Requirements for NIN Registration for Students – Guidelines

NIN Application Guidelines and Requirements for Students
NIN Application Guidelines and Requirements for Students

The NIMC has give requirements for nin registration for students. Therefore the NIN Application Guidelines and Requirements for Students are on this page below. Students who are yet to obtain their NIN Number can follow up the simplest procedures listed below this page.

Meanwhile, students are to note that before you can register for 2022 JAMB UTME, you will need to register and obtain your own NIN Number.

However, if you didn’t have yours yet, you are to follow up the procedures on this page below for the Application Guidelines and Requirements for Students.

In view of this, we deem it necessary to provide all students, and indeed prospective UTME candidates with the guidelines to register and obtain their NIN before the 2022 UTME registration begins as the registration commence soon.

NIN Application Guidelines and Requirements for Students

What is NIN?

NIN simply means National Identification Number. It consists of 11 non- intelligible numbers randomly chosen and assigned to an individual after the completion of enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).

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 enroll for their NINs.

Firstly, 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. You can either screenshot it, or write 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.

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Getting your NIN by failing *346# is totally FREE OF CHARGE on all the Nigerian Mobile Networks including MTN, AIRTEL, GLO and 9mobile.

NIN Registration Process

If you don’t have NIN number, you are to go to the registration Centre with the following 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:

  • Old National ID Card (i.e. if you have one before)
  • 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:

The whole process of registration can be carried out at an enrolment centre. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will be required to book a schedule for your enrolment.

However, to limit the amount of time you will spend at the enrolment centre, you can download, print and complete the enrolment form at (, then proceed to an enrolment centre to complete the rest of the registration steps.


  1. Applicants are to walk into the enrolment Centre with a supporting document.
  2. Applicant will be verified to ascertain if he/she has ever enrolled using the NIN verification portal.
  3. Applicant will be issued an enrolment form to fill 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.
  4. Applicant’s forms will be vetted by a NIMC Official to crosscheck the information filled on the form against the supporting document provided and to check for errors/mistake filled on the form. Note: applicants who cannot read nor write should be accompanied by a literate individual who can do the form filling for him/her.
  5. 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.
  6. The enrolment officer will ask the applicant to double check his/her information for errors using the applicant monitor.
  7. If the applicant is satisfied with his/her demographic information, the biometrics (ten finger prints and facial image) of the applicant will be capture subsequently.
  8. After completing the enrolment, a Transaction ID Slip will be 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.
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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.

  1. Service Fee: ENROLMENT IS FREE
  2. Availability: Monday – Friday (9a.m. to 1p.m.)

Please 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 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.


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