NIN Error: How to Correct Your Name, Date of Birth, and Other Related Issues

If you made a mistake in your National Identity Number (NIN) or if you need to update your data due to your marital status and you don’t know what to do, follow the guide here if you want to solve it.

Reason for changing NIN data

Here are the main reasons why you might want to change your national identity number data:

Marital status

Unintentional errors

Misspelled name

address change

Change of phone number

level of education

job change

Follow the guide here if you want to resolve your NIN errors.
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Main requirements necessary if you want to change your data

1. Original copy of the first NIN slip issued to you

2. Printing the Remita Recovery Reference Number (RRR) that you paid on remita

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3. Application letter signed by you for the change you wish to make to your data

For a name change, you must present the following documents:

4. Affidavit under oath

5. Diary excerpt

6. Marriage certificate (for married women)

For a change of address, you must present the following:

7. Utility bill

8. Rental agreement

9. Bank statement

10. Community Leader Certification

Change of phone number:

11 Police Report

For level of education

12. Present the recent Certificate obtained;

change of job,

13. Letter of offer from your employer.

How much does NIN name change cost?

The cost of name NIN correction is N500 on the official NIMC portal.

NIMC correction of date of birth: N15,000

Amendment process

1. Locate the NIMC office near you with required documents including printout of Remita Recovery Reference Number (RRR)

2. Request a data modification form and complete it

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3. Submit to a registration agent to double-check supporting documents to ensure everything is correct

4. Your pre-filled information will be entered into the NIMC software by the registration agent.

5. You will be asked to double check the information you provided to avoid any errors.

6. Your biometric data will be captured

7. A transaction identification slip will be printed and given to you

8. You will need to submit the old Slip NIN to the NIMC office

9. You will be told when to return to the NIMC office for your NIN slip.

NIN-SIM Link: 72 million subscribers groan over blocked lines as number of telcos loses

Meanwhile, had reported that telecom companies in Nigeria were being hit hard due to the disconnection of over 72 million telephone lines in Nigeria on Monday, April 4, 2022.

Losses are in the billions of naira, according to telecom experts who said the biggest losers from the government directive are telecom operators.

Businesses depend on airtime sales for their revenue and the directive is a direct blow to their primary source of revenue.


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