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HOW TO RESOLVE INTERNAL ERROR PROBLEMS IN YOUR NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD REGISTRATIONS

Temporary vs Permanent National ID card

 

 

National Identity Card registration is still ongoing and may possibly continue after now since it has become a law to have it and to link it with our SIM Card.

Though many Nigerians are passing through stress just to get the NIN registration, at the same time many are coming to register for the National Identity Card for the first time, while the rest are coming back because of one issue or the other.

 

Most of them are those whose data are showing internal error. In every NIN registration centre, five persons out of twenty are those with technical issues with their NIN, some their BVN could not upload their data, some unknowingly enrolled for the registration twice leading to an error in their data, some could not remember their phone again, and lots more.

 

We shall be discussing in details the common situations that could make your NIN collection more difficult, note that is only for those that have registered for the National ID Card but were unable to obtain it because of error response coming from the NIMC database:

  • You forgot the phone number you used for the registration
  • Your BVN Has Problem
  • You used incorrect details during registration
  • Double registration
  • Unknown Error

 

 

PHONE NUMBER

You may have a problem obtaining your NIN from the collection centres or retrieving it by dialling *346# if you used a different phone number from the one you used in your BVN and other official public registrations since your data are getting synchronized on daily bases from the multiple registrations introducing a new number may seem like you are a different person. Hence, your NIN registration and collection may experience a little setback.

An incorrect phone number could still give an error in your NIN registration and make it difficult to obtain the national ID card when you need it. To be on the safer side, use one phone number in all your official public registrations and ensure that the number is written correctly.

 

BVN ERROR

Your BVN details contradicting your NIN details could trigger inter error response, NIMC mandates you to provide accurate information of your data including fingerprints, those data supposed to tarry with the ones you provided during the BVN. Any significant contrary data could make it impossible to upload your NIN from the NIMC database using your BVN.

 

WRONG DETAILS DURING REGISTRATION

Your Phone number could be correct and the same with other official public registrations, your BVN may not have any problem, but the details you filled in the NIMC form could become a source of error even when other things are right. For instance, misspelling of names, towns, and locations, could make it impossible to process the NIN and would return an error response. Even filling incorrect phone number fails in this category.

 

DOUBLE REGISTRATION

Your NIN could give an error response because you have enrolled on the NIN registration twice. Whether it was intentional or you did it unknowingly there will be the possibility of having issues when you try to retrieve your Temporary National ID card from the NIMC database for printing. Double registration creates confusion, especially when contradicting details were used in the two registrations carried out, and if registered in different locations especially different cities.

 

UNKNOWN ERROR

Some of the internal error response could be caused by multiple problems and sometimes difficult to trace and troubleshoot but it does not mean it cannot be resolved. If you ensure all the above mentioned common sources of error are avoided you will rarely have any problem with National ID card registration. Though minor error may come up that one may be insignificant and may be resolved within a few hours while the ones caused by the factors mentioned above can take days to resolve.

 

 

Temporary vs Permanent National ID card

Temporary vs Permanent National ID card

 

 

 

HOW REGISTRATION CENTERS TROUBLESHOOT SOME INTERNAL ERRORS AND GET YOUR DATA FROM THE NIMC

DATE OF BIRTH

Search method using your date of birth enables the registration centres to recover your data from NIMC even when other options are showing error. For this reason, you must ensure you use the accurate date of birth during your NIN registration because it could be your last saving grace if everything goes wrong.

 

REGISTRATION TRACKING CODE

Before now, I mean before NIMC made the policy for SIM card linking, anyone that registered for National ID card usually gets a tracking code. The tracking code enables you to check the status of the registration and know when the National ID card is ready. In the case of error, the tracking code can be used; though it is usually the first option if you have it and take it to the NIN registration centres. But if you have lost it and cannot remember it any more, there is no cause for alarm other options can be tried to retrieve your card status and details.

 

BVN

In the absence of tracking code, your BVN is usually the second option to be used in checking for your data and card status. It is very effective and when everything is right, it takes a few minutes to retrieve and printout your National ID card in any registration centre.

 

PHONE NUMBER

Your phone number used in the National ID card registration is the best and fastest way to access your NIN without visiting any centre. All you need to do is dial *346# and your National Identification Number will be shown to you. You can use the number for any important application when necessary.  On the contrary, you will not get your Temporary National ID card slip with the phone code you dialled. Rather, you will need to visit the registration centre so that your data can be uploaded and the slip for the temporary National ID card can be printed for you. Even your Phone number will still be useful in fetching your data if other options failed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47 thoughts on “HOW TO RESOLVE INTERNAL ERROR PROBLEMS IN YOUR NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD REGISTRATIONS”

  1. Kingsley Aondokator Ishokua

    I have dialled *346# through the number I used during my nin registration but, nothing is shown to me.
    So, what do I do?

  2. Ozioko Chidubem Edith

    My NIN registration status is showing processing error for over one month now, how do i solve the problem please

  3. Ozioko Chidubem Edith

    My NIN registration status is showing processing error for over one month now, how do i solve the problem please

  4. My NIMC is showing processing error for over two weeks now, i visited the enrollment center they are not helping the matter at all.
    Please i need it d NIN
    My tracking i.d 12622HVN700001N

    1. Thank You, Oludotun, I understand your challenge. However, it is only the NIMC official that can handle your challenge. The official needs to access the database and be able to fishout your data.

  5. Mine is always popping out “”the record returned an error. Please check the number and try again””

    So what do I need to do?

  6. Please how can double registeration with different surnames
    issue be corrected, I have done what they asked me to do but still no solution

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      1. good evening my Mtn is not working and I visit the nearest Mtn office with my Nin but on my data is writing Nin NIMC matching failed and I was unable to do it I have to go to Nin office for another picture editing but it till writing the same am tired and I need that sim urgently what can I do please quick reply

  8. BOLAJI TIMOTHY ADISA
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    MALIK FRIDAUS ASHABI
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  9. Please help me out I was at the nin reg center 3days ago but when my bvn was put in it brought out the old dob that was used in opening my account and I have been to the bank to change it in which I was given the printout of my bvn carrying the new dob and was told it will reflect on the nin after 24hrs but till this moment it hasn’t change what could be the problem or could it be from their system at that very center ? Thanks

  10. I went to buy new Sim card at go centre but it’s showing bvn generated is invalid hav done this 2 times bcos of that even complained to their office still still saying the same thing is there anything again to do

  11. I paid 15500 naira for a change of Dob it’s been over 2months now up till now it has not change. When I went to the head office at abj they didn’t even answer me. Govt is even using the Nin to scam it citizens🙄

  12. I do national ID card at least one month but not out if I check you say processor error why contact me on Whatsapp for more issues 09019836198

  13. My phone was stolen and I went to do welcome back and the official to told me nin image is not showing I went the nin office for the pass 6 weeks I have been going there no responds up still now

  14. Mine is showing that i have done it before,while i have not, for over a month nw,what could be the problem? pls help me.

  15. Please sir I did four times when I want to write my senior waec
    The first was showing invalid and the rest was error
    Please sir what should I do
    I really need it in jamb registration sir

  16. Peace uchechi ibeako

    Please sir I did my nin twice and it’s showing showing processing error nothing I do is showing my nin my number,my date of birth, my tracking id, my bvn, non of them is showing I don’t no what to do and I have spend so much money on it please sir I need it for jamb next year that is the reason I did not seat for jamb this year please help me

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