The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a statement that everyone must link their NIN (National Identification Number) to their SIM card. But how do you link Airtel Sim to NIN? Do not worry; we are here to help you with how to link your Airtel Sim to NIN, how to link MTN Sim to NIN, how to link 9mobile to NIN, how to link GLO to NIN and how to link your NIN number if you have previously registered for NIMC.
Why should you link your SIM card to NIN?
Okay, let’s start with that question; why should I link my NIN to my SIM card? All SIM users have been given a two-week ultimatum to associate their National Identity Number (NIN) with their phone numbers. If you don’t, the SIM card will be blocked from making or receiving calls. Also, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC,promises to block the SIM without proper registration.
According to the NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, telecom operators who did not adhere to the directive ran the risk of their license being immediately revoked or a heavy fine.
How to Link Your NIN to Your Phone Number – MTN Users
Option 1: Link MTN to NIN Online
To Link your NIN with your MTN phone number, complete the following steps:
- Visit https://mtnonline.com/nim/ with your phone or computer.
- Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.
- Submit the form once you are done.
Wait for feedback from the network in a few days.
Option 2: Link MTN to NIN with USSD
Follow the steps below to link your NIN to your MTN SIM card using USSD:
- Dial * 785 # using the MTN you want to link to.
- Type 1 for “Enter your 11-digit NIN” and submit.
- Enter your 11-digit NIN and submit.
Wait for the network to confirm your submission. You may get a message saying ‘Network Error.’ Don’t panic if you do! Just wait a while and try again.
How To Link Airtel Sim To NIN
Follow the steps below to associate your NIN with your Airtel phone number:
- Dial * 121 # on the Airtel line you wish to link.
- Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send
- Enter your 11-digit NIN and submit.
Wait for the message confirming your submission. If you get an error, please wait a while and try again.
How to Link Your NIN to Your Phone Number – Glo and 9mobile
For now, Glo and 9Mobile have not yet started sim-linking with NIN. Once they start, we will update this post to show the steps you need to follow to link.
- To prepare yourself to pair your NIN with your phone number, do the following:
- Visit a NIMC office near you and apply for your national ID card if you haven’t already done so
- Register and obtain your temporary ID card, which will contain your NIN
Keep your NIN information in a safe place so that you can provide it when needed.
How To Check The NIN On Your Phone
Okay, can I check my NIN number on my phone? I don’t know where to place my NIMC card; how can I get my NIN on my phone? Do not worry; NIM (National Identity Management Commission) has provided a solution for you.
The National Identity Management Commission asked Nigerians to call * 346 # to retrieve their NIN number for the NIM SIM registration. This process only costs # 20 on your available balance. But this is only possible on the number with which you registered for the NIMC card.
If you have not previously registered for NIMC, how can you do that? We have a solution, so you too;
How To Register NIN Number For SIM Registration
Step 1: Complete the online NIMC pre-registration form
Complete the online NIMC Pre Enrollment form on the NIMC portal https://penrol.nimc.gov.ng/loginForm.tpl.html.php.
Enter the correct information for all mandatory fields on the form. Download and print your Pre Enrollment Slip.
Step 2: Submit your application
Visit the nearest NIMC registration center with any of the following original and valid supporting documents. Enrollment Center will direct you to where your Enrollment Officer will verify your details on your application. The Enrollment Officer will guide you to continue capturing biometric data and receive a transaction ID slip.
Step 3: Collect your NIN
The National Identification Number (NIN) slip is issued within 2 to 3 business days. In some cases, NIN’s release may take a little longer to validate the details for NIMC. Keep the transaction ID slip safely for the NIN Slip collection.
Conclusion – Take NIN Linking to Phone Number Seriously.
The federal government takes this information really seriously, so to avoid getting your SIM card blocked, do the right things now before it’s too late.
We hope this information has helped you link your phone number to NIN, MTN, and Airtel. If so, you should notify another person of the information by sharing it on your social media pages.