How to Retrieve BVN Without Phone Number

How to Retrieve BVN Without Phone Number – The BVN (Bank Verification Number) is a unique 11-digit number that was introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and is being used by banks to verify the identity of their customers, tighten their banking system security, and fight or curb illegal transactions.Information Guide Nigeria

When enrolling for your BVN, you’ll be asked to provide your phone number alongside your names and other personal information. Your biometrics (i.e., your fingerprints, facial image, signature, etc.) will be taken as well.

So what do you when you no longer have access to the number used in registering your BVN and you are asked to provide your BVN at the bank? Is there a way to retrieve your BVN without your phone number? I’m glad you asked. In this guide, I’ll be teaching you how to retrieve BVN without a phone number.

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What is BVN?

If you already have a bank account in Nigeria, then the term “BVN” shouldn’t be new to you. BVN is the shortened form of Bank Verification Number.

As earlier stated it was introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria in February 2014 as a means to fight or curb illegal or fraudulent transactions in the banking system.

The BVN is a verified important number, it’s as important as your account number (possibly more important than it), or your National Identification Number (NIN).WAEC Result

This is the reason why people are often advised to guard and protect their BVN since it carries personal or sensitive information about them and it’s linked to all their Bank accounts.

Read Also: How to Check My BVN Online

How to retrieve BVN without phone number

So what do you do in a situation where your phone gets stolen and the SIM contained in it is the SIM linked to your BVN? Is it possible to retrieve your BVN without the phone number? The answer is yes. You can retrieve your BVN without your phone number and in this section, I’ll be showing ways to recover your BVN without your phone number.

There are several ways to go about retrieving your BVN without your phone number. The methods you can use are:

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How to retrieve BVN without phone number via Internet banking

The internet is used for several things and it can also be used to retrieve your BVN without your phone number.

Before you’ll be able to use this method, you must have already registered for your bank’s internet banking platform. If you don’t know how to do that, then you can visit your bank’s official website to learn how to register for Internet banking or you can reach out to their customer care representatives online or offline to help you with the steps to register for their internet banking platform.Npower Recruitment

Once you have successfully registered and have logged into your bank’s Internet banking dashboard, you should be able to find your BVN on the dashboard.

With this method you won’t need your phone number anytime you need to check your BVN and it’s totally free. However, you’ll need data to access the Internet banking platform.

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How to retrieve BVN without phone number via mobile app

All the banks in Nigeria have mobile apps that help their customers carry out banking transactions with ease—they don’t have to visit the bank each time they want to perform banking transactions.

Your bank has its own mobile app and all you have to do is download the app from the Google PlayStore or Apple Store, install and register the app. Once you are done with the registration, log into the app.

Once you are logged in you’ll find your BVN on the home screen. If you don’t find it, take your time to go through the app, checking the menu and other sections of the app to find it—it usually isn’t difficult to find.JAMB Result

However, if you can’t find it, you can always contact your bank’s customer care through the app and ask them where you can find your BVN on the app.

Just like the internet banking platform, the approach is also free all that’s required is data to access the app.

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How to retrieve BVN without phone number by visiting the bank

If you don’t have an internet-enabled device, then using any of the methods outlined above will be impossible. In that case, the only option left to retrieve your BVN without your phone number is by visiting any of your bank’s branches.

Before going to the bank, make sure to carry along a valid means of identification and your account number otherwise your BVN won’t be issued to you.JAMB Form

When you arrive at the bank, request for your BVN and you’ll be asked to provide those requirements. Once you provide it your BVN will be issued to you. In some banks you might be asked to bring passports, so carry them along with you as a contingency (backup) plan.

Note: In the case where your SIM got stolen, you’ll have to change the number on your BVN—to prevent your account from being hacked by hackers—and you can do it by visiting your bank branch with a sworn affidavit for change of phone number and a valid means of identification.

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