How to Check NIN

Has your NIN slip been lost? Or perhaps you need your 11-digit NIN code but do not know how to check your NIN or have access to your NIN slip? If you are in any of these circumstances, do not panic. We have some wonderful news.

how to check nin

You can use your mobile phone to get the National Identification Number (NIN). You can obtain your NIN anytime with a registered SIM card and the proper USSD code.

Every person in Nigeria is given a unique 11-digit national identification number or NIN. This code verifies your status as a citizen or resident of Nigeria.

NIN is a must for every Nigerian citizen. If you have this number, can you remember the digits? Since this is a new identification system, chances are you won’t remember the numbers. But here is how to check your NIN on different mobile networks.

How to Verify NIN Online

To verify your NIN online in Nigeria, follow these steps:

  • Visit the NIMC website.
  • Click on the “Check NIN” button.
  • Enter your 11-digit NIN number.
  • Enter your surname.
  • Enter your first name.
  • Enter the last four digits of your phone number linked to your NIN.
  • Solve the Captcha.
  • Click on the “Check NIN” button.
  • Note: The online NIN verification service may not always be available.

How to Check NIN on the Phone

You can now check your National Identity Number (NIN) on your mobile phone if you signed up for the national ID card scheme and lost it.

How to Check NIN or Retrieve NIN via USSD

To check your National Identification Number (NIN) on your phone, you can follow these steps: However, there is a charge of N20 for this service.

  • Dial *346# on your mobile phone.
  • Select the “NIN Retrieval” option.
  • Enter your name and date of birth.
  • Your NIN should be displayed on the screen.

Note: This service is available for Nigerian citizens and may require a valid SIM card registered in Nigeria. Also, this service is available for all Nigerian mobile networks.

How to Know if Your NIN Card Is Ready

To check the status of your NIN (National Identification Number) card, you can follow these steps:

Note: You may also check the status of your NIN card by calling the NIMC customer care line at +234 708 062 7000 or sending an SMS with your NIN to the NIMC short code “55019”.

How to Link Your NIN to Your Line

  • How to link NIN to MTN
  • How to link NIN to Glo
  • How to link NIN to Airtel
  • How to link NIN to 9mobile


NIN checking is a simple process that can be done online. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily check your NIN status.

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Does NIN Have an Expiry Date?

There is no expiry date on the National Identification Number (NIN).

How do I find out if my NIN number is linked?

You can learn more about this by dialing the USSD code provided by your subscriber.

Is NIN the same as a national ID card?

No. Each of them is unique. A national identity card is a physical form of identification, while a NIN is its digital counterpart.

How do I get my original NIN card?

You will receive an SMS when it is ready.

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