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We have now laid out beneath, the least complex techniques accessible for any understudy to acquire his/her National Identification Number (NIN). The way things are, the enrollment for 2022 JAMB’s UTME might be workable for applicants that have enlisted and acquired their NINs. The significance of getting your NIN currently can’t be overemphasized, as it might prompt the failure of an understudy to follow through with specific significant responsibilities in schools or NYSC sooner rather than later, henceforth the need to acquire it now and unwind.

Considering this, we consider it significant to give all understudies, and to be sure planned UTME competitors with the rules to enroll and get their NIN before the 2022 UTME enlistment starts as the enlistment is relied upon to begin soon.


What is NIN?

NIN essentially implies National Identification Number. It comprises of 11 non-comprehensible numbers haphazardly picked and appointed to a person after the fulfillment of enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).

When a NIN is allocated to an individual, it can never be reassigned, given or involved by someone else – that makes it one of a kind in nature. On account of the end of an individual, his/her NIN is resigned once a demise declaration is introduced to the Commission and the singular’s passing is laid out.

The NIN is utilized to tie all records about a person in the data set and is additionally used to lay out or check his/her character. All residents and lawful inhabitants in Nigeria, from age zero (birth) or more are qualified to select for their NINs.

In the first place, Check assuming that you as of now have a NIN

The initial step before you continue to enroll to get your NIN is to check in the event that you as of now have one. To know this, with the telephone used to enlist for the NIN, Dial *346# on your telephone to recover your NIN. When your NIN is shown, you can either screen capture it, or note it down some place. If it’s not too much trouble, note that you’re not to share your NIN data on any web-based media stage. You can anyway share it when mentioned by confided in establishments. Getting your NIN by coming up short *346# is absolutely FREE OF CHARGE on every one of the Nigerian Mobile Networks including MTN, AIRTEL, GLO and 9mobile.

NIN Registration Process: If you don’t as of now have

Supporting Documents

Stroll into the closest NIMC Enrolment Center with your BVN assuming you have one and any of the accompanying required Original and Valid supporting archives:

Old National ID Card
Driver’s License
Elector’s card (Temporary or Permanent)
Nigerian International identification
Testament of Origin
Verification letter from a noticeable ruler locally
Birth testament
Announcement old enough
Verification letter from strict/conventional pioneer
NHIS ID card
Government staff ID card
Enlisted/perceived private association staff ID card
School ID Card (private/public)
Charge Clearance endorsement
Substantial migration records
Enrollment at an Enrolment Center:

The entire course of enrollment can be completed at an enrolment community. Because of COVID-19 limitations, you will be expected to book a timetable for your enrolment. Nonetheless, to restrict how much time you will spend at the enrolment community, you can download, print and complete the enrolment structure at (, then, at that point, continue to an enrolment place to finish the remainder of the enrollment steps.


Candidates are to stroll into the enrolment Center with a supporting record.
Candidate will be checked to determine on the off chance that he/she has at any point selected utilizing the NIN confirmation gateway.
Candidate will be given an enrolment structure to fill if he/she has not enlisted previously. Or on the other hand the printed Barcode slip (for the individuals who applied on the web) will be gathered in the event that the candidate had pre-enlisted prior utilizing the pre-enrolment administration.
Candidate’s structures will be reviewed by a NIMC Official to crosscheck the data filled on the structure against the supporting record gave and to check to blunders/botch filled on the structure. Note: candidates who can’t peruse nor compose ought to be joined by a proficient person who can do the structure filling for him/her.
Candidate’s pre-filled data will be inputted on the NIMC Software by a NIMC enrolment official or the Barcode slip will be filtered by the NIMC enrolment official to populate all the necessary field.
The enrolment official will request that the candidate twofold actually look at his/her data for mistakes utilizing the candidate screen.
Assuming the candidate is happy with his/her segment data, the biometrics (ten fingerprints and facial picture) of the candidate will be catch consequently.
Subsequent to finishing the enrolment, a Transaction ID Slip will be given to the candidate as a proof of the exchange. Nonetheless, the Transaction slip doesn’t present the right to National Identification Number. The candidate will be mentioned to return for the NIN inside 1-5 working days, as it is exposed to accessibility of organization, confirmation and check.
A National Identification Number (NIN) Slip is given to the candidates subsequent to handling.
The National e-ID Card will be Issued to candidate inside 12months after Issuance of NIN excepting any unexpected conditions.

Administration Fee: ENROLMENT IS FREE

Accessibility: Monday – Friday (9a.m. to 1p.m.)

Note :

Minor candidates (0-15 years old) ought to be joined by guardians/watchmen and can do the structure filling for them.
Minor candidates ought to just bring unique and substantial birth declaration and NIN slip of one of the Nigerian Parent/Guardian.
The National e-ID Card won’t be given to minors until they become 16 years old or more.
On account of a minor, after fulfillment of enlistment, an instant message will naturally be shipped off the Applicant, Parent or watchman to come for update when they become 16 years old.

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By Al-Hassan

Hassan is a software developer, Internet Researcher and a Tech Ambassador. You can follow me onTwitter

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