Visit the website of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). Scroll down to the bottom of the main page and click on "e-ID Card Status Portal" to see if your card is ready for activation. Fill in your first and last names, as well as your NIMC check tracking ID, and then click the "check now" button. If all goes well, you should be taken to a results page showing whether your e-ID card is active or inactive. If it's inactive, click the "Activate My e-ID Card" link to have NIMC do so.
The following is a graphical representation of the e-ID Card collection process:
Fill out a replacement form at the nearest NIMC office. I misplaced my national e-ID card. What should I do? Please notify the nearest NIMC office.
Your e-ID will be replaced with a new one that contains your new PIN number. You can use this new card to access NIMC services such as applying for a passport or driver's license.
Make an application for a National Identification Number.
Go to www.nimc.gov.ng to get your enrolment form. Fill out all forms in block letters and go to your nearest enrolment center for biometrics collection to get your National Identification Number (NIN). Please keep in mind that you may also obtain an enrolling form from the NIMC's ERC. The completing time depends on the number of applicants waiting to be enrolled; it usually takes 30 minutes to 1 hour.
After submitting your forms, you will need to go to one of the following centers to have your biometric information captured: NIDD/NIMC central office, local police station, or immigration office. The cost of getting a NIN varies depending on whether you are applying at an enrollment center or through the internet. At an enrollment center, there is a processing fee of $50 which must be paid in cash. Through the internet, the charge is $140 which must be paid by credit card. Both options require a photo of yourself in good health with a clear face and not wearing any hats, glasses, or tattoos that might hide your facial features or any clothing that might cover parts of your body. Enroll between January and March if you want your ID before July.
Your National Identification Number is valid for 10 years and can be used as a new identification document when you renew your passport. If you lose your NIN, you will need to visit an enrollment center to get another one. This process is called re-enrolement.
The national identity card has been phased out, according to the NIMC. The agency also urged everyone who has yet to enroll in NIN to do so.
If you still have your old identification card, you should apply for a National Identification Number (NIN). Visit any NIN enrolling center now to get your NIN and be identifiable for the rest of your life. These centers can be found at passport offices, immigration offices, and other government agencies.
You must visit an enrolling center to get a NIN. Your Social Security number is your key source of information that allows us to identify you. Without this number we cannot confirm whether you are who you say you are. Your Social Security number may also help ensure that people do not use your identity to commit crimes or access sensitive information about you or your family members.
Your NIN cannot be replaced if it is lost or stolen. So if your ID card is lost or stolen, contact the NIN center immediately to make a replacement card available. You will need to provide new evidence of identity to obtain a new NIN.
Your NIN is valid for 10 years. When it expires you will need to go back to an enrolling center to renew it.
In some cases, you may be able to transfer your NIN to another person. For example, if you move then your NIN will still be valid because it's tied to your Social Security number which follows you when you change addresses.
According to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) website, 54 million Nigerians have been registered as of May 2021. Enrollment, issue of the NIN (National Identification Number*), and ID card are all free of charge and managed by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
An individual cannot apply for an ID card unless he or she is below 18 years old, has a valid national identity number, and satisfies the other requirements listed on the NIMC website. The NIMC says that it will take about 14 days to process an application once it is received.
The NIMC was established in 2013 under the National Identity Management Act (NIMA) of 2011 to develop and maintain a national identity database for use by relevant government agencies and private organizations. The law also aims to ensure that only eligible persons are issued with national identification numbers and that the system is used responsibly.
In addition to being registered with the NIMC, individuals can also register with the police by providing some form of identification. If an individual does not have any form of identification but claims to be over 18 years old, he or she can report to a police station with two reliable witnesses. The police will need to verify the applicant's details before issuing a certificate of identity.