How to Link NIN to MTN, Airtel, Glo & 9mobile (USSD & Online)

Link NIN on all Mobile Networks (MTN, Airtel, GLO & 9mobile: See How to Link Your National Identification Number (NIN) to MTN, AIRTEL, GLO & ETISALAT (9mobile) Online and via USSD CODE & Deadline / Closing Date.

We are using this medium to inform all individuals and the general public that they can now link their National Identity Number (NIN) on all Mobile Networks in Nigeria (MTN, Airtel, Glo & 9mobile) using the outlined procedures on their various mobile devices.


Recall that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had directed all individuals who are Nigerian Citizens to link get their NIN and link the number to their mobile networks SIM cards, they had also directed all telecommunication operators to block all SIM cards that are not registered or linked with the National Identity Numbers (NIN).

We have decided to publish the procedures and guidelines all indiviuals are expected to follow in-order to successfully link their National Identification Number (NIN) across all Mobile Networks in Nigeria.

NB: For those who are yet to enrol for the NIMC’s NIN, it is important to do so as to meet whatever deadline that is fixed. To get enrolled;

Walk into any NIMC’s offices nationwide or check the pre-enrolment guidelines published here OR
You can also register through other licensed agents.

For those who already gotten their NIN but misplaced it or couldn't remember the number can easily retrieve it by just dialing the NIN Retrieval code on their mobile phone OR simply visit any NIMC offices near you for assistance.

How to Link your NIMC National Identification Number (NIN) on MTN, Airtel, GLO & ETISALAT (9mobile) via USSD & Online

a. MTN

How to Link NIN to MTN, Airtel, Glo & 9mobile (USSD & Online)

Mtn users can link their NIN to their line in any of these three ways
  • Online registration portal via https://mtnonline.com/nin
  • USSD code: Dial *785# or
  • Via myMTNApp, get it on Google Play or Apple Store
  • Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.
  • Submit the form as soon as you’re done.
  • Wait for feedback from the network.


NB:
To link your National Identification Number (NIN) with your SIM registration data online, you have to submit your NIN and phone number.

Note that NINs submitted here will be received as unverified, pending validation against the NIMC database. This means you may be required to re-validate this information in person, in the future. Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is a NIN?

A. The National Identification Number (NIN) is the unique number which identifies you as a Nigerian, and is issued to you upon enrollment by NIMC (the National Identity Management Commission). It is used to match your biometric data and other details in the National Identity Database during verification and authentication.


Q: Please what is so special about this NIN number?

A: The NIN is used to tie all records about an individual into the National Identity Database and is also used as a valid means of establishing or verifying individual identity


Q. How do I register for NIN?

A. You can register in any NIMC ECRs (Enrollment Centres) close to you. Kindly visit www.nimc.gov.ng for a list of all enrollment centers nationwide.


Q. How do I confirm my NIN number?

A. You can check your NIN Slip, it has your 11 Digit Number at the top left corner, on the second row. You can also dial *346# and press 1, please note that you may be charged 20 naira.


Q. I have a NIN. What next should I do?

A. Please provide us with your NIN, for further validation with NIMC. You can do this easily by dialing *785# free of charge and following the prompts. You can also submit your NIN to us on myMTN app.

After your NIN has been submitted, we will begin the process of verification with the NIMC. If your NIN is verified, we will link it to your MTN SIM registration, and you may not need to do anything further. If it is not possible to verify the NIN you have submitted, then you may need to visit an enrolment centre, in person.

We will provide further information of the status of your NIN verification as soon as possible.


Q: I can see my NIN on my phone after dialing *346#, will my line still be blocked ?

A. All Customers are obligated to submit their NIN to their service provider; once the NIN you have submitted has been verified successfully with NIMC, your verified NIN will be linked with your SIM registration.

According to the NCC directive, lines not linked with their NIN before 30th December 2020, will be blocked.

Kindly dial *785# using the phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit. Or, dial *785*Your NIN# from the phone number you wish to link. You can also download myMTN App and follow the NIN banner to submit your NIN details in the app. Kindly note that the NIN you submit to us is subject to further verification by NIMC.


Q. Can I do the NIN registration in any MTN office?

A. Kindly visit www.nimc.gov.ng for the list of enrolment centers.


Q. Can MTN send staff to my office to do the linking for me?

A. We have already created a self-service for you. You can easily link your number from the convenience of your location. Kindly download MyMTN App or dial *785# using the phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit or dial *785*Your NIN# from the phone number you wish to link.


