Link BVN to Bank Account In Nigeria Using 2 Easy Steps

Last Updated on February 2, 2021 by Ope Quadri

In this guide, we’ll show you how to link BVN to bank accounts in Nigeria. You can use any of our methods here to link to any bank account domiciled in Nigeria.

Bank Accounts we’ll be linking BVN with are:

  • ECOBank
  • Keystone
  • Heritage
  • WemaBank
  • Standard Chartered
  • Union Bank
  • Stanbic IBTC
  • FCMB
  • Sterling Bank
  • GT Bank
  • First Bank
  • Access Bank
  • Zenith Bank
  • UBA
  • Fidelity Bank

We’ll also guide you on how to update your BVN data if there is a change in your phone number, or you want to correct your date of birth or change update your name as a result of marital status.

Link BVN to ECObank Account

Two methods are available for you to link your BVN with Ecobank account number, very simple and straight forward.

  1. Visiting any of the branches of EcoBank and request for BVN linker form
  2. Using USSD code to link your BVN to EcoBank account number.

How to check if you’ve registered for BVN

It’s imperative to first run a check to be sure that you’ve registered. You can also use the BVN USSD code to check if you’ve lost or forgotten your BVN.

  • Dial *565*0#.
  • The 11-digit displayed on your phone screen is your BVN number.
  • The service costs N20.

Ecobank USSD code for BVN Linking

  • Dial *326*9# on the mobile phone number recognised by your account number.
  • “Enter your BVN number” .
  • Input your 11-digit BVN number and send, then you get a reply,
  • “Your BVN has been received”

Having issues?

Are you having an issue with linking your BVN with Ecobank? Use any of the supports below to resolve whatever problem you’re facing:

  • Call Ecobank: 0700 500 0000
  • Ecobank support email:
  • Ecobank WhatsApp No: (234) 808 760 3717
  • Chat with our Customer Care Executive on: or via your Ecobank Mobile App
  • Or visit any of the nearest Ecobank branches to you


No need of re-send it more than once, if you do what you get is, “Your BVN validation is pending, please try again later, call our contact centre or visit any of our branches for confirmation.”

So, you have to wait for the bank to process it, but if you need it urgently then you have to visit any of the EcoBank bank’s branches.

My previous articles on Bank Verification Number can be found under the label BVN. You’ll find everything you want to know about Bank Verification Number, Purpose and benefits of BVN.

Link BVN to Keystone Bank Account

Keystone Bank

This is one of the simplest, simply head straight to Keystone BVN linking page, enter your account number, enter your BVN and click submit

Heritage Bank:

Link BVN to bank account nigeria

To link your BVN to your heritage bank account, simply head straight to Heritage Bank’s BVN linker Portal Here.

  • Enter account number
  • Click verify the account number
  • OTP will be sent to the phone number associated with your account, enter it
  • Enter your BVN
  • Submit the form, that’s all

Link BVN to Wema Bank Account via BVN Linker Portal

In order to simplify the way account holders link their BVN, Weman bank designed BVN Portal, also known as Wema Bank BVN portal, which enables customers to link their BVN to an existing Wema Bank account.

Requirements for Wema Bank BVN Link

  • Head straight to WEMA Bank BVN linking page (
  • Your Name
  • Your bank account is also known as NUBAN
  • The email address linked to your wema bank account
  • The phone number recognised by your wema bank account.
  • Account Name
  • Your 11-digit BVN Number.

Click on proceed, that’s all.

Link your BVN to your Standard Chartered Bank Account

You can easily link your Bank Verification Number, BVN, to your Standard Chartered Bank Account…it’s not as difficult as you think.

But first, let’s see how you can easily link your BVN to your Standard Chartered Bank Account. The steps here are for those who got their BVN number from another bank. If you bank with different banks in Nigeria, it means you have to link them using your BVN number.

You can link your BVN number to Standard Chartered Bank account in two ways:

  • By contacting the 24-hour customer service centre
  • By using the Standard Chartered Bank BVN linker form.

By contacting the 24-hour customer service centre

By contacting the customer service centre of the bank via +234 1 27046114 or by sending the following: First name, Middle Name, Last Name, Mobile number, Account number, Date of birth: day, month, year; Which bank you registered for BVN, Your 11-digit BVN number to

By using the Standard Chartered Bank BVN linker form

You implement the linking process by yourself by visiting the official online banking platform of Standard Chartered bank.

When you open the home page, login, click on “submit Your Bank Verification Number”

Then provide the following details on the registration portal

  • First name
  • Middle Name
  • Last Name
  • Mobile number
  • Account number
  • Date of birth: day, month, year
  • Which bank you registered for BVN
  • Your 11-digit BVN number

Click, next

That’s it!

You can also do that on Standard Chartered Bank online banking.

My previous articles on Bank Verification Number can be found under the label BVN

Union Bank BVN Linking Page

  • Head straight to the BVN linking page at:
  • Enter Union Account Number and Click proceed
  • Enter your BVN
  • Click submit

LInk BVN to Stanbic IBTC Account Number

To link your Stanbic IBTC with your BVN, follow these two simple methods:

  • Fill the BVN form by heading straight to
  • On this page, click on CALL ME BACK to access the bvn form
  • Enter your details
  • In the comment section enter your BVN and your phone number associated with your account.
  • Wait for customer support to reach out to you.

