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How to get a Recognized Identity Card in Nigeria

How to get a Recognized Identity Card in Nigeria – An identity card is a portable document usually in a plasticized credit card size with digitally-embedded information that’s can be used to confirm a person’s identity. The identity card must contain the holder’s photograph, and some relevant information like date of birth, full name, and the issuing body. Did you know that not every identity card is recognized in Nigeria? There are numerous identity cards present in Nigeria and most of them are not recognized by the federal government. Possessing an unrecognized identity card means that you may have restricted access to certain facilities.Information Guide Nigeria

In Nigeria, you are required to possess one or more of the nationally recognized identity cards to open a bank account, apply for admission into a higher institution, or even apply for jobs in most companies. Hence, if you do not own an approved and recognized identity card, you should try to get one immediately. Do you know which identity cards are recognized in Nigeria? And do you know how to get one? You’re not alone, many Nigerians do not actually know the identity cards that are recognized by the federal government and end up getting an unrecognized ones. Well, that won’t be the case with you, because I’ll be showing you all the recognized identity cards in Nigeria and how to get them.

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Which identity cards are recognized in Nigeria?

The federal government of Nigeria has released the list of officially recognized identity cards in the country. These identity cards can be used in any part of the country as a means of identification. The following identity cards have been officially recognized by the Federal Republic of Nigeria:

  • National Identification Card
  • Voter’s card
  • Driver’s licence identity cardIdentity Card in Nigeria
  • Standard Nigeria passport
  • Nigerian diplomatic passport (official passport)
  • Nigerian pilgrim’s passport
  • Seaman’s passport or Seaman’s card of identification

The above-listed identity cards can be used as a means of identification in any federal government and private facilities in the country.

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How to get a recognized identity Card

Are you ready to get your Nigerian recognized identity card? Then I’ll be showing you how in simple detail how to get the National identification card, Voter’s card, and driver’s licence identity card. See instructions below:JAMB Result

How to get the National Identity Card

To apply for and get the National identity card, carefully follow the steps below.

  • Step 1: Visit the National identity card enrolment portal ninenrol.gov.ng to begin your registrationHow to Print NIN Slip Online – How to Check My NIMC Details Online
  • Step 2: Fill document displayed on the screen. Make sure the data provided are correct. You will be required to fill out the following categories; Personal details, parent data, origin data, next of kin data, documents data, Address information disability data, and physical features.JAMB Form
  • Step 3: Go through your inputs again to confirm all the details given are correct.
  • Step 4: Click on “Submit”
  • Step 5: After submitting the document, a 2D Bar code will be displayed on the screen, print the bar code and take it to a NIMC enrolment center near you. There you will carry out the last part of the registration process, and the National identity card will be issued to you.

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How to get the Nigerian Voters Card

The Nigerian Voters card is one of the recognized identity cards in Nigeria. The application and collection of the Nigerian voter’s card are usually done every four (4) years before the election date. To apply for the Nigerian voter’s card, follow the instructions below:

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  • Step 1: Visit the INEC registration portal https://cvr.inecnigeria.org/
  • Step 2: Click on “sign-in/register” on the portal
  • Step 3: Enter your valid email address and click on “verify”
  • Step 4: Check your mailbox for the link to verify your account and click on it. You will be redirected to another page for registration.
  • Step 5: Click on “Start registration”How to Send NIN to 9mobile
  • Step 6: A declaration message will pop up. Click on “yes”
  • Step 7: Provide the required information to the available spaces
  • Step 8: Upload the required supporting documents
  • Step 9: Upload your photograph
  • Step 10: Schedule an appointment at any INEC center close to you. Select your preferred date and center for you to do your biometric capturing.
  • Step 11: Submit the application.

After submitting your application, wait for the assigned date to get your biometric data captured. And that’s it! Your Nigerian voter’s card will be issued to you.

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How to get the Nigerian Driver’s Licence Identity Card

The Nigerian Driver’s licence identity card is issued by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The driver’s licence proves that the holder is eligible to operate one or more types of motorized vehicles on a public road with in-vehicle supervision. To get the Nigerian driver’s licence identity card, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Go to https://www.nigeriadriverslicence.org
  • Step 2: Fill out the driver’s licence application form and print it out
  • Step 3: Print out the payment slipNpower Recruitment
  • Step 4: Visit any of the designated banks to make the licence fee payment. You can also pay online
  • Step 5: Go to the Board of internal revenue or VIO at the DLC and present your form to the officer for endorsement
  • Step 6: Proceed to the Federal road safety corps (FRSC) office at the DLC to get your biometric data capturedWAEC Result
  • Step 7: A temporal driver’s licence will be issued to you. The temporal driver’s licence is valid for 60 days only.

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Note: Applicants for the Nigerian driver’s licence must be above the age of 18, and must have successfully completed driving school.

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