Have you ever wondered why it takes so long for the Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to issue National ID cards to Applicants? It is for reasons best known to them. However, how and where you enrolled for the National Id Card Matters?
Generally, getting the Plastic Identity Card Takes from one year to forever (Fact). Depending on your enrolment center, you can get the Slip containing your National Identification Number (NIN) immediately.
The NIN is enough for you to do a lot of things (Sim registration, Jamb, Jobs, Scholarships, Travel, Banks, Office, etc). Today, I will guide you on how to register and get your National ID as fast as possible.
Steps To Register And Get Your NIN Quickly
- Walk into the enrolment Centre with a supporting document (One School Id, Voters Card, Birth Certificate, Passport, License, etc).
- You will be verified to ascertain if you have ever enrolled using the NIN verification portal.
- Fill out the enrolment form to fill.
- The enrolment forms will be vetted by a NIMC Official to crosscheck the information filled on the form against the supporting documentation provided and to check for errors/mistake-filled on the form.
- Your pre-filled information will be inputted on the NIMC Software by a NIMC enrolment officer or the Barcode slip will be scanned by the NIMC enrolment officer to populate all the required fields.
- The enrolment officer will ask you to double-check your information for errors using the applicant monitor.
- If you are satisfied with the demographic information, biometrics is next (ten fingerprints and facial images).
- You will be given your NIN Slip immediately or ask to come back the next day or within one week for the NIN slip.
A National Identification Number (NIN) Slip is issued to the applicants after processing. The National e-ID Card will be issued to the applicant within X months after the Issuance of NIN barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Documents For National ID Card Enrolment
Now you may be wondering, what are the documents I need to get my National Identity card? You are required to bring along any of the following as proof of your identity for your enrollment.
- Old National ID card (If available).
- Valid Driver’s license.
- Valid InterNational passport.
- Voter’s ID card.
- Govt. staff ID card.
Note: You can use any of the means of identification above. You don’t necessarily need to have all. If you still don’t have 1 to 5 above, feel free to use a birth certificates as means of identification (They were accepted in my time).
6, State or local government of origin certificate.
7, Birth certificate/declaration of age
8, Your height (You may measure it there if you don’t know it already).
9, Look Good (So that your passport will look nice on the card)
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Read Also: How to check whether your card is ready for Pick up
Note: You would get your National Identification Number Immediately (NIN). This is a temporary card you can use for many purposes until your National ID Card is finally released.
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Yusuf shehu says
Please we are faraway from our registration centre, can I have access to registered Nigeriand if correct information being provided by eligible citizens?
ehenayahiore Evans osawmuyi says
how can I get my nimc number I just register six days ago
Yusuf Abdulquadri says
Pls i want to enrol for national id and it getting difficult here pls can i do it at the bank
Can I use my waec id card to get in number?
Adeyemo Adekunle says
I have done my own since 2014 and I don’t know how to check the update
Ahuruonye Grace A. says
I did my registration in January 2014 but l have not receive my ID uptill now how can l check if it is ready for collection. Thanks.
Similar problem we have please if you have solution inform me
Pls where else can I do the I’d card at ikorodu they are doing it at laspotech but it is very stressful have not been able to do mine
Donatus o. Chuku says
Why can’t I be issued my national identity card registered since October 2016. The registration was at uniport.
Ezeaka davison ogbu says
I did my nationalID card since 08 12 2014 Pls can I go and enrollment another one Pls message me please.
Jafar usman says
I have registered my national identity card since 2014 but up to yet I haven’t receive any message
D link is not working
Sanni fatai ishola says
Want to register for national Id card
Jennifer Rabac says
Yes po..panu po kumuha ng national id card?
Kelvin john says
please I need national ID card how can i get it ..am in Lagos and how much can it cuz me
Godwin Emmanuel says
can waec id card be used as means of identification when registering for national id card
No but can use school id
Thanks alot for this
Glesie Policarpio says
Paano po mg online register para mkakuha ng phil id…at pwede din po b walk in po direct pumunta s office?thanks po
My name : sule lucky says
Pls I registered my in Lagos, and I’m now in Ogun state…. I was given only one slip,I want to collect the original one, wot can I do
I need original one urgently…..
Mabel Enyonam says
If I haven’t done it before and I don’t have the necessary enquirment asked with me please what should I do and where is the process going on in Ghana at the moment thank you
I registered at oshodi Lagos LG. But I was given only one slip… Which did not contain my Nin…. Since September… And now Ave relocated to another state… Pls how do I go about it
how about those who don’t have any of the requirements
i havent done one before and i dont have any id card…what should i do
MRS HELEN A.ELEYELE says
I enrolled for my nimc ID card on 13th October 2014 but up till now I’ve not been given the original card. please work on it now and let me get my original card as soon as possible. GOD bless Nigeria
My name is John Gbaranwi says
I registered my national ID card since October 2nd 2013 in Rivers state port Harcourt opposite NDDC office,till now each time I go to inquire they will tell me not ready, please fastrack my id
Ogidiolu Aderemi says
I registered for my national identity card in August 2016 at Alausa office at civil defense office ikeja.
And I went to d center I was told the card is not ready. Please fast track the card I need the card on.
Pano po ako mkaka fill ng form kung wala namang lumalabas na pic sa baba