How To Link All Your Mobile Phone Lines To Your NIN (MTN, AIRTEL, GLO and 9MOBILE)


Following the new directive by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), mobile phone users are expected to link their lines to their National Identification Number (NIN).

Failure to do this will lead to the telecommunication networks terminating your phone line.

Are you searching online for how to link your line to your national identification number (NIN)?

Would you like to know how you can successfully link your MTN, AIRTEL, GLO or 9MOBILE line to your NIN?

This post is for you!

In this post you will discover the various methods you can use to link your mobile phone lines to your national identification number. Keep reading!

Before we proceed, let’s answer the popular question, what is NIN?

The national identification number also known as NIN, is an 11-digit number assigned to Nigerians who have successfully registered their details with the national identity management commission.

After registration, the NIN is usually written on a slip so you can easily access it. You can also get the NIN by dialing a USSD code *346# on your phone. The code works for all Nigerian telecommunication networks.

Please note that the NIN is not the same as the bank verification number (BVN). They are two different numbers. You should never attempt using your bank verification number to link your mobile phone lines. The NIN is the only acceptable number for that.

How To Link Your SIM To Your NIN using USSD Code, SMS And NIMC Mobile App

Here is how to verify and link NIN to your SIM in less than 2 minutes.

For MTN Users

Dial *785*YourNIN#. For instance, if your NIN is 00000000001, you are to dial *785*00000000001# on your MTN line to link your SIM to the national identity number.

You can also do that by visiting and uploading your personal details on the MTN website.

For Airtel Users

To link your NIN to your Airtel line, dial *121*1*YourNIN#.

For example, if your NIN is 00000000002 and you want to link it with your Airtel Sim, you would have to dial *121*1*00000000002# on your phone.

You can as well do that by visiting the Airtel NIN portal and submitting your NIN and other details on the platform.

For GLO Users

If you use a GLO line, simply send your NIN in a text message to 109. You’ll receive a confirmation SMS from the telecom network acknowledging the receipt of your national identification number.

For 9Mobile Users

If you are a subscriber with 9Mobile telecommunication network, you can link your NIN to your line all by yourself.

To do that, visit using your phone’s browser.

You will be asked to provide your mobile phone number, NIN and other personal details. Do keep this handy before visiting the 9mobile NIN registration website.

Verify And Link Your NIN To Your Phone Lines Through NIMC Approved Mobile App (For All Networks)

Interestingly, you can also verify and link your national identification number to all your lines with just the official NIMC mobile application.

To do this, simply open Google Play Store on your android device and search for the mobile app there.

As soon as you see it, download and install it on your phone.

After that, login with the required details and proceed to link your NIN from there.

The maximum number of SIM cards allowed to be linked to the national Identification number is 7.

If you have more than that number of SIM cards, you will have to contact the NIMC customer care service for support.

Final Words

Are you searching online for how to link your MTN, AIRTEL, GLO or 9MOBILE line with NIN?

First dial *346# to get your NIN. Then follow the steps in this guide to verify and link it with your SIM.

I hope you find this useful. Also Read: The Nigeria Police Contact Phone Number

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