If you have enrolled for the National Id Card for a very long time but you do not have an idea of when you would collect it, there is now an online platform where you can check the status of your identity card whether the card is ready or not. Just follow the steps below
1. Visit NIMC center: https://touch.nimc.gov.ng/
2. Then click the proceed button
3. Now, fill in your First name, last name and your National Identification Number and hit the ‘check now button’.
It will take few seconds to load and then display the status of your NIMC card.
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6 things every Nigerian should know about the National ID Card
The National Id Card is the card issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to Nigerians as a way of identification and it includes relevant information regarding the card holder.
ABB earlier reported that, as from January 1, 2018 the federal authorities has declared that no Nigerian will acquire or renew international passports without having the National Identification Number (NIN).
Here are facts you’ll want to know about the National ID card
The National e-ID Card could only be issued to Nigerians enrolled into the national identity system and lawful residents who are 16 years of age or above. Unlike the National Identification Number (NIN) that is assignable to all Nigerians and legal residents with no age restrictions.
The e-ID card may be used for identification, Payment along with other programs in Nigeria.
The National e-ID Card contains key information of the applicant or the Card holder listed in the Database. This payment function makes the National e-ID Card to be utilized as an instrument for making payments for services and goods worldwide.
All that the cardholder needs to do would be to visit one of the participating banks such as Access Bank and load cash into the card or have somebody transfer cash to the card using some of the available payment platforms/options.
Some of the available payment options include, from a bank account into the card, Quickteller transfer, POS terminals, ATM etc.
The card may also be used to make payment for services and utility bills such as DSTV, GOTV, Startimes, flight tickets, Water bill, PHCN and so on and so forth. You can also use the card in Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) all around the world where any of the payment processors like Mastercard is displayed.
The card has your 10 fingerprints captured at the Point of enrollment into the National Identity Database securely stored on it. No unauthorized person can have access to them. The Match-on Card (MoC) would be the most secure technology to authenticate an individual.
A secure terminal or a Card Acceptance Device (CAD) is used to match a particular fingerprint that locked away on the National e-ID Card. Too many attempts, and the applet is blocked for security reasons.
This way, an agency or authorized person can be sure that the individual presenting the card is the legitimate owner.
The National e-ID Card is also a travel Document and conforms to such standards as the ICAO just like the International Passport. This function on the card offers future functionality to anybody who might want to set out on cross border migration for example, regional travel within West Africa and or other consenting countries where a visa isn’t required.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Babandede, who is the comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS, while addressing the state house correspondents on Tuesday, August 1 revealed the new policy.
He explained that the development is part of attempts to have a centralized database for Nigerians and to also enhance the business environment in the nation.