Q: I have more than one phone number, how do I link them?

A: Kindly dial *785# using the phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit or dial *785*Your NIN# from the phone number you wish to link. You can also download MyMTN App to submit your NIN details. Please note that your ownership of the NIN you submit to us is subject to verification by NIMC.


Q. If I try it on my line and I am not registered, will I be charged 20 naira?

A. No please, an error message will pop up on your phone to indicate that the transaction was not successful


Q: Can you help me link my other MTN number?

A: Kindly dial *785# using the phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit or dial *785*Your NIN# from the phone number you wish to link. You can also download MyMTN App to submit your NIN details. Please note that this is subject to verification by NIMC.


Q: I get an error when I dial *346# does it work on all networks

A: Yes, the USSD code works for all networks. However, if you have registered for a NIN and you keep getting an error message, please dial your service provider help line. If you are yet to register for NIN please visit any NIMC ECRs (Enrollment Centres) close to you to enroll or visit www.nimc.gov.ng for the list of all enrollment centers nationwide.


Q. I have lost my NIN slip, how can I obtain another one?

A. Sorry about the loss of your NIN slip, kindly visit any bank around you, pay a token of N500 through REMITA, provide your REMITA Teller to any ERC near you and request for a NIN slip print.


Q: Will my line be blocked if my NIN is not captured?

A: Yes. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has directed all telecommunications operators to block all lines not paired with NIN Number by December 30th 2020.


Q: I was able to view my NIN number on my bank app, why is MTN charging me N20?

A: *346# is currently a billable service offered by the National Identity Management Commission. An adviCe of charge, and a confirmatory notification will be sent to you upon dialing the code. The USSD code works for all networks. If the *346# NIMC service charges are waived in the future, we are sure NIMC will inform all users.


Q: My SIM was registered with my voter card, and not national card. Am I going to be affected?

A: This directive is to all citizens of Nigeria who are telecoms subscribers. Your NIN must be paired with your SIM Registration details.

You can register at any NIMC ECRs (Enrollment Centres) close to you. Kindly visit www.nimc.gov.ng for the list of all enrollment centers nationwide.


Q: How do I get notified when my NIN is ready after enrolment?

A: The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) will communicate this to you after your enrollment.


Q: Can I update my spouse NIN number?

A: No, you cannot. Everybody is to enroll for their NIN individually. It is a personal Identity Number


Q: Will my bank account be blocked if my line is not linked to NIN?

A: No. Only SIM cards/phone lines that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers (NIN) will be blocked.


Q. How can my relatives abroad get NIN?

A: Please click https://www3.nimc.gov.ng/diaspora/ for details of diaspora enrollmentb.

b. AIRTEL

How to Link NIN to MTN, Airtel, Glo & 9mobile (USSD & Online)

  • Visit the online registration link via www.airtel.com.ng/nin or
  • Dial *121*1# on your Airtel line to submit your NIN
  • Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.
  • Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
  • Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.

c. ETISALAT (9mobile)

How to Link NIN to MTN, Airtel, Glo & 9mobile (USSD & Online)
For 9mobile users;
  • Visit 9mobile.com.ng/nin
  • Click on ‘Verify and Link your NIN now
  • Fill the required information and submit
  • 9mobile USSD link code will be announced as soon as it is available

d. GLO

How to Link NIN to MTN, Airtel, Glo & 9mobile (USSD & Online)
Glo users can adopt any of these methods to link their NIN number;
  • Visit the online registration portal via www.gloworld.com/ng/nin to fill your information and link. Or
  • By SMS – type UPDATENIN followed by NIN number followed by Firstname followed by Lastname and send to 109, using the phone number you wish to link (e.g UPDATENIN 12341234123 Amaka Samuel).

NOTE:
If you are unable to link your NIN through the above methods, then
  • You should simply visit the nearest office of your service provider to submit/link your NIN.
  • Go with your NIN and SIM pack
  • Alternatively, call the customer care line of your service provider.

 

Deadline:

The deadline on the ongoing NIN-SIM integration has been extended by a period of 8 weeks from 9th February, 2021 to 6th April, 2021 for all subscribers with  or without the National Identification Number (NIN).