by Ayomide Ofulue
Curious to know how to enrol for your NIN as a Nigerian in the UK?
As the official proof of identity for all Nigerian citizens (over 16 years old), the National Identity Number (NIN) is the most inclusive program in the continent of Africa.
In Nigeria, The NIN is used for all transactions requiring identity verification from travel (international passport application & acquisition), opening personal bank accounts, getting your driver’s license, obtaining your Permanent Voters’ Card, paying your taxes and much more.
See the full list of benefits here.
But How about Nigerians abroad? Are you excluded from your national rights based solely on your geography?
With a valid NIN anywhere you are in the diaspora, you can:
NIMC has allowed every Nigerian citizen to have a NIN home or abroad through their online portal and partnership with agents in different parts of the world.
These partners are licensed companies with the legal capacity from NIMC to obtain and transmit biometric data in the operating countries.
Here’s a step-by-step guide for Nigerians abroad to register and acquire their National Identity Number in the United Kingdom.
It’s as easy as that!
After collecting your NIN, be sure to check out these safety practices to secure your identity data from theft and fraudulent use.
If you’re above 18, you’ll require:
If you or someone you know is under 18, you’ll require:
NIMC’s enrolment figures as of February 21, 2022, currently stand at some 75.36 million unique records.
And Seamfix is proud to play a major role in this statistic as our products such as Biosmart and Android Enrolment Solution enable NIMC to carry out widespread data capture in all states with or without internet connectivity.
Now we’ve partnered with NIMC in the United Kingdom to extend enrollment services to citizens in the diaspora – giving them access to the official identity record so that they can access Nigerian services wherever they are without marginalization.
Our enrollment process is simple. You can book an appointment in our corporate office in Reading or simply just walk into our general enrolment centre in Reading, Birmingham, Southampton or Manchester.
Your National Identification Number (NIN) Is your identity as a Nigerian no matter where you are.