NIN stands for National Identity Number. It is a unique number assigned to Nigerian that registered for National ID Card. In this article, we will show you the USSD code to check your NIN with your mobile phone.
Due to advent in technology, it is now easy to retrieve your NIN any time after it has been lost or forgotten by dialing a short code on your phone.
Since the plastic National ID Card itself takes a lot of time (many years) to be ready for collection after registration, NIN has become a means of validation for Nigerians who are 18 years or above.
So, if you have registered for National ID with NIMC (National Identity Management Commission), dial *346# on your mobile phone to check your NIN.
Once you dial the code, your NIN will be automatically processed and displayed on your mobile phone screen.
Note the following:
- You can dial the short code on any mobile phone (even Nokia 3310).
- This attract a service charge of twenty Naira (N20). So, for this to work you must have Airtime credit on your SIM
- The SIM card on the phone should be the same number used for National ID Card registration.
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