How To Link NIN To GTbank Account Online + BVN (USSD Code & App)



Are you a GTBank account holder, Then you would need to add NIN and BVN to your information if you have not done that before or if there is a form you are filling. upon creating account you were asked to provide your National Identification Number (NIN) and Bank Verification Number(BVN) to be linked to your GTbank account (link NIN to GTbank account), if you happen to be among those that their information was not completely updated on creating account. We would show you how to link NIN to GTbank account Online and other banks.

National Identification Number in short – NIN is a set of numbers assigned to an individual upon successful enrolment. Enrolment consists of the recording of an individual’s demographic data and capture of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial picture and digital signature, which are all used to cross-check existing data in the National Identity Database to confirm that there is no previous entry of the same data.

  • The National Identification Number (NIN) consists of 11 non-intelligible numbers randomly chosen and assigned to an individual at the completion of enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).
  • Once a NIN is assigned to an individual, it can never be reassigned, given or used by another person – that makes it unique in nature.
  • In the case of the demise of an individual, his/her NIN is retired once a death certificate is presented to the Commission and the individual’s death is established.
  • The NIN is used to tie all records about an individual in the database and is also used to establish or verify his/her identity.
  • All citizens and legal residents in Nigeria, from age zero (birth) and above are eligible to enrol for their NINs.
  • The NIN should be closely guarded by individuals and not revealed to all and sundry except to relevant authorities when requested (for instance it shouldn’t be disclosed online over social media and should not be printed along with contact details on business cards or other office stationery).
  • Enrolling for and obtaining the NIN is FREE.

Now you know what NIN is and how to obtain one from nearest NIMC office near you, you have to download the NIMC app from playstore or appstore.

Download NIMC on Google Playstore

Download NIMC on Apple App Store

With any of these app, you can now create a Virtual NIN (VNIN).

Virtual NIN is also a tokenized version of the person’s actual NIN which another party verifying the number cannot retain and use in a way that puts the individual’s data privacy at risk. It consists of a set of 16 alphanumeric characters.

NIN tokenization helps to protect an individual’s data privacy via the use of an encrypted, coded representation (“disguised”) version of the NIN rather than actual NIN itself in day-to-day transactions.

User IDs, QR codes, the Virtual NIN and even verification log details on the MWS Mobile ID app are all types of NIN tokenization in that they all hide the NIN of the user. Collectively they are referred to as digital tokens used to represent the NIN.

All a person does is display any of these tokens before an authorised vendor wishing to verify the person’s identity in the process of providing a service. The authorised vendor is then able to securely connect to NIMC services to have the token checked. NIMC on its own end decrypts the token to verify the NIN and related details then sends results back to the vendor. All the vendor sees are the token and NIMC’s verification results. The NIN remains concealed to the vendor and the vendor’s systems throughout the process.

How Virtual NIN Works

NIMC’s MWS Mobile ID app comes with a feature which provides the user with a Virtual NIN.

This Virtual NIN is also a tokenized version of the person’s actual NIN which another party verifying the number cannot retain and use in a way that puts the individual’s data privacy at risk.

It consists of a set of 16 alphanumeric characters.
The Virtual NIN itself (not the NIN record it represents) expires 72 hours after being generated.

You can use the Virtual NIN when digitally verifying your identity with a verifying agent or enterprise who needs to confirm your identity before offering you a service (banks, airports, shopping delivery and so on).

USSD COde For Virtual NIN (VNIN)

  • To generate a Virtual NIN via USSD, dial *346*3*Your NIN*AgentCode#
  • An SMS message will be sent back to you containing the Virtual NIN generated for you.

How To Generate Virtual NIN from MWS NIMC Mobile App

  • Launch the MWS Mobile ID app installed on your device (Android or iOS). Make sure you have the current version of the app installed or updated on your mobile device.
  • Enter your PIN on the lock screen to continue.
  • Select the “GET VIRTUAL NIN” button on the “Home” screen.
Get Virtual NIN button
  • Read through the “Enhanced Data Privacy” text.
Tokenization Enhanced Data Privacy information
  • Then click on the button with the “+” sign on the bottom right corner of the screen to start the process of generating a Virtual NIN for the verifying Enterprise you are dealing with.
  • Tap on any of the available options to either scan the Enterprise’s QR code or type in the Enterprise’s ID.
Tokenization Scan Enterprise ID
  • A Virtual NIN is generated for you to use specifically with that verifying Enterprise alone.
  • Present the Virtual NIN to the Enterprise for verification.
  • Receive a notification once verification is completed by the Enterprise.
  • Data privacy protection – access to an individual’s NIN by others is further restricted.
  • Generated token is encrypted and totally opaque with no correlation to the NIN.
  • The NIN holder is the only exclusive issuer.
  • Generated tokens expire after a set period of time.
  • Virtual NIN tokens generated are merchant-specific, a token generated for company A cannot be used or verified by company B.

All payment requests for Tokenization credit units by authorised verifying agents or enterprises should be made via their Enterprise portal accounts and not using NIMC’s general REMITA account.

Your Virtual National Identification Number NIN (VNIN) is what you would use to Link NIN To GTBank or other banks
, once you have this VNIN and your BVN. You can now proceed to any GTBank Branch and go to their customer care stand to update your information.

How To Get Your BVN Number (USSD Code)

USSD Code To Check your Bank Verification Number (BVN):

To check your BVN, the USSD Code service allows individuals to retrieve their BVN numbers, Customers are required to dial the shortcode (*565*0#) and the BVN is provided.

USSD Code to Check or Retrieve Your BVN is *565*0#

GTBank USSD Code to Check Your BVN is *737*6*1#

If you are able to retrieve your BVN from your bank, that shows it is linked.


  • The individual must dial the shortcode (*565*0#) using the phone number registered for his/her BVN
  • A service fee of N20 is charged
  • No BVN would be returned where the phone number is linked to more than one BVN.

How To Validate your Bank Verification Number (BVN):

This service allows you to validate a BVN. You can confirm that a BVN is correct as well as the name registered to the BVN.

USSD Code to Validate Your BVN is *565*1#

You are required to dial the shortcode (*565*1#), enter a BVN and send.

The Name registered to the BVN is returned via the USSD session.


  • A service fee of N20 is charged

Now you have everything ready, it is time to proceed to Linking NIN, BVN to your GTBank.

What you would need:

  • NIN Slip or ID Card.
  • BVN number.
  • Go to GTBank Customer Care Service: Enter any GTBank branch near you and reach the customer care for asisstant.
  • Request For Information Update Form: You would need to fill a form with your NIN number and BVN Number, so they can update your information.
  • NIN and BVN Verification Process: GTBank will verify your information and documents provided.
  • NIN and BVN Confirmation: Upon successful verification, request confirmation that your NIN and BVN have been linked to your GTBank account.

Using GTBank USSD Code

  • Enter BVN Using USSD code: Using the mobile phone number registered with your GTBank account, input your BVN into the GTBank USSD code *737*20*BVN#.
  • Dial Send Button: Dial the send button to link your BVN to your GTBank account at zero charges.

Log on To GTBank Website Online

  •  Click on the GTBank website for the online self-service portal
  •  Fill your GTBank account number, Mobile Pin to Log in and submit your BVN and NIN details online.


Now you have successfully link NIN to GTbank account or linked your NIN and BVN to your GTbank, you can now carry out your banking transaction without worry.

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