How to check NIN on AIRTEL in 2023: With the increasing need for digital identification, the Nigerian government has mandated all citizens to enroll in the National Identification Number (NIN) program.
This program seeks to provide a unique identification number to every Nigerian, and It is important for every Nigerian to have their NIN, as it serves as a means of identification and is required for various activities such as opening a bank account, obtaining a driver’s license, and participating in elections (voter’s registration).
In addition, it is now mandatory for all mobile phone users to link their NIN to their mobile numbers. In this blog post, we will show you how to check your NIN on AIRTEL in 2023.
If you are reading this blog post, that means you have asked one of the following questions below:
- How to check NIN number on AIRTEL
- How to check your NIN on AIRTEL
- How to check NIN number on AIRTEL line
- Code to check NIN on Airtel
- How to check NIN on my phone
- How to check if NIN is linked to my AIRTEL
This blog post will answer all these questions, just keep following!
Why do you need to check your NIN on AIRTEL?
If you are an AIRTEL subscriber and you have enrolled in the NIN program, it is important that you check that your NIN has been successfully linked to your mobile number.
This is because failure to link your NIN to your mobile number may result in your mobile number being blocked. Checking your NIN on AIRTEL is a simple and easy process that can be done in a few minutes.
Let’s proceed to the various ways to get your NIN on AIRTEL. Remember, TECHSPIKE.COM.NG got you covered always!
How to check your NIN on AIRTEL
It is important to note that the process of checking your NIN on your AIRTEL is quite easy and straightforward. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in collaboration with AIRTEL Nigeria has made it possible for AIRTEL subscribers to check their NIN through three easy ways:
- Via MyAIRTEL app
- Via AIRTEL website
- Via USSD code
Continue reading to learn the step-by-step guides to use these three ways to access your NIN AIRTEL.
How to get my NIN on Airtel via MyAirtel App
Another easy way to check your NIN on Airtel is by using the MyAirtel App. If you do not have the MyAirtel App installed on your phone, you can download it from your app store or Play store.
To check your NIN on Airtel using the MyAirtel App, follow these steps:
- Step 1: Open the MyAirtel App on your phone
- Step 2: Click on the “My Account” tab
- Step 3: Click on “NIN Verification”
- Step 4: If your NIN is linked to your mobile number, it will be displayed on your screen. If it is not linked, you will be prompted to link your NIN to your mobile number.
Note: The App requires a data connection to open, if you’re not connected to the internet, this method can’t work.
How to check my NIN on Airtel using the Airtel Website
You can also check your NIN on Airtel by visiting the Airtel website. To check your NIN on Airtel using the Airtel website, follow these steps:
- Visit the Airtel website at www.airtel.com.ng
- Click on the “Menu” icon
- Click on “NIN Verification”
- Enter your Airtel number and name in the spaces provided
- If your NIN is linked to your mobile number, it will be displayed on your screen. If it is not linked, you will be prompted to link.
How to get my NIN on AIRTEL using USSD Code
One of the easiest ways to check your NIN on AIRTEL is by using the USSD code. To check your NIN on AIRTEL, follow these simple steps:
- Dial *346# on your Airtel line
- Select option 1, which is “NIN Retrieval” and press send
- Follow the prompts
- If your NIN is linked to your mobile number, it will be displayed on your screen. If it is not linked, you will be prompted to link your NIN to your mobile number.
Note: Ensure you have enough airtime on the line you’re checking from, If successful the process will deduct N20 from your airtime balance, otherwise the process will not be completed.
It is important to note that you must have registered your AIRTEL sim with your NIN before you can check your NIN using this method.
If you have not registered your AIRTEL sim with your NIN, you will need to do so first before you can proceed with checking your NIN.
How to Register Airtel SIM with Your NIN
To register your AIRTEL sim with your NIN, simply visit any AIRTEL service center or NIMC enrollment center with a valid means of identification such as a national identity card, international passport, or driver’s license.
You will be required to fill out a form and provide your biometric data such as fingerprints and facial recognition. Once your registration is complete, your NIN will be linked to your AIRTEL sim.
It is important to note that the process of registering your AIRTEL sim with your NIN may take some time, so it is advisable to do it as soon as possible to avoid any inconveniences.
Additionally, it is important to keep your NIN safe and secure, as it is a sensitive piece of information that can be used for identity theft.
Frequently Asked Questions on Code to check NIN on Airtel
What is NIN?
NIN stands for National Identification Number. It is a unique 11-digit number that is assigned to every Nigerian by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
Why is it important to link my NIN to my Airtel number?
It is important to link your NIN to your Airtel number because it is now a requirement by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for all subscribers to have their NINs linked to their mobile numbers.
How much does it cost to check my NIN on Airtel?
Checking your NIN on Airtel using the USSD code costs N20. However, checking your NIN on Airtel using the Airtel Thanks App or the Airtel website is free.
What should I do if my NIN is not linked to my Airtel number?
If your NIN is not linked to your Airtel number, you will be prompted to link it. You can visit any NIMC office or authorized center to link your NIN to your Airtel number.
Code to check NIN on Airtel Line?
The code to check NIN on Airtel SIM is *346#. Select 1 and then follow the prompts to see your NIN.
Can I check my NIN on Airtel if I am not in Nigeria?
Yes, you can check your NIN on Airtel even if you are not in Nigeria. However, you will need to have a data connection and the Airtel Thanks App installed on your phone.
A little about Airtel
Airtel Networks Limited (Airtel Nigeria), commonly known as Airtel, is a leading mobile network operator in Nigeria.
According to the subscriber statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on 30 August 2019, Airtel Nigeria has a 26.8% mobile telephone market share and 46.8 million subscribers.
The company is a subsidiary of Airtel Africa, the holding firm for Bharti Airtel’s operations in 14 countries in Africa. Airtel Nigeria is headquartered at Plot L2, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, a major economic nerve point in Nigeria.
The company was founded in 2001 as Econet Nigeria and was awarded a Digital Mobile License (DML) for communication services in Nigeria.
It made history on August 5, 2001, by becoming the first telecommunications service provider to launch commercial GSM services in Nigeria.
In 2004, Vodacom took charge of the company as management changed hands. Later in 2004, Vee Networks took the reins of the company and became known as Vmobile.
In May 2006, Vmobile was acquired by Celtel. In 2008, Zain Group, another telecommunications company acquired all of Celtel International’s shares of over $3 billion.
As a result of this acquisition, all operations of Celtel Africa were rebranded from Celtel to Zain. In 2010, Bharti Airtel, the parent company of Airtel Nigeria, completed the acquisition of Zain Group’s Africa business in a $10.7 billion transaction.
In conclusion, checking your NIN on your AIRTEL sim is an easy and straightforward process that can be done by dialing a short USSD code.
However, it is important to note that you must have registered your AIRTEL sim with your NIN before you can check your NIN using this method.
To register your AIRTEL sim with your NIN, simply visit any AIRTEL service center or NIMC enrollment center with a valid means of identification. It is important to keep your NIN safe and secure to avoid any instances of identity theft.
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