Step By Step On How To Register For The National ID Card In Nigeria

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Every resident of Nigeria must get the National Identification Number. The procedure of registration may take some time, and you need to be patience in certain queue to acquire your card. In any case, because of the new innovations, registration and getting the ID card has turned out to be a lot faster and comfortable. Do you need some information about to acquire ? You have picked the correct article!

NIMC Registration

NIMC Registration

The National Identity Management Commission is the legal body that provides you with the National Identification Number (NIN) and Nigeria. It was established in 2007 as assured identity system in Nigeria. Still, this commission became fully operational only in 2012. Millions of Nigerians have already been enrolled into this commission, and millions more have been waiting to be enrolled.

One of the main problems of National Identification registration process was a problem to find the nears NIMC registration centre and the long queues to this center. Therefore, many people in Nigeria did not enroll to National Identification Number (NIN). Nevertheless, from the 16th of January, the procedure of registration has become mandatory. If you have not enrolled into the system – you need to do so before the stipulated deadline. If you are located in distant parts of the country, or you just do not like crowds – you can start the enrollment process by pre-enrollment.

Nevertheless, you can visit the nearest NIMC office in your and obtain the ID Card  in Nigeria.

What Is ?

Nigeria is the document that proves, states and protects your legal rights as a citizen of Nigeria. It`s a plastic card where you can find

  • Name and surname of the holder;
  • Citizenship;
  • Date of birth;
  • Issue Date;
  • Height;
  • Photo;
  • Chip;
  • National Identification Number;
  • Expiry Date;
  • Document Number.

So, it`s a plastic card that helps identify you as a citizen of the country.

The National Identification Number is an individual number given to a citizen of Nigeria upon the successful enrollment to the National Identity Management Commission. Enrollment consists of

  • Digital signature;
  • Capture of ten fingerprints;
  • Individual’s Demographic Data Record;
  • Shoulder-Facial picture.

These records will help to check the individual in the National Data Base. When the registration is successful, the National Identification Number (NIN) will be assigned to the individual. If this number is issued to the person – it can`t be issued again even if the previous person is dead. This number helps to tie all the records about the individual.


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According to the rules of the National Identity Management Commission – every citizen from the age of sixteen is eligible to enroll for the National Identification Number. Some experts suppose that bio-metric data can be taken from the age of five in the future.

Nigeria – Pre-Enroll Process!

  1. Check the official website of the enrollment – where you will be welcomed at the National Identification Number pre-registration portal!
  2. When the website is opened in the browser, you will be required to create an account. It means to enter your email. If you don`t have an email – you can create it with Gmail.
  3. When you have created your account successfully – you can sign into it now!
  4. The pre-enrollment process will require answering the question about yourself. You will need to fill the categories, like Physical Features, Disabilities, Next on Kin Information, Other Documents, Parent`s Data, Address Information and Personal Details. Double check all your answers – you shouldn’t make a mistake.
  5. Revise the information for any spelling errors again.
  6. Save the information and generate a 2D barcode that protects your data!
  7. Print the generated 2D barcode.
  8. Prepare the documents to take with you to the NIMC Registration Centre (driver`s license, university ID or voter`s card)
  9. Find the nearest NIMC Registration centre and head to it. If you have problems in Finding the centres, check the end of the article to find the nearest to you.
  10. At the NIMC registration centre, the NIMC officer will scan your barcode to retrieve the data.
  11. The officer will scan your other documents.
  12. The officer will take your fingerprints and photograph.
  13. You will need to verify your data.
  14. After that, the National Identification Number will be generated and given to you.

National Identity Card Registration Centres Around You

If you have troubles finding the nearest National Identity Card Registration Centre in , then take a look at this list with addresses. NIMC Office in State;

  1. Yabatech – Multipurpose Building at Yaba College of Technology;
  2. UNILAG ERC – Property Management Building of Faculty of Education;
  3. Synagogue Church of All Nations – 1, Segun Irefin of Egbe Road in Ikotun;
  4. State University, Ojo – MBA Block of MBA Board Room in LASU;
  5. Iru LCDA ERC – 1-7, Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island;
  6. Ikeja Local Govt. – 1, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja LGA, Ikeja;
  7. Ifelodun LCDA ERC – Efelodun LCDA;
  8. Ibeju-Lekki LGA ERC – Local Government Secretariat HQ, Ibeju-Lekki;
  9. Amuwo Odofin LGA ERC – Amuwo Odofin Local Govt Secretariat, 41 Road, Festac Town;
  10. State Office Card – Plot 1b Obafemi Awolowo Way, Alausa Ikeja;
  11. State Office ERC – Plot 1b Obafemi Awolowo Way, Alausa Ikeja;
  12. Lekki VIP – 3 Otunba Adedoyin Ogungbe Crescent, Suny Motors Building, Lekki Phase 1.

