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Requirements To Become NIMC Agent in Nigeria

Last updated on December 19th, 2023 at 12:11 pm


Who is NIMC Agent?

 As an agent of NIMC, your role is to capture the data and biometrics of Nigerians who want to get their National Identification Number (NIN) and the National Identity Card and forward such details to NIMC database.

Do you want to become a NIMC vendor and start as NIN data-capturing agent in Nigeria and across the World? This article is for you because we’ve compiled the full list of requirements to transact business with the National Identity Management Commission.

NIMC Agent in Nigeria

Currently, there are over 200 accredited NIN data-capturing agents spread across Nigeria (the list available in our article).


What does the NIN entail?

NIN which is provided in the form of a “NIN slip” consists of 11 non-intelligible numbers randomly chosen and assigned to an individual after successful enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).

Two persons can’t use the same NIN. Once it is assigned to an individual, it can never be reassigned, given or used by another person.

Why NIMC Wants to Partner with You or your company

Recently, the Federal Government announced its determination to disconnect any mobile line that isn’t linked to their NIN.

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It also said that Nigerians who reside outside of Nigeria will need NIN or National Identity card to renew or apply for a passport.

Private companies who were partners within and outside Nigeria (i.e diaspora agents) were announced by the government to capture biometrics.

NIMC knew it could not capture all Nigerians all alone, the reason for the award of the contract to some private companies.

Before the names of the registration NIN agents were announced, there was an announcement for bids. Interested companies submitted their application before the final list was made public some months ago.

Requirements to become NIMC vendor

To get access to the NIMC-accredited agent site, you must have completed all necessary documentation.  Contracts aren’t just awarded. You must first submit an expression of interest (EOI) form.

Here are the required documents to become NIN registration agent:

  1. Evidence registration or incorporation with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
  2. Evidence of Tax Clearance for the last three years.
  3. Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  4. Evidence of NIN registration with NIMC by Company Directors who are Nigerians
  5. Company three years Audited Account
  6. Evidence of Compliance Certificate with Industrial Training Fund (ITF)
  7. Current PENCOM Compliance Certificate
  8. Sworn affidavit that Directors have not been involved or convicted of any fraudulent activity
  9. A sworn affidavit that your Company is not a replacement for a hitherto Tax defaulting Company
  10. Evidence of Financial Capability and Banking Support
  11. Current Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers of the Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP)
  12. Evidence of Successful Conduct of Similar Projects in the Past, not later than five (5) years from date of bidding
  13. Accompanying sworn affidavit of disclosure; to disclose clearly if any of the officers (or related persons) of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) or the Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP) is a former or present Director of the company
  14. NIMC biometric scanning machine after other requirements are met
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Why it’s profitable to be NIMC agent?

It’s basically to make a profit as a business. For instance, if the government claims that the registration is free (even though it isn’t), private companies charge s certain fee for their services.

Some diaspora enrolment agents, for instance, charge $50 for adults, $40 for children below 16.

The 2019 census shows that 173, 680 Nigerians are immigrants in Canada alone and more Nigerians are immigrating, according to QZ article.

What does it mean for an agent?

Using the above data, an agent that is able to capture half of that number which is 86,840 could make as much as $4,342,000 (excluding taxes)

So, it’s a good business for NIN agent in the diaspora.

For the local agents, there are no details of who bears the service charge. It’s likely applicants bears the financial burden.

Registering under a major vendor

If you want to become NIN registration agent in Nigeria and you don’t have the above required documents due to finance, you can register under a major vendor of NIMC. Yet, this also requires a registration fee, but more affordable.

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78 thoughts on “Requirements To Become NIMC Agent in Nigeria”

  1. Good day sir/ma, my name is Edun Adekunle from ogun state plz, ill like to become an agent. my contact is 09059699667. Thanks

  2. Good day sir. Sir., I don’t have the requirements mentioned above so I want to register under a major vendor. I hope you will approve me. Thanks

  3. I am abubakar bello, I am doing computer work , that is cafe issures so I want start a national identity enrolment, that is way I want collect a user to become a your agent. Thank you, an I hope you will approve my request to

  4. Please i want to be nimc agent at igbogbo bayeku ikorodu, what is the procedure please

    Please Ma/Sir, I want to become an NIMC AGENT in my area, I have an existing shop already at ikotun Liasu Road Egbe.
    Please what are the requirements and procedures.

    1. Akanmu Olanrewaju Micheal

      Thanks for this information sir
      Please sir I want to become an nimc agent in IBADAN and i don’t have all this qualifications please can you assist me by registering under you

  6. My name is olamide I wish to be an nimc enrollment agent in my area in lagos, but I don’t know how to go about it, kindly advice.

  7. Unuajohwofia Otega

    Good day sir ,Sir I want to be a NIMC agent cos there is non my area people have to travel to do their registration


    Hello,please I’m already agent of the airtel nimc enrollment agent, so kindly assist me with the user please.thanks


      Good day sir/ma, I want to be an NIN private agent in my local area, what do I need to do as am not able to aquire some of the require items

  9. Pls sir I want to be one of nimc agent in my community, there is no one there and most of them don’t have nimc
    Here is my contact

  10. prophetlight Thompson

    Good Day sir, am a super Agent in Zenith Bank, a lot of people in my location open an account with me but the problem is some of the client don’t have National I’d card I would have love to be an Agent for nimc, Right now I have been given a contract for account opening with the Federal Government for Agriculture scheme empowerment for the woman but some of them no Ninc.

  11. Jubril Olalekan f.

    Sir, for how this card is important to every Nigerians, no one agent in my local government head quarter. I will like to be your agent. If you can allow me Sir. Thanks

      1. Hello Mr Quadri, pls I am interested in becoming an agent my phone number is 08182144510. I will be glad if you send me your phone number or call me to discuss.

        Jazakallahu Khayran.

        Kayode Bello
        MD, Baslokay Global Concept.

  12. Oseghale Desmond

    Good day sir/ma,
    I want to become an NIN Agent in my area and there is know any Agent in my area since the registration started but is very difficult to my people to register and I am IT consultant.
    I will be pleased if my request will be granted.

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