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How to Easily Activate your NIN Digital ID Card on NIMC Mobile App



The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has officially launched the Web Service (MWS) Application, named the NIMC Mobile App, and the modified National Identification Number (NIN) Slip for public use, in an attempt to provide a safe and reliable identity for Nigerians. This is coming some weeks after the FG mandated all mobile phone users to Link their sim cards to their NIN.

The app and portal according to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy provide a safe platform for all Nigerians and legal residents to conveniently verify and authenticate their identities on-the-go using smartphones. It also helps them to link their phone numbers to the NIN. The introduction of the App and other tools to help the National Identity Number (NIN) process aligns with the National Digital Economy Strategy for a Digital Nigeria.

The App provides an automated mechanism of harmonization that facilitates its use, to name a few, through other government services, including the NCC, the Federal Inland Revenue Service, the Federal Road Safety Commission, and the National Health Insurance Scheme.

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Features of The NIMC Mobile APP

  • Only you can decide what information you wish to share for verification.
  • The App guarantee security, your data is encrypted at all times. You will always know who verified you, right within the app and you can lock it down with your biometrics.
  • The app can be used to verify employees.
How to Easily Activate your NIN Digital ID Card on NIMC Mobile App

NIMC MWS Mobile ID app virtual card features

Requirements to Use The NIMC Mobile App

  1. Your Phone Number (This is the number you registered your NIN with).
  2. Your National Identification Number (NIN).

Note: Your NIN should not be confused with your BVN. The app has strictly warned that any BVN detected instead of a national identification number will result in the blacklisting of such profiles.

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How to Get your original National ID Card Through Nimc Mobile App

  1. Download the NIMC Mobile app on Google Play or Apple App Store.
  2. After completing the installation, launch the app.
  3. On access, you will be requested to input your NIN, after which the phone number linked to your NIN will be partially displayed.
  4. You will receive an SMS containing the login credentials, e.g. “Your MWS Digital ID authentication credential. USER ID: AYLJXX-2379 OTP: 965860”.
  5. Now, wait for the system to generate encryption keys and verify your data.
  6. After verification, you will be required to set up a 4-6 passcode to the App.
  7. After successfully logging in to the app, click on “Show My ID” to display your id card in image format.
How to Easily Activate your NIN Digital ID Card on NIMC Mobile App

NIMC MWS Mobile ID app home screen features

That’s all about How to Easily Activate your NIN Digital ID Card on NIMC Mobile App. If you have any questions, you can drop them in the comment box below!



  1. Augustine

    October 4, 2021 at 7:57 am

    i’ve spent over 7,000 on this nin issue,.. i paid the agent to get registered, paid for printing, i’ve paid for the pdf in the app.. yet they keep telling me its not active.. that i need to pay 5000 to activate it.. its been 4 months now.. money stuck in bank.. i cnt retrieve my business line.. i’m tired of this country.. if theres a way to activate it in the nimc app.. i need guidance pls.. pls contact me via my email admin.. pls.. i dont mind paying

    • George

      October 5, 2021 at 9:55 am

      They told you the NIN you got is not active?

  2. augustine

    October 5, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    yes.. thats wat they said

    • George

      October 19, 2021 at 6:39 pm

      Sorry about that sir.

      I think you should try another NIMC centre to see if they could rectify the issue for you.

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