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About this app


After so many revisions, security audits, Privacy reviews and so on, it is finally here.
The First National Rollout of a Mobile Identity ecosystem in Africa.
"Where is my ID Card?" - It is here. It is FREE!

This Mobile ID is issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the Federal Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

What do you need?
You require a National Identification Number (NIN) issued by the National Identity Management Commission or one of its accredited agents and a Mobile Number.
Link your Mobile Numbers to your NIN - securely
In this official release, you may add up to 6 extra Mobile Numbers to comply with the requirements of the NCC to link your Mobile numbers to your NIN.
Do it securely and safely from the comfort of your home.
The NIMC will handle the rest for you.
Look for "My Devices" on the main dashboard and enter the Mobile Numbers, one after the other.
If you carry out this exercise before the 31st January 2021, the verification OTP will be delivered FREE. After that date, the Telco will be responsible for determining any SMS charges.

Where can I use it?
This MobileID is a valid means of identity anywhere within the Federal Republic of Nigeria, alongside the physical National ID Card, your Passport, Driver's license and/or Voter's ID Card.
If you are refused service anywhere you present this ID, please send an email to and the relevant department will take appropriate action.
The only caveat is that anywhere it is presented, your ID MUST be verified on the spot. PLEASE DO NOT permit anyone to make a photocopy of your MobileID or to put it in a scanner.
If they wish to have a copy for their records, they should use their own copy of the NIMC MobileID (means they have a NIN too), to scan the QR Code on the ID page. They can then log into the portal which will be available at and print out the verification sheet.
Your ID is YOURS - you therefore reserve the right to know who verified your identity and when.
That cannot be done if a copy is made. Protect your Identity!!!

By default, only basic information will be displayed under "Show My ID". To view or display extra information such as your date of birth, nationality and gender, please click on the "FullID" button on the top right corner of that screen.

Only the information you choose to display will be verifiable. Nothing else. The verifier also cannot store your ID on their phone.
We have developed this app with Privacy at the core of the development.
The app DOES NOT store the National Identity Database.

We have a set of Frequently Asked Questions available at

If you have questions directly related to the app, please drop us an email at
Please note: We cannot answer questions regarding errors in your name, date of birth at that email address. Please see the FAQ to answer those questions.

Welcome to your Digital Identity.
Updated on
Feb 3, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
49.6K reviews
January 15, 2021
There was a brief hang-up with the initial OTP verification, but otherwise, it works as advertised. Thank you to the team involved. Edit, seeing as complaints over the OTP verification seems common, I will share my experience. After it failed the first time, I restarted the app, and it worked perfectly. Linking my second number was smooth sailing. Frankly, it is the best experience I have had with the NIMC.
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Oyegbenga Ojewunmi
August 16, 2020
Though it has its own limitations, I believe it's a right step in the right direction and it could get better. In my case, I inputted my correct phone details and NIN and my details came staring in my face in less than 3 minutes. The part I don't just like is that it displays someone elses bio-data, the developers should look into this, if any details is incorrect, it should be able to say user not found and not just display someone's details other than the one you are looking for.
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Adebayo Isaac
January 24, 2023
Have successfully paid for Premium NIN slip through Remita(card payment) on NIMCS android application, but I was unable to download it. After the payment I clicked on the download link but instead of downloading it shows error message. Have validated my payment but have not been able to download the slip since 3rd of January. The worst thing is that no reponse from all their customer care.
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What's new

We have redesigned the Document Number on the Show ID screen to an improved Digital ID Number, that conforms and is compliant with international standards (ICAO 9303).

To view your new Digital ID Number, launch the NIMC Mobile ID application, then click the Show my ID menu option, you will be able to view your digital ID in the new format.