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10 Fastest Ways To Apply For NIN Correction of Name, Date of Birth, Phone Number, Others

Last Updated on January 7, 2022 by Ope Quadri

Did you make mistake in your National Identity Number (NIN) or there is a need for you to update your data due to marital status? That may not even be the problem, we’ve seen someone who only discovered that there was an error in his name after printing the prototype copy of his registration.

The good news is that there is a solution to whatever error you may have made during the enrolment process.

For Nigerians in Canada, Germany, the United, United States, and others around the world, we put a guide together on how to enroll in your country of residence, you can find it at: https://infomediang.com/nin-diaspora-registration-process

Major Reasons For NIN Data Modification

There are seven major reasons why you may want to modify your National Identity Number data, they are:

  • Marital status
  • Unintentional mistakes
  • Wrongly spelled name
  • change of address
  • Change of Phone Number
  • level of education
  • change of occupation

This process also applies to how to apply for the correction of date of birth at any of the branches of the National Identity Management Commission closer to you.

Major Requirements:

You’re expected to present the following documents if you want to make changes to your NIN slip:

1) Original copy of the first NIN slip issued to you

2) Printout of the Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) Number which you paid on remita (see below for payment guide) you can also choose a cafe or bank because you will need the printout copy.

3) Application Letter signed by you for the change you want to make on your data (The reason must be stated)

For a Change of Name, you must present the following documents:

4) Sworn Affidavit

5) Newspaper Extract

6) Marriage Certificate (for married ladies)

For a Change of Address, you must present the following:

7) Utility Bill

8) Tenancy Agreement

9) Bank Statement

10) Community leader Attestation

Change of Phone Number:

You can also update the phone number on your NIN data due to loss or mechanical damage to the previous one, you must present the following documents:

11) Police Report

For the level of education

12) Present the recent Certificate obtained;

Change of occupation,

13) Offer Letter from your employer.

How much is NIN Name modification?

The cost of NIN correction of name is N500 on the NIMC official portal, but we received a complaint that NIMC officials collect N15, 000 in Kaduna, Kano

NIMC Correction Of Date Of Birth: N15,000 (we’ve received a complaint that an official of NIMC asked an applicant to bring N50, 000 in one of the South-Eastern states)

Modification Process

Now that you know all you need to make corrections to your data, it’s time to begin the process:

1) Locate NIMC office near you with the required documents including the printout of the Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) Number

2) Request for a data modification form and fill it

3) Submit to an enrolment officer to double-check against the supporting documentation to ensure everything is correct

NB: Applicants who cannot read nor write should go with someone who would assist with the filling of the form.

4) Your pre-filled information will be inputted on the NIMC Software by the enrolment officer.

5) You’ll be asked to double-check the information you provided to avoid any error.

6) Your biometrics will be captured

7) A Transaction ID Slip will be printed and given to you

8) You’ll have to submit the former NIN Slip to the NIMC office

9) Come back to the NIMC office for your NIN slip in 2 days or more

10) Report back to the NIMC office to collect a new National Identification Number Slip


If the correction affects the information on your National ID card, a card replacement form will be given to you while you’re expected to submit the old ID card while a modified National e-ID Card will be issued to you within three months after re-issuance of NIN slip (Most times it could take up to a year)

How can I change my name in NIN?

To make name modifications, visit the NIMC office. The agency claimed it is N500, but it is highly expensive than this.

An applicant said she was asked to pay N15,000 to modify her name, but NIMC has consistently claimed ignorance to the bribery and corruption perpetrated by its officials.

In one of our articles, we pointed out that NIMC is one of the revenue-generating agencies of the Federal Government.

Whatever the cost is let’s look at the documents you need to effect name change on your NIN data

Can I change my date of birth in NIMC office?

Yes, you can submit an application for a change of date of birth after you’ve made payment of N15, 000 through remita.

You don’t have to go to Abuja to effect any change on your NIN data. Anything you submitted at its branch office will be forwarded to Abuja for the change to reflect on your new NIN slip.

So, how can I make payment for NIN change of name, correction of name and correction of date birth?

You’ll have to make payment through remita. This is done through commercial banks in Nigeria.

