How to Check and Link Your NIN to MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9mobile

How to Check and Link Your NIN on MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9mobile. The Nigerian National Identification Number (NIN) is a unique identification number issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

Also read, How To Check If Your NIN Has Been Successfully Linked To Your SIM & learn How To Change BVN Date Of Birth, Phone Number, and other BVN Details.

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has directed that all SIM cards must be linked to a NIN.

In this post, we cover how to check and link the NIN Using USSD Code on your phone (MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile)  and all information about NIN.

To get your NIN on MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9mobile, use the following simple steps on your phone;

  • To retrieve your NIN, dial *346# on your phone.
  • Enter ‘1’ to choose NIN Retrieval Option (if the phone number you are dialing from was used during your NIN registration).
  • Enter ‘2’ to choose the NIN Search option (if you have lost your number; you will be required to input some of your registration details).
  • You should now see your NIN.

How to link NIN to MTN number

Below is a full guide on how you can check and link your NIN to MTN;

  1. Dial the USSD code *785# to link your NIN directly to your MTN line or.
  2. Via myMTNApp, get it on Google Play or Apple Store.
  3. Complete the NIN linking form by entering your name, phone number, NIN, and email address.
  4. Submit the form as soon as you’re done.
  5. Wait for feedback from the network.

How to link NIN to Glo number

Below is a full guide on how you can check and link your NIN to Glo;

  • Visit the online registration portal via Glo’s official website to fill in your information and link. Or
  • Dial *109*yourNIN# (e.g *109*90123456789#) and follow the prompts to submit your details Or
  • By SMS – Simply text your 11-digits NIN number to 109 (e.g 90123456789 to 109) and wait for a reply.

How to link NIN to Airtel number

Below is a full guide on how you can check and link your NIN to Airtel;

  • Visit the online registration link via
  • dial *121*1# on your Airtel line to submit your NIN
  • Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send.
  • Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
  • Wait for the message confirming your submission.
  • If you get an error, just wait for some time and try again.

How to link NIN to 9mobile number

Below is a full guide on how you can check and link your NIN to 9Mobile;

  • Dial *996# on your 9mobile SIM.
  • select option 1 to confirm if your NIN has been successfully linked to your phone number.
  • Dial 2 to link your 11-digit NIN to your 9Mobile number.
  • Dial 3 to get information about NIN Registration centers across Nigeria.

Subscribers can also verify and link their NIN to their mobile number(s) online using the link

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