Since the declaration of its mandatory enrolment by the Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC) in December, Nigerians have flouted Covid-19 guidelines put up across the state to enable them to obtain a National Identification Number(NIN), and link with their mobile numbers or risk being disconnected by telecommunication companies. Before you go onto obtain one, here’s all you need to know.
Documents Needed for Registration
Before commencing with data collation by officials of the National Identity Management Commission(NIMC), you need to have one of the following documents:
- Old National ID Card
- Driver’s License
- Voter’s card (Temporary or Permanent)
- Nigerian International passport
- Certificate of Origin
- Attestation letter from a prominent ruler in your community
- Birth certificate
- Declaration of age
- Attestation letter from religious/traditional leader
- NHIS ID card
- Government staff ID card
- Registered/recognized private organization staff ID card
- School ID Card (private/public)
- Tax Clearance certificate
- Valid immigration documents
- Walk into any NIMC centre around you with any of the above stated document.
- Submit self for verification via the NIN verification portal.
- For first timers, an enrollment form would be given to fill while those who have pre-enrolled would tender a printed barcode slip.
- An official proceeds to verifying information filled on the form.
- Information provided is filled on NIMC Software by a NIMC enrolment officer or the Barcode slip will be scanned by the NIMC enrollment officer. You will be asked to verify the details on the system.
- Applicant’s biometrics -ten fingerprints and the facial image would be captured by a NIMC official.
- A transaction ID is given to the applicant but without a National Identity Number(NIN). You will be asked to check back within a stipulated period of time. This is a temporary slip.
- A National Identity Number is issued after your information has been processed.
- A permanent ID card is given a year later or more.
While enrolment is free, officials at NIMC have resorted to extorting Nigerians due to the deadline given by the Federal government. Nigerians below the age of 16 years would be registered as minors.
You can find an enrolment centre here.