December 06, 2016

How To Register For Your National Identification Number (NIN) And Card In Nigeria

An optional national identity number is the Social Security number (SSN), a nine-digit number issued to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary (working) residents. Its purpose was to identify individuals for the purposes of Social Security, but it is now also used to track individuals for taxation purposes.

First it is essential to recognize the location(s) of the NIMC setup centers for your present or based location. The National Identity Management Commission has a made an easy procedure that enables you start your NIN enrollment even at
home with less stress.

Below are some steps on how to register for your national identification number (nin) and card just follow the steps carefully :

Step 1 : Visit NIMC’s homesite on the “register from home picture”. Or visit you will be welcomed to the National Identification Number (NIN) pre registration portal.

Step 2 : Then Create your National Identification Number (NIN) enrollment
profile on the pre-registration portal

Step 3 : Sign into the National Identification Number (NIN) pre-registration portal and fill in biodata and make sure it is in capital letter.

Step 4 : Now Print out the pre registration slip gotten from

Next is for you to take your completed pre-registration print out (barcode) together with any of the following original form of identification; just one will be OK, a driver’s license or your old
national identity card or your voter’s card or a current school, NYSC, work ID card or your LGA identification or your birth certificate or a tax clearance document or insurance cover document.
Tip : Use only one of this document above.

Step 5 : At the enrollment Centre, the enrollment officer scans barcode to pull up the applicant data.

Step 6 : Now a Staff will verifie your data and your photograph, finger
print captured.

Step 7 : Now finally supporting documents scanned e.g birth certificate or state of origin

Step 8 : Enrollment is acknowledged and a slip is generated and given
indicating completion of enrollment.
You will be asked to wait and collect your 2 temporal national
identity slips.

Normally when you are issued with the 2 slips, your original national identity card should be due for collection in the next 2 months.

But as situations might have it, you might not receive it within that 2 months period but have to wait further for more months for your card to be due for collection.

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