As highlighted in the NIMC Act of 2007, the National Identification Number (NIN) is mandatory for most transactions in Nigeria. Every citizen and legal resident is expected to enrol and obtain his or hers.

Mandatory Use of the National Identification Number Regulations, 2017 (Gazetted) >>

What is the NIN? >>

Already, the NIN is a main requirement needed for processing major services and transactions.
Depending on the situation, you can use your NIN locally or internationally.

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You can find numerous stories across the World Wide Web on the use of your NIN today. Your 11-digit number is important.

From getting your passport to buying things online, here are some examples of services and transactions requiring your number:

Nigeria Immigration Service

NIN for e-Passports

NIN Mandatory for obtaining your Enhanced e-Passport. [Note – it’s the NIN not the National e-ID Card.]
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Banks

NIN for banking services

Central Bank of Nigeria harmonising BVN with NIMC’s NIN.
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ITEdge News report: Banks Begin Implementation Of ‘No NIN No Financial Services’ Policy.
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StanBic IBTC Twitter post on the importance of NIN.
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National Pension Commission

The mandatory use of NIN for all existing Retirement Saving Account (RSA) holders.
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Nigerian Communications Commission

NIN required for SIM card registration.
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Verification of SIM registration data using NIMC’s NIN.
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Federal Road Safety Corps

NIN for drivers' license

Mandatory use of NIN for processing your Driver’s License.
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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board

JAMB adopts use of NIN for 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
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NigerianScholars.com: Compulsory use of NIN for JAMB exam registration.
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Petroleum Technology Development Fund

NIN is required when applying for PTDF scholarship.
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Your NIN will be verified during the online scholarship application process.
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Amazon Online Store

NIN for Amazon.com deliveries

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Use of NIN for Customs clearance during online purchases Read More >>

Watch the Director General of NIMC, Engineer Aliyu Aziz, explain the uses of the NIN
and its importance even over the e-ID Card, on NTA’s “Insight”: