How Do I Check My NIN Status & View Numbers linked to My NIN?

NIN status for all networks

The question, how do I check my NIN status? is a quick and important question that needs to be addressed. This question has been asked by thousands of our readers.

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I know that the barring of Sims has affected the communication lifestyle of many Nigerians. Millions of lines were disconnected from making outgoing calls and this act also cuts telco companies revenue by about 35%. So you see, it is not just you!

In our recent article, we discussed about how you can linK your NIN to your line and unbar your SIM. There is another post we also talked about the factors that may hinder your NIN-SIM linkage process. I.e what makes your line not to link even after submitting your NIN multiple times.

Right on this page, we are going to look into how you can check and confirm by yourself that your NIN has been linked to your line successfully whether it is MTN, Airtel, Glo, or your 9mobile.

But wait,

What makes you think that your line has not been linked to your NIN?

Well, I don’t have to ask about it; the situation is evident. After recently linking your NIN to your mobile number and receiving a confirmation message, you may still encounter a message during calls instructing you to “link your NIN to your line to avoid disconnection.” This issue is frequently reported by MTN users. It is important to note that this message is typically just a warning, however, it may lead you to question whether your NIN has been successfully linked to your line or not.

Moreover, not all NIN summited for NIN-SIM linkage always pass the verification test successfully. This may be as a result of mismatch of data or other computer errors. This is the one reason why checking and confirming if your your NIN has been linked to your line successfully should be a priority.

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Each telecommunication company employs its distinct method to verify whether your NIN has been successfully linked to your phone number or not.

NOTE: All newly registered SIM cards are automatically linked to your NIN during the registration process. There\’s no necessity to verify the NIN status for them. Nevertheless, if you wish to confirm the NIN status for your newly registered SIM cards, you can still follow the procedures outlined below to do so.

Is there Any Need to Check your NIN STATUS?

Verifying your NIN status is just as crucial as connecting your NIN to your SIM card or using the Truecaller app to identify names of callers in order to prevent potential service interruptions. Yes, that is how important it is! Mismatches between SIM and NIN data often arise because users neglect to confirm their NIN status.

If you discover that your NIN isn\’t linked after verifying its status, promptly visit an authorized agent of your network provider to rectify this. Failure to do so may result in complications during line retrieval, potentially leading to loss of your phone number or incur additional cost. To avoid these issues, take action and verify your status now!

How to Check NIN Status on MTN

There are two ways to check if NIN has been linked to your mtn line: either via the provided ussd code or with help of MTNNG mobile application.

(USSD method)

  • Dial *996#
  • Select option 4 (View NIN status)
  • Press 1 to check the status.

You will receive an SMS upon request.

Using myMTN APP

The MTN App is yet another way to check if your NIN has been linked to your line successfully…

  • Download and launch the App
  • Login with your MTN phone number and confirm OTP sent to your phone number
  • Click on the profile image at the left top of the page
  • The verified status will be boldly written with a blue mark beside it.

GLO NIN Status Check Code

To see if your GLO line and your NIN are connected,

  • Dial *996#
  • Select 1 (check the NIN status)

Your NIN status—whether it is linked or not—will appear on your phone’s display.

NOTE: If it’s a new GLO sim you just registered and want to check the NIN status, you will receive a message like, “you have not submitted your NIN, please submit your NIN.” Just ignore that!

How to Check NIN Status on 9mobile

The following steps can be taken by 9mobile customers to see if their NIN has been linked and verified:

  • Dial *996#
  • Press 1 (check NIN status)

You will receive a confirmation message after checking to let you know whether or not your NIN has been linked.

How to Check Airtel NIN Status

Airtel was the only network left to introduce a NIN status check while other did. Nevertheless, Airtel has finally provided two ways of which their customers could check the status of their linked sim cards.

Using The Provided USSD Code

Dial *548# or *996#

  • Dial *548# and input your 11 digit NIN number and send it.

You can also use *996#

  • Dial *996#
  • Press and send 1

On submission, you will receive a confirmation SMS that states vividly that either your NIN has been linked to your line or not. If the sim you are checking the status for is a new sim card, you will as well receive a message that your NIN was used to register that number.

Using My Airtel App

  • download and install My Airtel App from app
  • On app\’s main page, click on submit NIMC ID
  • The next page will reveal the NIN status of your line whether successful or not

That’s all on how to check the NIN status of lines. You must have noticed that one USSD CODE (996) was used to check the status of linked Sims for all of the mentioned Networks. That code is one of the universal codes introduced by the national body NCC for everything NIN-SIM linkage.

How To View the Phone Numbers Registered/Linked to your NIN

If I may ask, how many lines have you registered/linked to your NIN? You probably may not have an idea since you’ve gotten so many lines with it. However, did you know that there is a way you can view the phone numbers linked to your NIN? Whether you register the line recently or have long gotten your line before the NIN inception, you can still check it!

Below is a walk-through guide on how to view the phone numbers linked to your NIN.

How to View MTN Numbers Linked to your NIN

  • Dial *996#
  • Go for option 4 (view NIN status)
  • Press 2 (View Numbers Linked to NIN)

Numbers linked to your MTN line will be sent to you via SMS. These numbers also include new sim cards you’ve registered so far.

How to View Glo Numbers Linked to your NIN

  • Dial *996#
  • Enter option 2 (View numbers linked to NIN)
  • Make a choice by choosing option 1 (View new lines linked) or 2 (view existing lines linked)

A message will be delivered to your inbox immediately upon request.

Vewing 9mobile Numbers Linked to your NIN

  • Dial *996#
  • Go for option 4 (View linked numbers)

Your request will be processed and soon after, a message will be sent to you containing the numbers linked to your NIN.

View Airtel Numbers Linked to your NIN

From any Airtel Sim registered with your NIN.

  • Dial *996#
  • Select the third option (View linked Numbers)

You will be presented with phone numbers linked to your NIN.

The Importance of Viewing NIN Status

It is very important to check NIN status after linking your line. This will let you know if your NIN has been verified and linked to your line successfully. Therefore, you can be rest assure of not being barred from making calls if your NIN linking status pronounce success.

The question, how do I check my Nin status has been answered with a step by step guide on how to get it done on any network. If you find this article useful, please do well to share it.


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