The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) app is a digital tool that allows individuals in Nigeria to access and manage their National Identity Number (NIN) and National Identity Card (NIC) information. The NIMC app is designed to make the process of obtaining and managing NIN and NIC services more convenient and efficient for citizens. In this article, we will be discussing the features of the NIMC app and how to use it.
To get started with using the NIMC app, you will need to download and install the app on your mobile device. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Once the app is installed, you will need to create an account. Now open the NIMC app and enter your National Identification Number (NIN). An OTP will be sent to your registered phone number, enter it then tap submit to proceed.
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NIMC Mobile App Features and its Functions
Listed below are some of the NIMC mobile app features and their functions.
1. Show My ID
The Show my ID option is a feature that allows Nigerians to view and share their national identity card information on their smartphones. With the Show my ID feature, users can easily access their National Identification Number (NIN) and other identity information, such as their name, date of birth, gender, and address, on their mobile devices. The feature also includes a QR code that can be used by third-party service providers to verify the identity of the user.
To use the Show my ID feature, you need to download and install the NIMC app on your smartphone and register with your NIN. Once registered, you can access the feature by logging in to the app and selecting the “Show my ID” option.
2. Get Virtual NIN
The Get Virtual NIN feature is meant to make it easier for Nigerians to get their virtual NIN, which is a unique 16-digit alphanumeric number that is only valid for 72 hours after it is created. This Virtual NIN is also a tokenized version of the person’s real NIN. This means that another party who checks the number can’t keep it and use it in a way that puts the person’s data privacy at risk.
To use the Get Virtual NIN feature, log in to the NIMC app on your smartphone and select the “Get Virtual NIN” option.
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3. Link My Number
With the Link My Number feature, you can link up to seven phone numbers to their NIN, which allows you to receive real-time notifications about your identity card and updates about your NIN status. This feature is particularly useful for users who want to stay informed about any updates to their identity information, such as changes to their name, address, or other personal information.
To use the Link My Number feature, users need to download and install the NIMC app on their smartphones and register with their NIN. Once registered, users can access the feature by logging in to the app and selecting the “Link My Number” option.
4. Update your information
The NIMC app allows you to update your personal information such as your address and contact details. This can be done by accessing the “My Profile” section of the app and making the necessary changes. You can also change your password on the app.
5. View and download your NIC
The NIMC app allows you to view and download your NIC. This feature is useful for individuals who have lost or misplaced their physical NIC. The downloaded NIC can be used for various transactions such as voting and obtaining a passport.
6. Locate NIMC office
The NIMC app also allows you to locate the nearest NIMC office. This feature is useful for individuals who need to visit a NIMC office in person to complete a transaction or obtain a NIN and NIC.
7. Check NIN status
The NIMC app allows you to check the status of your NIN registration. You can check if your NIN has been successfully registered and also when it was registered.
In conclusion, the NIMC app is a useful digital tool for individuals in Nigeria to access and manage their National Identity Number (NIN) and National Identity Card (NIC) information. The app is user-friendly and easy to navigate. It can be used to update personal information, view and download NIC, locate the NIMC office, and check the status of your NIN registration. The NIMC app helps to make the process of obtaining and managing a NIN and NIC more convenient and efficient for citizens.