That’s all

Alternatively, text your BVN in SMS format to 30909

First City Monument Bank (FCMB)

The good thing about FCMB is that it has BVN agents in its branch spread across Nigeria, making it simple to link your BVN to your bank account within minutes.

The two major ways to get this done are:

  • Contact FCMB BVN agent
  • Send your BVN number and account no to

Sterling Bank BVN Linking Page

There are also two simplest ways to link your BVN to Sterling Bank

  1. By sending your BVN and account details to
  2. By contacting Sterling support on WhatsApp at +234 9060006449

3 Ways to Link BVN to GT Bank

The three ways to d this are:

  • GT bank ATM centre
  • GT Bank Online Platform
  • USSD Code

Link BVN to GTBank via ATM

  • Insert your GTBank card in ATM and input your four digit PIN
  • Select “BVN Linking” option
  • Enter your 11-digit BVN number and select “Proceed”
  • The ATM will display the BVN number and request you to validate
  • Once the BVN number is validated as correct, select “Proceed”
  • Insert your PIN to validate and submit

That’s all.

Online banking

  • Go to Gtbank BVN linking Portal
  • Input your GTBank NUBAN
  • Select a Bank where your BVN was issued
  • Input the BVN number obtained from another Bank, then click on submit

Link BVN to bank account via GT Bank USSD code

  • On the phone number associated with your account number dial *737*20*Your BVN#
  • Send, that’s all

 Link BVN to First Bank

The two major ways to get this done are:

  1. By visiting FirstBank branch office
  2. Through text message

First Bank branch office

Fill and submit the BVN enrolment form.

If you just want to register for BVN, you will need to provide a valid means of identification, which could be any of the following (International Passport, Drivers’ Licence, Voters’ Registration Card or National ID Card)

Via Text Message

  • Text BVN#account number#BVNCode to 08076664444
  • Wait for few minutes, you would receive a text message stating your BVN has been successfully submitted for processing.

That’s all

Access Bank BVN Linking

There are three ways to link your BVN to Access Bank account number, viz:

  1. Via the bank’s website
  2. SMS
  3. Internet Banking

Link Access Bank to BVN via SMS

Text BVN, leave a space your account number and BVN number to 20121
For example BVN 23456780030 34940574625 to 20121.

Link BVN via Access Bank Internet Banking

  •  Login on the Internet Banking platform
  • Select the Service Requests Menu
  • Select Initiate Service Request
  • Click Link BVN, enter it and validate

Link Zenith Bank to BVN

If you have enrolled for BVN with other Nigerian Banks or authorized third party, Zenith Bank makes it easy for you to link your BVN details to your Zenith Bank account through four simple methods:

  1. Internet banking
  2. Zenith Direct
  3. Zenith USSD Code
  4. Zenith bank’s website

Let’s discuss them one after the other

Internet banking

  1. Login to internet banking
  2. Click on Account summary on the left pane
  3. Click on BVN update
  4. Enter your BVN and click submit

Zenith direct

  1. Download BVN update form (click here to download the form)
  2. Fill it out
  3. Mail to
  4. Call our 24/7 contact centre on +234-1-2927000, or +234-1-2787000

Zenith USSD code

Dial *966*YourBVN# from the GSM number on which you receive transaction alerts (Individual Naira account only)

Link BVN to bank account on Zenith bank’s website

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your Zenith [NUBAN] Account Number
  3. Enter your BVN
  4. Enter the provided Security Code and click Validate
  5. On successful validation enter your token details to update and activate your account

United Bank for Africa (UBA)

Dial *919*6# on the mobile number linked to your account and follow the prompts

Link BVN to Bank Account on Fidelity

There are four available means to update your BVN on Fidelity bank

  1. Through USSD code
  2. Via email
  3. Via call
  4. Via Fidelity online banking

Fidelity USSD Code

To update your BVN, dial *770*02#

Via email:

Send your account details, BVN, Mobile number, date/bank of enrolment and date of birth via mail to

Via call

Call 080034335489 for update.

Internet banking

Login to the internet banking portal and click on the “no BVN” link

Whatever the case is, there may be a need for you to change the phone number associated with your BVN, all you need to do is visit one of the branches of your bank, following the guide below

How to update BVN profile (Name, date of birth, phone number)

Some of the reasons you might want to update your BVN data are:

  • Error in your date of birth
  • Change of address
  • Change of phone number
  • Change of name as a result of marital status

Whatever the reasons are, we got you covered in this guide.

Requirements to update your BVN data

  • Date of birth of declaration of age if there is an error
  • Court affidavit
  • ID card (Voter card, NIMC, international passport)
  • Marriage certificate
  • Newspaper publication page for your change of name (for married women)
  • Letter to the bank addressed to branch manager


Update and Correct Your BVN Details as follows:

To get this done, take the above requirements to your bank including a valid regulatory identity to complete the BVN correction form.

Your BVN phone number and name should be updated within 48-72 working hours.

NOTE: BVN registration and correction is free

Final thought:

Make sure to secure your bank verification number, very important. As listed above, you can link BVN to any bank account in Nigeria.


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