The National Identity card is provided by Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
National Identity Management System (NIMS): Carry out the enrollment of citizens and legal residents as provided for in the Act, Create and operate a National Identity Database, Issue Unique National Identification Numbers to qualified citizens and legal residents.
The National identity card system was created by the federal Government to help identify her citizens and provides necessary amenities for them.
Registration is quite easy unless you are an illegal immigrant. To register, visit https://nimc.gov.ng
Am sure most of us have registered. After all the registrations and necessary things done. Your face have been captured. Thumb print taken and all others. And the waiting begins. Then you ask yourself, “when am I going to get my card?” Well, this article is going to give you the step by step guild to know the status, whether the card is ready or not.
It is possible that your national identity card is ready, but you do not know it. According to the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), if you registered for the national ID card a long time ago, then you can check if it is ready online.
Getting to know the status of your National Identity Card is necessary because it will help you know the stage at which your card is. If your Identity Card is ready for collection or not.
Here are steps to Know if your National Identity Card is ready
There is now an online platform where you can check the status of your identity card using the following simple steps:
- The first step is to visit https://touch.nimc.gov.ng
- The second step, When the page opens, scroll down to the button which says ‘click to proceed.’
- A form will be opened to you to fill in your enrollment details.
- Step 4: When the form opens, carefully fill in your enrollment details exactly the way you supplied them when you went for the enrollment process.
Note; In the form, you will be required to fill in your first name, last name and national identification number. Make sure you input the details correctly.
After filling the form, click on the button that says ‘check now’ and the status of your National Identity Card will be displayed.
Apart from many other things, the National Identity Card may also be used as an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card in the future and anywhere in the world where there is MasterCard logo.