How to Link NIN to MTN, GLO, 9mobile, and Airtel in 2022

Link NIN To MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9mobile
Link NIN on your mobile number

Do you want to link NIN to any of your mobile numbers in a few minutes? Then keep reading!

Whether you want to Link NIN to MTN, Link NIN to GLO, Link NIN to Airtel, or 9mobile lines, this guide would show you how.

Ways To Link NIN to MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9Mobile Numbers

In 2020, there was panic amongst Nigerians, as the Nigerian communications commissions(NCC) made NIN registration mandatory for all. Many Nigerians assumed it was a mere threat; however, the NCC took it a step further by instructing all Telecommunications companies to block users who don’t link NIN. The deadline was 2weeks—December 31, 2020. These actions of the NCC stirred many Nigerians as there were varying comments in their mouths.

The National Identity Management Commission(NIMC) has also announced that you can link NIN to more than one mobile number. They advised you could do this by taking your NIN to your service provider’s office. You should note that you can skip this process with the tips highlighted in this guide. 

The NIMC also mentioned that Swindlers and scammers are looking for unwatching Nigerians to cheat. So, it’s advisable you Link NIN yourself.

If you have your NIN and don’t know how to link it to your mobile numbers, this guide is for you.

From your homes and remote locations, you can link NIN to your phones. Let’s show you how!

The Mtn NIN link code is *785#

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  • You should dial this NIN link code on the MTN mobile number you wish to Link. 
  • After you dial, a prompt will come up asking you to input your NIN
  • Input your 11-digit NIN, then send
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Alternatively, you can dial *785#YOURNIN# to Link NIN to MTN easily.

Link NIN
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Another option is to visit https://mtnonline.com/nim/ via your internet-enabled device.

When you click on the link, you should fill the NIN linking form with your details. These details should include Your name, phone number(the number you want to link), email address, and NIN.

After doing this, click submit, and wait for feedback.

Read a similar guide on How to Check your Phone Number on Airtel, MTN, and GLO (+3 Bonus Tips)

Unlike MTN that has NIN link code -link NIN using USSD- GLO doesn’t. However, there is an option to Link NIN. You can Link NIN to Glo lines via text message. So, all you have to do is send a text message to a designated number.

Read this: NCC Disconnects Glo from Airtel Over Indebtedness

Here is how to Link NIN to Glo;

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This is the way to Link NIN to Glo phone numbers.

Alternatively, You can visit the nearest GLOmobile Offices to Link your NIN

For those who want Link NIN to Airtel phone numbers, you should check out the steps below.

  • Using the mobile number you want to Link, dial *121#
  • After that, a prompt will appear
  • Type 1 —NIN capture
  • Type your 11 digits unique NIN number, then send
  • You’ll get a message on the status
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Tip

You can Link NIN to Airtel, using a faster style with fewer steps. How?

Simply dial *121*1#

After you dial it, a screen prompt will appear asking you to input your Unique Government generated NIN. That’s it!

Have you seen this trending post on How to Activate the Affordable Airtel Night Plan and 9Mobile Night Data Plans.

Before now, 9mobile did not make available any USSD code to check their subscribers NIN. However, recently they saw users cries and made things simple.

So, you can now Link NIN to 9mobile using the USSD code below:

*200*8#

Link NIN to GLO
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How to Check NIN on Airtel and other mobile lines

If you’ve already linked your NIN and situations demand you provide your NIN on the go, there’s a way out. NIMC has provided a USSD code that Nigerians can check their NIN. This applies to all Service providers, whether Airtel, Glo, MTN or Etisalat. 

Find the code below:

*346#

Dial this code to check NIN on Airtel, Glo, and other networks

First, you have to download the NIMC mobile app. You can download it either from the Google Play Store or App Store. All you have to do is search for “NIMC “, and you’ll find the app. Here’s how the app looks on the Play store:

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Alternatively, you can download through the NIMC website: https://nimc.gov.ng/mobile-digital-id/ 

For those with numerous sims, you can Link them all on the NIMC mobile app. As a matter of fact, you can link up to 7 phone numbers. However, it would be best to verify that you own the sims. 

Let’s show you how!

  • After installing the NIMC app, open it 
  • Then create and login with a unique 6-digit security pin—Don’t misplace it
  • A new page would appear, asking you to input your mobile numbers.
  • Click on “Add mobile numbers.”
  • Input your desired mobile phone number
  • An OTP will be sent via SMS to your phone number—shouldn’t be more than 5minutes
  • Type the OTP
  • Voila! You’re done
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To link more phone numbers, follow the steps below:

  • Login into the App with your 6 digits pin 
  • On the home screen, you’ll find a tab of information that includes, show my ID, scan an ID, Print NIN slip, Link my Numbers, etc
  • Tap on the “Link my Numbers” tab
  • You’ll find your current linked mobile number and several other buttons that contain the phrase, “Add mobile number”.
  • Tap on the active button 
  • You’ll get a prompt with information, and you’ll find two buttons—proceed and cancel.
  • Click on Proceed
  • Input your mobile number into the space provided
  • Click on Next
  • A 6-digit OTP will be sent to your mobile line
  • Input the OTP you received
  • Voila!  Another mobile number is linked
  • To add more numbers, repeat the steps above
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Currently, there’s no known way to Unlink NIN. So, my advice is to avoid linking other people’s phone numbers to your NIN, as you can not redo the steps. 

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However, if you want to Unlink because you’ve lost your mobile number, the NIN makes it easier to retrieve your sim. So, visit the office of your network provider to get your sim card restored.

The Wrap 

You’ve seen diverse ways to Link NIN to your mobile number. We showed how to Link NIN to MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9mobile using USSD codes, SMS and the NIMC mobile app. For me, I linked my NIN using the NIMC mobile app. Why? Because there are other potential benefits of the Mobile app that Nigerians can enjoy. Nonetheless, it would help if you chose whatever you feel comfortable with.

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