How to Link Your Phone Number With Your NIN

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The Nigerian Communications Commission [NCC] give two weeks deadline for subscribers to provide valid National Identification Number (NIN) to update SIM registration records.

Failure to do so before the deadline will lead to your line being blocked or disconnected.

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says NIN is a set of numbers assigned to an individual upon successful enrolment

National Identity Management Commission ask Nigerians to use the code *346# to retrieve their NIN number.

How to Link Your Phone Number With Your NIN

MTN Users

Option 1.

To link your NIN with your MTN phone number, carry out the following steps:

  1. Visit https://mtnonline.com/nim/ using your phone or computer
  2. Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN and email address.
  3. Submit the form as soon as you’re done.
  4. Wait from feedback from the network in a couple of days.

Option 2.

To link your your NIN with your MTN SIM using USSD, follow the steps below:

  1. Dial *785*NIN# using the MTN you wish to perform the linking on.
  2. Or you Dial *785#
  3. Type 1 for “Enter your 11-digit NIN” and send.
  4. Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.

Wait for the network to give a confirmation of your submission. You may get a message saying “Network error.”

Don’t panic if you do! Just wait for some time and try it again.

Airtel Users

To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, follow the steps below:

  • Dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link.
  • Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send
  • Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.

Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.

(Glo and 9mobile)

For now, Glo and 9Mobile have not commenced sim linking with NIN. As soon as they commence, we will update this post to reflect the steps you must follow to carry out the linking.

If you don’t know your NIN, just dial *346# on the SIM card you registered with the National Identity Management Centre (NIMC).

A message containing your NIN will be displayed, just copy it somewhere safe.

Note that checking your NIN via the USSD provided above costs N20 only.

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