (usually 11 in number) that is assigned to a user individual upon successful enrollment for the National Identification System by NIMC.

How To Check NIN Number Using USSD Code

To check, simply follow the steps below:

  • Navigate to your dialer or phone app and dial *346# 
  • Select the “NIN Retrieval” option, by typing in ‘1’ to check your NIN number if you dialed this code from the phone number you used when registering for your NIN.
  • Select “NIN Search” by typing in ‘2’, to check your NIN by inputting some of your registration details if you’ve lost your phone number or using another phone.
  • Congratulations, you are finally able to check your NIN for your mobile device.

Note:

Ensure you have at least N20 Airtime on your phone because you’ll be charged a onetime fee of N20 once you dial the USSD code above.

You must dial from the sim associated with a previous registration of either voter’s card, driver’s license, bvn or any other registration that got your thumbprint and photo. 

How To The Availability Of You Original Plastic NIMC

And finally, you can also check if the original Plastic NIMC is ready for collection or not by checking this post here.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks so much for this. I have been having issues with my nin. I just tried the ussd code. And it said my request is being processed.

    Plus option 2 says cancel .

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