How to Link NIN to Your Airtel Line

How to Link NIN to Your Airtel Line

How to Link NIN to Your Airtel Line today May 25, 2024. Airtel, one of the major networks in Nigeria, is now requiring all users to link their lines to their National Identity Number (NIN) as directed by the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC). This is a crucial step to improve the country’s security situation. If you’re an Airtel user, it’s important to act now to avoid any disruptions to your services. 

In this content, I’ve provided FOUR ways to link your NIN to your Airtel Line, along with instructions on how to check your NIN using your Airtel line. I understand that this might be a new process for many of you, so I’ve also included answers to some frequently asked questions. Remember, you’re not alone in this. Let’s go through it together. 

How To Link Your NIN To Your Airtel Line

There are four ways to link your NIN to your Airtel line. They include; 

  • Via USSD Code 
  1. Dial *121*1# using your Airtel line
  2. Follow the prompt to link your NIN to your Airtel line. 
  3. Input your 11-digit NIN number 
  4. Press send to submit your request 

Once you’ve followed these steps, you’ve successfully linked your NIN to your Airtel line. Now, it’s time to check your NIN using your Airtel line. Let’s continue. 

  • Via NIN Portal

You can use the Airtel NIN portal to link your Airtel line with your NIN. See the process below;

  1. Visit the official Airtel NIN portal.
  2. Enter your phone number. 
  3. Click on Proceed. 
  4. An OTP will be sent to your line to validate that the Airtel line is yours. Input your OTP as requested. 
  5. Input your NIN number in the provided space. 
  6. Click on submit to complete the process. 
  • Via Airtel Office 

You can visit the nearest Airtel office with your NIN. See the processes below;

  1. Visit the nearest Airtel office 
  2. Go with your Airtel pack and NIN number.
  3. Speak to the Airtel representative on duty and tell them the purpose of your visit.
  4. Please fill out the form presented to you and submit it to the Airtel representative. 
  5. Input your NIN number and Airtel mobile number. Ensure your details are correct. 
  6. The representative will complete the registration for you. 
  • Via NIMC MobileID App
  1. Go to Google Play Store OR Apple Store
  2. Search for “NIMC MobileID App”
  3. Download and install the app on your phone
  4. Launch the NIMC MobileID App and enter your National Identification Number into the required space
  5. Enter your Airtel phone number
  6. Click on submit
  7. An OTP code will be sent to your Airtel SIM card
  8. Enter the OTP code into the required space

How to Check Your NIN On Your Airtel Line 

It is possible to misplace your NIN number. You can get it back by following the process below; 

  1. Dial *346# on your phone 
  2. Select NIN Retrieval 
  3. Choose number 1 to receive your NIN
  4. Your NIN will be displayed on your screen. 

NB: You should know that the above process of NIN retrieval will cost you N20 airtime. You can write your NIN down and keep it safely in case of another time. 

Frequently Asked Questions on How to Link Your NIN To Your Airtel 

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about linking your NIN to your Airtel line; 

Question 1: What is the USSD Code to link your NIN to your Airtel line? 

Dial *121*1#, enter your 11-digit and dial to submit your details. 

Question 2: Where can I get my NIN registration done? 

You can walk into any NIMC office to register your line. Alternatively, you can visit the site to enroll. Fill out all the forms before going into a physical office for biometrics and having your number. 

Question 3: What will happen if I don’t link my NIN to my Airtel line? 

If you don’t link your Airtel line with your NIN, it will be barred. This means you may not be able to receive calls or SMS. 

Question 4: Can I link my NIN with multiple Airtel lines? 

Yes, you can. Nevertheless, the NIN and all the Airtel lines should be yours. 

Question 5: Can I have more than one NIN number? 

No, NIMC frowns on double registration, which may attract punishment. If you already have multiple NIN numbers, visit the nearest NIMC office to resolve this. 

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