How To Link MTN SIM Number to NIN

How To Link MTN SIM Number to NIN

Today I will Be Sharing Light On How To Link Mtn Sim With NIN, The Processes Are so simple but i will put you through if you follow down the Lane.

Telecom subscribers in Nigeria, without exception, are required to link their SIM numbers with NIN by February 9, 2021 to avoid deactivation of their lines. How  to Link Mtn Sim Lines With NIN According to the NCC directive, customers yet to register for NIN will be disconnected if not registered and linked by the 9th of February 2021.

I’ve been able to link my mtn number to nin using the nimc mobile app. So, if you are yet to link mtn line to nin and you don’t want your mtn line to be blocked, I will recommend you also make use of the nimc app or simply download MyMTN App and follow the prompt on the homepage. You can also make use of the MTN NIN code or the MTN NIN linking portal.


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If you are an MTN subscriber, you can dial mtn nin ussd code i.e *785# using the phone number you wish to link, enter your NIN and submit or dial *785*YourNIN# from the phone number you wish to link with your NIN.

You can as well Text NIN-your 11 digit NIN to 785 and send e.g: NIN-12345678999 to 785.

Thereafter, you will get a notification stating that your NIN has been received. However, since network providers do not store NIN database, they will still have to wait for confirmation of your NIN from NIMC through a backend process before your number is finally linked and when that’s done you will receive a message.

If your NIN is verified, MTN will link it to your MTN SIM registration, and you may not need to do anything further. If it is not possible to verify the NIN you have submitted, then you may need to visit NIN enrolment Centre, in person.

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You can also visit MTN NIN Submission Portal to submit your NIN details.

You will be required to fill the MTN NIN linking form with your personal details, your NIN and phone number. Note that NINs submitted via the MTN NIN portal will be received as unverified, pending validation against the NIMC database.

How To Check NIN On MTN

If you have registered for NIN, you can check NIN on MTN by dialing *346# on your MTN line and press 1 to retrieve your NIN.

The NIN USSD code checker works for all networks.

You can check your NIN Slip too. It has your 11 Digit Number at the top left corner, on the second row.

If you don’t have a NIN, walk in to any nearby accredited NIMC ECRs (Enrolment Centres) and if you are not sure where to find one, visit for a list of all NIMC enrolment centres in Nigeria.

MTN NIN registration is now available at MTN offices, Considering the fact that NIMC has recently approved telecommunication companies as NIMC agents for NIN enrolment.

Frequently asked questions about NIN linking?

How do I apply for my NIN?

To get yourself ready to be able to carry out the linking of your NIN with your phone number here’s what you must do:

Visit any NIMC office near you and apply for your National Identity Card if you haven’t

Register and obtain your temporary ID slip which will contain your NIN

Keep your NIN details in a safe place so that you’ll be able to provide them when necessary.

I forgot my NIN and don’t have the slip?

If you don’t know your NIN, just dial *346# on the SIM card you registered with the National Identity Management Centre (NIMC).

A message containing your NIN will be displayed, just copy it somewhere safe.

Note that checking your NIN via the USSD provided above costs N20 only.

Can I link all my phone numbers to the same NIN?

If you have several phone numbers, all you have to do is carry out the linking process for each of your phone number.

How do I know know my NIN has been linked?

From my experience, the network will send you a success message confirming your NIN submission. Their officers will review your input to verify the details. However, the most times do not send a feedback telling you that they have verified that your details are correct.

Meanwhile, if your NIN details doesn’t correspond to the details of your SIM card, you’ll receive a message demanding a resubmission.

I submitted the wrong NIN, what do I do?

If you have entered the wrong NIN, simply wait for network to get back to you informing you of the unsuccessful linkage.

Alternatively, visit your network provider’s office to lodge a complaint or call the customer care line for your network provider and provide details on the challenges you’re facing.

That’s all for now. I hope you were able to follow this guide to link your NIN with your phone number.

Let me know if you have any other questions using the comment section down below.

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