How to change the name(s) on your NIN card by yourself

by Abdulrazaq
How to change your name and date of birth on NIN and NIMC database
National ID card with NIN

Did you unknowingly wrongly enter your name when enrolling for your national ID card? Or have you just changed your mind to change the name on your NIN? Any way, in this article, we’ve the solutions of how to re-correct or change the name(s) on your NIN card. Now, we’re going to explain to you step by step.

As national ID card cannot be enrolled more than one time in person’s life, some people who made mistake(s) when applying are now wondering so much about how they can change it.

How you can change the name on your NIN

As a matter of fact, every detail about yourself that you’d entered while applying for national ID card is changeable. Perhaps, some of those who collect big money in order to help person change the data on their national ID card are likely demanding people’s money.

In fact, there are some changeable details on your NIN that are free of charge while others require little processing fee.

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How to edit details on your NIN online

Yes. You can edit any detail on your NIN on NIMC database but you have to pay some fees. However, as for your information, the following details are changeable (can be edited) on your national ID card with the small amount of processing fee.

  • Names
  • Date of Birth
  • Addresses
  • Phone Number
  • Place of Birth – State
  • LGA you were born
  • Place of Birth – Country (if different from Nigeria)
  • Your state of origin
  • Place of Origin – Town, Village
  • Place of Origin – LGA
  • Father’s NIN
  • Your father’s Town, Village of Origin
  • Father’s State of Origin
  • Father’s LGA of Origin
  • Mother’s NIN
  • Mother’s Town, Village of Origin
  • Your mother’s State of Origin
  • Mother’s LGA of Origin

Any of the details listed above can be modified or changed on your national ID card with the processing fee of five hundred Naira, N500 except the change of date of birth with a processing fee of fifteen thousand Naira, N15, 000.

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How to change the name(s) on your national ID card

To successfully change the name on your national ID card, you must pay a processing fee of N500 (five hundred Naira) to National Identity Management Commission, NIMC by going to the any commecial bank in Nigeria or with your phone.

Don’t worry, we’ll show you how to pay to NIMC for changing the name on your national ID card with your phone or laptop shortly. Please keep reading!

Thus, make sure you have got the following for proof of changing the name on your NIN:

  • Sworn Affidavit
  • Newspaper Extract
  • Marriage Certificate (in cases of marriage).

Then below are the procedures of how to change the name(s) on national ID card:

National Identification Number name modification
  • Walk into the enrolment Centre with a supporting document (including application letter).
  • You’ll will be issued a data modification form to fill.
  • Applicant data modification forms will be vetted by a NIMC Official to crosscheck the information filled on the form against the supporting document provided. Note: applicants who cannot read nor write should come along with a person who can do the form filling for him.
  • Your pre-filled information will be inputted on the NIMC Software by a NIMC enrolment officer.
  • The enrolment officer will ask you to double check his/her information using the applicant monitor to check for errors.
  • If the you’resatisfied with your demographic information, then your biometrics will be captured subsequently.
  • After completing the enrolment, a Transaction ID Slip will be issued to you as an evidence of the transaction.
  • The former NIN Slip will be retained by the enrolment officer if the modified data will affect details on the NIN slip.
  • The applicant will be requested to come back for the NIN within 2-5 working days or more, as it is subjected to speed of the network.
  • A new National Identification Number Slip having the same NIN will be issued to you after processing.
How to pay NIMC for changing the name and other details on NIN

How much does it cost to change your name, date of birth and other details on your NIN? The cost is five hundred Naira and here is how to pay it. To pay to NIMC for changing the name(s) and other details on the national ID card, use the procedures below.

Not that NIMC only receives payment via Remita and below are the guidelines of how to pay with mobile phone or laptop.

Step 1:

Visit Remita website by clicking here and nstart the payment process

Step 2:

Click on the option ‘Pay Bills‘.

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Step 3:

Who do You want to Pay?

Then type in ‘National Identity Management Commission‘.

