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How to Know My NIN Number Online and Offline

How to Know My NIN Number Online and Offline

Every developing or developed country in the world has a system of identifying everyone who is legally residing in the country. For example, the US has something known as the “Social Security Number” (SSN). A person’s SSN is not only used to store records about the individual but is also used to identify the individual.Information Guide Nigeria

In 2019, the Nigerian federal government empowered the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to make the National Identification Number (NIN) a must-have for every citizen and anyone living temporarily or permanently in Nigeria. Fast forward to 2022, the NIN has become an important and unique number used to verify the identity of Nigerians and people residing in the country.NIN Number 

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Every unique NIN is made up of 11 digits. Unlike the four-digit password used on bank apps and other platforms, memorizing your NIN isn’t always easy. What about the NIN slip? Well, you don’t have to memorize it when you have that, but would it be wise to carry an important document like your NIN slip everywhere you go? I’d say it’s not a great idea if you ask me.How to Print the NYSC Green Card

Suppose you get stuff in a situation where you need to present your NIN real quick to verify your identity (probably at the bank), and you don’t have your NIN slip with you. What do you do? Return home to carry your NIN slip or try to recover your NIN using your phone? It’s obvious you’d go with your phone.How to Check NYSC State of Deployment

Hence, I’ll teach you how to find your NIN number online and offline in today’s guide.

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How to Know Your NIN — The Online and Offline Approach

Can’t remember the NIN? Don’t sweat it. This section will teach you how to get your NIN offline or online with your mobile phone.Npower recruitment

How to know your NIN (Online Approach)

Recovering your NIN online is always a hassle because there is no direct means or approach to get your NIN online. However, there’s a way to go about it. We’ll use the “NIMC: MobileID” app to check NIN online.

Note: You’ll be unable to use this method to recover your NIN if you haven’t already installed and registered the app.

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To learn how to find your NIN using the NIMC: MobileID app, follow the instructions outlined below:

  • Open the NIMC: MobileID app and log into your account.
  • On the Home screen, tap on Get Security Pin found under the Quick Actions
  • Copy the code you find there. Note that the OTP expires in 60 seconds
  • Tap on Print NIN Slip. You’ll be asked to input your UserID and the OTP. You can copy your UserID by tapping on the hamburger (three horizontal lines) icon found at the top left corner of your home screen
  • Input your UserID and the OTP copied before tapping on Submit
  • On the print NIN slip screen, tap on the hamburger icon found at the top left corner of your screen
  • Now you either tap on Print Premium Slip or Print Standard Slip. Depending on your decision, you’ll be required to pay NGN 400 or NGN 1000 via Remita for NIN Standard Slip or NIN Premium Slip, respectivelyWAEC result

After printing your NIN slip, you’ll find your NIN written at the bottom of the Slip. The disadvantages of using this method are that you’ll spend money and must have already registered the NIMC: MobileID app.JAMB form

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How to know your NIN (Offline Approach)

The offline NIN recovery approach is the cheapest way to find your NIN using your mobile phone. The best part is that it doesn’t have to be a smartphone, as you can also use feature phones to find your NIN.

To discover or find your NIN using the offline approach, follow the instructions outlined below:

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Dial *346# on your mobile phone

Select NIN Retrieval from the options displayed on your screen. You can do this by typing 1 using the number linked to your NIN.

Follow through with the instructions displayed on your screen, and your NIN will be displayed on the screen. You can now copy or write it.JAMB Result

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