Steps to Get NIN for JAMB 2020 UTME Registration.

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JAMB will use National Identification number(NIN) for 2020 UTME and DE registration. This post will explain how to get NIN for JAMB 2020/2021 registration.

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has announced that National Identification Number will be used for JAMB 2020 registration.

According to JAMB, the use of NIN for JAMB 2020 will help solve issues of multiple registration.

Therefore only candidates with a NIN will register for JAMB 2020 UTME and DE exams.

JAMB believes partnering with National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) will help tackle issues of malpractice in the conduct of UTME.



Now I know you may be a bit confused about this process and you want to know more about NIN and how to get NIN for JAMB registration.

Below are some faqs.




Facts about NIN.

What is National Identification Number (NIN)?

NIN is a unique 11 digit number that is used verify the identity an individual. NIN ties all records about an individual to the database of the Nigerian government.

Is NIN Compulsory?

Yes, is compulsory to enroll for NIN. All citizens and legal residents in Nigeria from age zero (birth) and above are required to enroll for their NINs.

Will JAMB Use NIN for 2020 UTME?

Yes, JAMB will use NIN for 2020 UTME registration. Only candidates with a National Identification Number (NIN) will be allowed to register for JAMB 2020 exams.

There are many NIN enrollment centers in Nigeria, If you are looking for the nearest center, then read more on NIN Registration Centers.

Documents Required to Get NIN for JAMB 2020 Registration.

Below are the documents you need to register NIN for JAMB 2020 examinations.

  • Driver’s License
  • Voter’s card (Temporary or Permanent)
  • Nigerian International passport
  • Certificate of Local Government of Origin
  • Attestation letter from a prominent ruler in your community
  • Birth certificate
  • Declaration of age
  • Attestation letter from religious/traditional leader
  • NHIS ID card
  • Government staff ID card
  • Registered/recognized private organization staff ID card
  • School ID Card (private/public)
  • Tax Clearance certificate
  • Valid immigration documents

Now that you know about NIN, below is a guide on how to get NIN for JAMB 2020 exams.

How to Get NIN for JAMB 2020 Registration.

Where can I do my NIN Registration? Nigerians can register for their National Identity Number and I.D Card online.


Below are the steps to register for NIN;

  1. Visit NIMC website and download the NIN enrollment form. The NIMC official website is
  2. Fill your details accurately using block letter only.
  3. Locate the nearest NIMC enrollment center, submit your form and begin your biometrics capturing.
  4. After a successful NIN registration, you will get a slip containing your National identification number.

To begin, download the NIN registration form here.

How to Retrieve Lost NIN

If you misplaced your NIN slip and forgot your National Identification Number, you can check and retrieve your NIN by visiting any NIMC office or licensed agent.

You can also check or retrieve your lost NIN by dialing the *346# USSD code and your NIN will display on phone. This service cost N20.

Note that you can only retrieve lost NIN on the mobile number used during NIN registration.

Now that you know how to get NIN for JAMB registration, after your NIN enrollment, you can now proceed with your 2020 UTME or DE registration.

Read about JAMB 2020/2021 Registration Deadline.

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