How to Check Your Nigerian National Identity Card (NIMC) Status Online

If you have for long enrolled for the National Identity Card via NIMC, it is high time to confirm if your National Identity Card is ready for collection. Without going extra miles to confirm if the card is ready, you can now check this via an online platform where 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.

Where to Check the Status of my National Identity Card?

==> Quickly visit the NIMC ID card Status checker HERE

==> Click the green Proceed Button at the bottom to continue

==>Fill in the form accordingly with your real First name, Last name and the Last 6 Digit of your National Identification Number.

==> Hit the ‘Check Now’ button (this will take few seconds to load and then display the status of your NIMC card.)

You must be missing something big if you are yet to enroll for your National Identification Card. Please seize the opportunity to enroll and get yourself a copy by signing up on the NIMC Official Website.

How To Collect Your National e-ID Card

If your card is ready, NIMC will send you a message notifying you to come forward to collect the Card as directed in the SMS. No one can collect your National e-ID Card on your behalf. To qualify for a National e-ID Card, you must first be enrolled and have a National Identification Number (NIN).

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Step 1

You must have received an SMS from NIMC

Step 2 (Collection Centre)

Go to the NIMC Collection Centre indicated in the SMS sent to you. Take your NIN/Transaction slip along. Mention the Batch ID on the SMS.

Step 3 (Envelope Given/Received)

Receive your National e-ID Card in a sealed envelope. Open the envelope, take out the Card, sign on the space provided at the back. after reading, please keep all the inserts in the envelope safely.

Step 4 (Biometric Verification)

Do a Biometric Verification to confirm that it is your Card. This also confirms that the Card has been properly printed.

Step 5 (PIN Number Selection)

After biometric verification, you will be required to enter a FOUR (4) DIGIT NUMBER chosen by you to activate your National e-ID Card.

Step 6 (Fund Loading)

There is provision for fund loading at the NIMC Collection Centre. You can also do actual Cash Loading at any branch of ACCESS BANK nationwide.

14 Comments
  1. JUMMAI ALLI-BALOGUN says

    GOOD DAY,I HAVE REGISTERED FOR THE NATIONAL ID CARD SINCE 2015 BUT YET TO RECEIVE IT,JUST THE PAPER SLIP THAT IS WITH ME AND THAT IS HINDERING MOST OF MY WORKS

  2. Abbas Dahiru Maina says

    I had registered my national ID Card since 2015 . Yet I didn’t get it.

  3. Korkyaa frank says

    I registered 5 years ago, I complained and I was informed that mine is not available.

  4. Pila Raymond says

    i think this is beyond frustration now,for four years and counting,my permanent NID is still in the works,who does that?

  5. Muhammad Tijjani says

    I have been register for so long bu i don’t get my nimc number

  6. Atsue Terhemba Patrick says

    Comment:I registered my national identity card sense 2014 till now I never got resort

  7. Danlami Yohanna says

    I did my registration since 2013 but I have not collected the ID card, please

  8. IYIOLA ALABA OLAWUYI says

    Comment: Please the release of permanent national identity card is too. It is discouraging. Do something fast.

  9. Adamu Alhaji Haladu says

    Comment:i have been register for so long but i don’t get my nimc number

  10. Adamu Alhaji Haladu says

    Comment:i want to be with you

  11. Hassan mujitaba says

    Pls I have registered my national identity card since last year November but not yet out

  12. mbetobong jumbo says

    Please can i register for my national identity card online, i want to use it urgently?

    1. Samuel Afolabi says

      yes… just go to their official website

  13. Baptet Sylvester Dadi says

    I did my I’d card since the year 2013 but up to now I’ve seen mine.

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