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5 Steps To Link NIN To Your MTN Line In Less Than 60 Seconds

Last updated on September 28th, 2022 at 07:29 am

The deadline for Nigerians to link their NIN to their SIM cards ended on March 31, 2022, after about eight postponements. And on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria, vowed to abide by the order of the Federal Government to bar outgoing calls of subscribers who were yet to link their National Identification Numbers with their SIM cards.

If you don’t want your SIM card to get blocked, here is the guide on how to link your NIN to your MTN line. This is very important following the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) directives to telecommunication operators in Nigeria to block SIM cards that are not connected with NIN.

To avoid blockage, MTN on its official Twitter page released a USSD code and URL on how their customers can easily link their line to their NIN as directed by the NCC.

If you’ve misplaced the printout of the NIN given to you by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), there is an alternative to getting your 11-digit NIN, at no cost.

How to check your NIN using USSD code

1. Dial *346# from the phone number associated with your voter’s card, driver’s licence, or BVN registration.

2. Press 1 to get your NIN

Note: It’s advisable to take a screenshot of the NIN before it disappears so that you don’t have to dial the code second time.

Your telecom provider charges N20 every time you dial *346#,

The good news…

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ibrahim Pantami said he directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Identity Management Commission to remove the N20 USSD fee imposed on subscribers for National Identification Number retrieval requests.

How To Link NIN To Your MTN Line

MTN was the first to set the ball rolling in a tweet, where it stated that it can be done on a mobile phone, laptop or other data-enabled devices.

There are two methods to get this done on MTN:

  • Via MTN-NIM Portal
  • Via USSD Code

You need your First Name, Last Name, Middle Name, Phone Number, National Identity Number, and Email address to use the MTN online portal to connect your phone number with your NIN

Step 1: Copy and paste the official registration link https://mtnonline.com/nim/

Step 2: Fill in the requirements listed above

Step 3: Click on submit button

Step 4: An OTP will be sent to your MTN line

Step 5: Enter the OTP and click confirm

Link MTN Line To NIN

That’s all! You just link your MTN line to your NIN.

Link NIN to MTN Sim card Via USSD Code

If you don’t have an internet-enabled device, don’t worry, you can Link your NIN to your phone number by dialling *785*NIN# Your NIN data would be submitted to MTN right away.

Have you linked your MTN line to your NIN? You can also check our guide on how to link NIN to GLO SIM card and if you’re Airtel subscriber, you can check the 2 ways to link NIN to Airtel SIM card.

In case you have multiple SIM cards, our guide on how to link 7 phone numbers to NIN on the NIMC mobile App will resolve the issue of searching for NIMC registration locations.

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  • Opeyemi Quadri

    Ope is a finance writer and researcher with 10+ years of experience in content creation. His interests cut across investment, foreign exchange, government policies and politics. Ope is available on Twitter @OpeQuadri.

22 thoughts on “5 Steps To Link NIN To Your MTN Line In Less Than 60 Seconds”

  1. My line was blocked for about two weeks now as a result of not Link my line to my MTN but see then I have tried to link it which was successful but I don’t know why they not unblock my line.

  2. Ojifinni favour Festus

    I link my NIN to my MTN SIM, but they said I should wait for some minutes, and have been waiting for hours now,they did not link it for me

  3. I tried linking my NiN to my Glo,MTN and Airtel after sending the Nin I was told it was successful but i can’t get my jamb code . Their response “no record found or try again again later in 4hours”
    Pls, what do I do?
    I can’t register for jamb at the moment without my profile code.

    1. Type
      “NIN” 50893445675
      Send to 55019
      Use this formula via text message
      Type NIN then space then your nin number
      Get your code asap

  4. I have been trying to link my NIN to my line, to enable me get my jamb profile code but the response I got was that invalid NIN
    I’ve tried calling the customer service, and I was told to go back to the nin office but were I stay is quite far, and I don’t know what else to do

  5. I tried to link my nin to my sim by dialing*785*NIN# but they sent me a message, this: Dear Customer, This NIN *******4483 failed NIMC Verification. Please check and submit your registered NIN to avoid disconnection. What do I do…and I have been trying the customer care it’s not going. I sent the same nin to 55019 and I got my profile code but when I tried to link it that’s what I got. What do I do please. Thanks.

  6. Omoleye Joseph Abioye

    I dialed*785*NIN# to link my MTN no to service provider,but the response was that “you don’t use complete format”
    Pls direct me

      1. I dialed *346# on my 9mobile and it says my data doesn’t exist and am not in Nigeria right now and won’t be coming back anytime soon.am using my Nigerian line here in dubai,pls sir what can I do

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