Nigerian National Identity Registration to start soon

The Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) which received N30.066bn from the Federal Government last year for it’s back end projects is due to commence the National Identity Number (NIN) Registration for all Nigerians and legal residents who are eligible to acquire a National Identity Number.

Established by the NIMC Act No. 23 of 2007, the NIMC has the mandate to establish, own, operate, maintain and manage the National Identity Database in Nigeria, register persons covered by the Act, assign a Unique National Identification Number (NIN) and issue General Multi-Purpose Cards (GMPC) to those registered individuals, and to harmonize and integrate existing identification databases in Nigeria.

The NIN is an equivalent of United States of America’s Social Security Number (SSN) and the United Kingdom National Identity Number (NI); the unique numbers are assigned to individuals by the government for the sole purpose of tracking its citizens, permanent and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other government-related functions.

Enrollment consists of the recording of an individual’s demographic data and capture of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial picture and digital signature, which are all used to cross-check existing data in the National Identity Database to confirm that there is no previous entry of the same data. Once this (de-duplication) process is completed the data is then stored with a unique NIN that was assigned to it. The process is the same whether you choose the self-service or you require an assisted service.

There are different ways you can enrol for the NIN:

1.  Self Service Enrollment
Stage 1:

  • Applicant visits NIMC website: http://www.nimc.gov.ng to access the Enrollment Form or walks into an enrolment centre and use the self-service workstation.
  • Fills the Enrolment Form online and prints a summary sheet with a 2D Barcode and Registration ID number.
  • At the enrolment centre, the enrolment officer scans barcode to pull up the applicant data or uses the Registration ID Number to pull up the information from the database.

Alternatively,

  • Applicant walks into an enrolment centre and picks up an enrolment form.
  • Fills the enrolment form, providing the required demographic information.
  • Applicant approaches the enrolment officer who collects the completed form and inputs the details into the enrolment portal.

Stage 2: Applicant verifies and confirms the enrolment data on the system.
Stage 3: Applicant has his photograph, finger print captured.
Stage 4: Applicant has his supporting documents scanned.
Stage 5: Enrolment is acknowledged and a slip is generated and given indicating completion of enrolment.
Stage 6: Applicant leaves the enrolment centre.

2.  Assisted-Service
Stage 1: Applicant walks into enrolment centre and request for enrolment assistance.
Stage 2: A support officer assists applicant in picking and filling the enrolment form.
Stage 3. Applicant approaches an enrolment officer who collects the completed form and inputs the details into the enrolment portal.
Stage 4: Applicant verifies and confirms the enrolment data on the system.
Stage 5: Applicant has his photograph, finger print captured.
Stage 6: Applicant has his supporting documents scanned.
Stage 7: Enrolment is acknowledged and a slip is generated and given indicating completion of enrolment.
Stage 8: Applicant leaves the enrolment centre.

3.  Mobile-Service
Stage 1: Applicant goes to a mobile enrolment station.
Stage 2: Request an enrolment form and fill it or request a support officer to provide assistance.
Stage 3. Applicant approaches an enrolment officer who collects the completed form and inputs the details into the enrolment portal.
Stage 4: Applicant verifies and confirms the enrolment data on the system.
Stage 5: Applicant has his photograph, finger print captured.
Stage 6: Applicant has his supporting documents scanned.
Stage 7: Enrolment is acknowledged and a slip is generated and given indicating completion of enrolment.
Stage 8: Applicant leaves the enrolment centre.

After the completion of the enrolment process, you will be informed of the date and time for collection of the National Identification Number (NIN). NIN can only be collected by an individual after biometric verification where you previously enrolled and not by proxy.

There are Registration Centers in all the 36 NIMC State offices in the capital of each State and FCT, and with time there will also be centers in all the 774 Local Government offices nationwide. There are also plans to establish additional registration centers and mobile registration centers in strategic locations for easy access to enrolment.

For more details visit NIMC

Click here to view registration centres

To receive updates enter your email
- OR -

Tags: ,

written by

Ugo is an author at www.gistus.com.
  • EJIRO

    This is A good exercise especially, will create job for the youths. Please tell me when and how are they recruiting officers to work.

  • http://www.nimc.gov.ng Nation Identification Number Registration is good and a must for all Nigerians. Don’t wait, go and Join up now!

    Please, you have to register as a Nigerian on National Identification Number. No dulling! Registration is Free for all Nigerians!

  • http://[email protected] I would like to register my NIMC

    Yahoomail

  • http://Yahoo Anodere ogechi

    Its a nice step atleast 2 reduce unemployment in nigeria

  • Isa Ahmed

    Kudos to NIMC… Please I want little enlightenment on how a student can get this registration done in Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.

  • http://[email protected] Aminu Muhammad Minannata

    Registration farm

  • chiakwa simon

    why is it that after registration of last year in one of your registration centers in alahausa Lagos my card is not yet ready up till now.please help me to do the finding

  • http://[email protected] Taraba state
  • http://[email protected] Taraba state

    Nicm.gov.ng

  • http://yahoo George Joseph

    is good for every Nigerian, so that the level of criminalities will reduce in this country.

  • Oke michael Adewale

    i want to register for national identity card where i will go to register in Katsina state in dandume local govt area.

  • http://[email protected] Anonymous
  • http://Www.elisha.yunusa Anonymous
  • http://Isa Dsp musa isa

    Nimc

  • http://[email protected] Natioanal identity card

    Gmail

  • suleiman umar

    kindly release the form for registration on line

  • http://alabi.[email protected] How do i register online ?

    No

  • Anonymous

    Only The indigenous Hausa and Muslim are aloud to register in northern especially in zamfara state. what then we the non indigenous and Christianity do

  • Manasseh Niapdat

    pls went will the smart card be ready?