How to Find NIN Number on National ID Card

How to Find NIN Number on National ID Card – The National Identification Number (NIN) is your personal identity number used by the federal government to track citizens and permanent residents of the country, for the purpose of security, taxation, government benefits, health care, education, and other government-related functions.

The NIN number is extremely important to every individual, hence, enrolment for the NIN is mandatory.Information Guide Nigeria

Have you done your NIMC enrollment? If you have, then you unique NIN number must have been issued to you.

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The national identity card issued to you can be used as a valid means of identification on all platforms. However, when carrying out online registration, just your NIN number would be required.Migrate to MTN Beta Talk 2022 with 300% Bonus Airtime

Do you know where your NIN number is located on your national ID card? Find out in this post.

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What is National Identification Number (NIN)?

The National Identification Number (NIN) is an 11 digit number randomly chosen and assigned to a particular individual after successful enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).

Once the NIN number is assigned to a particular individual, it cannot be reassigned or used by another person. The NIN is your unique identity document that can be used to prove your identity in all sectors within and outside the country.NIN Number on National ID Card

Every citizen and legal residents in Nigeria are eligible for NIN enrolment, including children and infants.

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How to Find Your NIN Number on National ID Card

After enrolling for the NIN number, You will be issued the National Identity card. Your 11 digit NIN number can be found on the national ID card, among other personal details.

How to Find NIN Number on National ID Card

On the National Identity card, you can find your passport photograph, name (first name, middle name, and surname), nationality, sex, height, date of birth, and your NIN number. The NIN number is boldly written on the identity card, with the largest font. If you’ve obtained your national identity card, check for the 11 digits having the largest font size, that is your NIN number.

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Why Do I Need NIN Number?

Are you wondering what makes the NIN number so important? You’re not along. Most people often wonder if the NIN number is really that important. Although, you’ve heard from various sources that the NIN number is extremely important, but I guess you’re still not so sure. That is why I will be showing you a few reasons why the NIN number is very vital to every individual in Nigeria.Npower Recruitment

  1. The National Identification Number (NIN) identifies you for life.
  2. It can be used to match you with your biometric data during verification and authentication processes.
  3. Can be used to obtain the National e-ID card
  4. Needed to obtain international passportJAMB Result
  5. NIN is required to own and operate a banking account
  6. It can be used to obtain a driver’s license
  7. Used to obtain the permanent voter’s card
  8. Can be used to participate in National Health Insurance SchemeJAMB Form
  9. Used during payment of taxes
  10. Used to make various transactions related to contributory pension scheme
  11. Needed to access welfare and other important services from the federal government
  12. Needed for land transactions subject to the Land Use Act, etc.

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If you have gotten your National Identity card, then check for the largest 11 digit number on the card for your NIN number.

If you are yet to enroll for the NIN, then visit the nearest NIN Enrolment centre close to you to get enrolled today.WAEC Result

Enrolment is free is for all Nigerians and legal residents temporarily or permanently living in Nigeria from the age of 16 years and above.

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