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3 methods you can use to link your GLO Line to your NIN

Last updated on May 17th, 2024 at 12:59 pm


There are three recommended methods to link your GLO phone number with your National Identification Number (NIN): via SMS; at GLO outlet, and through USSD code

a screenshot of a phone number to link NIN to GLO phone number


To integrate your Glo number with your NIN via SMS,

Send “UPDATENIN, NIN, First name, Last name” to 109


Example: UPDATENIN 19926745809 Adekunle Areola and send to 109

Note: Compose this information from Text Message and send to 109

Wait for an acknowledgement message like this:

“Dear esteemed customer, your NIN has been successfully received.”

Through USSD code

To use USSD code to connect your Glo with your NIN, follow this steps:

Dial *996#  on the GLO line you wish to link

Press 1 to check your NIN status

If your line is unregistered, follow the prompt to complete the linking process.

If registration is successfully done, you will get a confirmation message such as:

“Your NIN has been successfully verified and linked to your mobile number…”

Using GLO outlet

There are GLO outlets in state capitals SIM registration agents spread across major cities across Nigeria. You can use one of them to link your GLO line to your NIN.

If you visit GLO outlet to do this, it is free, but you may have to queue. If you choose to use SIM registration agent, they might charge a fee for this service. SIM registration agents charge between N500-N1,000 to link your NIN to your GLO line, (depending on your location).

Also Read:  Licensed Vendors for NIN Diaspora Enrolment

Using one of the above methods is enough to prevent your line from being blocked by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), a government agency that regulates the operations of telecommunications companies in Nigeria.

Diaspora NIN linking

If you are outside Nigeria and want to link your NIN to your GLO, then send an email to customercare@gloworld.com with the subject “Diaspora NIN linking”, you will be guided accordingly.


If you have more than one GLO line, send the same message to 109 on the line you want to link with your NIN.

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