The NIMC (pronounced as “Neem-See”) is the primary legal institution in Nigeria mandated by law to institutionalize identity management system and regulate the identity sector. (NIMC Act 2007; Sections 1, 2, 5 and 6).
National Identity Management System (NIMS) is the infrastructure that is responsible for the management of the NIMC mandate.
The National Identification Number-NIN (pronounced as “Neen”) is a unique number issued to a successful enrolled individual This number is randomly generated and it is issued for life.
All citizens and legal residents are eligible to enroll for their National Identification Number (NIN).
Upon successful enrolment, a Transaction Slip is issued. The applicant is informed when to come for collection of his/her NIN. A second slip called the National Identification Number (NIN) Slip is issued when the applicant returns to collect his/her NIN. The NIN Slip has your 11 Digit Number at the top left corner, second row. This is the slip that contains the NIN and is valid for all legitimate transactions in Nigeria.
The NIN is used to tie all records about an individual into the National Identity Database and is also used as a valid means of establishing or verifying individual identity.
Please go to our nearest Centers and fill a card transfer form.
Go to our nearest Center office and fill out a form for replacement.