JAMB, The Joint Admission, And Matriculation Board have stated that candidates for her 2021 registration will use National Identification Number, NIN in their registration process.
However, the issue is how would candidates under the ages of 15years be able to undertake NIN?
Well, JAMB has come up to hint that prospective applicants below the ages of 16 years would use their parent/guardian’s NIN.
So if you fall among the persons in this category, there is no point to be worried.
We’ve have taken the time to include in this post the complete steps you need to enroll for NIN.
How To Enroll A Child For NIN
Here are the steps as well as the requirements for enrolling a minor for NIN.
Below is the enrolment of every Nigerian and Legal Resident who meets NIMC’s criteria from the age of 0 to 15 years.
All the persons concerned are to locate the nearest NIMC Enrolment Centre with any of the following required Original and Valid supporting documents:
Mandatory requirements for minors (Enrolment of Children)
> Parent/Guardian’s National Identification Number (NIN) Slip ( father, mother or guardian’s NIN ) MUST be provided.
> Supporting documents and evidence of proof as the Guardian to the minor (if Guardian’s NIN is used).
> Registered Birth Certificate/ Statutory Age Declaration.
> All minors MUST be accompanied by at least one of the parents or a Guardian.
> Birth certificate
> Declaration of age
> School ID Card private/Public NHIS ID card
> Nigerian passport
> Attestation letter from a prominent ruler in the community
> Attestation letter from religious/traditional leader
Process for capturing minors (0 to 15 years):
> Applicant walks into the enrolment Centre with Their parent/guardian and the required supporting document.
> Applicant will be verified to ascertain if he/she has enrolled before through the verification portal.
> Applicant will be issued an enrolment form to fill if he/she has not enrolled before. OR the printed Barcode slip will be collected if the applicant had pre-enrolled earlier using the pre-enrolment services.
> Applicant forms will be vetted by a NIMC Official to crosscheck the information filled on the form against the supporting document provided and to check for errors/mistake-filled on the form.
It is important to note here that Parents/Guardians who cannot read nor write should come along with another person who can do the form filling on their behalf.
Applicant’s pre-filled information will be inputted on the NIMC Software by a NIMC enrolment officer or the Barcode slip be scanned by the NIMC enrolment officer to populate all the required fields.
> The enrolment officer will ask the applicant’s parents to double check their ward information using the applicant’s monitor to check for errors.
> If the Parent/Guardian is satisfied with the demographics information inputted, the biometrics of the applicant will be captured subsequently.
> After completing the enrolment registration, a Transaction Slip will be issued to the applicant as an evidence of the transaction. However, the Transaction slip does not confer the right to National Identification Number. The applicant will be requested to come back for the NIN within 1-5 working days, as it is subject to the speed/availability of network, authentication and verification.
> A National Identification Number Slip is issued to the applicant after processing.
> The National e-ID Card will not be issued to this categories of applicant until they become 16 years of age and above.
> A text message will automatically be sent to the Applicant, Parent or guardian to come for update when they become 16years of age.
All the concerned persons are to bear in mind that NIN enrplment is free of charge and the the office is open from Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 4pm.
> vailability of the NIMS Backend.
> Availability of Network for data transmission.
> Availability of power for the enrolment system.
That is it on enrolling minor.
How To Enrol (Adults) For NIN
Every adult in Nigeria is expected to enroll for NIN. Below are the requirements as well as the steps for the enrolment of every Nigerian and Legal Resident from the age of 16 years and above.
Locate the nearest NIMC Enrolment Centre with your BVN if you have one and any of the following required Original and Valid supporting documents:
Old National ID Card
Voter’s card (Temporary or Permanent)
Nigerian International passport
Certificate of Origin
Attestation letter from a prominent ruler in your community
Declaration of age
Attestation letter from religious/traditional leader
NHIS ID card
Government staff ID card
Registered/recognized private organization staff ID card
School ID Card (private/public)
Tax Clearance certificate
Valid immigration documents
Process for capturing applicants of 16 years and above (Adult Enrolment):
> Applicant walks into the enrolment Centre with a supporting document.
> Applicant will be verified to ascertain if he/she has ever enrolled using the NIN verification portal.
> Applicant will be issued an enrolment form to fill if he/she has not enrolled before. OR the printed Barcode slip will be collected if the applicant had pre-enrolled earlier using the pre-enrolment service.
> Applicant’s forms will be vetted by a NIMC Official to crosscheck the information filled on the form against the supporting document provided and to check for errors/mistake-filled on the form. Note: applicants who cannot read nor write should be accompanied by a literate individual who can do the form filling for him/her.
> Applicant’s pre-filled information will be inputted on the NIMC Software by a NIMC enrolment officer or the Barcode slip will be scanned by the NIMC enrolment officer to populate all the required field.
> The enrolment officer will ask the applicant to double-check his/her information for errors using the applicant monitor.
> If the applicant is satisfied with his/her demographic information, the biometrics (ten fingerprints and facial image) of the applicant will be captured subsequently.
> After completing the enrolment, a Transaction ID Slip will be issued to the applicant as evidence of the transaction. However, the Transaction slip does not confer the right to the National Identification Number. The applicant will be requested to come back for the NIN within 1-5 working days, as it is subjected to availability of the network, authentication, and verification.
> A National Identification Number (NIN) Slip is issued to the applicants after processing.
> The National e-ID Card will be issued to the applicant within 12months after Issuance of NIN barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Types of Enrolment Processes
This is also a “walk-in and do it yourself” process of enrolment whereby an applicant walks into an Enrolment Centre and fills an Enrolment Form (hard copy). The completed form is handed over to the Enrolment Office who in turn captures the biometric data of the applicant and processes the data in the completed Enrolment Form.
This is a “walk in and get assistance from a Support Officer” method of enrolment. This method involves the same steps as the Self Service one above, but in this case the applicant cannot fill the Enrolment Form on his/her own and walks in to the Enrolment Centre to be assisted by a Support Officer whose responsibility it is to guide the applicant incorrectly filling the Enrolment Form with the required information.
The Mobile-Service process involves an applicant enrolling for the NIN by going to any of the Mobile Enrolment Stations available in his/her neighbourhood at any point in time. For this method of enrolment, the applicant may request for an Enrolment Form and personally complete it or request for assistance from the Support Officer. This method is valid and complete after the biometric data of the applicant is captured and the data in the filled Enrolment Form processed by the Enrolment Officer at the station.
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