How can I get

Nigerian NIN

in the UK?

Learn about the National Identity Number, why you as a Nigerian Citizen need one and how you can book a NIN appointment in the UK.

Who are
the NIMC?

National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is a statutory Nigerian organization that operates the country’s national identity management systems.

It was established by the NIMC Act No. 23 of 2007 to create, operate and manage Nigeria’s national identity card database, integrate the existing identity database in government institutions, register individuals and legal residents, assign a unique national identification number and introduce general multi-purpose cards

NIMC is engaged in harmonization and integration of data with various agencies across Nigeria who deal with the various services above to ensure smooth coordination of activities.

Digital Identity simply put refers to the means of electronically authenticating or verifying the identity of an individual or entity (e.g. businesses, agencies, organizations, etc.). 

This usually involves identifying the person or entity over a secure Internet connection thereby granting a wider, worldwide reach to users of services reliant on verified identity. This is what makes the use of POS devices, ATMs, online transactions, and so on, possible today.

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is the organization mandated with providing Nigerian citizens and legal residents within the country, the means of authenticating and verifying their identities nationally and internationally when engaging in all sorts of transactions be it financial, social, legal, insurance-related, travelling, educational, and many more.


Digital Identity


We answer the questions on how to enrol and obtain your National Identity Number.

Biometric Scanning
Step 1.
Applicant visits NIMC website to access the Pre-Enrolment Portal: https://penrol.nimc.gov.ng and the online Enrolment Form.
Step 2.
Applicant fills the Enrolment Form online, prints out a summary sheet with a 2D Barcode and books appointment to i-NIN Centre
Step 3.
Applicant verifies and confirms the enrolment data on the system.
Step 4.
Applicant has his/her headshot photograph, fingerprints and signature captured.
Step 5.
Applicant has his/her supporting documents scanned.
Step 6.
Applicant’s enrolment is acknowledged; two slips are generated and given to the applicant: (a) Transaction Slip (b) NIN Slip indicating completion of enrolment.

As a NIMC operator in the UK, there are certain documents we support for enrolling citizens:

  1. Old National ID Card
  2. Driver’s License
  3. Nigerian International passport
  4. Birth certificate
  5. Valid immigration documents
  6. Nigerian Commission for Refugees (NCFR) Refugee Certificate

It usually takes between 5-7 working days for your NIN to be ready after registration.

The NIN is your identity; it is valid for the lifetime of the person. It does not expire. While the card is a General Multipurpose Card and an added bonus, it expires and is renewable every 5 (five) years.

One of the Nigerian parents must have registered and obtained the NIN before commencement of the under 16years enrolment and the child must present his/her birth certificate.

  1. Parent/Guardian’s National Identification Number (NIN) Slip ( father, mother or guardian’s NIN ) MUST be provided.
  2. Supporting documents and evidence of proof as the Guardian to the minor (if Guardian’s NIN is used).
  3. Registered Birth Certificate/ Statutory Age Declaration.
  4. All minors MUST be accompanied by at least one of the parents or a Guardian.