Quick Check: Is Your NIN Linked to SIM? (All Networks)

Checking Your SIM-NIN Linkage Status in Nigeria

This guide details how to check if your National Identification Number (NIN) has been successfully linked to your SIM card across different networks in Nigeria.

Background:

The Nigerian government previously set deadlines for mobile network users to link their NINs to their SIMs. This article provides instructions for users on all major networks: MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile.

Crucial Note:

If you haven’t obtained your NIN, it’s crucial to do so before proceeding. Visit the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) website for a comprehensive list of registration centers. Delaying NIN registration could lead to service disruptions on your mobile line.

Checking Your NIN Linkage:

Airtel:

  1. Dial *1211# on your Airtel line.
  2. Enter your 11-digit NIN and press “SEND.”
  3. You’ll receive a message confirming successful submission to Airtel.

MTN:

  1. Dial *785# on your MTN line.
  2. Enter your 11-digit NIN and press “SEND.”
  3. You’ll receive a message stating “Yello! your NIN has been successfully received…subject to verification by NIMC.”

9mobile:

  1. Dial *2008# on your 9mobile line.
  2. Press “1” and “SEND” to verify linkage.
  3. You’ll receive a message confirming successful NIN linkage.

Glo:

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  1. Glo typically sends a message upon successful NIN reception.
  2. Alternatively, dial *109#, enter your 11-digit NIN, followed by your first and last name.
  3. You’ll receive a message stating “Dear esteemed customer, your NIN has been successfully received. Thanks.”

Conclusion:

Once you receive a message from your network confirming successful NIN submission, you don’t need to worry. NIMC will verify the NIN, and your network will inform you of successful verification.

Additional Information:

  • Double-check your NIN: Ensure you enter your NIN accurately before submitting it. Any errors could delay verification.
  • Repeat the process if unsure: If you’re unsure about successful linkage, repeat the process following the network’s specific instructions.
  • NIN verification by NIMC: After submitting your NIN, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) will verify its authenticity. This process may take some time.
  • Network confirmation message: Once NIMC verifies your NIN, your network will send you a confirmation message informing you of successful verification.

By following these steps and understanding the additional information, you can easily check if your NIN is linked to your SIM card in Nigeria.

Remember: Linking your NIN to your SIM card is crucial to avoid service disruptions. If you encounter any difficulties during the process, contact your network provider for assistance.

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