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NIN ENROLLMENT FORM: See How to Enroll for the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) National Identification Number (NIN) and Documents Required Before You Proceed to Register for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME & DE) | [NIN Registration / Enrollment Guidelines and Procedures] Free Of Charge.

Following the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Adoption of NIN for UTME & DE Registration we have decided to publish the procedures and guidelines candidates are expected to follow in-order to acquire the National Identification Number (NIN) before they proceed to register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The recent Federal Government policy which requires mobile network subscribers to update their SIM registration with a valid National Identification Number (NIN) has occasioned a huge demand for the NIN with a large crowd visiting the NIMC Enrolment Centers nationwide.

Mindful of the second wave of the COVID-19 which continues to severely affect public health and cause unprecedented disruptions, the Commission wishes to announce that it has adopted a couple of measures to contain the spread of the virus whilst ensuring its services to Nigerians are not entirely interrupted.

Effective December 30, 2020, attending to applicants would be based on Booking System. For Bookings, applicants are to visit any of the NIMC Offices closest to them during stipulated business hours (9 am -1 pm). Although the policy has been in place since 4th February 2020 applicants are now crowding all the centers. Personal Information would be collected for the sole purpose of scheduling an enrolment appointment. Please do not include any personal information other than what is required by the booking register.

Once admitted into the office, a Number-Issuing queue management system will be in place to ensure orderliness and strict adherence to Covid-19 Protocols. As a responsible Commission, we fully understand that safety comes first, as such, only individuals with facemask would be allowed entrance into our premises.

We urge the general public to cooperate with us as we work assiduously to respond to the new normal.

As a responsible Organization, we have put in place effective policies in addition to the existing COVID-19 safety protocols to control the mammoth crowd at our enrollment centers nationwide, and ensure the safety of our Staff and Applicants.

The additional policies to serve Applicants better are as follows;

1.Services in all enrollment centers will be strictly on a first come first serve basis.
2. Enforcement of the appointment register which has been in place since the 4th of February, 2020, but has been ignored by Applicants. This entails scheduling all applicants based on specific numbers assigned per day. Applicants that exceed the daily assigned number will be scheduled for the next day. 3. Applicants should visit enrollment centers only on appointed dates.
4. All Applicants must wear face masks, covering the bridge of their nose to their chin before they will be attended to or granted access to the enrollment centers.


Kayode Adegoke Head, Corporate Communications


What is National Identification Number (NIN)?

The National Identification Number (NIN) consists of 11 non- intelligible numbers randomly chosen and assigned to an individual after the completion of enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).

Once a NIN is assigned to an individual, it can never be reassigned, given or used by another person – that makes it unique in nature.

In the case of the demise of an individual, his/her NIN is retired once a death certificate is presented to the Commission and the individual’s death is established.

The NIN is used to tie all records about an individual in the database and is also used to establish or verify his/her identity.

All citizens and legal residents in Nigeria, from age zero (birth) and above are eligible to enrol for their NINs.

NIMC / NIN Pre-Enrolment Procedures?

NIN Enrolment consists of the recording of an individual’s demographic data and capture of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial picture and digital signature, which are all used to cross-check existing data in the National Identity Database to confirm that there is no previous entry of the same data.

It is very important that you apply on the NIMC Pre Enrolment Portal and follow the process as defined for applying for National Identification Number.

Required Documents for Enrollment? 

  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

NOTE: Children below the age of 16 years wont be providing any of the above listed document. Only the Parent/Guardian’s NIN is required if the child is below 16 years of age. 

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Method of Application / Enrollment

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

Step 1:

Fill up the pre-enrolment form online, download and print Pre Enrolment Slip
  • Fill the NIMC Pre Enrolment online form by visiting Pre Enrolment Portal
  • All the mandatory fields need to be completely filled with correct information.
  • Download and print your Pre Enrolment Slip




Step 2:

Submit Your Application
  • Walk into the nearest NIMC Registration Centre with any one of the following Original and Valid supporting documents.
  • At Enrolment Center you will be directed to a counter where our Enrolment Officer will verify the presence and compliance of all details of your application.
  • If your application is in order, Enrolment officer will guide you to proceed with the capture of biometrics (ten finger prints and facial image) and you will collect the Transaction ID Slip as an evidence of the transaction.

Note :
  • Applicants who cannot read nor write should be accompanied by a literate individual who can do the form filling for him/her.
  • Minor applicants should be accompanied by parents / guardians 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.

Step 3:

NIN issuance
  • The normal time frame for issuance of National Identification Number (NIN) Slip is 2 to 3 working days from the time the biometric details are captured at enrolment centers.
  • The issuance of NIN may take longer in certain cases due to validation of details at NIMC. VFS has no role to play to expedite for such cases.
  • The Transaction ID Slip is required to be stored carefully by applicant as it is required to be presented at the time of collection of NIN Slip indicating completion of enrolment
  • Your National Identification Number does not expire
  • Your slip is not a temporary document. 
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1.Your NIN should Never be disclosed to any unauthorized persons
2.Always keep Your NIN Slip safe at all times
3. Always be vigilant when making copies of your NIN Slip in public
4. DO NOT PAY CASH TO ANY STAFF, All payments are to be made via REMITA.

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National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) National Identification Number (NIN) Enrollment / Issuance has no deadline or closing date but a continues process for all citizens.