NIN Registration and Link Your NIN to MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile – UPDATED

How to Register and Link Your NIN
How to Register and Link Your NIN

The National Identity Management Commission issues the Nigerian National Identification Number (NIN), which is a unique identification number (NIMC). Every Nigerian is expected to be enrolled and issued a NIN for the purpose of all-around identification. This number has recently, and possibly in the near future, been linked to all individual activities, including banking transactions.

We have outlined practical methods for retrieving and linking your National Identification Number (NIN) via the USSD code on major network operators or other online platforms in this post.

The Federal Government had previously issued an ultimatum to telecommunication operators through the Nigerian Communications Commission ) (NCC) to block all unregistered SIM cards, which was eventually followed by the major operators. To avoid disconnection and keep your line operational, ensure that you have followed the procedures for connecting your line to your National Identification Number (NIN).

Registration for a National Identification Number.

It is critical for those who have yet to enroll in the NIMC’s NIN to do so in order to have their line linked. To become registered;

  • For enrolment forms and guidelines, go to the online pre-enrolment portal.
  • You can get the NIMC registration form by clicking on this link or.
  • Simply walk into any NIMC enrolment center across the country.
  • Other licensed agents can help you register (ask around your neighborhood).

Please keep in mind, that only one registration is required to receive both the NIMC card and the NIN. However, the 11-digit National Identification Number (NIN) is not the same as the physical National e-ID Card. Without the e-ID card, the NIN can be used to verify digital identity.

Enrollment Centers for NIMC

There are designated centers throughout the country and in foreign countries where you can easily register and enroll for NIN. To locate NIMC enrolment Centers near you, go to the NIMC website and select your state or Diaspora location for a comprehensive list of centers throughout the country.

NIN Registration Requirements

To enroll as an adult, go to your nearest NIMC Enrolment Centre with your BVN and any of the following Original and Valid supporting documents:

  • Old National ID Card
  • Driver’s License
  • Voter’s card (Temporary or Permanent)
  • Nigerian International passport
  • Certificate of Origin
  • A letter of attestation from a prominent ruler in your community
  • Birth certificate
  • Age declaration
  • Attestation letter from religious/traditional leader
  • NHIS ID card
  • Government staff ID card
  • Staff ID card for a registered/recognized private organization.
  • School ID Card (private/public)
  • Tax Clearance certificate
  • Genuine immigration documents

How to Get Your NIN Number Via USSD

Follow these simple steps to find your NIN number:

  • Dial *346# from any phone on any network.
  • To select NIN Retrieval Option, enter ‘1’. (if the phone number you are dialing from was used during your NIN registration).
  • Enter ‘2’ to select the NIN Search option (if you have lost your number; you will be required to input some of your registration details)
  • Congratulations on your recovery.
  • The next step is to connect your NIN to your line; procedures vary depending on the operator.

MTN customers can connect their NIN to their line in one of three ways.

  • Online registration is available at NIN Information Center (
  • Dial *785# for USSD code or
  • Download myMTNApp from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
  • Enter your name, phone number, NIN, and email address into the NIN linking form.
  • As soon as you’re done, submit.
  • Wait for feedback from MTN network.

Airtel customers have two options for linking their NIN;

  • Option 1:Go to and click on the online registration link.
  • Option 2: On your Airtel line, dial *121*1# to submit your NIN
  1. Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.
  2. Send after entering your 11-digit NIN.
  3. Wait for the confirmation message to arrive.
  4. If you receive an error, simply wait a few moments and try again.

There are also two options for connecting NIN to your 9mobile line;

  • Option 1: To submit your information, dial *200*8# and follow the prompts.
  • Option 2: is to go to  to submit online
  1. Select ‘Verify and Link your NIN Now.
  2. Fill out the necessary information and submit it.

To connect NIN to your Glo line, you can do one of two things:

  • Fill out your information and link on the online registration portal at Or.
  • To submit your information, dial *109*your NIN# (for example, *109*90123456789#) and follow the prompts. Or.
  • Text your 11-digit NIN number to 109 (e.g., 90123456789 to 109) and wait for a response.

NIN Retrieval without a Phone Number.

If you have lost your phone number (which you used during NIN enrollment) and the temporary NIMC slip, try the following steps to retrieve your NIN.

  • Dial the general retrieval code (*346#) and enter your current phone number associated with your BVN.
  • Try using the NIMC Mobile app, you can download from the NIMC website or the Google Play store.
  • To print your NIN slip with the QR code and view your mobile, go to
  • If none of the above work, go to any NIMC office near you to speak with an official who can assist you.

Additional Information

  • Please keep in mind that the USSD code *346# is the general NIN retrieval code for all networks. If you are unable to connect your NIN using the methods described on this page, then.
  • To submit/link your NIN, simply go to the nearest office of your service provider.
  • Bring your NIN and SIM card.
  • Alternatively, contact your service provider’s customer service.

What is NIN

The National Identification Number (NIN) is a unique identification number issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in some countries. It is used to uniquely identify individuals.

Why is NIN important?

NIN is important for various services, including government and private sector activities such as voter registration, SIM card registration, and financial transactions.

How can I register for NIN?

To register for NIN, you usually need to visit the designated enrollment centers set up by the relevant government agency (e.g., NIMC). You may be required to provide certain documents and biometric information during the registration process.

What documents are needed for NIN registration?

Common documents required for NIN registration include a valid means of identification (e.g., passport, driver’s license), proof of address, and other supporting documents.

Is NIN registration mandatory?

In many countries, NIN registration is mandatory, and citizens are required to obtain their NIN for various official purposes.

Yes, in some cases, you may need to link your NIN to other services such as mobile phone numbers (SIM card registration), bank accounts, and other government services.

What should I do if I’ve lost my NIN?

If you’ve lost your NIN, you may need to contact the relevant authorities (e.g., NIMC) for assistance. They can guide you on the steps to take for obtaining a replacement.

Linking your NIN to your mobile number is often a regulatory requirement imposed by the government. It helps in ensuring the authenticity of mobile subscribers and aids in security measures.

Visit the nearest office or store of your mobile network operator or follow the instructions provided by the operator through SMS or on their official website. Usually, you will need to fill out a form, provide your NIN, and possibly show some form of identification.

What documents are required for linking NIN to my mobile number?

Commonly required documents include your National Identification Number (NIN), a valid means of identification (e.g., passport, driver’s license), and sometimes a passport-sized photograph. Check with your specific mobile network operator for their requirements.

Is there a deadline for linking NIN to my mobile number?

Governments may set deadlines for linking NIN to mobile numbers. It’s crucial to adhere to these deadlines to avoid any disruptions in your mobile services.

Yes, you can link your NIN to multiple mobile numbers, even if they are from different operators. Follow the respective procedures for each operator.

Failure to link your NIN to your mobile number within the specified deadline may result in the suspension or deactivation of your mobile services.

Many mobile operators provide online platforms for NIN linking. Check the official website of your mobile network operator for details on online registration

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