How To Collect Your NIMC National Identity Card (e-ID Card)

How To Collect Your National e-ID Card - Card Collection Process & Guideline

In this article, I will show you steps to collect your Nigerian National Identity Card (e-ID Card) after registering for it. Please note that only those who have received an SMS can goto NIMC office to collect their Cards as directed in the SMS. No one can collect your National e-ID Card on your behalf. To qualify for a National e-ID Card, you must first be enrolled and have a National Identification Number (NIN).

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Step 1: (Notification from NIMC)

You must have received an SMS from NIMC

Step 2: (Collection Centre)

Go to the NIMC Collection Centre indicated in the SMS sent to you. Take your NIN/Transaction slip along. Mention the Batch ID on the SMS.

Step 3: (Envelope Given/Received)

Receive your National e-ID Card in a sealed envelope. Open the envelope, take out the Card, sign on the space provided at the back. after reading, please keep all the inserts in the envelope safely

Step 4: (Biometric Verification)

Do a Biometric Verification to confirm that it is your Card. This also confirms that the Card has been properly printed

Step 5: (PIN Number Selection)

After biometric verification, you will be required to enter a FOUR (4) DIGIT NUMBER chosen by you to activate your National e-ID Card

Step 6: (Fund Loading)

There is provision for fund loading at the NIMC Collection Centre. You can also do actual Cash Loading at any branch of ACCESS BANK nationwide

How to Check the status of your National eID Card

Please use this site to check if your Card is ready and has been dispatched to an Activation Centre. The details MUST be as you spelt them during enrollment. Please check your NIN Slip.
  1. Visit and enter your enrolment details there.
  2. First Name: Enter your First Name as required by the portal
  3. Last Name Type in your Family Name as required on NIMC website
  4. Enter National Identification Number: This is a Last 6 digits of your NIN
  5. Click "Check Now"
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