The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has now made it possible for Nigerians to get their National ID cards in an entirely online process. Many Nigerians have complained about not being able to easily obtain their National ID cards, which has hindered them from being able to fully take advantage of the benefits of owning one
This is due to the fact that they only possess a national identity slip containing their unique national identity number (NIN).
The NIMC has allayed these concerns by introducing a quick means of getting your national identity card through an online app.
you asked for your ID from the federal Government, and we listened!
Now you can carry your ID whereever you go and gain access to multiple Government E-Services as they become available
Here are all the steps involved in the process.
Download the NIMC Mobile ID App
First, you have to download the NIMC Mobile ID app, powered by its mobile services platform (MWS). Android users can visit the google play store to download and install the NIMC Mobile ID app. For iPhone users, they need to visit the app store to get the ios version of the app
Input Your NIN and Mobile Number
After downloading and installing the NIMC Mobile ID app, the next step is to correctly enter your 11-digit national identity number (NIN) found on your national identity slip. In case you cannot remember or find your NIN, you can dial *324# via Nigerian sim cards only. Do not input your bank verification code (BVN) as your NIN to avoid being blacklisted.
Select +234 as your phone country code if that is not the default selection before entering your remaining 10-digit mobile number. Use the mobile number registered with your NIN. Ensure that you do not make any errors when filling in your information and check again to correct any mistakes. Click ‘next’ on the top far right.
VERIFY YOUR IDENTITY.
Please provide your full 11-digit National Identification Number (NIN) and a mobile Number.
Do Not enter BVN. You will be blacklisted.
To continue on the the first phone, you are required to enter National Identification (NIN),which is EXACTLY 11 digits and is NOT on the ID card, but on the NIN slip issued by the NIMC.
You also need the mobile Number registered when you were issue your NIN. Any other number will not be accepted for the FIRST device.
If you do not remember your NIN, no problem, simply dial *346# (Nigerian SIMS ONLY)
Enter Your Preferred PIN twice and Click “Finish”
Fill in your chosen PIN twice. Be sure it is one you can easily remember or you may choose to write it down as well. Click ‘Finish’ to go to the final stage.