How to Retrieve & Check National Identity Number (NIN) on Phone


With the new National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)’s USSD service and app, you can now easily retrieve & check your National Identity Number (NIN) on your mobile phone. See how you can check NIN on phone via USSD below.

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You will recall that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had earlier issued a two-week ultimatum to telecommunication operators to block all SIM cards that are not registered with the National Identity Numbers; although there is an intervention by the senate to extend it.

If you forgotten your National Identity Number (NIN), you can now check it on your mobile phone. This process is only applicable for users that have already register for the National Identity Number (NIN).

How to Check NIN on Phone Via USSD

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Dial *346# on your phone to retrieve your NIN. This service is FREE OF CHARGE on all the Nigerian Mobile Networks including MTN, AIRTEL, GLO and 9mobile.

If you have already know you National ID card number, go ahead and Link your National Identity Number (NIN) to your Number.

If you are yet to register you can check our post on

Watch our video on how to link your NIN to Airtel sim.

How to Know if your NIN Card is Ready

To check if your National Identity Number (NIN) card is ready, visit the National Identity Management Commission [NIMC] website-

Scroll down the homepage and click on ‘e-ID Card Status Portal’ to check if your card is ready and now available at the activation centre.

After, fill in your first name, last name and your NIMC check tracking ID and hit the ‘check now’ icon button.

NIMC Portal: | National Identity Management Commission

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