How to Retrieve Your Nigerian National Identity Number (NIN) on Your Phone

It is possible that over the days you have been wondering How to Retrieve Your NIN on Your Phone. If you fall under the category of people who registered for the national ID card scheme and have forgotten your National Identity Number (NIN), you can actually check it on your mobile phone if you have your National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)’s USSD service.

How to Retrieve Your Nigerian National Identity Number (NIN) on Your Phone

How to Retrieve Your NIN Via USSD on Your Phone

You can retrieve your NIN via your mobile using USSD service by dialing *346#. For all Nigerian Mobile Networks which includes MTN, AIRTEL, GLO, and 9mobile, the NIN retrieval service is free. Now that you have retrieved your national ID card number you can go ahead to link your NIN to your phone number.

How to Know if your NIN Card is Ready

Visit the website of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) via this link  to check if your National Identity Number (NIN) card is ready. Navigate the site and click on the ‘e-ID Card Status Portal’ so that you can see if your card is ready and currently available at the activation centre. Then, input your first name and last name respectively and your NIMC check tracking ID then click on the ‘check now’ button.


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