If you spot an error on your National Identification Number (NIN) information, don’t worry! The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has a user-friendly self-service portal to get things straightened out. In this post, we’ll answer your burning questions about NIN modifications and provide a clear, step-by-step guide to fix your details online.

    How to Modify Your NIN?

    The NIMC self-service portal allows you to modification your Date of Birth (DOB), name, address, email, and phone number. Here’s what you need to know:

    • Head to the NIMC Website: https://nimc.gov.ng/
    • Login or Create an Account: If you’re new, creating an account is quick and easy.
    • Choose Your Modification: Once logged in, you’ll see a dashboard with options for each detail (DOB, Name, Address, Email, phone). Pick the one you need to modify.

    Specific Modifications and Required Documents:

    • Date of Birth (DOB): This can only be modified once. You’ll need a verified NPC Birth Certificate (for minors under 16) or NPC Attestation (for adults 16 and above).
    • Name Change: Documents like marriage certificate (for spouse’s name addition), court affidavit (for name change by court order), etc., are required.
    • Address Change: Utility bill (electricity, water), tenancy agreement, or certificate of occupancy can be used as proof of address.
    • Email and Phone Number: No additional documents needed, just provide the updated information.

    How to Change Your NIN Date of Birth Online?

    NIN Modification

    Here’s a step-by-step guide to modify your DOB online:

    1. Log in to the NIMC self-service portal.
    2. Select “Date of Birth Modification” from the dashboard.
    3. Complete the secure payment via Paystack.
    4. Enter your validated NPC certificate number (obtained through eCRVS).
    5. Upload your digitized NPC certificate and any other required supporting documents.
    6. Review the changes and ensure the attestation box is checked before submitting.
    7. You’ll receive a modification transaction slip.

    General Steps for All Modifications:

    1. After selecting your modification type, the portal will guide you through the process.
    2. You’ll see a section listing “required documents” for your specific change. Ensure you have them scanned or ready to upload.
    3. The portal uses secure online payment methods (Paystack) for processing the modification fee.
    4. Once you provide the necessary details, upload documents, and complete the payment, submit your request.
    5. You’ll receive updates on the approval process via the portal or your email.

    Additional FAQs:

    • Can I Get a New NIN? No, you cannot get a new NIN. The modification process updates your existing NIN details.
    • Where can I find the NIN Modification Form? You don’t need a downloadable form. The entire modification process happens online through the NIMC self-service portal.
    • Remita for NIN Change of Name? You don’t need Remita specifically. The portal uses Paystack for secure online payments.
    • How Long Does it Take to Change DOB on NIN? Processing times can vary, but typically it takes a few days for approval and updates to reflect on your NIN.

    Requirements for a New NIN (Enrollment):

    While this post focuses on modifying existing information, here’s a quick reminder of what’s required for a new NIN enrollment:

    • For Adults (16+): Valid government-issued ID (e.g., international passport, driver’s license), birth certificate, and proof of address.
    • For Minors (Under 16): Birth certificate, parent/guardian’s valid ID, and proof of address.