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USSD Code To Link Your NIN To MTN Phone Number SIM Online in Nigeria



How To Link NIN To MTN Phone Number  – In order to improve security measures and streamline identity verification processes, in 2023 the Nigerian government gave a directive for citizens to link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their mobile phone numbers by March 1, 2024.

MTN offices in different states in Nigeria have recently been experiencing a deluge of customer visits. This development is partly due to the recent text messages many MTN customers have received asking them to visit an MTN store to link their MTN line with their NIN. The instruction comes with threats to block call and data services on the mobile numbers of customers who do not comply with the directive. 

Here, we will show you

USSD Code To Link Your NIN To MTN Phone Number SIM Online in Nigeria

how to check if your MTN number is linked,

how to know if you are eligible to link your MTN line to your NIN online,

how to link nin to MTN using USSD code

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How To Check If Your MTN Number Is Linked With Your NIN

If you used your NIN to register your MTN number, definitely your NIN must have been linked to your MTN number. But you can also follow the steps below to confirm if its actually linked or not.

  1. Visit the MTN check portal at 
  2. You’ll then need to enter the digits of your MTN line.
  3. When you enter the number, you will receive an OTP, please correctly enter the OTP into the space provided. 
  4. After that, you’ll receive a confirmation of your MTN line’s NIN linking status. 

Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Visit the MTN website at
  • Click on “Link NIN”.
  • Select your type (individual, corporate, etc.).
  • Enter your MTN number.
  • Optionally, enter your email address.
  • Enter your NIN.
  • Click “Next” to receive an OTP.
  • Enter OTP to complete the linking.
  • Await response from MTN.

Note: If you do not get a response in 24 hours, you may also visit any MTN store or agent to link NIN to your Line.

So anyone trying to link their MTN line to their NIN without visiting an MTN office can simply do the following:

  • Copy your NIN into the clipboard.
  • Dial *996# on your MTN line, and an on-screen prompt will be displayed.
  • From the displayed options, select option one.
  • Choose option two from the menu that will be displayed.
  • Now paste in your 11-digit NIN number. 
  • Wait for your request to process

After that, you’ll receive a couple of text messages confirming the successful linking of your NIN to your MTN line.

Here are steps to take to link your NIN to your MTN phone number through SMS after being blocked:

  • Open the messaging app on your mobile phone.
  • Create a new message.
  • In the body of the message, type “NIN-your 11-digit NIN”
  • Send the message to 996.
  • Wait for a response from MTN.

Your message body should be like this; NIN-12345678999. Once, you are done with writing send the message to 996 and it wait for a response from MTN. It’s simple right?


It’s important to connect your National Identification Number (NIN) to your MTN phone to keep using their services without interruption. We’ve made it easy for you with step-by-step instructions to link NIN to your MTN.

We’d love to hear about your experience with linking your NIN to your MTN line. Did you find our guide helpful? Do you have any additional tips to share? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

For more enquiries on “How To Link Your NIN To Your MTN Phone Number 2024” contact MTN customer care service 300 or 080310300. You can also send emails to [email protected]


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