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Verify Nigeria vNIN

Verify Nigeria Virtual NIN
The Virtual NIN (vNIN) is a tokenized version of a user's actual NIN which is given to third parties like Appruve for verification purposes. This tokenized version means the user's actual NIN is kept private. The vNIN is a 16-digit set of alphanumeric characters which expires 72 hours after being generated.
How to generate vNIN via USSD
To generate a Virtual NIN via USSD, dial *346*3*Your NIN*Agent Code#
Use 715461 as the Agent Code. An SMS message will be sent back to you containing the Virtual NIN generated for you.
How to generate vNIN via the NIMC app
  1. 1.
    Download the NIMC App
  2. 2.
    Click on "Get Virtual NIN"
  3. 3.
    Select "Input Enterprise short-code" and type 715461
  4. 4.
    Click "Submit" and your virtual NIN will be generated.
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