How to check if your National ID card is ready for collection

National ID Card: How to Check if my National ID Card ID is Ready

A lot of people have been asking why it is taking so long to receive the National Identity (ID) Card. It is possible that your national identity card is ready, but you do not know it. Check the status of your National ID Card to know. According to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), if you apply for national ID card from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 to 2019 your permanent National ID card is likely ready to be collected.

If you have enrolled for the National Identity Card through NIMC within these years mentioned above, it is high time to check if your National Identity Card is ready for pickup. Without going to your NIMC Registration Centre to confirm if the card is ready, you can now check this via an online platform. On the online platform, you can check the status of your National ID Card; if it is ready for pick up or not and has been dispatched to an Activation Centre. The online platform is the National Identity Management Commission card status checking portal. On National Identity management commission ( NIMC) official website itself, you can resolve a lot of national Identity-card and e-ID card related matters.

This information will helps you and confirm the current status of your National Identity Card. Meanwhile, if you are yet to register for your National Identification Card you can do that by signing up on the NIMC Official Website. If you have sign up, whether you have received SMS or email notification from NIMC or you haven’t, you can check the status of your National ID card.

 

How To Check The Status Of Your National ID Card Online

Check if your National ID Card is ready for collection via NIMC website.

  1. Visit the official website of NIMC for checking National ID Card status, https://touch.nimc.gov.ng/
  2. Once on the page, click on the “Proceed” button.
  3. Enter your First name, Last Name and last 6 digits of your National Identification Number in the column provided.
  4. Finally, click on the “Check Now” button to see the status of your National ID Card. This is how to check if your National Identity Card is ready in Nigeria.

Note: You can easily locate your National Identification Number (NIN) on your NIN slip. If you can’t locate your NIN slip. You can check your NIN using USSD code on your phone following this procedure.

How to check your NIN using USSD code on your phone

After you’ve enrolled for National Identity card, you can get your NIN by dialing *346# from the phone number associated with your voter’s card, drivers license, or BVN registration.

  • Navigate to mobile phone’s dial button and dial *346#
  • Type 1 (National Identification Number retrieval) from phone number associated with your national ID card registration or NIMC.
  • Your NIN will be displayed on your mobile phone’s screen immediately. That’s all!

Just be sure you have at least ₦20 airtime on your phone network line before dialing the code. You can either write or take a screenshot when the NIN is displayed on the screen as it will not be displayed more than once.

At the moment, the USSD code only works on Airtel, MTN, and Glo networks; the service is yet to be available on the 9mobile network.

NIMC has made it easy for us to track and know if our National Identity card is ready for pick up. Read also: National Identification Number in Nigeria: How to apply & get NIN

 

National ID card Status forms to Fill Online

The National ID card Status form to fill includes:

check National ID card online

 

Click on “Click to Proceed

 

Enter your detail to check your National ID online on NIMC

 

 

 

 

 

Enter your detail to check your National ID online on NIMC

 

PLEASE NOTE: The National ID Card status checking portal, https://touch.nimc.gov.ng/ currently redirects Applicants to NIMC Pre-enrollment portal.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on National ID card;

1.   What will I do if my National ID card is ready?

If your ID card is ready, Congratulations!  The next step you’ll take will be to visit your registration centre for your National ID card collection. If perhaps you no longer live close that enrollment centre, visit nearest NIMC headquarter for national ID card enrollment close to you and request for a transfer. To request for a transfer, you need your National Identification Number. So, go with your NIMC National Identification number slip. There are no charges for transfer at present. All you need to do is to fill correctly the card transfer form given to you to fill by the NIMC staff on the seat. When filling the form ask questions if you don’t understand anything on the form

2.   What will I do if my National ID card is not ready?

If however, you received a notification that your card is not ready. First, you have to cross-check again. Check your entry second time to be sure you made no mistake in any of your name(s) or National Identification Number. If after that you still received a notification that your national ID card isn’t ready, then it really isn’t available. Wait patiently and try again some other time. You’re not to enroll twice for National Identity card, as it is considered a criminal offence to do by NIMC.

3.   How long does it take to get a National ID card in Nigeria?

Once, you enroll for the National ID Card in Nigeria, It may take few months to receive the permanent National ID card. Sometimes, it takes years. No need to worry, your NIN slip can be use in place of your national id card.

4.   Why does it take so long to get my National ID card?

It usually takes long time sometimes to get National ID card due logistics problem. If you have applied for National ID card from last year downwards, visit your NIMC registration centre to get your permanent National ID card.

Read also:  What’s reason for delay in issuing out Permanent National Identity card?

 

If you’re Nigerian living outside the country, you can check the status of your National Identity card while in Kenya, Ghana, South Africa or any country in the world following the above guide.