⇒⇒⇒ NIMC Office in Ogun State;

State Office Presidential Boulevard, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta
Abeokuta North Abeokuta North LG Secretariat, Akomoje, Abeokuta
Abeokuta South Abeokuta South LG Area Office, behind Yewa Plaza, Ibara, Abeokuta
Ado-Odo Area Office Ado-Odo Area Office, Ado-Odo
Ado-Odo-Ota LGA Ado-Odo-Ota LG Secretariat, Ota
College Of Health Technology, Ilese Computer Laboratory & Resource Centre, College Of Health Technology, Ilese, Ijebu North East
Ewekoro LGA Ewekoro LG Secretariat, Itori
GT Bank Asero Branch Block 7, Plot No 17-21, Along Abeokuta-Ibadan Road, Asero, Abeokuta
GT Bank Sango-Ota Branch Iyana Joju Road, Ota
ICT Centre, Idiroko Akinlade Computer Training Centre, Old Baggage Rd, Idiroko, Ipokia
Ifo LGA Ifo LG Secretariat, Ifo
Ijebu East LCDA Ijebu East LCDA Secretariat, Ojowo, Ijebu
Ijebu North East LGA Ijebu North East LG Secretariat, Igbodile Street, Atan Ijebu
Ijebu North LGA Ijebu North LG Secretariat, Ijebu Igbo
Ijebu-Ode LGA Ijebu-Ode LG Secretariat, Folagbade Road, Ijebu Ode
Ikenne LGA Ikenne LG Secretariat, Ikenne
Imeko-Afon LGA Rev. SBJ Oshoffa ICT Centre, General Hospital Road, Imeko
Ipokia LGA LG Secretariat, Ipokia
Magboro Magboro Community
Obafemi-Owode LGA Obafemi-Owode LG Secretariat, Owode
Odeda Annex Primary Health Centre, Alogi, Obantoko
Odeda LGA Odeda LG Secretariat, Odeda
Odogbolu LGA LG Secretariat, Odogbolu
Ogun Waterside LGA LG Secretariat, Ogun Waterside
Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Old International Office, RCCG Camp, along -Ibadan Expressway
Remo North LGA Ode Remo Town Hall, Ode
Sagamu LGA Akarigbo’s Palace, Ita-Oba, Sagamu
The Bells University Km 8, Idi-Iroko Road, Benja Village, Ota
Yewa (Egbado) North LGA Yewa North LG Secretariat, Ayetoro
Yewa (Egbado)South LGA Yewa South LG Secretariat Annex, Ilaro

⇒⇒⇒ NIMC Office in Abuja FCT;

State Office No. 3 Moputo Street, Zone 3
Abaji LGA Abaji Local Government Secretariat (Council Chambers), Off Kogi-Agbaji Expressway, Abaji
Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Lugbe AEDC Distribution Center, Lugbe Federal Housing Authority (FHA)
AMAC LGA AMAC Secretariat, Kabusa Junction, Apo Village
Bwari LGA Bwari Area Council Secretariat, Bwari
Dakwa Chief’s Palace, Dakwa
Dei-Dei International Market Dei-Dei International Building Materials Market
Dutse ERC Chief Palace, Dutse
Faith Academy, Kubwa Faith Academy School, Kubwa
FCTA High Court FCT High Court, Maitama
Federal Road Safety Commission, Zone 7 FRSC FCT Command, Zone 7, Wuse
Federal Secretariat Federal Secretariat Phase I, Ground Floor, SGF Hall, Ahmadu Bello Way
Gwagwalada LGA Old Federal Secretariat, After Atlas , Gwagwalada Abuja
Gwarinpa FHA Third Avenue By Police Station, Gwarinpa
Independent National Electoral Commission HQ INEC Headquarters, Maitama
Jiwa Chief’s Palace, Jiwa
Karshi Women Development Center Opposite Secretariat, Karshi
Kuje LGA Opposite Forest Pasali, along Kuje/Gwagwalada Road
Kwali LGA Kwali Area Council Secretariat, Abuja/Lokoja Expressway, Kwali
Mambilla Barracks Mambilla Barracks, Asokoro
Ministry of Agriculture Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Ahmadu Bello Way
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Federal Ministry Of Agriculture, Area 11, Garki
Mogadishu Cantonment Mogadishu Barracks, after A.Y.A, along Nyanya-Mararba Road
National Assembly Opposite Zenith Bank, National Assembly
Nigeria Immigration Service Nigeria Immigration Service Head Quarters ERC, Sauka, Airport Road Abuja
Nigerian Custom Service (Karu) Workshop, beside Custom Clinic, Karu Site
NIMC Headquarters 11 Sokode Crescent, Off Dalaba Street, Zone 5, Wuse, Abuja
NIMC Headquarters Annex 11 Sokode Crescent, Off Dalaba Street, Zone 5, Wuse, Abuja
NIMC Headquarters VIP 11 Sokode Crescent, Off Dalaba Street, Zone 5, Wuse, Abuja
NIPOST Kubwa Opposite Kubwa General Hospital, Phase IV
National Orientation Agency NOA, Old Federal Secretariat, Area 1, Garki
National Open University of Nigeria Open University, Jabi, Off FMC Road
NYSC Kubwa NYSC Camp, Kubwa
Public Service Institute (PSI), Kubwa Road Public Service Institute Of Nigeria, Kubwa Road, Dutse
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Office Of The Secretary To The Government Of The Federation (OSGF), Shehu Shagari Complex
State Security Service (SSS) Yellow House Headquarters SSS, Aso Villa

