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WHY DO YOU NEED YOUR NIN?

It is mandatory for every citizen and legal resident to enrol for the National Identification Number (NIN). The process is the same whether you choose the self-service or you require an assisted service.

The NIN is set to be used for all transactions in Nigeria requiring identity verification so you’ll be using your NIN for
 

  •  obtaining your National e-ID card

  •  travel (international passport application & acquisition)

  • opening personal bank accounts

  • getting your driver’s license

  • obtaining your Permanent Voters’ Card

  • participating in the National Health Insurance Scheme

  • payment of your taxes

  • transactions related to your contributory pension scheme

  • access to welfare and other relevant services from the Nigerian Government

  • transactions with social security implications

  • land transactions subject to the Land Use Act

  •  any other transactions NIMC may so prescribe and list in the Federal Government Gazette