How to Link NIN to MTN Line 2024



Being one of the major components for people to enjoy the utilities and services provided by telecommunication companies, the subscribers’ identification module (SIM) is one of the major targets and is used in different criminal offenses such as impersonation and cyber fraud.

In order to ensure the safety and security of its citizens, the federal government has made the national identity number (NIN) the primary digital identity for all sectors, in which telecommunications are not left out.

The NIN under the issuance, operative, and maintenance of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is a unique number that is matched with your biometric data and other personal details on the national identity database during verifications and authentications.


To this effect, the national communication commission (NCC) issued a directive in a statement from the corporation’s vice chairman, Prof. Umar Garba Dambatta signed by the NCC Director of public affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, that all sim cards should be linked to the owner’s National identity number (NIN), giving a deadline of 31st of March, 2022 and failure to do so will attract a penalty of getting your sim blocked.

Has MTN banned your sim? Yes? Do not worry, I will take you through the steps to get it unbanned! So, stick with me while I put you through!

I will advise you not to skip any part of this article because every part of this article is essential for you to know if you want to get your MTN Sim to get unbanned!

At the moment, I know some questions will be popping into your mind! Questions like, how will I get my NIN linked with my MTN line? What is MTN NIN Code? How to check the NIN number on MTN? NIN Registration! Well, how to link NIN to MTN is very easy and straightforward if you follow this post to the end!

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How To Register for NIN in 2024

The first thing that comes to your mind is how will I even get this NIN. Well, if you haven’t registered for your NIN, then follow the following steps very carefully to register;

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:

  1. Fill up the NIMC pre-enrolment form online by visiting Pre Enrolment Portal, and download and print Pre Enrolment Slip.
  2. Submit your application at the nearest NIMC Registration Centre.
  3. NIN issuance.

How To get NIN on MTN

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 *996#, follow the directive by pressing 1, a one-time notification will pop up showing your NIN. You will be charged #20 for checking.

Note; the #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? 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

If you have been troubled by the fact that you entered the wrong details in your NIN Slip, do not worry! You can correct it!

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 to link NIN to my MTN LINE?” The very much-awaited question is here. Well, of course, there are different options for you to link your NIN to your MTN SIM depending on your comfort and choice. Here, I will give you four ways to link your NIN to your MTN line;

Four Ways To Link your NIN to MTN

The following ways are the ways you can link your NIN to your MTN Sim; using USSD, using the MyMTN app, linking from MTN NIN Portal, and through the NIMC Mobile ID application.

Link NIN To MTN SIM Using USSD Code

Of course, this is the simplest and easiest way to link your NIN to your MTN line! The Code to link your NIN to your MTN SIM is *785# and it works with only MTN line and no other network service provider!

Even if you have different phone numbers, you will link them to your NIN by dialing *996#, then follow the directive that follows by inputting your NIN and submitting.

If you already have your NIN, then dial *996*NIN# from the phone number you wish to link your NIN to.

Note that if you get an error message, it might be network problem! So, just wait for few seconds and retry!

Link NIN to MTN Using MTN NIN Portal

  • Visit MTN online NIN portal
  • Fill in your First Name, Last Name, Middle Name (optional), Phone Number, National Identification Number, and Email Number.
  • Then “submit”.

Link NIN to MTN using myMTN App


Here are other means for you to link your NIN to your MTN line;

  • downloading myMTN app on your google play store or ignoring it if you already have the app on your mobile phone.
  • Kindly log in on your app using your phone number and click proceed to submit your NIN details (MTN number, Notification email, and your National Identification Number).
  • Then click submit.

Link NIN To MTN using NIMC App

Are you still facing difficulty using all three mentioned above? Or this is simply your choice? Either way, do not worry! Here I will take you and guide you through!

NIMC has launched an app that should enable you to link up to seven numbers to a NIN. To access the NIMC Mobile App, visit (available for ios and Androids).

Follow these simple steps to link your NIN to your MTN line using NIMC App;

  • First, 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 MTN line. You can add up to 7 mobile numbers using this application and an OTP is required to verify all numbers added.

Now, let’s talk about FAQS.

FAQs about How to link NIN to MTN

Why do I need to link my NIN to my MTN SIM?

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has directed all telecoms operators to register their customers’ NIN to help improve security and curb criminal activities.

How do I link my NIN to my MTN SIM?

To link your NIN to your MTN SIM, simply dial *996# from your MTN line and follow the prompts, or you can visit any MTN service center to complete the registration.

Is there a deadline for linking my NIN to my MTN SIM?

Yes, the NCC has set a deadline for all telecoms subscribers to register their NIN with their respective networks. The deadline is subject to change, so it’s best to link your NIN to your MTN SIM as soon as possible.

What documents do I need to link my NIN to my MTN SIM?

You will need your National Identification Number (NIN) and a valid form of identification such as a National ID card, International Passport or Driver’s License.

Can I link my NIN to my MTN SIM online?

Yes, you can link your NIN to your MTN SIM online by visiting the MTN website and filling out the NIN registration form.

Is there a cost for linking my NIN to my MTN SIM?

No, the NIN registration process is free of charge for all MTN subscribers.

What happens if I don’t link my NIN to my MTN SIM before the deadline?

If you do not link your NIN to your MTN SIM before the deadline, your line may be deactivated until you complete the registration process.

With this post, I can confidently say I have answered your question to the utmost satisfaction but if by any chance you still have any questions, kindly drop it in the comment section below!

You don’t need to fear being banned or blocked from using your sim since you already know how to link your NIN to your MTN SIM, just follow the aforementioned directives, and your sim will be successfully linked.

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  1. Pls I have tried several times to link my NIN to my lines but to no avail. They keep saying that verification failed! Pls what should I do I really need to unblock my lines. Thank you.

  2. When I try to get my profile code with my phone number they are telling me that it has already been rigistered with another gsm what can I do to solve this please

  3. I had a mistake on my NIN last year but I have collected it
    But it still replected in my jamb registration slip this year

    Can I go to jamb office before the exam to correct it

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