How to apply for NIN for JAMB 2020 registration (National Identification Number)

Recall that JAMB stated that starting from JAMB/UTME 2020, all candidates are to obtain their National Identification Number (NIN) prior to the exam.

This means that if you are a prospective JAMB candidate (if you are going to sit for JAMB), you should try and apply for the NIN as soon as possible.

In this post, you will learn how to apply for and get your NIN without any stress. It is easy and nothing complicated about it.

What is the National Identification Number (NIN)?

The National Identification Number is a unique number to uniquely identify a citizen. This is similar to the way your phone number is unique and no one else shares the same number as you.

NIN is a set of numbers assigned to an individual upon successful enrolment. This number is used to tie together all records about you, including your fingerprints, facial picture, biometric data, demographic data, digital signature.

The information is stored in the National Identity Database making it relatively easy to confirm and verify your identity when you engage in travels and transactions.

How to register for NIN

NIN enrollment steps
NIN enrollment steps

Things to note before you proceed with the registration:

  • Do not enroll for NIN more than once!
  • NIN enrollment is FREE
  • Registration can be done Monday – Friday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Come along with the required documents (listed below)

Venue for NIN registration

The registration for the National Identification Number (NIN) is done at the NIN enrollment center. Walk into the nearest NIMC Enrolment Centre to enroll.

Documents required for NIN enrollment

  1. your BVN (if you have one)
  2. and ANY of the following required Original and Valid supporting 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

NIN Process for capturing applicants of 16 years and above (Adult Enrolment)

    • Applicant walks 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 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

Source: NIN

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