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How to Retrieve NIN Number Without Phone Number

How to Retrieve NIN Number Without Phone Number

Almost everyone knows that with just the mobile number you used when registering for your NIN, you should be able to get access to your NIN every time you dial *346# with that number. When you do that, you’ll be charged a fee of NGN 20 and your NIN will be displayed on your screen.Information Guide Nigeria

So what happens if you no longer have access to the phone number you used during the registration? Is it still possible to have access to your NIN without using a phone number? The short answer is Yes and in this guide, we’ll be looking at how you can get your NIN without using a phone number.Retrieve NIN Number

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How to retrieve NIN number without phone number

If you lost your SIM or the phone the SIM was placed in got missing and there’s no way to get access to the NIN slip that was given to you after you had successfully registered, what do you do?9Mobile NIN Registration – How to Link NIN to 9mobile

If you’d love to retrieve your NIN without using your phone number, here’s what you must do:

Locate the NIN enrolment centre closest to you when you tap here. It’s usually best to visit the one where your registration was done; but, if that’s not possible, anyone close to you will do just fine.How to link NIN to MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile

Carry along the phone number you misplaced. At the centre you might also be asked to provide your fingerprints again before they’ll be able to successfully reprint your NIN—this service will cost you NGN 500 and you can make the payment via Remita and take the evidence of payment with you to the NIN Enrolment Centre.Npower recruitment

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Alternatively, if you had already registered the NIMC application on your Android or iOS device, and you have a stable internet connection, then you can have access to your NIN number through the app without having to visit any NIMC Enrolment Centre closest to you

If you carried out any of the steps above, you will be able to able to have access to your NIN. After having access to your NIN, what do you do next?

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What to do after retrieving your NIN without a phone number?

Always remember that your NIN is your identity and all the information about you is tied to it. So just like every other important document you possess, your NIN slip or NIN number should be protected or guarded.

In the case of a missing or stolen SIM, your NIN could be retrieved by fraudulent individuals when they dial *346# and it can be used to commit crimes or do things you didn’t authorize.

So, how can you protect yourself from such things? It’s simple, change the missing number linked to your NIN. To do that, you’ll have to pay a sum of NGN 500 via Remita for a change of phone number and carry along the proof or evidence of payment together with the following documents:JAMB form

  • A recent police report
  • The original copy of the NIN slip that was issued to you after your initial registration. Here, you can submit the reprinted NIN you just collected without your phone number.
  • An application letter that has been duly signed by you for the change in the data field you want to modify (in this case, phone number), stating the reason for the modification as well.JAMB Result

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Once you do this, your NIN will be updated and protected. Because you now have access to the SIM (updated SIM) linked to your NIN.

If you have been following this guide, you’d realize you have to pay a total of NGN 1,000 to get your NIN and change the previous number linked to it. However, if you want to reduce the cost, and you still have access to the previous printout given to you, then you’ll only have to spend NGN 500 to get the number updated and your NIN slip reprinted.

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