⇒⇒⇒ NIMC Office in OYO State;

State Office Beside Adegoke Plaza New Garage, Ibadan
Afijio LGA Beside LG Secretariat, Afijio Local Govt., Jobele
Akinyele LGA LG Secretariat Premises, Moniya
Atiba LGA Yidi Area behind Atiba Health Centre, Oyo
Atisbo LGA Oke-Odo, Tede
Egbeda LGA Former SDP Secretariat Old Motor, along New Gbagi Road, Old Ife Road, Ibadan
Gbooro Community Carpenter Building, Gbooro Parapo, Saki
Government House Head Of Service Building Governor’s Office Secretariat, Ibadan
GT Bank Bodija Special Centre GT Bank Bodija Special Centre
GT Bank Ring Road Special Centre GT Bank Ring Road Branch beside Lister Building, Ring Road, Ibadan
Ibadan North LGA Ibadan North LG Secretariat opposite Oyo State Government House, Agodi, Ibadan
Ibadan North East LGA LG Secretariat, Iwo Road, Old Army Barracks, Ibadan
Ibadan North West LGA LG Secretariat, Onireke, Dugbe, Ibadan
Ibadan South East LGA LG Secretariat, Mapo Hill, Ibadan
Ibadan South West LGA Town Planning Building, Ring Road, Ibadan
Ibarapa Central LGA NPC Office, Abolonko Area beside Megrass, Igboora
Ido LGA Opposite Ido Community High School, Ido
Iganna Special Centre Iganna Town Hall, Sabo, Iganna
Irepo LGA LG Secretariat, Kisi Town, Oyo State
Iseyin LGA Alhaji Lateef Temitope’s House, No. 35 Oluwole Layout, Iseyin
Itesewaju LGA Itesiwaju LG Secretariat, Otu
Kajola LGA Maternity Centre, Ijo Area opposite First Bank Plc Iganna Road, Okeho
Lagelu LGA Lagelu LG Secretariat, Ibadan
Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology (LAUTECH) Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology Campus, Ogbomoso
Ogbomoso North LGA Behind Town Planning, opposite Oyewumi House, Ogbomoso
Ogbomoso South LGA Oke Obadare Street, Ogbomoso, Oyo State
Oke-Ogun Polytechnic Special Centre Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Oke-Ogun, Saki
Olurunsogo LGA Muri Onibata’s House, Igbeti Town
Ona-Ara LGA Awotunde Health Centre Building, Babaree via Olorunsogo, off Akanran Road, Ibadan
Orelope LGA Orelope LG Secretariat, Igdoho
Oyo East LGA No. 31A Akerele House Apaara, Oyo
Oyo West LGA Oyo West LG Secretariat, Ojogbondu, Iseyin Road
Saki East LGA Beside Ago Amodu Water Corporation, along LG Secretariat Road
Saki West LGA Beside King’s Palace, Saki
The Polytechnic, Ibadan Special Centre The Polytechnic, Ibadan Conference Hall, South Campus, Sango-Eleyele Road, Ibadan
University College Hospital Special Centre IT Centre, University College Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Road, Ibadan
University Of Ibadan Special Centre Macarthur Building, beside Faculty Of Education, University Of Ibadan

It is time to get your own National identity card! Use this guide and get it this week!

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