How to check NIN number with tracking ID

How to check NIN number with tracking ID

If you are among those that have been searching for how they can use their national ID card’s tracking ID to check their NIN number, then this article was dedicatedly created for you.

As you might have known, *346# can be dialed using the mobile number you registered your NIN with or visit any of NIMC’s NIN enrollment centers with your tracking ID to print your NIN slip.

Now that you have just known your national ID card number, you can go ahead and Link your National Identity Number (NIN) to all your SIM cards.

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The National Identity Management Commission (popularly known as NIMC) was established by the federal government of Nigeria in 2007.

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The main aim of establishing this platform or organization is to have the mandate to establish, own, operate, maintain and manage the National Identity Database in Nigeria, register persons covered by the Act, assign a Unique National Identification Number (NIN) and issue General Multi-Purpose Cards (GMPC) to those who are citizens of Nigeria as well as others legally residing within the country.

How to check your NIN number and other details using tracking ID

The following methods can be used to check your NIN number or your date of birth on NIMC portal by just using the tracking ID number on your temporary national ID card slip.

To check your NIN number and other of your important details on NIMC portal using tracking ID, please follow the step by step methods below:

1. NIMC portal method

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.

2. Contacting NIMC customer care

If the first method above is not successful, you can then contact NIMC customer care.

To contact NIMC customer care in order to check your NIN number using tracking ID, please use any of the following channels.

For all enquiries on National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), National Identity Management System (NIMS), and National Identification Number (NIN), please contact them on:

  • On email:
  • Locate their office across every state in Nigeria by clicking here
  • call them on the phone number: 234-8-157691214 or +234-8-157691071
  • If you live in FCT, you can visit them at 11 Sokode Crescent, Off Dalaba StreetZone 5, WuseP. M. B. 18, Garki, Abuja.

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3. Visiting NIMC office

In this method, you are required to visit any nearest NIMC office with your tracking ID to retrieve your NIN for free of charge.

To know the list and address of NIMC offices located across every thirty six state in Nigeria, please click here, choose your state and LGA from the drop down and click ”find” button.

4. Dialing USSD code (*346#)

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.

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


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