How to enroll for NIN
You don’t have to stress yourself in knowing how you can enroll for NIN.
Generally, people find it difficult to go enroll for their National Identity Number (NIN) probably because they’re busy and think that applying for this NIN will cut their time.
But, do not worry because we spent time in breaking down this article to the fullest to the extent that anyone will be forced and convince to ho get his/her NIN today.
We’re glad to bring to you all that you need to know about National Identity Number (NIN) ensure to read this article till the end!
What is NIN?
NIN means National Identity Number, it’s a set of numbers assigned to an individual upon successful enrolment. 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.
Once this (de-duplication) process is completed the data is then stored with a unique NIN that was assigned to it. The NIN once issued to a person cannot be used again, (that is, it cannot be issued to another person even if the previous person is dead). It is the NIN that helps to tie all records about a person in the database and is used to check the identity verified.
Things to know about NIN
- The National Identification Number (NIN) consists of 11 non- intelligible numbers randomly chosen and assigned to an individual at 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.
Many often as this question which is “what’s the age for National ID?”. People get confused on the exact age for one to go get enrolled via having a National Identity Number (NIN).
All citizens and legal residents of Nigeria, from the age of zero (birth) and above are 100% eligible for having a National Identity Number (NIN)
Why you do I need NIN?
The National Identity Number (NIN) is very necessary for any citizen and legal residents of Nigeria to have it. NIN it’s what identifies you as a citizen of Nigeria.
Generally, we all have phone numbers and they’re all different. These phone numbers are different and identifies a particular person so is NIN because they’re all different and identifies every citizen individually.
This National Identification Number (NIN) is the unique number that identifies you as a citizen of Nigeria and is issued to you by NIMC after you enroll.
Your National Identity Number (NIN) is used to suit you together along with your biometric statistics and different info in the National Identity Database throughout verification and authentication.
Important of NIN?
The National Identity Number (NIN) is very important to every Nigeria citizen today because it is set to be used for all transactions requiring verification. The NIN is used for the following:
- Obtaining your National e-ID card
- Travel (international passport application & acquisition)
- Opening personal bank accounts
- Getting your driver’s license
- Obtaining your Permanent Voters’ Card
- Participating in the National Health Insurance Scheme
- payment of your taxes
- Transactions related to your contributory pension scheme
- Access to welfare and other relevant services from the Nigerian Government
- Transactions with social security implications
- Land transactions subject to the Land Use Act
- Any other transactions NIMC may so prescribe and list in the Federal Government Gazette
NIMC is engaged in harmonization and integration of data with diverse groups across Nigeria who address the diverse offerings above to make certain easy coordination of activities.
How to enroll for NIN?
NIN Enrolment includes the recording of an individual’s demographic data and capture of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial photograph and digital signature, that are all used to cross-check present facts in the National Identity Database to affirm that there’s no previous access of the identical facts.
It is vital that you apply at the NIMC Pre Enrolment Portal and observe the procedure as described for making use of for National Identification Number.
Candidates in requirement of help with Enrolment Form can go to the Enrolment Centre wherein a Support Officer will help them in successfully filling the Enrolment Form with the specified information.
Quickly go to the nearest NIMC Enrolment Centre with your BVN if you have one and any of the following required Original and Valid
- 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
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
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, the Enrolment officer will guide you to proceed with the capture of biometrics (ten fingerprints and facial image). You will collect the Transaction ID Slip as evidence of the transaction.
- 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 who can do the form filling for them.
- Minor applicants should only bring an original and valid birth certificate and NIN slip of one of the Nigerian Parent / Guardian.
- The normal time frame for issuance of the National Identification Number (NIN) Slip is 2 to 3 working days from when the biometric details are captured at enrolment centres.
- The issuance of NIN may take longer in certain cases due to the 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 the applicant as it is required to be presented at the time of collection of NIN Slip indicating completion of enrolment.
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