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How to Check NIN number [The Complete Guide]

Last Updated on May 22, 2021 by Spynaija


How to check NIN number

The Nigerian National Identification Number (NIN) is a unique identification number issued by the Nigerian government through the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). It is expected that every Nigerian citizen is enrolled and issued the NIN for the purpose of identification. It is reported that in the nearest future, this number will be linked with every individual activity including bank transactions, etc. Wondering how to check NIN number? don’t worry we’ve got you covered.

In this article, we have outlined very easy ways of how to check NIN number, and also linking your National Identification Number (NIN) through USSD code or SMS on all the major network providers in Nigeria i.e MTN Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria, Glo, and 9mobile.


If you are yet to enrol for the National Identification Number (NIN), it is very important to do so as to meet the June 30th, 2021 deadline.

To get registered for NIN, kindly visit NIMC’s online pre-enrolment portal for enrolment forms and guidelines or kindly download the NIMC’s registration form through this LINK or go to any NIMC’s enrolment centres nearest to you or through other licensed agents nationwide.

NIN Enrolment Centres:

There are various NIMC designated centres nationwide and overseas where you can easily work in and enrol for NIN. To find NIMC’s enrolment Centres near you, kindly click HERE to visit the official NIMC webpage and click on your state or diaspora location for the complete list of all centres across the specified location.

Requirements for NIN Registration:

To register for NIN, kindly go to the nearest NIMC Enrolment Centre with your BVN (if any) and any of the below listed required documents ( N/B: Ensure to go with the original and a valid copy of any of the document you will be going with)

  • Old National ID Card
  • Driver’s License
  • Voter’s card (Temporary or Permanent)
  • Nigerian International passport
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Attestation letter from a prominent ruler in your community
  • Birth certificate
  • Declaration of age
  • Attestation letter from religious/traditional leader
  • NHIS ID card
  • Government staff ID card
  • Registered/recognized private organization staff ID card
  • School ID Card (private/public)
  • Tax Clearance certificate
  • Valid immigration documents

NIN Registration Deadline [Updated]:

The deadline for NIN registration and linkage to phone lines has been extended a number of times and the new date has been shifted to June 30th, 2021 for all subscribers.

How to Check NIN Number: 

To check your NIN number, Simply Dial *346#, and press SEND/OK on your phone (N/B: this number must be the one you used during your NIN registration).

  • Enter “1” to choose NIN Retrieval Option
  • Enter “2” to choose the NIN Search option ( If you have lost your number, you will be required to input some of your registration details.) Once you have retrieved it, congratulations.

How to Link NIN Number on MTN, Airtel, 9mobile, and Glo

To link your NIN to the afore-mentioned service providers;

How to Link NIN to MTN:

To link NIN to your MTN sim, kindly follow the steps below;
Step I
You can link NIN to your MTN sim through MTN’s online registration portal via
Step II
You can link NIN to your MTN sim through USSD code: Simply dial *785# or through myMTNApp, you can get the app either on Google Play for Android users or on Apple Store for iOS users.
Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address. Submit the form as soon as you’re done and wait for feedback from the network.


How to Link NIN to AIRTEL:

To link NIN to your airtel line, kindly follow either of the simple steps below;
Step I
Kindly visit airtel’s online registration link via

Step II
Simply dial *121*1# on your Airtel line to submit your NIN
Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and press SEND/OK.
Enter your 11-digit NIN and press SEND/OK.
Wait for the message confirming your submission.
If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.

How to Link NIN to 9MOBILE:

To link NIN to your 9MOBILE, kindly follow either of the simple steps below;

Step I
To link NIN to your 9mobile line, simply dial *200*8# and follow the message prompts to submit your details


Step II
To link NIN to your 9mobile kindly visit and follow the steps below
I. Click on ‘Verify and Link your NIN now’
II. Fill in the required information and submit

How to Link NIN to Glo:

To link NIN to your Glo line, kindly follow either of the steps below;

Step I.
Visit the Glo online registration portal via to fill in your information and link.

Step II.
Simply dial *109*yourNIN# (e.g *109*54673645287#) and follow the prompts to submit your details

Step III
The last option is to submit your NIN By SMS. Simply text your 11-digits NIN number to 109 (e.g 54673645287 to 109) and wait for a reply.

Read also: How to check Glo balance 

We believe this article serves as the answer to the question of how to check NIN number, if there’s any other thing you wish to inquire about the National Identification Number (NIN), kindly let us know in the comment section, we are on standby to give you every information you need.

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