How To Print Original Nin

How to Print Original NIN: A Step-By-Step Guide

The National Identification Number (NIN) is a unique number that identifies individuals in Nigeria. It is a mandatory requirement for all citizens and residents to have a NIN to carry out certain transactions in Nigeria. Recently, the Nigerian government made it a requirement for all SIM card owners to link their NIN to their SIM cards. This has led to an increased demand for printing original NIN. In this article, we will guide you on how to print your original NIN.

Step 1: Visit the NIMC website

The first step to printing your original NIN is to visit the website of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). The website is www.nimc.gov.ng. On the website, you will find information about how to register for a NIN, how to update your NIN, and how to print your original NIN.

Step 2: Click on the "e-ID Card" tab

Once you have accessed the website, click on the "e-ID Card" tab located on the home page. This will lead you to a page where you can print your original NIN.

Step 3: Click on "Print National Identification Number (NIN)"

On the e-ID Card page, click on "Print National Identification Number (NIN)." This will lead you to a page where you will be required to provide your 11-digit NIN number.

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Step 4: Enter your NIN number and click on "Verify"

Enter your 11-digit NIN number in the space provided and click on "Verify." This will lead you to a page where you will be required to provide your personal details.

Step 5: Provide your personal details

On the page where you are required to provide your personal details, you will be required to provide your first name, last name, and middle name. You will also be required to provide your date of birth, phone number, and email address.

Step 6: Confirm your details

Once you have provided your personal details, confirm that they are correct. If there are errors, click on "Edit" to make the necessary changes.

Step 7: Submit your details

If your details are correct, click on "Submit" to proceed to the next page.

Step 8: Download and print your original NIN

On the next page, you will be required to download and print your original NIN. Click on "Print Original NIN Slip" to download and print your original NIN.

Congratulations! You have successfully printed your original NIN.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Is it mandatory to print your original NIN?
    Yes, it is mandatory to print your original NIN. You may be required to provide your original NIN for certain transactions such as opening a bank account, obtaining a driver's license, and registering for JAMB.

  2. Can I print my original NIN without visiting the NIMC office?
    Yes, you can print your original NIN online without visiting the NIMC office. However, if you need to update your NIN, you will be required to visit the NIMC office.

  3. What do I do if I forget my NIN number?
    If you forget your NIN number, you can retrieve it by dialing *346# on your mobile phone or by visiting the NIMC website.

  4. Can I use my temporary NIN slip to link my SIM card?
    No, you cannot use your temporary NIN slip to link your SIM card. You need to have your printed original NIN to link your SIM card.

  5. How long does it take to print your original NIN?
    It takes approximately 2-4 weeks to print your original NIN. However, you can print your original NIN online in a matter of minutes.

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