Easiest Way To Apply For NIN Correction of Name And Date of Birth

Last Updated on April 21, 2021 by Ope Quadri

Did you make mistake in your National Identity Number (NIN) or there is a need for you to change your name due to marital status?

There are three reasons why you might want to make changes in your National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) data which are:

  • Marital status
  • Unintentional mistakes
  • Wrongly of your mi-spelt name on the part of NIMC

Whatever the mistakes are in your data, we’ve got you covered in this guide on how to apply for NIN correction of name.

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.

Cost of NIN correction of name: N500

NIMC Correction Of Date Of Birth: N15,000

You can check our article on the how much is it to register for NIN in Nigeria and if you’re already registered, you can check if your NIMC National ID card is ready for collection.

Before we dive right into how to effect the correction in your NIN data, let’s quickly address some of the related questions we received.

How can I change my name in NIN?

To make name modification, visit 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 cots is let’s look at the documents you need to effect name change on your NIN data

Requirements for NIN name change or correction

This affects married women most. Most of those who did NIMC registration when they were single may have to apply for name change after marriage.

  • The requirements include:
  • Marriage certificate
  • Newspaper publication of name change
  • Court affidavit


For a misspelt name, no newspaper is required

Can I change my date of birth in NIMC office?

Yes, you can submit an application for 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.

  • 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 could make the payment yourself, there is the possibility you remove the exhort tendencies of NIMC officials who might want to explore the process.

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

Available options to make TSA payment include:

  • Card (making payment through your debit card)
  • Bank account (Sterling and UBA)
  • Bank branch  (you’ll get RRR if you making payment through bank)
  • USSD
  • Internet banking
  • Remita (if your remita account is funded)
  • Wallet (supported PAGA only)
  • Phone number (supported by PayAttitude)


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.

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.

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