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How To Register For National Identity Card (NIN)

The national identity card is as important as being a Nigerian which a citizen must have a unique tracking identification number

The registration for the National Identity card commenced in 2007 which later became a mandatory procedure in 2013, but despite how important this procedure is, so many Nigerians are yet to register for NIN number. There are several guidelines on how to register for national identity card;

How To Register For National Identity Card

What is NIN?

The National Identification Number (NIN) is a unique set of numbers assigned to an individual upon successful enrolment by the National Identity Management Commission.

Eligibility For NIN

All citizens of Nigeria above the age of 16 are eligible for NIN.

How To Register For National Identity Card (NIN)

You can register for NIN in 2 stages, which are the Pre-Enrolment(Online) and Enrolment stage.

How To Register For NIN Online (Pre-Enrolment)

Follow these steps on how to register for NIN online;

  • visit the official website of NIMC (
  • Navigate to the pre-enrolment portal at (
  • Fill in all the necessary information accurately in block letters and print out the summary
  • A b2D barcode would be generated

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