USSD Code to Check NIN Number on Mobile

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The National Identification Number (NIN)  is a unique set of 11 digit numbers that are assigned by the o National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) which was first brought about in 2015.

The identity scheme then has the objective of numbering and properly finding a database of all Nigerians and individuals living in Nigeria.

The Federal government has since made it mandatory for all Nigerians to have the national identity number just like in the case of the bank verification number.

So your NIN number is the unique identification number that is made available to you by the national identity management scheme.

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Today in this post I want to show you how you can find your NIN number, in a situation you forgot or you misplace your slip or ID card and you’re looking for a way to get your national identification number, worry less!

I will show you in the next few lines how you can easily retrieve your National identification number in a few clicks on your mobile phone without stress.

The process I’m about to show you is made possible by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) which came up with a USSD short code service for everyone who has previously enrolled in the national identity number to have access to a kind of retrieval system via mobile phones.

So they can possibly retrieve their national identification number (NIN) in case they lost their slips or forgot it.

NIMC USSD code *346# | How to Check

The dedicated USSD code by NIMC for checking NIN number is *346#. So to have your NIN number retrieved all you need to do is:

  • Open the dialer on your mobile phone
  • Dial *346#, make sure you have 20 Naira or more recharge on your phone, also make sure you dial the code on the phone number you used in registering for the Identification process.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to get your NIN number displayed to you.

In a situation, you have lost your SIM card or you lost your phone, all you need to do is to visit your Telecom provider and get a SIM card replacement.


If for any reason you don’t feel like using the NIMC USSD short code service, you can alternatively proceed to any NIN enrollment center that’s closest to you, tell them your mobile number and date of birth or use your thumbprints to help them retrieve your NIN number in the spot, it is free.

Be well informed that your National Identification Number is not like the phone number you can give to every dick and Harry, it is important to safeguard it and make it as private as possible just like your bank credit and debit cards.

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We hope you find this information on how to check your NIN number very useful if you have any more concerns, feel free to drop us a comment in the conversation section of the website below.

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