This is a Simple Tutorial on how to check if your ID card is ready for collection at any NIMC (National Identity Management Commission) Registered office Nation wide available for only Persons in Nigeria.

This is simple and available to Nigerians who want to check if their New
National ID Card is ready for collection at their registration centre and it is issued by NIMC (National Identity Management Commission).

How To Check Original National ID Card in Nigeria by NIMC

  1. Goto this NIMC WEBPAGE:

  2. Click on Proceed

  3. A page that contains a form to enter your enrolment details will appear.

  4. Fill it and don’t 4get to put just the Last 6 digits of your NIN (National Identification Number).

  5. Then, click on Check now.

Every Detail about your ID as registered would be displayed.

As You Check the status of your National eID Card, Please use the steps mentioned above to check if your Card is ready and has been dispatched to an Activation Centre.

The details MUST be as you spelt them during enrollment. Please check your NIN Slip for the required details.

How To Register National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) eID Card In NigeriaHow To Register National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) eID Card In Nigeria
Registration For The Nigerian National ID Card, NIMC Pre Enrolment and Registration can be done on Portal and Center.

The NIMC Act 2007 provides for the establishment of the NIMC, its functions, powers, establishment of the National Identity Database, assignment and use of General Multi-purpose cards, and the National Identification Number (NIN). The Act also provides the Commission with powers to make regulations connected with its functions. The NIMC Act 2007 provides the repeal of the law that created the former Department of National Civic Registration (DNCR) and the transfer of its assets and liabilities to the NIMC.


Locate all NIMC enrolment centres Nationwide at

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) was established in 2007 to provide an assured identity system in Nigeria. The commission became operational sometime in 2012 and Nigerians have been enrolled and many more are yet to be enrolled in the National Identity System.

The NIMC centers are located in various locations across Nigeria and Registration Can be done by at the Registration center or the NIMC Portal, However above all speculations the National Identity Number became mandatory on the 16th of January, 2015 for purposes such as Opening and Registration of Account for example; Bank, Government Organization. NGOs and other purposes.

Enrol Once Only, Enrolment for the NIN is Once in a Lifetime. Once you enrol and your National Identification Number (NIN) is presented to you, the Automated Biometric Information System (ABIS) will store all your information supplied and any attempt to enrol again by the same person will be detected and this a punishable offence. Therefore, enrol once and be identified for life.

How To Register National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) eID Card In Nigeria
The enrollment process can be done in (2) two ways either the step (A) or (B) below although step (B) brings you back to step (A) but I suggest you go straight ahead with step (A), to start your enrollment process. Pre Enrolment and Registration Of The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC);

(A).  National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Center.

(B). National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Portal.

(A).  National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Center.

  1. Visit the nearest NIMC errollment center, Locate all NIMC enrolment centres Nationwide at

  2. Registration Is Free of Charge, and everything else is done at the NIMC errollment center.

(B). Pre Enrolment and Registration Of The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Portal.

To Pre-Enroll for NIN start the NIN enrollment process, by following the steps, below:

  1. Visit the NIMC Pre-enrollment Portal at to create an account.

  2. Log into the portal to commence your pre-enrollment process.

  3. NIMC pre-enrollment process, Fill in the provided spaces with the required information. The required information would be in categories such as;

  1. Personal Details.
  2. Address Information.
  3. Parent Data.
  4. Next of Kin Information.
  5. Other Documents.
  6. Disabilities and Physical features.

Then Save the supplied information.

  1. Generate a 2D barcode that encrypts your data. Print out the generated 2D barcode and take the 2D barcode to the nearest NIMC center available in your area.

Note: At the center you would be required to provide at least 2 (two) of these self identifying materials;

  1. Valid Identity Card (inform of 2D barcode).
  2. Driver’s License.
  3. Birth Certificate.
  4. House Allocation.
  5. NEPA Bills.

What Happens At The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) eID Card Registration Center In Nigeria
At the NIMC center, they would;

  1. Measure your Height.

  2. Collect The 2D barcode use it to retrieve your information from the database if you have one but if you don’t they would generate one for you.

  3. NIMC will scan any of the valid identifying credentials you brought.

  1. Valid Identity Card (inform of 2D barcode).
  2. Driver’s License.
  3. Birth Certificate.
  4. House Allocation.
  5. NEPA Bills.
  1. Capture A Photo Passport of your face and capture your finger prints biometrics.

  2. You would sign your authorising signature on a Digital Software.

  3. A transaction slip will be issued to you as an acknowledgment of your enrollment.

  4. You will also be given a NIN and Temporary National ID card.

  5. You would be notified by NIMC to return to your registration center for Original eID Card collection.

Please Note:

  1. The National Identification Number (NIN) is FREE! eID Card is FREE!!!

  2. It is SAFER to do Online Pre- enrolment yourself using Personal Computers, Internet enabled telephones and other devices.

  3. Beware of Fraudsters posing as National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)  Agents or Staff.

  4. Collection of NIN and Card can ONLY be done at NIMC Enrolment Centres nationwide.

  5. For further enquiries, please send mail to

  6. The Commission is also currently NOT engaged in any recruitment exercise.

  7. Do Not Enrol More Than Once.

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2,754 Replies to How To Check Original National ID Card in Nigeria by NIMC (National Identity Management Commission)

  1. pls help me check my own I did it since 09/04/2014
    tracking ID:s7y0nyfe100023l
    NIN: 51326025904 thanks in anticipation

  2. I have done my registration since 2015 but I was given temporary registration slip,then when are we collect plastic identity card

  3. This is Popoola Ibrahim A. Tracking ID:S7YoOG2T500002B NIN:92003207726. Temporary National Identification number slip was given to me 26/09/2014

  4. pls help me check my own i did it no 18/04/2016 this is my nin no 24623907749 and my tracking id S7Y0OG32W000B7J AND PHONE NO 08162802069

  5. I didn’t collect my temporary ID I.e transaction slip and NIN how can I get it. I went to NIMC center Federal lowcost Gombe state my information is there they can print it out and give me but I have to pay #1000 please what am I paying it for?

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