Visit the National Identity Management Commission [NIMC] website at www.nimc.gov.ng to see whether your National Identity Number (NIN) card is ready. Scroll down the webpage and click on the 'e-ID Card Status Portal' to see if your card has arrived and is now ready for activation at the activation center. The portal will also tell you how much more time you have to activate it.
If your card has not arrived after three months, then request another one from NIMC. However, this should be done through your local government authority rather than directly with NIMC since there might be a delay in receiving it.
National identity cards contain several fields that include information about the holder. These include name, gender, date of birth, address, photo, and signature. The data is also found on the back of the card along with the machine readable zone (MRZ). This is where a bar code consisting of several rows of dots and dashes is located. It can be read by most optical scanning systems and can be used as an identification tool.
Find out what numbers are printed on your card by visiting the NIMC website. You will need to know these numbers when you go to register your card at an activation center.
Your national identity card number is written inside the front cover of the card in small print. There is no way of seeing it without opening the card.
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 your card is ready, a message will appear indicating as much.
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. "The previous national identity card has been phased out." " If you still have your old ID card, you should register for a National Identification Number (NIN)."
However, some government agencies may continue to accept the old ID card as proof of identity and address information. You can get an updated copy of your identity card through email or by visiting any Indian Embassy or Consulate General in India.
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 form is available in three languages: English, Hausa and Pidgin/Portuguese.
The process takes about two weeks. You must present a valid passport and have enough money in your bank account to cover the application fee of NGN150,000.
If you are unable to pay the application fee, you can submit a written request to the NIMC with proof of economic hardship. Your request will be reviewed by the Economic and Social Council of Nigeria (ESCON), which will let you know if your case has been approved. If it has, they will send you a refund through your bank account or credit card.
All applicants must appear in person at an enrollment center to get their NIN. If you fail to do so, you will not be able to receive your number.
In addition to the application form, you will need to provide six photographs. Three full-face and three profile-view. Each photo should be 150 dpi and be in jpg or tif format. Make sure to include your NIN on all photos submitted.
Make an application for a National Identification Number.
The following is a graphical representation of the e-ID Card collection process:
According to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) website, 54 million Nigerians have been registered as of May 2021. Enrollment, NIN (National Identification Number*) issuance, and ID card issuance are all free of charge and controlled by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
An individual can register online or by post. In addition to name, date of birth, gender, address, and photo, you will be asked for your occupation. If eligible, a NIN will be sent to you by mail. You must provide proof of identity and residence when getting a NIN. If you don't, you will need to reapply.
In order to use an ID card as identification, a digital photograph has to be taken of it with a smartphone or other camera. The image is then uploaded to the National ID Card Application Center where it can be scanned by security agents at entrances to government buildings, airports, courts, and other public places.
ID cards are valid for 10 years but you can extend this period by submitting new photographs and paying a renewal fee. Cards that aren't renewed will be canceled.
*NIN: An 11-digit number used by the federal government as a universal identifier for citizens.