How to check NIN number on MTN, GLO, 9mobile and Airtel. Over the last few years, the federal government of Nigeria has made it compulsory for all Nigerian citizens to have a NIN, it has become one of the most valuable documents you will ever have in the country.
Those who have the documents sometimes face difficulty as to how to check NIN numbers on their MTN, GLO, and Airtel lines.
In this article we will show you how to check your NIN number on any of the lines you are using, we will equally answer some of the most frequently asked questions, and we will discuss how to register your NIN and why it is important. Stay tuned.
Overview of the NIN in Nigeria
The federal government of Nigeria has been urging its citizens to register for the NIN, it is to be used as a valid means of identification, which most of the citizens refused to do.
Following the directives by the federal government to make it compulsory and all who don’t have their NIN cannot do any important bank transactions, people began to register for this important document.
In every country of the world, there is usually a means of identification of its citizens, saved in the data bank of the country, and Nigeria is not an exception.
The NIN became so important to the point that you cannot register for any important exam such as WAEC, NECO, and jamb without it.
You cannot open a bank account without it, you cannot make phone calls without linking your NIN to your mobile phone, this is why almost everyone in the country decided to have their NIN.
Having a NIN has become a non-negotiable required document for every citizen of Nigeria and even those from other countries living in the country.
The NIN is an 11-digit code, because the code is long, chances are that most people will forget it easily, especially when it’s needed to make any meaningful transactions or register for any meaningful thing.
The service providers know this, they have to come up with a way to check your NIN number on your device, without having to go back to the board, and this system put in place by the federal government works anytime and every time. You just need to have sufficient airtime on your phone.
Requirements For Checking Your NIN
To be able to check your NIN on any of the networks in Nigeria, you need to follow these simple steps above. Make sure you follow through as it is written in this article, as omitting any requirements will prevent you from accessing your NIN.
- First, you must make sure you have enough airtime on your mobile phone to be able to check your NIN.
- The second thing you have to do is to make sure that your NIN is linked to your active phone number. This is one of the most important requirements, if your NIN is not linked to your active mobile number, you cannot be able to check your NIN using that number.
How to check your NIN on MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9mobile
To check your NIN, you need to dial the following USSD code, *346#. On your mobile phone, an option will be displayed to you on which you need to choose option 1 which is to retrieve NIN, you will be asked to input some required and important information to be able to retrieve it.
After supplying the information, your NIN will be displayed, one of the things you need to note is that this will only work if your active phone number is linked to your NIN, if it is not, then this process becomes in vain.
Before this process will work, you need to have a minimum of #20 airtime on your phone, it must be airtime, not a bonus for it to go, the 20# will be deducted from you before your NIN will be displayed on your phone screen.
Furthermore, this works irrespective of the network service providers you’re using, just dail the code on your registered sim and follow through the process, and your NIN will be displayed on your phone screen.
How To Link Your Phone Number To Your NIN
This is one of the most important things you need to do immediately after your NIN enrollment.
Without linking your NIN to your phone number after the time given by the network providers, your line will be barred. The linking of your NIN is compulsory for all service providers which includes, MTN, Glo. Airtel, 9 mobile, and Help.
In this article section, we will discuss how you can link your NIN to any of your mobile numbers. Stay tuned, this will cover;
- How to link your NIN to your MTN
- How to link your NIN to your Glo
- How to link your NIN to your Airtel
- How to link your NIN to your 9mobile
How To Link Your NIN to your MTN line
For MTN users, the following steps below are how to link your NIN to your MTN number, it’s easy and stress-free
The first thing you need to do is to use the SIM you want to link your NIN to, dial *785#, then supply the needed information, or you can dial *785*NIN# and send.
Or you can send your national identification number to 775 as a text message, or you can even download the myMTN app login and supply your NIN directly.
If you’re living close to any MTN office or you can even visit the MTN official website and supply your MTN directly. These are how you can easily link your MTN line to your NIN, remember that if you don’t do this effectively, your MTN line will be barred after the stipulated time.
How to link your NIN to your Airtel Number
It is very easy to link your NIN to your Airtel Number, you can easily link your NIN to your Airtel phone number through the following methods;
All you need to do is to dial *121*1# on your mobile phone number and input the required information, then supply your NIN, click on the send button and your NIN will be linked to your device.
In addition, if you want to link your NIN to your Airtel, all you need to do is to visit the Airtel official website to register and connect them
How To Link Your NIN To Your Glo Number
If you’re a glo user, the process of linking your NIN to your Glo line is easy, these are some of the ways;
Use the sim you want to link your NIN to, dial *109#, you will be asked to provide your 11-digit NIN, type it in and click on send, a confirmation message will be sent to you if your NIN linking was successful.
Or you can simply dial *109*NIN# and it will be linked directly, alternatively, you can visit any of the glo websites and provide your NIN details and link it on the website. Lastly, you can send your NIN through a text message to 109.
How To Link Your NIN to your 9mobile Phone Number
You can easily link your NIN with your 9mobile phone number following any of the methods below;
Simply dial *996# on the 9mobile sim you want to register with and supply your NIN details, afterwards click on send, and a confirmation message will be sent back to you confirming that you’ve registered for your NIN. Or you can visit the 9mobile official website, submit your 11-digit NIN there and link it directly.
How To Link Your Phone Number to NIN using the official NIMC Mobile App
You can easily link any phone number to your NIN using the NIMC Mobile App. This app allows you to connect up to 6 different mobile numbers to your NIN at a time, to do this effectively and as fast as possible, follow through this method below;
- Go to your play store app, make sure you have a strong data connection, search for the NIMC Mobile App, and download, afterwards install the app and open it.
- Click on add mobile number icon on the phone and add the numbers you would like to link to your NIN.
- A one-time password will be sent to the number, this is to help verify the number after which your NIN will be linked to your phone.
How To Register For NIN online
There are various ways you can register for your NIN online, here we will be listing the easiest and most effective steps. Stay tuned. To register for your NIN online you need to do the following;
- First and foremost you need to visit the NIMCs official website.
- You will be required to submit all your basic information on the enrollment form.
- Afterward, you will be required to print out a summary sheet that contains a 2D barcode in it. This barcode is to help you complete your NIN registration process.
- After you’ve completed this process, the next thing you need to do is to take the sheet you’ve printed out to any registered NIMC enrollment center for them to capture your data and processing.
You need to know that you can only register for your NIN once in a lifetime, in any situation or occasion when the NIN is lost, you will have to retrieve it instead of registering for a new one.
We have come to the end of this article. We are confident that you can check your NIN on any of these networks. Feel free to ask your questions in the comments section. We shall respond swiftly.