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How To Check NIN On Airtel Sim Using Your Phone

Read the article to learn more on how to check NIN on airtel sim. Do you by chance stumble onto this post while trying to get Your NIN on your phone, and you happened to be using Airtel SIM, then this is the best post to solve your problem.

All network providers have been authorized to ensure their users link their (National Identity Number) NIN to their mobile numbers. So, it is important to link yours or else your phone number will be blocked.

In case you have forgot your NIN, Here is how to check your NIN number on Airtel sim.

How does NIN work and What is NIN?

NIN is the unique 11 digits number which identifies you for life and it is issued to you by NIMC after your enrollment. it is used to match you with your biometric data and other details in the National Identity Database during verification and authentication.

How can I get my National Identity Number (NIN)

If you have not yet enrolled for the NIN, you can visit any of the NIMC enrolment centres near you and bring a supporting document along.

your details will be crossed-checked on the NIN verification portal to be sure you have not done your NIN before.

Registration is usually free bar printing charges and laminating cost, which is usually not more than #100.

There is usually not much of document needed to register for this, but take along any of these (driver’s license, Voter’s card, Nigerian international passport, Certificate of origin, attestation letter from religious rulers, school ID card and more of the likes)

Steps to Check NIN on Airtel SIM

Now to the main part on how to check NIN on Airtel sim,

  • Open the dial pad on your phone,
  • Press *346# and dial the code,
  • A menu will be displayed on your device,
    press 1 to select the first option “NIN Retrieval”
  • After that, you will be notified that the service cost 20 naira, this#20 will be deducted from your Airtime balance,
  • Click 1 to continue if you agree to the charges,
  • After this you will be told that your request is processing and your NIN will be displayed shortly after.


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