Last Updated on November 5, 2021 by Ope Quadri
Want to link your National Identity Number to your MTN line? Here is the guide on how to connect your NIN to your MTN.
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.
You only have two weeks to get this done unless you no longer want to use the line again. You WILL be blocked, says NCC.
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 National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), there is an alternative to getting your 11-digit NIN, at no cost.
You can check our guide on how to link NIN to GLO phone number if a glo customer.
How to check your NIN using USSD code
1. Dial *346# from the phone number associated with your voter’s card, drivers 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
That’s all! You just link your MTN line to your NIN.
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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.
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