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How To Check If Your National ID Card Is Ready For Collection In Nigeria


The Nigerian Federal Government agency, National Identity Management
Commission (NIMC) has a mandate to ensure all citizens of Nigeria
possess a National identity (ID) card. There is an enrollment process in
place where citizens of Nigeria can walk into any of NIMC centres to
register for their National ID card. This National ID card is meant to
identify citizens and to avoid illegal immigrants in the country.

What is a National ID card?

A
national identity card is a portable document (which is a typically
plasticized card with digital embedded information) that each resident
or citizen of a country is issued and required to carry as a means of
identification.

The NIMC has created an easy process for everyone
who participated in the enrollment to check if their permanent plastic
ID card is available. The way created to check for availability of
National ID card for collection is a web portal.

Below are the requirements to check your card availability status:

1. Laptop or Smartphone (Android, iOS, Windows, etc.)
2. Internet connection (with enough internet data)
3. Full name (First and Last)
4.
Last 6 digits of your ID number (remember, the number consist 11 digits
and can be found on your Temporary ID card {paper printout},
14673******)
5. Knowledge of internet usage

Now that we know
the requirements, all we need to look at now is how to check your card
availability status online. As soon as you finish this process, you will
be notified if your National ID card is ready for collection.
                         
Below are steps to check online:

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Step 1: Visit this link — https://touch.nimc.gov.ng

Step 2: Scroll down and click the button that says “Click to proceed” once.

Once you click that, you would be taken to a page where you will be required to fill your enrollment details into a form.

Step
3: The next thing to do is to fill in your details into the form.
Correctly input your ‘First name’, ‘Last name’, and your ‘Last six
National ID card number’.

Step 4: When you are done, click on the
button at the end of the form, “CHECK NOW”, and your National ID card
status will be displayed.

As you can see in the image, this card
is not yet ready for collection, so that is how the notification message
will be displayed.

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