NIN Change of Name – How to Change Name on NIN

Did you discover an error in the name written on your NIN slip? Maybe your name was spelt wrongly, or there was an omission, or maybe the arrangement of the name was not properly done. If you’re currently facing any of these challenges, then there’s good news for you. The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has announced that all errors or mistakes on the National Identification Number can be corrected easily on the NIMC portal. Therefore, if your name on your NIN slip is incorrect, all you need to do, visit the NIMC portal to change your name on your NIN slip.Information Guide Nigeria

Are you looking for a way to change or correct your name on the NIN slip? Then you’ve come to the right place. In today’s post, I’ll be showing you how to correct and change the name written on your NIN slip. See complete procedures in this post.

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What Can I Change on the NIN Slip?

It is important to know that not all the details on your NIN can be corrected. There are updated fields and non-updateable fields.Dollar to Naira

Updatable Fields on NIN

The following details on your NIN slip can be updated:

  1. Name
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Address
  4. Phone Number
  5. Place of Birth – State
  6. Place of Birth – LGA
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  8. Place of Origin – State
  9. Place of Origin – Town and Village
  10. Place of Origin – LGA
  11. Father’s NIN
  12. Father’s Town and Village of Origin
  13. Father’s State of Origin
  14. Father’s LGA of Origin
  15. Mother’s NINNpower Recruitment
  16. Mother’s Town and Village of Origin
  17. Mother’s State of Origin
  18. Mother’s LGA of Origin

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Non-Updatable Fields on NIN

The following details on NIN cannot be corrected or updated:

  1. Gender
  2. NIN
  3. State of Registration
  4. LGA of RegistrationJAMB Form
  5. Registration Centre
  6. Ward
  7. Polling Unit
  8. Date of Death
  9. Date of Death Type
  10. Tracking NumberJAMB Result
  11. Date of Registration
  12. Originating Centre
  13. Loading Centre
  14. ID Card Number
  15. Finger Print
  16. Finger Print Reason
  17. Signature

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Requirements to Change Your Name on NIN

To change your name on your NIN slip, you will be required to provide the following documents:NIN Change of Name

  1. Original copy of the NIN slip with the incorrect name
  2. Printout of the Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) Number issued to you at the bank after making the required payment, or a printout showing payment details, if payment was made online.7 Industries Most Likely to Make you a Millionaire Today
  3. An application letter for the change of name with reasons. (The application letter must be signed by the applicant)
  4. Supporting documents to back up your proposed change. The following are the required supporting documents for change of name on NIN:
    1. Sworn Affidavit
    2. Newspaper Extract
    3. Marriage Certificate (in cases of marriage)

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How to Change Your Name on NIN

To change your name on NIN, follow the procedures below:

  1. Visit the nearest NIN enrolment centre close to you, with your application letter and supporting documentsHow to Check BVN on GTB
  2. Inform the attendant that you wish to correct the name on your NIN slip
  3. A data modification form will be issued to you
  4. Fill and submit the data modification form alongside your application letter and supporting documents
  5. Your documents will then be vetted by the NIMC official to confirm if the information is correct
  6. The NIMC official will then proceed to enter your pre-filled information into the NIMC software
  7. You will be asked to confirm your details once again by the official. Check for any errors before proceeding
  8. Your biometric data will be captured afterwardsWAEC Result
  9. After the procedure is done, a transaction ID slip will be given to you as evidence of the transaction
  10. Your previous NIN slip will be retained by the NIMC official
  11. You will be asked to come back to the NIMC office within the next 2-5 working days
  12. After the waiting period has passed, a new NIN slip having the same NIN number but with the corrected name will be issued to you.

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Note: You will be required to pay a service fee of N500 for the procedure. You are expected to pay the service through TSA (CBN).

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