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Is BVN Linked to NIN? – Everything You Need to Know

Is BVN Linked to NIN? 

Are you wondering if your BVN is linked to your National Identification Number (NIN)? Well, it’s Yes and No! The truth is, when the Bank Verification Number (BVN) was first introduced in 2014, they had NIN automatically assigned to them. In other words, you could say many Nigerians have NIN they don’t even know about.Information Guide Nigeria

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According to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), all NIN numbers created during BVN Registration (BVN-generated NIN) are to be harmonized with the NIMC-generated NIN. If your NIN number is BVN generated, then there are several operations you may not be able to perform using the NIN number.Is BVN Linked to NIN

How do I know if my NIN is BVN generated? How do I validate my BVN-generated NIN on NIMC? If these questions are currently bothering you, then this article will be of great help to you. Everything you need to know about NIN & BVN is contained in this post.JAMB form

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How to Check if Your NIN is BVN-Generated

Do you wish to check if your NIN number is BVN generated or not? Then what you need to do, is perform a simple test. To check if your NIN number is certified by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), dial the code *346# using the phone number linked to the NIN.How to Check NYSC State Code

If you get an error message, then it means that the NIN number isn’t validated by the commission. If your NIN isn’t validated by the National Identity Management Commission, then you need to get it validated immediately. Don’t know how? Don’t worry, I’ll teach you how to in this article.How to Check NYSC State of Deployment

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What is the Difference Between NIMC-generated NIN & BVN-generated NIN

According to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), there are two types of NINs namely; the NIMC-generated NIN and the BVN-generated NIN.Npower recruitment

The NIMC-generated NIN is the unique 11-digit number issued to you by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) after successful enrollment. The NIN slip issued will be required during the issuance of the national ID card at a later date.

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Whereas, the BVN-generated NINs are identity numbers generated for you during your BVN registration a few years ago. While generating your BVN number, your financial institution automatically creates an identification number (NIN) to complete the procedure. However, if the NIN created is not validated by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), then you will not be able to access the NIMC Mobile ID app, and other facilities.

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How to Validate BVN-Generated NIN

Do you wish to validate your BVN-generated NIN number? Then follow the procedures below:

  1. Go to the nearest NIMC center with your Bank Verification Number (BVN), and BVN-generated NIN
  2. Upon getting there, inform the attendant that you wish to validate your NIN
  3. A NIN validation form will be issued to you
  4. Fill and complete the form given to you
  5. After filling the form successfully, submit the form back to the attendant
  6. Your application will be processed by NIMC
  7. You will be notified once your application is approved.WAEC result

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Importance of NIN Number

The National Identification Number (NIN) is an important document we all know that, but do you really know how important the NIN number is? Most people don’t enroll for the NIN because they feel it’s not important, but that’s not true. The NIN number, particularly the NIMC-generated NIN is vital to every Nigerian. Here’s why;

  1. NIN can be used for all transactions requiring verification of ID.
  2. Your NIN will be needed to obtain your National e-ID card
  3. NIN is required to apply for an international passport
  4. NIN is a mandatory requirement for bank account creation
  5. NIN is also needed to obtain your driver’s license
  6. NIN is needed to obtain the Permanent Voter’s card
  7. NIN is needed during payment of taxes
  8. You’ll need to NIN to access welfare and social services from the Federal Government
  9. All land transactions subject to the land use act require NIN.JAMB Result

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