If there is something Nigerians had wished for, it is the ability to update incorrect personal information for NIN with convenience. Thankfully, the National Identity Management commission has implemented that on the NIN portal and you can now update and make corrections to the personal information you have for your NIN by yourself.

What personal information can you now modify by yourself? It includes your date of birth, address, phone number, marital status, education level, job/employment, and any typos in your name or other details.

The new portal is open to the public and all you have to do is login to proceed with the modifications that you need. Note that certain supporting documents are required for any modifications to be processed. Some basic documents apply to all kinds of modifications, while some modifications have additional special requirements. You will need a scanned/digital copy of those documents ready, so you can upload them when prompted.

How to change Date Of Birth, State, Address, Phone number, for NIN by yourself

How to update your correct NIN details online

Here’s how to update your NIN details online using the self-service portal:

Once logged in, choose the specific detail you want to modify e.g. your name, date of birth, address, phone number, etc.

Here are the supporting documents you need to be able to update your NIN information

The documents you need to upload will vary depending on the detail you’re updating. Take note of the listed documents and have them scanned and ready on your laptop or smartphone.

The basic and most essential supporting documents are:

  • Copy of your NIN slip
  • Valid ID (Passport, Driver’s License, Voter’s Card)
  • Recent passport photograph

Additional supporting documents required, based on specific updates:

  • For Change of Name: Sworn Affidavit, Newspaper Extract, Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • For Change of Address: Utility bill, Tenancy Agreement, Bank Statement, Community Leader Attestation
  • For Change of Phone Number (due to loss/damage): Police Report
  • For Change of Education Level: Recent certificate
  • For Change of Job: Offer Letter
  • For Change of date of birth: Birth certificate or NPC attestation.

How much you have to pay for changing NIN information

There are fees attached to each update action that you want to carry out. Here is the full schedule of fees:

  • Change of Name: ₦500
  • Change of Address: ₦1,522.50
  • Change of Phone Number: ₦1,522.50
  • Change of Date of Birth: ₦16,340

You will be able to make your payment right on the portal using your debit card (ATM card).

How long it takes

After completing the change to your NIN by yourself online, it can take 2-6 weeks for the correction or modification you made to be reflected, depending on what kind of change it is. Change of name is usually the fastest to reflect.

Date of Birth Self-Service Modification steps for NIN by yourself

Making a change to your date of birth can be done only once and it may require you to complete birth attestation/registration on the National Population Commission (NPC) website before you can then carry out the modification on the NIMC portal.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • To begin, you have to verify your NIN and log in.
  • On your dashboard, select the date of birth modification option.
  • Complete the payment for the modification securely, using your ATM card.
  • Input your NPC certificate number and validate it. Your date of birth will automatically be pre-populated in a non-editable format. If you have misplaced your birth certificate, you have to proceed to do a birth attestation online on the NPC website, http://nationalpopulation.org.ng.
  • After doing that, return to the NIN portal to upload your NPC certificate.
  • Submit your modification request and preview your information.
  • Next, check the attestation box and then submit your request.
  • Collect your modification transaction slip promptly from the modification table.
  • Once approved, you will get a notification.
  • You can print your NIN slip directly from your dashboard. In addition, a copy will be sent to your email.

How much it costs to correct Date of birth for NIN

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says correcting your date of birth for NIN by yourself on the new portal attracts a fee of ₦16,340.

Get Notified of New Content on Mobility Nigeria

Don’t snooze on fresh, new posts. One email per day only! We do not share your contact with anyone.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Avatar of InfoDesk

By InfoDesk

We share free and useful content about mobile phones, technology, and services.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *