How to link NIN to Airtel in 2023: I believe you are here to read about how you can link NIN to your Airtel line. Airtel NIN code!
In 2022, the Nigeria Government made it a requirement that all the users of the network service provider (MTN, GLO, AIRTEL, 9MOBILE OR ETISALAT) must link their National Identity Numbers (NIN) to their line before they can be given access to use the line for security reasons.
So, if you are here to know how you can do that, you are on the right page!
I know some are here because they are looking for how to link NIN to their Airtel line after being blocked. Do not worry, everything you need to know will be covered in this post. TECHSPIKE.COM.NG got you covered!
Some of the things that will be covered in this post are;
- How to link NIN to Airtel line
- How to link NIN to Airtel Sim
- How to link NIN to Airtel after being blocked
- How to link NIN to Airtel Network
- How to link NIN to Airtel online
- How to link NIN to Airtel through sms
- How to link NIN to Airtel number
- How do I know if my NIN is activated
- And many more!
So, stay with me while I break this down for you!
I will advise you not to skip any part of this article as every part of this article is essential for you to know if you want to link your NIN to your Airtel line and get your sim unblocked.
One more thing! Before I go to how you can link your NIN to Airtel line, let me quickly take you through how you can register for NIN.
How to Register for NIN in 2023
Okay, here I am going to take you through quick but thorough steps on how you can register for NIN in 2023;
For those who are yet to register for their NIN, you can visit the NIMC enrolment centers or your preferred network provider centers to register your National Identification Number.
Here’s a quick guide to registering for NIN:
- Fill up the NIMC pre-enrolment form online by visiting Pre Enrolment Portal, and download and print Pre Enrolment Slip.
- Submit your application at the nearest NIMC Registration Centre.
- NIN issuance.
Now that how to register for NIN is sorted, let’s move on to how to link it with Airtel number.
Quick note: At the end of this post are a few frequently asked questions with short but concise answers that can even give you more insight on this topic!
How to Link NIN to Airtel Sim 2023
How can I link my NIN to my Airtel line? Here comes the big question!!!
Here, I am going to give you three methods on how you can do this, so stay with me and follow through with the following methods I’m about to share with you!
The following are the three ways to link NIN to your Line even after your line has been blocked;
- Via Airtel NIN portal
- Through Airtel NIN code (shortcode)
- Via NIMC App
Now, let’s take it one after the other!
How to Link NIN to Airtel Via Airtel NIN Portal
To use this method, simply follow the following steps;
- Visit airtel.com.ng/nin/
- Then input your Airtel number, be it Mobile Number, MiFi, Router, or ODU
- Then click on Proceed then confirm the OTP code
- Now insert your National Identification Number and finish it up.
Simple right? Okay, to the next method!
How to Link NIN to Airtel through USSD Code (Airtel NIN Code)
I believe this is the easiest method as it doesn’t require you to have a browsing phone and data. All you need is a phone even if it is the phone people refer to as tannasobe or palasa or ayeloyun (smile). All you need to do is get a phone and as I said, any phone and follow the following simple steps;
- Airtel NIN Code for linking is *121*1# and it only works for only airtel lines.
- Dial *121*1# to link your National Identification Number (NIN) on Airtel. Afterward, you’ll be automatically redirected to the portal to enter your NIN, and immediately insert your NIN to complete registration.
Note that if you get an error message, it might be a network problem! So, just wait for a few seconds and retry!
Do you see?? Very simple and easy!! Now, to the last on the list!
How to Link NIN to Airtel Via NIMC App
Is this the method you want or you are still facing a problem even after you tested the two methods up there? Either way, do not worry! This method is also a sure and tested method to link NIN to Airtel line!
NIMC has launched an app that should enable you to link up to seven numbers to a NIN. To access the NIMC Mobile App, download ‘MWS: NIMC MobileID’ (available for ios and Androids).
Follow these simple steps to link your NIN to your Airtel line using NIMC App;
- Download the ‘MWS: NIMC MobileID’ application on Google Play Store for Android devices or App Store for iOS devices.
- Launch the application and insert your NIN and phone number. An OTP is sent to your phone number for verification (OTP is valid for 30 minutes).
- Once that’s out of the way, you’ll be required to create a 6-digit password/PIN. You will always need that 6-digit PIN to sign in to your NIMC mobile app dashboard.
- On your dashboard, select the LINK MY NUMBERS option to add and validate your Airtel line. You can add up to 7 mobile numbers using this application and an OTP is required to verify all numbers added.
Okay, friend! Those are the ways you can link your NIN to your Airtel Sim! Now, below are some Frequently asked questions about this particular topic explained in this post.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Retrieve your NIN on Airtel?
If you have registered already but you have forgotten your NIN, You can get your NIN from your mobile number used during registration by dialing *346#, following the directive by pressing 1, and a one-time notification will pop up showing your NIN.
Note; #20 will not be deducted if you have not registered or you’re using an unregistered sim.
How To Retrieve My NIN Slip
What if I had lost my NIN Slip? Here is another big question that has a very simple solution!! Do not panic!
In case of a misplaced NIN slip, you can get another one at any of the NIMC enrollment centers (ECRs) by providing your payment teller after paying a sum of #500 through REMITA. They will issue a new one with the same national identity number (NIN) and previously provided details.
How can I Change my Name on NIN Slip
This is serious but it is solvable!! So, don’t despair!
You will surely need to visit any of the NIMC centers, as they will need different details (like an affidavit from the court) depending on the error you wish to amend. The NIMC official will surely guide you through.
How do I know if my NIN number is linked to Airtel?
To verify if you have linked your NIN to your Airtel line, dial *121*1#.
You will receive a message indicating that you have successfully submitted your 11-digit NIN and you will get feedback after verification from NIMC.
What is the code for NIN?
The code for NIN is *346#
To use this service, simply go through the following steps: dial *346# from the options displayed, select “NIN Retrieval”, by typing in ‘1’, if you are using the same phone number you enrolled with for your NIN. follow the steps displayed on your screen and provide the required inputs.
Does Airtel register NIN?
To link your NIN to your Airtel phone number, follow the steps below: Dial *121# on the Airtel line you wish to link. Type 1 for “NIN Capture” and send. Enter your 11-digit NIN and send.
What is the pin to link NIN in Airtel?
The PIN to link NIN to Airtel is *121*1# and this only works for Airtel.
Can NIN be edited?
The List of Data (Errors) You Can Correct Or Edit on the National ID Card (NIN) If you have reasons to correct any of the following fields on your NIN registration, you’re good to go at a moderate fee (of about N1,000) except the date of birth which will officially attract a fee of N15,000.
However, note that you can’t change the number itself.
In this post, you were given three ways in which you can link your NIN to your sim. The three ways are Via NIMC App, Via the Airtel NIN portal, and Through Airtel NIN code (shortcode) which I said is the simplest and easiest of the three methods.
All you need to do is to dial *121*1# to link your National Identification Number (NIN). Afterward, you’ll be automatically redirected to the portal to enter your NIN, and immediately insert your NIN to complete registration.
With this article, I am confident that I have explained everything you need to know on how to link NIN to Airtel line (Airtel NIN code) in 2023.
Kindly leave us a comment if you have any other questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
My name is Tiamiyu Abdulbazeet Olawale, the CEO of TechSpike.com.ng. He is a graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the University of Ilorin.