Name of Service/Purpose, then choose ‘Modification of of Name’

Amount to Pay, don’t worry about that. However, amount to pay will be generated by the system automatically.

Type your full name in the payer’s name column

Enter your telephone number as payer’s phone

Tick the ‘I am not a robot’ reCAPTCHA checkbox and click on the stated selection of images before clicking on the ‘Verify’ button.

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Step 4:

Click on the ‘Submit’ tab to ͞proceed to payment.

A new page which is the invoice will come up which will display your RRR (Remita Retrieval Reference) code at the top of the page.

Print the invoice and take note of your RRR because it’s unique.

Step 5:

Choose any payment method convenient for you as listed below:

  • Card (to pay with your smartphone or laptop with debit card)
  • Bank Branch (Go into any bank with your RRR code and pay)
  • USSD
  • Internet Banking (to use your bank internet banking)
  • Wallet


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Rebecca June 30, 2022 - 1:40 pm

Please once I fill form for a change in my date of birth with all the necessary requirements including the remita fee, will I get my National identity card back immediately?

Abdulrazaq June 30, 2022 - 2:21 pm

Yes, you would.

Jonathan Joseph June 28, 2022 - 12:45 pm

Please how long can it take for a correction of date of birth to reflect on my nin details

Adamu nasir June 26, 2022 - 9:19 pm

Please sir , if I’m writing my name on the remitta generation, am I going to write the way it’s on the old sleep or the way I want it to be on the new on

Sonia June 9, 2022 - 10:30 am

I changed the number on my NIN to a new number. How long will it take to update the new number? Pls I need urgent response, I’m confused right now

Abdulrazaq June 9, 2022 - 1:14 pm

It will probably take 24 to 48 hours for the change to reflect.

Jamiu usman olamilekan June 4, 2022 - 7:45 am

Buh i don’t get this
I want to change my third name on the NIN and i was told to pay for remite and do the necessity
Have done with that since ending of march
And ever since then have been checking on there office
I was told that the NIN office haven’t check on it and i will have to pay again for that
And i still pay for the second time
And its still the same thing
How do i go about this because that stress is too much
I need your advice sir

Abdulkadir Abdussalam (Indanaka) April 7, 2022 - 9:49 pm

addition of name (middle name)

Akadi itiafa martha April 1, 2022 - 6:18 pm

Pls, what are the requirements to correction of date of birth on my NIN?

Abdulrazaq April 1, 2022 - 6:20 pm

The requirements are your tracking ID, phone number, existing NIN and processing fee (N500).

Abdulkadir Abdussalam (Indanaka) April 7, 2022 - 9:38 pm

me i just want to add one name

oyindamola May 16, 2022 - 8:35 am

Your Comment
I have been going to NIN office since February for change of middle name
since then they haven’t given me my NIN
how many days does change of middle name requires
plsss reply
what do I do

Abdulrazaq May 16, 2022 - 1:05 pm

Please contact NIN customer care via the email address;, etc. for more information.

Anonymous April 1, 2022 - 2:36 pm


Anonymous April 1, 2022 - 2:35 pm

i went to nin office to change my name, they collected the old one,and 2000naira aside from remitta fee of 500naira,
i went back after a week, to collect the slip, they asked me to recapture again, i have t pay another 500,
returned back the second time, they still said the registration was not succesful, i paid 500naira for remita again the 3rd time
went back to the office, they said its IP error, i have been waiting for a month now, despite all the calls, they said its not ready… WHAT CAN U SAY ABOUT THIS

Anonymous March 27, 2022 - 4:22 pm

Does it mean if I pay the commission fee of #500 for change of name I can now print it in cyber cafe or nin agent?
Me I don’t ve #5000 to give those people I went to do it there and they said change of name is 5k

Ibewunjo Enoch March 22, 2022 - 3:25 pm

Pls I want to change my middle name and my phone number, does that mean I have to generate and pay into remita twice, in other to modify those data fields??