How to Make Payment To NIMC Using TSA Payments Via Remita

TSA means Treasury Single Account, that’s the medium through which payment is made into the purse of the Federal Government.

Note that the available options to make TSA payment include:

  1. Card (making payment through your debit card)
  2. Bank account (Sterling and UBA)
  3. Bank branch  (you’ll get RRR if you making payment through bank)
  4. USSD
  5. Internet banking
  6. Remita (if your remita account is funded)
  7. Wallet (supported PAGA only)
  8. Phone number (supported by PayAttitude)

How to make payment for NIN modification of data

  • Step 1: Visit www.remita.net to start the payment process.
  • Step 2: Click on the option ‘Pay TSA&States‘
  • Step 3: Choose the Federal Government in the options.
  • Step 4: Under, “What do you want to Pay” simply type in ‘National Identity Management Commission.


GIFMIS Code for NIMC is 011103600100

Under the “Name of service/purpose”, choose ‘correction of date of birth”

Or any other service you want to pay for.

On the remita platform, modification of name shows N500, and if you can make the payment by yourself by signing up on remita.

Fill other spaces provided like your name, phone number, email etc

Tick the ‘I am not a robot’ reCAPTCHA checkbox and click on the stated selection of images before clicking on the ‘Verify’ button.

  • Step 5: Click on the ‘Submit’ icon to ͞proceed to payment.
  • Step 6: Choose any payment method convenient for you to make payment
  • Step 7: Take receipt of payment to NIMC office


A new page comes up which will display your RRR – Remita Retrieval Reference at the top of the page if you making payment through bank branch. Print the invoice and take note of your RRR.

Final thought:

If you can diligently follow the process of making payment for change of date of birth or change of name on NIMC, your stress would be reduced in the application process. Alternatively, you can locate NIMC state offices in your location to begin the process.

if you don’t have a national ID card, you can begin the application process by first downloading the NIN enrolment form, fill, and submit at the nearest NIMC office to you.

106 thoughts on “10 Fastest Ways To Apply For NIN Correction of Name, Date of Birth, Phone Number, Others”

  1. Please NIMC should look into some state such Ondo state and Lagos state , apparently the NIN officials are demanding extra 5,000-16,000 for change of name and #500 for printing which is not supposed to be so. Please look into this because I will be forced to make a video of them and upload on social media if they try this with me next time. (and some of the staff are so rude) Nawa….

  2. How can i change my all details from my national ID card include my date of birth
    Am using kaduna state details before but now i want to use Bauchi state details

  3. Ifeanyichukwu Isaac Ubasinachi

    How will I correct my sunam and the date of my birth ibasinachi to ubasinachi 23/06/1986 to 23/06/1989

  4. I did my name change and was given a new slip with the new name. But when I checked on the NIMC mobile app to print out my digital NIN I couldn’t believe what I saw. The old surname is still showing. Which kind of country is this for crying out loud.

  5. After everything Nigeria officially announced the corrections of name on national ID for 15000 hmmmmm
    What this country is turning to?

  6. My name is owolabi oke John not owolabi Monday john please how can you help me to correct it please the problem is happen to me on my nin and account please help me out

  7. Enock Edward Bakari

    Please i need advise urgently i enrolled my NIN without local government of origin and i want to apply for NPF they said my local government of origin is not there what can i do?

  8. The amount of money and crazy protocols this NIMC office use in altering errors is really out of this world…
    Nothing comes out easy in this country
    So someone will have to pay #500 and also get a police statement when he/she lost her phone number and clearly we know what that means( Another billing)


    1. Adetayo Falilu A Adeosun

      You don’t need to update that because even you spend your money to change that you still going to grow taller, so I suggest you leave it as it was.

