NIN retrieval: How to check NIN on Phone

Nigeria's National ID card.
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By Franklin Izuchukwu

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has published a practical way on how to check your NIN using your phone via a USSD code. NIN stands for National Identification Number.

Clacified will provide you with a simple guide on how to check your NIN using a mobile phone.

You can retrieve your NIN by following the process we laid down in this article.

The Nigerian Communications Commission earlier issued a two-week ultimatum to telecommunication operators to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers, as earlier reported by Clacified.

The importance of the National Identification Number NIN cannot be overemphasized as the Federal Government has also directed the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) that subsequent driver's licence must be processed using NIN.

To check your NIN on a mobile phone may not be totally free of charge. Your network provider may charge you a small token to help your retrieve your NIN without going to any NIMC centre.

How to check your NIN on Phone using USSD code

If you have enrolled for the national ID card scheme, you can check your NIN by dialling the recommended USSD on the phone number associated with your NIN enrollment.

NIMC’s USSD service enables you to retrieve or check your NIN conveniently using your mobile phone.

You can Check your NIN on your phone by following the process below:

  1. Go to your phone dialer and dial *346#
  2. The prompt reply will display two options "reply with 1 for 'NIN retrieval' or 2 for 'Cancel' "
  3. Follow the steps displayed on your screen and provide the required inputs to retrieve your NIN

You can check your NIN by dialling the recommended USSD on your phone.

Ensure you have at least N20 airtime on your line and before dialling the code to check your NIN.

Clacified advises you either write or take a screenshot when the NIN is displayed on the screen as it will not be displayed more than once.

At the moment, the USSD code can be used on MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile to Check your NIN using mobile phone.

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