Abdulrazaq March 22, 2022 - 8:58 pm

No. Once you pay them money, you can update/change any information on your NIN except date of birth that requires separate payment.

Chukwunonso March 10, 2022 - 8:09 pm

After paying #500 on remita for modification of name what’s next please


Favour March 10, 2022 - 8:06 pm

After paying #500 on remita for modification of name what’s next please


Chisom osborn March 9, 2022 - 7:57 am

Please Abdulrazaq, if I want to help someone to change his/her name through remita payment process can I use my email/my name, and pay for the person then how are my going to get the process of changing the person’s name,nor is the person going to do it for him/herself.

Popoola blessing February 28, 2022 - 5:11 pm

Is it necessary to change my middle name

Abdulrazaq February 28, 2022 - 7:15 pm

It’s not necessary. If you like, then let it remain like that.

Habeeb February 27, 2022 - 3:15 pm

Can I change my name twice in my NIN card

Abdulrazaq February 27, 2022 - 5:02 pm

You can change as many times as you can.

Akanbi Elizabeth April 11, 2022 - 6:43 pm

I paid for remitant of name for myself and my son, but the formal name keep appearing

Abdulrazaq April 12, 2022 - 5:48 am

Sorry for the inconveniences experienced. Please visit any nearest NIN enrollment office for complaint and further assistance.

Anonymous February 27, 2022 - 10:07 am

I have did change of name in my nin but the name has not change and I want to use the nin for jamb registration, can I use it like that.

Abdulrazaq February 27, 2022 - 5:01 pm

Yes continue to use it in that way because it’s changed internally.

Abdulrazak Lawan February 26, 2022 - 7:46 am

I have visited my nearest nimc office about six times because of change of name of to now is yet to change

Abdulrazaq February 26, 2022 - 11:25 am

Have they been attending to you while you’re going there? If they haven’t, then in the next time you are going there, be request them to do name modification on your NIN for you. Remember to go along with your NIN. Thank you.

ojo taiwo April 29, 2022 - 8:51 am

good morning sir I did my nin two-year ago and I discover that number on my bank account is different from number on my nin because of that bank can not verify my nin, pls what can I do

Salaudeen Ridwan Adewale February 23, 2022 - 10:49 am

How can I change my phone number of NIN online

Abdulrazaq February 23, 2022 - 12:47 pm

To change the phone number on your NIN, please visit any nearest NIMC offices with the phone number that you want to change and their service charges which is roughly N500.

ARIGWE GIDEON February 18, 2022 - 10:37 am

I want to change my name on nin, what are requirement for bachelor

Abdulrazaq February 18, 2022 - 8:54 pm

The requirements are:
1. Your current national ID card
2. Affidavit of change of name and
3. Changing of name processing fee.

Abdulrazaq January 25, 2022 - 9:15 am

Visit any nearest NIMC office and request them to please modify the name on your NIN or log on to their website at and follow the prompts. Thank you.

Hosea Jonathan December 23, 2021 - 1:04 pm

How can i change my details in my NIN,i was using kaduna state details but now i want to use Bauchi state details
I want to change everything concerning,i want to put Bauchi state

Abdulrazaq December 23, 2021 - 2:27 pm

Please visit NIMC website at and fill the form yourself. Note that to change name, state, local government on your NIN, national identity management commission (NIMC) must collect money (N250).

Read this article carefully in order to know how to pay to NIMC for changing the details on your NIN or simply visit any nearest national ID card enrollment center.

Thank you. If you are still having other questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

ARIGWE GIDEON March 6, 2022 - 3:24 pm

I have change my name on nin and still is not yet change, how can i check it online?

Michael godspower William May 4, 2022 - 1:57 pm

Can I se my name on my nin….
This is my name Michael godspower William
And this is my nin number 53364672387

Anonymous May 16, 2022 - 8:29 am

Your Comment
same here also since February
how many days does it takes for change of middle name to be corrected at the NIN office

Abdulrazaq May 16, 2022 - 1:02 pm

It can be done under 10 minutest. Please be patient with them.


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