You can now check your National Identity Number (NIN) on your smartphone if you’ve registered for the national ID card program but misplaced it.
How to Use USSD to Check or Retrieve Your National Identity Number (NIN)
Your NIN may have been lost. Have you lost track of where you stored your NIN slip? NIMC’s USSD service makes it simple for you to get your NIN on a cell phone, so do not be afraid.
To get your NIN, dial *346# on your phone. All Nigerian mobile networks, including MTN, AIRTEL, GLO, and 9mobile, offer this service.
- dial *346#
- If you are still using the same phone number that you enrolled with for your NIN, you can retrieve it by selecting “NIN Retrieval” from the list of alternatives that is displayed and typing the number “1“
- Follow the procedures on your screen and enter the relevant information.
- Please keep in mind that using this service costs only N20 (twenty naira) (deducted from your phone credit balance).
Now that you know your national ID card number, go ahead and Link your National Identity Number (NIN) to your Number.
How to Know if your NIN Card is Ready
To check if your National Identity Number (NIN) card is ready, visit the National Identity Management Commission [NIMC] website- www.nimc.gov.ng.
Scroll down the homepage and click on ‘e-ID Card Status Portal’ to check if your card is ready and now available at the activation centre.
After, fill in your first name, last name and your NIMC check tracking ID and hit the ‘check now’ icon button.