Retrieve / Check National Identity Number (NIN)

How to Retrieve / Check National Identity Number (NIN) on Phone | Via USSD

With the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)’s USSD service, you can now easily check or retrieve your National Identity Number (NIN) on your mobile phone. See how you can check your NIN via USSD below.

How to Check NIN on Phone

If you have enrolled for the national ID card scheme and forgotten your National Identity Number (NIN), you can now check it on your mobile phone.

How to Check or Retrieve National Identity Number (NIN) Via USSD

Have you misplaced your NIN? Have you forgotten where you kept your NIN slip? Not to fear, NIMC’s USSD service allows you to easily obtain your NIN using your cell phone.

Dial *346# on your phone to retrieve your NIN. This service is available on all the Nigerian Mobile Networks, including MTN, AIRTEL, GLO and 9mobile.


  • dial *346#
  • If you are still using the same phone number that you enrolled with for your NIN, you can retrieve it by selecting “NIN Retrieval” from the list of alternatives that is displayed and typing the number “1
  • Follow the procedures on your screen and enter the relevant information.
  • Please keep in mind that using this service costs only N20 (twenty naira) (deducted from your phone credit balance).

Now that you know your national ID card number, go ahead and Link your National Identity Number (NIN) to your Number.

How to Check NIN *346#

How to Know if your NIN Card is Ready

To check if your National Identity Number (NIN) card is ready, visit the National Identity Management Commission [NIMC] website-

Scroll down the homepage and click on ‘e-ID Card Status Portal’ to check if your card is ready and now available at the activation centre.

After, fill in your first name, last name and your NIMC check tracking ID and hit the ‘check now’ icon button.

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