NIN Application Guidelines and Requirements for Students

NIN Application Guidelines and Requirements for Students

We have now highlighted the most straightforward process for students to obtain their individual National Identification Number (NIN). Currently, candidates who have registered and got their NINs will be able to register for the 2022 JAMB UTME.

The necessity of acquiring your NIN now cannot be overstated, as failure to do so could result in a student’s inability to fulfill key responsibilities in school or NYSC in the near future, necessitating the need to get it now and rest.

As a result, we believe it is vital to provide all students, including prospective UTME candidates, with instructions on how to register and receive a NIN before the 2022 UTME registration period begins, which is likely to begin soon.

What Exactly Is NIN?

The acronym NIN stands for National Identification Number. It is made up of 11 non-intelligible numbers that are allocated to a person when they have completed their enrolment in the National Identity Database (NIDB).

A NIN can never be transferred, given, or used by another person once it has been allocated to them, making them one-of-a-kind. When an individual passes away, his or her NIN is retired once a death certificate is given to the Commission and the individual’s death is confirmed.

The NIN is used to link all of an individual’s data in the database and to establish or validate his or her identification. All citizens and legal residents of Nigeria, starting at the age of zero (birth), are able to apply for NIN.

Check to see if you already have a NIN.

Check to see whether you already have a NIN before proceeding with the registration process. To find out, dial *346# on the phone that you used to register for the NIN.

You can either take a screenshot of your NIN or write it down somewhere once it appears. Please keep in mind that you are not permitted to share your NIN on any social networking platform.

You can, however, share it if trusted institutions ask for it. On all Nigerian mobile networks, including MTN, AIRTEL, GLO, and 9mobile, getting your NIN by dialing *346# is completely FREE.

If you don’t already have a NIN, you’ll need to apply for one.

NIN Registration For New Applicants

Supporting Documents

Walk into the nearest NIMC Enrolment Centre with your BVN if you have one and any of the following required Original and Valid supporting documents:

  1. Old National ID Card
  2. Driver’s License
  3. Voter’s card (Temporary or Permanent)
  4. Nigerian International passport
  5. Certificate of Origin
  6. Attestation letter from a prominent ruler in your community
  7. Birth certificate
  8. Declaration of age
  9. Attestation letter from religious/traditional leader
  10. NHIS ID card
  11. Government staff ID card
  12. Registered/recognized private organization staff ID card
  13. School ID Card (private/public)
  14. Tax Clearance certificate
  15. Valid immigration documents

Registration at an Enrolment Centre:

The whole process of registration can be carried out at an enrolment center.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will be required to book a schedule for your enrolment. However, to limit the amount of time you will spend at the enrolment center, you can download, print, and complete the enrolment form at (, then proceed to an enrolment center to complete the rest of the registration steps.


  • Applicants are to walk into the enrolment Centre with a supporting document.
  • Applicant will be verified to ascertain if he/she has ever enrolled using the NIN verification portal.
  • Applicant will be issued an enrolment form to fill if he/she has not enrolled before. OR the printed Barcode slip (for those who applied online) will be collected if the applicant had pre-enrolled earlier using the pre-enrolment service.
  • Applicant’s forms will be vetted by a NIMC Official to crosscheck the information filled on the form against the supporting document provided and to check for errors/mistake filled on the form. Note: applicants who cannot read nor write should be accompanied by a literate individual who can do the form filling for him/her.
  • Applicant’s pre-filled information will be inputted on the NIMC Software by a NIMC enrolment officer or the Barcode slip will be scanned by the NIMC enrolment officer to populate all the required field.
  • The enrolment officer will ask the applicant to double check his/her information for errors using the applicant monitor.
  • If the applicant is satisfied with his/her demographic information, the biometrics (ten finger prints and facial image) of the applicant will be capture subsequently.
  • After completing the enrolment, a Transaction ID Slip will be issued to the applicant as an evidence of the transaction. However, the Transaction slip does not confer the right to National Identification Number. The applicant will be requested to come back for the NIN within 1-5 working days, as it is subjected to availability of network, authentication and verification.
  • A National Identification Number (NIN) Slip is issued to the applicants after processing.
  • The National e-ID Card will be Issued to applicant within 12months after Issuance of NIN barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Service Fee:

Enrollment is free


Monday – Friday (9a.m. to 1p.m.)

Note :

  • Minor applicants (0-15 years of age) should be accompanied by parents / guardians and can do the form filling for them.
  • Minor applicants should only bring original and valid birth certificate and NIN slip of one of the Nigerian Parent / Guardian.
  • The National e-ID Card will not be issued to minors until they become 16 years of age and above.
  • In the case of a minor, after completion of enrollment, a text message will automatically be sent to the Applicant, Parent or guardian to come for update when they become 16 years of age.

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