Get your NIN with biometrics registration

The National Identification Number (NIN) is a set of numbers assigned to an individual upon successful enrolment.

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National Identification Number (NIN)

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How It Works

Enrolment consists of the recording of an individual’s demographic data and capture of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial picture and digital signature, which are all used to cross-check existing data in the National Identity Database to confirm that there is no previous entry of the same data.

Once this (de-duplication) process is completed the data is then stored with a unique NIN that was assigned to it. The NIN once issued to a person cannot be used again, (that is, it cannot be issued to another person even if the previous person is dead). It is the NIN that helps to tie all records about a person in the database and is used to check the identity verified.

  • The National Identification Number (NIN) consists of 11 non-intelligible numbers randomly chosen and assigned to an individual at the completion of enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).
  • Once a NIN is assigned to an individual, it can never be reassigned, given or used by another person – that makes it unique in nature.
  • In the case of the demise of an individual, his/her NIN is retired once a death certificate is presented to the Commission and the individual’s death is established.
  • The NIN is used to tie all records about an individual in the database and is also used to establish or verify his/her identity.
  • All citizens and legal residents in Nigeria, from age zero (birth) and above are eligible to enrol for their NINs.
  • The NIN should be closely guarded by individuals and not revealed to all and sundry except to relevant authorities when requested (for instance it shouldn’t be disclosed online over social media and should not be printed along with contact details on business cards or other office stationery).

Bring the following along with you.

  • Nigerian passport
  • NIN Enrollment Slip (If applicable)
  • NIN Verification Slip (If applicable)
  • Birth Certificate (Child without Nigerian passport)
  • NIN Verification Slip of Parent (Child without Nigerian passport)
  • Nigerian passport of parent (Child without Nigerian passport)
  • Evidence of payment

Send an email payment to with the name of the service requested.

  1. Biometric Data Verification
  2. Enrolment and NIN Issuance – Below 16 years old
  3. Enrolment and NIN Issuance – 16 years and above
  4. Modification NIN Suspended
  5. Modification of Date of Birth
  6. Modification of any other data
  7. NIN and Demographic Data Validation
  8. NIN IPE Resolution
  9. NIN Plastic Card
  10. NIN Retrieval
  11. NIN Slip re-issue 
  12. NIN Validation

Pick the available date that is convenient for you on our appointment page.


Click here to book an appointment


**Please note that failure to show up or cancel your appointment one hour before your appointment will attract a No Show of $50

Arrive 10 minutes before your appointment.


There is free parking for an hour in front of our office.


6156, Quinpool Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 1A3, Canada.

+1 902 880 8704

*** This NIN Registration portal is for Nigerians in Canada