How to register for National ID card in Nigeria
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is the body in charge of issuing the national ID card. To meet up demand and provide services to the reach of everyone, NIMC has partnered with some trusted bodies to achieve this aim. Among these are banks and some privately owned enterprises.
These partners have been licensed by NIMC to assist with the work of attending to individuals and adding them to the National Identity Database. Both at home and in diaspora, you can visit any of the centers licensed by the National Identity Management Commission and apply for your National ID card.
Banks are one of the institutes that you will find almost anywhere in the country. With the right environment and resources needed to undertake the service of national identity card enrollment, NIMC has licensed some banks to carry out the registration for the national ID card. So if you are looking for a place where you can apply for the national ID card, you should consider going to a bank close to you.
Below are banks that have been licensed to carry out national ID card enrollment.
List of banks that do National ID card in Nigeria
Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Plc.
Keystone Bank Limited
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc.
Union Bank Plc.
Zenith Bank Plc.
All the above banks are currently confirmed to be active. However, not all the bank branches are offering National ID enrollment services. As per which branch or branches are doing the enrollment is up to the bank and NIMC. A list of designated bank branches providing NIMC services to the public is usually announced by the bank in question on their official website.
You should also know that NIMC is constantly approving more partners and licensing them to provide NIMC services. On the other hand some partner organizations that do the enrollment are no longer licensed. And as such, the list is bound to keep changing and updating.
Below is the list of some banks that provided national ID card enrollment services. So you can check them out if they are in business or not. List is in alphabetical order.
Access Bank Plc
Citibank Nigeria Limited
Ecobank Nigeria Plc
First Bank Nigeria Limited
First City Monument Bank Plc
Fidelity Bank Plc
Globus Bank Limited
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
Heritage Banking Company Ltd
Key Stone Bank
Stanbic IBTC Bank Ltd
Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Ltd
Sterling Bank Plc
SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited
Titan Trust Bank Ltd
United Bank For Africa Plc
Union Bank of Nigeria Plc
Unity Bank Plc
Wema Bank Plc
Zenith Bank Plc
To register for a national ID which is supposedly free, all you need is to provide your 11-digit National Identification Number (NIN). The rest details will be tracked from there.
Registration for NIN is not free, you need to pay a fee. Some banks might require you to create an account and make a deposit of a minimum amount before they can register NIN for you free. There are special perks that might come with being a customer of a bank. All these, however, do not have solid backing and you need to confirm for yourself when you go to enroll for your National Identity card.