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    How to apply for National Identity Number(NIN)





    As we all know Jamb has ordered all intending jambites to register for NIN
    Pls read : Jamb tell students to register for NIN
    So I know you might be confused right now...how do I even register for this NIN stuff.
    Do not worry Ace got you covered

    How to Apply for National Identity Number (NIN)


    What is  NIN?

    The National Identification Number (NIN) consists of 11 non- intelligible numbers randomly chosen and assigned to an individual after the completion of enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB). 

    Once a NIN is assigned to an individual, it can never be reassigned, given or used by another person – that makes it unique in nature.

    In the case of the demise of an individual, his/her NIN is retired once a death certificate is presented to the Commission and the individual’s death is established.

    The NIN is used to tie all records about an individual in the database and is also used to establish or verify his/her identity.

    All citizens and legal residents in Nigeria, from age zero (birth) and above are eligible to enrol for their NINs.


    How do I enrol for NIN?

    NIN Enrolment consists of the recording of an individual’s demographic data and capture of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial picture and digital signature, which are all used to cross-check existing data in the National Identity Database to confirm that there is no previous entry of the same data.

    It is very important that you apply on the NIMC Pre Enrolment Portal and follow the process as defined for applying for National Identification Number.

    Please note that applicants in requirement of assistance with Enrolment Form have an option to visit the Enrolment Centre where they will be assisted by a Support Officer in correctly filling the Enrolment Form with the required information.

    Supporting Documents

    Walk into the nearest NIMC Enrolment Centre with your BVN if you have one and any of the following required Original and Valid supporting documents:

    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

    Step 1:

    Fill up the pre-enrolment form online, download and print Pre Enrolment Slip

    Fill the NIMC Pre Enrolment online form by visiting Pre Enrolment Portal
    All the mandatory fields need to be completely filled with correct information.
    Download and print your Pre Enrolment Slip

    Step 2:

    Submit Your Application

    Walk into the nearest NIMC Registration Centre with any one of the following Original and Valid supporting documents.
    At Enrolment Center you will be directed to a counter where our Enrolment Officer will verify the presence and compliance of all details of your application.
    If your application is in order, Enrolment officer will guide you to proceed with the capture of biometrics (ten finger prints and facial image) and you will collect the Transaction ID Slip as an evidence of the transaction.
    Note :
    Applicants who cannot read nor write should be accompanied by a literate individual who can do the form filling for him/her.
    Minor applicants should be accompanied by parents / guardians can do the form filling for them.
    Minor applicants should only bring original and valid birth certificate and NIN slip of one of the Nigerian Parent / Guardian.

    Step 3:

    NIN issuance

    The normal time frame for issuance of National Identification Number (NIN) Slip is 2 to 3 working days from the time the biometric details are captured at enrolment centers.
    The issuance of NIN may take longer in certain cases due to validation of details at NIMC. VFS has no role to play to expedite for such cases.

    The Transaction ID Slip is required to be stored carefully by applicant as it is required to be presented at the time of collection of NIN Slip indicating completion of enrolment.

    Lol if you asked me I'm gon' tell you Jamb is really kinda crazy for bringing this is up! No be me talk am o . Lol

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