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Mistakes in NIN Registration: How to Correct Your Name, Date of Birth and Other Mistakes in Your NIN

How to Correct Your Name, Date of Birth and Other Mistakes in Your NIN

Do you want to correct the mistakes in NIN registration? These mistakes may be a misspelt name, incorrect date of birth, or you want to change your details due to your marital status.

The National Identity Management Commission has announced that individuals can correct any personal details or mistakes in NIN registration. However, they have outlined a list of requirements and documents you may present.

This post also details the steps for correcting your National Identification Number (NIN) and the best place to get them done and fixed. You will see these things in this article; read on to find out how.

Reasons for your NIN Data Correction

Several reasons may warrant that you correct your data, and some of these reasons include the following:

  • Marital Status
  • Unintentional mistakes in NIN registration
  • Wrongly spelt name
  • Change of Address
  • Change of Phone number
  • Level of Education
  • Change of Occupation

Also, see How to Check if your National Identification Number (NIN) was successfully linked to your SIM (For All Networks)

Requirements for the Correction of mistakes in NIN registration

For the correction of errors in NIN registration, there are things that you are required to do, including the documents you are to provide, and they are listed below:

Major Requirements

  • Original copy of the first NIN slip given to you
  • Printout of the Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) Number or receipt you used for payment via Remita.
  • Application letter signed by you on the change you wish to make to your data

Some documents are also needed to activate the change, and these documents differ according to the type of change or correction you want to make. The required documents are outlined below:

Change or Correction of Name

  • Sworn Affidavit
  • Newspaper extract
  • Marriage Certificate (If you are married and a female)

Change of Phone number

  • Police report

Also, check out How to Retrieve your National Identification Number (NIN) with Your Mobile Phone: the sure way.

Change of Address

  • Bank Statement
  • Utility Bill
  • Tenancy Agreement
  • Community leader attestation

Change or Occupation

  • Letter of employment from your employer

Level of Education

  • Present or current certificate obtained

Procedures for the Corrections of Mistakes in NIN Registration

For the correction of your data or mistake in NIN registration, here are the guidelines to follow:

  • Visit any NIMC office nearest to you
  • Request for modification of your data, you will be given a form, fill it
  • Double-check the details and submit it to the enrollment officer
  • The enrollment officer will upload the details using their software
  • You will be asked to cross-check the data uploaded
  • Your biometrics will also be captured using the biometric capture system
  • A Transaction ID slip will be printed and given to you
  • The next step is to submit the previous NIN slip to the NIMC office
  • You will be told when you’ll come for the new NIN slip

Note: The price for changing your Date of Birth is N15,000, while the price for correcting your name is N500 via the portal, and you must pay it via remita. You can visit any nearest NIMC office for more guidance.

Your NIN registration mistakes have been corrected. You will be notified when you will collect your new NIN slip.

Nwibo Daniel

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