The NIMC Verification Service (NVS) is a platform developed to enable verification of identities of persons enrolled in the National Identity Database. The NVS exposes a SOAP based web service which can be integrated into client applications.


  • Multi-level access to the data with Level 1 exposing the least and Level 5 displaying all data fields
  • Verification using the National Identification Number (NIN)
  • Verification using NIN with Fingerprint
  • Verification using Demographic Data
  • Identity search using Fingerprint
  • Identity search using Demographic Data
  • Secure access through a VPN

Get Access to the Developers’ Sandbox:

  1. Submit a written request to the Director General
  2. Download the API Documentation (PDF) here >>

** Once your request is approved, you will get your Username and Password emailed to you.

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