NIN Application and Guidelines for 2020 UTME Registration
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) earlier declared prospective candidates for the 2020 UTME are required to register and obtained NIN prior to registration. Candidates without NIN will not be allowed to register for the 2020 UTME.
What is NIN
The National Identification Number (NIN) is the unique number which identifies you for life and is issued to you by NIMC after your enrolment. It is used to match you with your biometric data and other details in the National Identity Database during verification and authentication
NIN consist of 11 random digits assigned and is peculiar to each individual after the completion of registration into the National Identification Database (NIDB). It remain unchanged, until the demise and presentation of a death certificate then the NIN will be retired.
The NIN is used to tie all records about an individual in the database and is also used to establish or verify his/her identity. All citizens and legal residents in Nigeria, from age zero (birth) and above are eligible to enrol for their NINs.
NIN Registration Process
Locate the nearest NIMC Enrolment Centre with your BVN if you have one and any of the following required Original and Valid supporting documents:
- Old National ID Card
- Driver’s License
- Voter’s card (Temporary or Permanent)
- Nigerian International passport
- Certificate of Origin
- Attestation letter from a prominent ruler in your community
- Birth certificate
- Declaration of age
- Attestation letter from religious/traditional leader
- NHIS ID card
- Government staff ID card
- Registered/recognized private organization staff ID card
- School ID Card (private/public)
- Tax Clearance certificate
- Valid immigration documents
- Registration At an Enrolment Centre:
However, you can complete the first step of the registration online at (https://penrol.nimc.gov.ng/) print out the Barcode registration slip and proceed to an enrolment centre to complete the rest of the registration steps.
- Applicant will be verified to ascertain if he/she has ever enrolled using the NIN verification portal.
- New applicant will be issued an enrolment form to fill. 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.
- The informations provided will be crosschecked by a NIMC Official against the supporting document provided and to check for errors/mistake.
- 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 field.
- The enrolment officer will ask the applicant to double check his/her information for errors using the applicant monitor.
- The biometrics (ten finger prints and facial image) of the applicant will be capture subsequently.
- After completing the enrolment, a Transaction ID Slip is issued to the applicant as an 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 subjected to 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 applicant within 12months after Issuance of NIN barring any unforeseen circumstances.
- Service Fee: ENROLMENT IS FREE
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 original and valid birth certificate and NIN slip of one of the Nigerian Parent / Guardian.
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 update when they become 16 years of age.
For more information visit the website https://www.nimc.gov.ng/about-nin/