  10. There is a mistake on my dob, instead of 1998 they wrote 1988, and I have paid 15k on remita for the correction of the Dob, And I now took the slip to the NIN office, And what they told me is I should come with my school certificate that they wrote 1998 inside, And my SSCE neco didn’t have such a thing also my my primary 6 certificate, pls sir/ma help me out

  11. Hi
    Complete of the Season
    Pls, sir,
    There was a mistake in my date of birth, I want to change it… I was told I will have to get to Abuja before I can correct it. I have not been to Abuja once and I don’t even have money for such much trip( accommodation and Transport) pls sir, is there a way I can do it nearby me? I Am based in the city of Warri, in Delta State.
    I await a positive response


    1. Hello Bukola,
      This might be an opportunity for you to visit Abuja, the Aso Rock and other beautiful places. That said, you don’t necessarily need to visit NIMC headquarters in Abuja. Visit the NIMC branch office in your state to make any corrections you want to make. That’s how it’s done. You WILL have to spend NGN15,000 to correct your date of birth (or more). The information you submitted will be forwarded to the headquarters for modification.

      You can find NIMC branch office on this post: https://infomediang.com/national-identity-card-registration-centres-in-imo-state

      1. Thank you very much for your response 🙏🏽

        Pls sir,
        Still bear with me as I will continue to write you, to get update until the correction is made..
        Tomorrow I will visit the NIN office close to me and come back to you on how far I have gone

        Do have a productive week

  12. If my reason for changing state of origin is the type of school I am an aspiring for, and they consider students from their catchment area;. Will that be accepted ?

    1. Afolabi Morayo toyin

      Pls i paid 15000 for change of date of birth in ikeja office since August and nothing has been done to it.i keep going there and i was told is from Abuja that there is nothing they can do pls i need help cos i need it urgently.

      1. Submit a complaint at NIMC office nearest to you with evidence of payment. But most times, it could take up to five months or more before NIMC effect the change in the modification you applied for. You can only get a faster response if you know anyone at NIMC office

  13. I made a mistake on my NIN registration. My first name was used as my middle name. I just did and they give me the tracking number, when I got home I realized there was a mistake. Please what should I do. I really need to be changed urgently..

  14. Olorunshola Oluwaseyi

    I removed a middle name which took about 2months before another slip was issued to me but on getting to the bank it’s still displaying the old details which is affecting my opening of a new bank account….pls how long does this take before the new details starts reflecting in the bank.
    Thank you.

  15. I made a change in. my date of birth in my BVN and I was given a print out showing my correct date of birth do I still need to pay 15000 if I want to register for NIN because I have not registered for NIN before

    1. NIN registration is free only if u go to the bank accredited for it.
      Some cyber cafe will charge u like 3 thousand naira or below that

    2. Please what where the requirements you Bank ask for before the change? I also have same issue and I don’t know what they might require for BVN

  16. I pay remita to change my date of birth but they ask me to pay 50,000 before they can get it done………I’m from delta state

    1. Remita doesn’t collect money from you, it’s only a payment platform for some of the government agencies. Please talk to an official of the NIMC

    1. Henry-deleon Charles

      Please 3 weeks ago i went for correction of name at the NIMC office up till now is not yet out ..i check my ID on the portal is still showing the formal name …what can I do?and am to urgently do my passport i can’t do it because when they will do verification of identity it will be different and they won’t proceed for the issuance of my passport and my travelling is urgent what can be done please ?

  17. Please if I change my date of birth on my NIN…will the newly corrected slip contain the previous NIN number or I’ll be issued a new number?

  18. Is it 15000 or 500? If I read well you said in your write up that change of name is 500 while change of date of birth is 15000

  19. Please let the NIMC official try and give proper orientation to their employees on what they really need to know.

    Let them not ever correct any form submitted by the applicant when the form is been given by their employees to be fill they should not ever make corrections for the applicant instead they should ask him or her either.

  20. Meltus chukwuemeka

    I went to the nimc in my locality and they referred me to abuja stating that I may have to pay the sum of #50,000 for correction of date of birth.
    Can you please give me the list of valid and experienced branches in Anambra state?

  21. My name is Edet Jacob Ezekiel but they made a mistake by spelling EZEKI INSTEAD of Ezekiel. Pls what is the solution to this?

  22. Ereretevwe Henry

    If someone residential address was wrongly captured as one local government and state of origin. How can such errors be corrected by nimc and how would the person about such correction at nimc office? Please urgently advise. Thank you

  23. I having problem with my name, I.e my fist name,other name and surname was not placed properly. What can I do?

  24. There is a mistake on my month not year on my NIN, And am minor, Is there need for the nimc to collect money from me, if there’s how much will that be.

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