How to Check BVN on Phone

How to Check BVN on Phone – Do you want to check your BVN on your mobile device? Do you know the steps to follow? I bet you don’t. That’s why you are here, to find the steps to follow to check BVN on phone. In this guide, you’ll be learning how to check your BVN on your phone among many other things such as what BVN really is, its benefits, and how to enrol for one.Information Guide Nigeria

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What is BVN?

The Bank Verification Number, also commonly known as BVN is a biometric identification system that was implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in alliance with the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) to reduce or curb illegal or fraudulent transactions in Nigeria. The BVN is a modern security measure that’s in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria Act 1958 to reduce fraud in the Nigerian banking system.JAMB Form

The BVN system works by recording the facial photograph and fingerprints of the person, the BVN will be issued to. The BVN is an 11-digit number that’s unique to each individual—this goes to say that no two individuals can have the same BVN—but the same all bank or financial institutions for the same individual.

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Benefits of BVN

There are lots of benefits to enjoy when you enrol for your unique 11-digit BVN. In this section, we’ll be taking a look at some of the benefits:JAMB Result

  • BVN gives individuals a unique identity that can be verified across all the Nigerian banking and financial industry (its not peculiar to a single bank)
  • BVN protects your account from unauthorized access
  • BVN addresses issues of impersonation (identity theft), thus reducing the exposure to fraudHow to Retrieve NECO Examination Number
  • Reduce queue in banking halls—since the identity can be verified faster
  • Standardizes the efficiency of banking operations
  • Your BVN will be accepted as a valid means of identification across all Nigeria banks

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How to register for BVN

It’s important to note that you’ll not be able to check your BVN on your device if you haven’t already registered for one.Npower Recruitment

So if you are yet to register for your BVN, follow the steps outlined below:

  • Locate any commercial bank closest to you (preferably your bank branch) with a valid ID and fill out the BVN enrolment form
  • Once you are done filling out the form, your biometrics (which includes your photograph and fingerprints) will be capturedHow to Check NECO Result Without Token
  • After capturing, you’ll be issued a ticket ID. Once you have gotten to this point, you are done with the enrolment process
  • Finally, your BVN will be sent to your phone (or the number you used during the enrolment process) after a few days.

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Now, if you have already enrolled and received your BVN but you don’t have access to your diary where it’s written, you can quickly check it with your mobile device. To find out, continue reading.

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How to check BVN on phone

First of all, before you’ll be able to use your phone to check your BVN, you must ensure that the telecommunications provider (SIM) you want to use is the one linked to your BVN. Once you have that down, checking your BVN should be easy.Check BVN on Phone

To check your BVN on your phone, dial *565*0# and your 11-digit BVN will be displayed on your screen. You can now copy it out and save it for later.

Why do I have to copy it out when I can always check it with my phone? Great question. The answer is simple as well. You should copy it because the service isn’t free—you’ll be charged a service fee of NGN 20 each time you check your BVN via this method.

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If you want to avoid being charged every time you want to access your BVN then copy it and store it in a safe location that you can easily access.WAEC Result

There you go! That’s how to check your BVN on your phone.

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