How to Enroll For NIN? It has been made known to the general public that all Nigerians must have a National Identification Number (NIN). It’s compulsory for all Nigerian citizens to get their National Identification Number.

How to Enroll for NIN

There are so many people who still have not a NIN number or ID card. Some are out there looking for how they can register for a NIN number but due to the population of people out there doing theirs, it is really difficult.

The national identification number matches with your biometric data and other information about you in the NIMC database during your enrolment. There are three ways you can process your National Identification Number.

  • Mobile Service.
  • Self-service.
  • Assisted Service.

What is NIN

National Identification Number (NIN) is your national identity. It is a unique set of eleven digits numbers that identify you by the Federal government of Nigeria. This number is issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) after your enrolment is successful.

NIN works while processing every kind of transaction that involves you submitting identity verification in Nigeria. You can use NIN for the following transaction as follow;

  • Processing and obtaining your traveling documents, such as your International Passport.
  • Processing your National ID registration.
  • Tax payment.
  • Processing Health Insurance Scheme.
  • When applying for driver’s licenses.
  • Processing a personal bank account.
  • Processing your permanent voters’ card.
  • Accessing services from the Nigerian government.
  • And many other related transactions that have been listed in the Federal Government Gazette by the NIMC.

Eligible Age for the National Identification Number

The age for the NIN is sixteen and above are to register for the National Identification Number. It is a must for every legal citizen and resident of Nigeria to enroll for the National identification number. Nigerians below the age of sixteen cannot enroll for the National Identification Number.

Mobile Service

There are mobile enrolment stations available in certain neighborhoods. You can visit any of the mobile enrolment stations to enroll in your National Identification Number. At the mobile station, you can pick an enrolment form and follow all the procedures listed in the form. Your enrolment is complete after the form is processed by the Enrolment Officer at the mobile station and your biometric data has been taken.


For self-service, you can walk into an enrolment center and pick up an enrolment form. Fill in the form and provide all required demographic information after you have finished filling the form submit your completed form to the Enrolment Officer who will collect your form and impute the details you have provided on your form into their system.

You will have to confirm and verify the data entered into their system. Your Headshot photograph, fingerprints, and signature will be captured. The Enrolment Officer will collect and scan your supporting documents.

After your enrolment, the officer will generate and give you two slips; a transaction slip and NIN slip indicating the completion of your enrolment.

Assisted service

For Assisted service, you fill your enrolment form with the help of a Support Officer. The Support Officer will guide you on how to fill the enrolment form correctly.

What are the Documents Needed for Your Enrolment?

There are some documents you need to take along with you as proof of your identity to enroll in your National Identification Number:

  • Your Birth Certificate or Age Declaration.
  • Your Valid Driver’s License.
  • Permanent Voters Card (PVC).
  • Your International Passport.
  • Government Staff Identification Card.
  • Certificate of State of Origin or Local Government Certificate.
  • Any other valid identification document accepted by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

NOTE: You can only enroll for NIN only once. The NIN cannot be issued to another person once it has been issued to you. This helps the Federal Government of Nigeria to keep all your records in their database and identify you. Remember that Enrolment for the NIN is Free. People asking you for money for enrolment are fraudsters and should be reported.


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