See: You can renew your driver’s license online in Nigeria without visiting FRSC office or Revenue office

 

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60 thoughts on “How to check if your National ID card is ready for collection”

  1. ofoegbu nnanna goodluck

    pls I can you send me my permanent national identification card and the NIN, I need it urgently for N POWER REGISTRATION ending tomorrow.
    I did the temporary NIN on 21/3/2014 as a corp member serving in ENUGU STATE.
    BELOW ARE MY DETAILS IN THE TEMPORARY NIN
    TRACKING ID..S7Y0NYFH0003M3
    REGISTRATION CENTRE..ENSO-SEAMFIX
    DATE..21/3/2014
    ENROLLER’S ID..HELEN CHUKE
    SURNAME…OFOEGBU
    FIRST NAME..NNANNA
    MIDDLE NAME…GOODLUCK
    GENDER…MALE

  2. Stop disturbing us with all this nonsense, the link is not opening.I registered since 2013 till now nothing

  3. Good Afternoon Mr. Moderator, Since the link at https//touch.nimc.gov.ng is not opening, Please kindly help me to check if my eID Card is ready for collection, These are my details;- NAME;- OKENYI YUSUFF OSIZIMETE. Tracking ID;-S7Y0O0ZPD0002H1. NIN NUMBER;- 32864229739. Registration Centre;- BY- NIS YENAGOA. Registration Date;- 18/11/2015. Thanks and GOD Bless.

  4. Good afternoon Mr, Moderator, I registered for the e ID card since 2015 in Bayelsa State. each time i try to check if my Id card is ready, the reply is always, Card Not Ready Check in a Weeks Time. up till now i have not gotten my e ID Card.

  5. Good afternoon Mr. Moderator, i have checked to know if my e ID card is ready but the link is taking me to PRE-ENROLMENT portal, i tried to register but all to no avail and the link is not opening.

  6. Folorunso. Sunday adewale

    I have registered for my identity card since December 2013 and I have not received any information concerning.the card. Why?

  7. I have registed since 2015 but i got internet error during the register but they add me three week i return to the office but it still unprefed what i want to do my name is halliru ahmad

      1. pls I can you send me my permanent national identification card and the NIN, I need it urgently for N POWER REGISTRATION ending tomorrow.
        I did the temporary NIN on 21/3/2014 as a corp member serving in ENUGU STATE.
        BELOW ARE MY DETAILS IN THE TEMPORARY NIN
        TRACKING ID..S7Y0NYFH0003M3
        REGISTRATION CENTRE..ENSO-SEAMFIX
        DATE..21/3/2014
        ENROLLER’S ID..HELEN CHUKE
        SURNAME…OFOEGBU
        FIRST NAME..NNANNA
        MIDDLE NAME…GOODLUCK
        GENDER…MALE

  8. IDon’t understand you people any longer,I registered for my National id since the year 2013but until now only the prints out copy is issued to me. details as follows, Ekuma,Friday ewah 20004739559 phone 07084680811.

  9. Saheed Adekunle Oyero

    I registered in April,2018 given the first white paper, but second print-out (green copy) has come up, they are telling me internal error (I. E)
    Please, what can I do now

  10. Please what happen to my national identity card since 2014? Other people have collected their own since. What should I do please so that my own will be release? Thanks.

  11. I have registered since december 2015 and up till now,i have not received any text message, which i was to never to come to the registration center,if i don’t receive any text.i also check online no sign to show if the card is ready.i don’t know how long it will take the NIMC card to be ready after registration.WHAT CAN WILL DO NOW AFTER 3YEARS AND STILL COUNTING

  12. Olanrewaju Isiaka Odesanya

    Hello, i registered since 20/06/2017, with Tracking ID: S7Y0NYF7I0008MU, ODESANYA OLANREWAJU ISIAKA. Just checking if the card is ready for pick up.

  13. Pls check if mine is ready l registered since 09/06/14 at LA-NNS-QUORRA, my name is Olobio, Franklin Oyins my NIN is 77056938602 and tracking ID is S7Y0OG2TH0001EC and Phn no 08023983548

  14. Pls check if mine is ready l registered since 08/09/14 at Calabar CRS, my name is OKON, PHILIP EFFIONG my NIN is 60896484917 and tracking ID is S7Y0O0ZJD0001Q6 and Phn no 08028425564

  15. i want to my registration centre the say I should visit the website. how can I check my national identity card. since 2014

  16. yahaya sani bungudu

    since my enrollment on 22/12/15 see my tracking ID S7YONFAQ000GOE AQ-GOE is not ready sir please

  17. Ologun Steven kofoworola

    Pls help check if my nat identify card is ready::non:99020452808::: tracking ID:s7y00g2wt0000uf::la army barracks bonny

  18. Rafat Oyza Zubair

    Please NIMC it has been long since my enrollment in 22/ 11 /2013 up till now my id is not ready, please what should I do

  19. Please NIMC I think I can’t remember my identification number again because I enrolled in 2014 and I’ve lost all my particulars…..i really need help here.

    1. Ezeonye Godwin Ikenna

      The phone no u use to register. on that particular sim, dial *346# and follow the prompt to retrieve ur NIN. it cost ₦20.

    1. Adefemi Adedayo Deborah

      Yeah! U r right, my mom did it since January 2013 and I did mine since march 2015 but we’ve not collected our cards with is unfair. Please NIMC do something about it soon cos immigrations said they won’t b giving out international passports without NIC. Please just us out. Thanks!

    2. Hi,nimc have register since 2014,but I have try to get my card but always not ready why??pls nuns.do something

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