To link your National Identification Number (NIN) with your SIM registration data, please submit your NIN and phone number below.
Note that NINs submitted here will be received as unverified, pending validation against the NIMC database. This means you may be required to re-validate this information in person, in the future. Thank you!
Completing this form grants your permission for us to use your data as intended.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is NIN?
A: The National Identification Number (NIN) is the unique number which identifies you as a Nigerian and is issued to you upon enrollment by NIMC (The National Identity Management Commission). It is used to match your biometric data and other details in the National Identity Database during verification and authentication.
Q: What is the importance of this NIN number?
A: The NIN is used to tie all records about an individual into the National Identity Database and is also used as a valid means of establishing or verifying individual identity
Q: How do I register for NIN?
A: You can register in any NIMC ECRs (Enrollment Centres) close to you. Kindly visit https://www.nimc.gov.ng/enrolcen.html for a list of all enrollment centers nationwide.
Q: How do I confirm my NIN number?
A: You can check your NIN Slip, it has your 11 Digit Number at the top left corner, on the second row. You can also dial *346# and press 1 to retrieve your NIN.
Q: I have a NIN. What next should I do?
A: Please provide us with your NIN, for further validation with NIMC. You can do this easily in one of these 4 ways:
After your NIN has been submitted, we will begin the process of verification with the NIMC. If your NIN is verified, we will link it to your MTN SIM registration, and you may not need to do anything further. If it is not possible to verify the NIN you have submitted, then you may need to visit an enrolment Centre, in person.
We shall provide further information on the status of your NIN verification once received from NIMC.
Q: I can see my NIN on my phone after dialing *346#, will my line still be blocked?
A: Your line will only be blocked if you do not link your retrieved NIN with your registered MTN number. Once you confirm your NIN by dialing *346#, Dial *785*Your 11 digit NIN# from the phone number you wish to link. You can also download MyMTN App and follow the NIN banner to submit your NIN details in the app. Kindly note that the NIN you submit to us is subject to further verification by NIMC.
All Customers are obligated to submit their NIN to their service provider; once the NIN you have submitted has been verified successfully with NIMC, your verified NIN will be linked with your SIM registration.
According to the NCC directive, the numbers of customers who are yet to register for NIN will be disconnected if not linked to a NIN by the 9th of February 2021.
Q: I understand that the Federal government has extended the deadline for NIN enrolment and update?
Yes, the government has given 6 weeks extension for subscribers who are yet to obtain and update their NIN, from 30th December 2020 to 9th February 2021)
Q: Can I do the NIN registration in any MTN office?
Not yet. NIN enrolment can be done at a NIMC enrolment center. Kindly visit https://www.nimc.gov.ng/enrolcen.html for the list of enrolment centers. Also, check MTN website for any updates
Q: I registered my SIM with National ID card and my NIN is on the national ID. Do I still need to link my number?
Yes, you need to link your NIN with your number. Please dial *785*Your 11 digit NIN# from the phone number you wish to link. You can also download MyMTN App and follow the NIN banner to submit your NIN details in the app. Kindly note that the NIN you submit to us is subject to further verification by NIMC.
Q: How do I link my data SIM with my NIN? Do I need to remove the SIM, insert it to another phone then dial *785#?
A: Yes, kindly remove the SIM from your device and insert to a mobile phone. Then dial *785# to submit your NIN details.
Option 1: Updating NIN details using the MTN NIN link
Retrieving your OTP from your HyNetflex device
Retrieving your OTP from your MiFi device
Q: Will I be charged for checking my registration status on *346#
A: No, *346# is a free service
Q: I got an error when I dialed *346#, does it work on all networks?
A: Yes, the USSD code works for all networks. However, if you have registered for a NIN and you keep getting an error message, please dial your service provider help line. If you are yet to register for NIN please visit any NIMC ECRs (Enrollment Centres) close to you to enroll or visit https://www.nimc.gov.ng/enrolcen.html for the list of all enrollment centers nationwide.
Q: I have lost my NIN slip, how can I obtain another one?
A: Sorry about the loss of your NIN slip, kindly visit any bank around you, pay a token of N500 through REMITA, provide your REMITA Teller to any ERC near you and request for a NIN slip print.
Q: Will my line be blocked if my NIN is not captured?
A: According to the NCC directive, customers yet to register for NIN will be disconnected if not registered and linked by the 9th of February 2021.
Q: How will I know if my number is already updated with my NIN?
A: Once you have submitted your NIN, MTN will send a confirmation message of the status of your submission
Q: My SIM was registered with my Voter’s card, and not National ID card. Am I going to be affected?
A: This directive is to all citizens of Nigeria who are telecoms subscribers. Your NIN must be paired with your SIM Registration details.
You can register at any NIMC ECRs (Enrollment Centres) close to you. Kindly visit https://www.nimc.gov.ng/enrolcen.html for the list of all enrollment centers nationwide.
Q: How do I get notified when my NIN is ready after enrolment?
A: The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) will communicate this to you after your enrollment.
Q: Can I enroll NIN for my spouse?
A: No, you cannot. Everybody is to enroll for their NIN individually. It is a personal Identity Number.
Q: Will my bank account be blocked if my line is not linked to NIN?
A: No. Only SIM cards/phone lines that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN) will be blocked.
Q: How can my relatives abroad get NIN?
A: Please click is www.nimc.gov.ng/diasporafor details of diaspora enrollment centres
Q: I am a foreigner that works in Nigeria and I do not have resident permit, how do I get my NIN
Legal residents in Nigeria can obtain NIN.
Q: I am a foreigner and I have a work permit I don’t have NIN but I have an MTN SIM. What do I do?
Foreign nationals who are legal residents in Nigeria are can enroll for You can register at any NIMC ECRs (Enrollment Centres) close to you. Kindly visit https://nimc.gov.ng/nimc-enrolment-centres/ for the list of all enrollment centers nationwide.
Q: What is the procedure if the line is registered with an organization’s name?
Please contact the Corporate account Officer for more information