Here is how you can get your NIN in UK. National Identification Number, also known as NIN is the unique number identifier, that identifies you for life and is issued to you by National Identity Management Commission, 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
There are now two unworkable choices available to Nigerians who have not yet registered for a National Identification Number (NIN).
- As a Nigerian, you must ignore the increased COVID-19 existential health risk while waiting in NIN registration centres.
- Give up their phone service because your SIM is blocked if they don’t have a NIN.
The current NIN registration deadline presents special challenges for Nigerians living abroad. You can face some difficulty abroad, given the travel and income restrictions imposed by the pandemic in some host countries.
You might face a few difficulties with financial transactions in Nigeria. This is due to the risk of having your Nigerian phone SIMs, blocked.
What is NIN?
The National Identity Management Commission issues you a National Identification Number, commonly known as a NIN, following enrollment. This number uniquely identifies you for life.
During verification and authentication, your biometric information and that of the National Identity Database are compared.
Is the NIN compulsory?
Yes the NIN is compulsory. As long as you are a Nigerian, you have to enrol and get a NIN.
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How Legal is the NIN?
Very Legal. It is part of the law in Nigeria. Click here to view a copy of the NIMC Act 2007.
It was set up to manage people’s identities and personal information (NIMC).
Created in 2007. However, it wasn’t until the federal government threatened to disconnect mobile phone numbers without National Identification Numbers in 2020. Only then that it gained popularity (NIN).
Lack of a national identification number is a crime
Nigeria is a democratic nation with written laws that govern it. In Nigeria, laws are what define criminal offences. In Nigeria, nothing is illegal unless documented federal or state legislation (including bye-laws by local government areas) specifically declares it to be so.
Every person in Nigeria must receive a National Identification Number under the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Act (NIN).
Can you get your NIN in the UK?
Yes. Follow these steps: