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NIN Application Guidelines & Requirements For JAMB 2023 Candidates

NIN Application Guidelines & Requirements For JAMB 2023 Candidates; The quickest ways for any student to get their National Identification Number are now described below (NIN). Currently, only applicants who have registered and earned NINs will be able to apply for JAMB‘s UTME in 2023.

One cannot overstate how critical it is to get a NIN right away because failing to do so may prevent a student from completing crucial chores for school or NYSC in the near future. As a result, get your NIN right away and take a break.


Due to the impending start of registration for the 2023 UTME, we believe it is essential to give all students and potential UTME candidates the information they need to register and acquire their NIN. Candidates for the 2023 UTME are similarly encouraged to begin studying for their tests.

What is NIN?

National Identification Number is referred to as NIN. It is made up of 11 random, unintelligible numbers that are given to a person once their enrollment in the National Identity Database is complete (NIDB).

A NIN is unique in that once it has been assigned to a person, it cannot be changed, given to, or used by anyone else. When a person passes away, the Commission receives a death certificate proving the person’s passing, at which point the person’s NIN is retired.

The NIN is used to establish or authenticate an individual’s identification and to link all records about that person in the database. All Nigerian nationals and residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to join the NIN program.

First, Check if you already have a NIN

The first step before you proceed to register to get your NIN is to check if you already have one. To know this, with the phone used to register for the NIN, Dial *346# on your phone to retrieve your NIN. Once your NIN is displayed, you can either screenshot it, or note it down somewhere. Please note that you’re not to share your NIN information on any social media platform. You can, however, share it when requested by trusted institutions. Getting your NIN by dialing *346# is totally FREE OF CHARGE on all Nigerian Mobile Networks including MTN, AIRTEL, GLO, and 9mobile.

NIN Registration Process: If you don’t already have

Supporting Documents

Walk into the nearest NIMC Enrolment Centre with your BVN if you have one and any of the following required Original and Valid supporting documents:

  1. Old National ID Card
  2. Driver’s License
  3. Voter’s card (Temporary or Permanent)
  4. Nigerian International passport
  5. Certificate of Origin
  6. Attestation letter from a prominent ruler in your community
  7. Birth certificate
  8. Declaration of age
  9. Attestation letter from religious/traditional leader
  10. NHIS ID card
  11. Government staff ID card
  12. Registered/recognized private organization staff ID card
  13. School ID Card (private/public)
  14. Tax Clearance certificate
  15. Valid immigration documents

Registration at an Enrolment Centre:

The whole process of registration can be carried out at an enrolment center. To limit the amount of time you will spend at the enrolment center, you can download, print, and complete the enrolment form at (, then proceed to an enrolment center to complete the rest of the registration steps.


  • Applicants are to walk into the enrolment Centre with a supporting document.
  • The applicant will be verified to ascertain if he/she has ever enrolled using the NIN verification portal.
  • The applicant will be issued an enrolment form to fill out if he/she has not enrolled before. OR the printed Barcode slip (for those who applied online) will be collected if the applicant had pre-enrolled earlier using the pre-enrolment service.
  • Applicant’s forms will be vetted by a NIMC Official to crosscheck the information filled on the form against the supporting documents provided and to check for errors/mistakes filled on the form. Note: Applicants who cannot read or write should be accompanied by a literate individual who can fill out the form for him/her.
  • Applicant’s pre-filled information will be inputted on the NIMC Software by a NIMC enrolment officer or the Barcode slip will be scanned by the NIMC enrolment officer to populate all the required fields.
  • The enrolment officer will ask the applicant to double-check his/her information for errors using the applicant monitor.
  • If the applicant is satisfied with his/her demographic information, the biometrics (ten fingerprints and facial images) of the applicant will be captured subsequently.
  • After completing the enrolment, a Transaction ID Slip will be issued to the applicant as evidence of the transaction. However, the Transaction slip does not confer the right to National Identification Number. The applicant will be requested to come back for the NIN within 1-5 working days, as it is subject to the availability of network, authentication, and verification.
  • A National Identification Number (NIN) Slip is issued to the applicants after processing.
  • The National e-ID Card will be issued to the applicant within 12 months after the Issuance of the NIN barring any unforeseen circumstances.


Availability: Monday – Friday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Note :

  • Minor applicants (0-15 years of age) should be accompanied by parents/guardians and can do the form filling for them.
  • Minor applicants should only bring an original and valid birth certificate and NIN slip of one of the Nigerian Parents / Guardians.
  • The National e-ID Card will not be issued to minors until they become 16 years of age and above.
  • In the case of a minor, after completion of enrollment, a text message will automatically be sent to the Applicant, Parent, or guardian to come for an update when they become 16 years of age.

For 2023 UTME candidates, once you have now received your NIN, you can proceed to generate your JAMB registration profile code.

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