How to Link NIN to MTN Line (with MTN NIN Code) in 2022

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How Link NIN MTN

Looking for MTN NIN Code or registration procedure? Here are the steps on how to link NIN to your MTN line and SIM with a USSD code and other methods. Learn more!

National Identification Number popularly known as NIN is a unique 11 digit number assigned to every individual in Nigeria. It’s now very important to link your NIN with your MTN line if you want to continue using the network.

In this article, we have shared detailed steps on how to link NIN to MTN line with a simple USSD code and other methods.

In December 2020, NCC announced a NIN-SIM linkage procedure that must be done or you risk getting your line blocked. This announcement caused uproar amongst many internet users in Nigeria due to the stressful process of registering for NIN. Since its announcement to date, I can boldly tell you that registering and linkage of NIN has become very easy and fast.

Yes, you heard me right. It’s become so easy that you could walk into any Enrolment Centre to enrol for your NIN and link it on your mobile phone.

That said; let’s delve right into it as we explore everything you need to know about linking your NIN on MTN SIM card in Nigeria.

How to Register for NIN

Yet to register for NIN? You can visit any of the NIMC Enrolment Centres near you or Certified MTN Outlets to register your National Identification Number.

Here’s a quick guide to register for NIN at NIMC Enrolment Centre:

  1. Fill the NIMC Pre Enrolment online form by visiting Pre Enrolment Portal, download and print Pre Enrolment Slip.
  2. Submit your application at the nearest NIMC Registration Centre.
  3. NIN issuance.


How to Link NIN to MTN Line / SIM in Nigeria

To link National Identification Number to your MTN number, you can do it in three ways, by using MyMTN app, by using USSD and also linking from MTN NIN Portal.  MTN NIN linking code is *785# and it only works for MTN lines alone.

Link NIN on MTN via USSD Code

  • Dial *785*your NIN#then wait for a prompt message that’ll say you’ve successfully submitted your National Identification Number.
  • If you get an error response, then you have to try again or just wait for some time.

Link NIN via MTN NIN Portal

  • Visit MTN online NIN portal
  • Fill in your First Name, Last Name, Middle Name (optional), Phone Number, National Identification Number, Email Number.
  • Then “submit”.

Link NIN on MTN via MyMTN App

  • Download MyMTN App from Google Play Store, and if you already have it, you can ignore.
  • Open MyMTN App, then log in using your MTN number, on the home screen.
  • Click on proceed, then on the page, put your MTN number, Notification email and your National Identification Number in the boxes shown. Then click Submit.


There you go! That’s how to link NIN to your MTN line, now you don’t have to be afraid about getting disconnected. On the other hand, if you haven’t registered for your NIN yet, you can do so by visiting the NIMC Enrolment Centres through the link shared above.

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