Authentication & Verification of NIN

The NIN is authenticated and/or verified through the following processes: On presentation of the NIN, The Person requesting such proof shall utilise the online NIMS NIN verification service through the Authentication and Verification Clearing House to confirm such identity.

1) On presentation of the National Electronic Identity Card. The Person requesting such identity, shall authenticate the identity through either or all of the following means:
a) Conduct an immediate visual comparison and assessment of the person presenting the identity with the photograph on the face of the National eID Card.
b) Conduct a Match on Card verification (an irrefutable offline
confirmation) by requesting the person to provide his finger prints on a card reading device to enable the matching of the finger print provided with the finger prints stored in the chip of the National eID Card.
c) Carryout an online verification through the Commission’s secure Authentication and Verification Clearing House (AVCH)
infrastructure using the either the NIN, biometrics expression or both to ensure 100% confirmation of the identity of the person.

Objectives of Authentication & Verification

The primary goals of the Authentication and Verification Clearing House (AVCH) Infrastructure and Services are to enable a single-window clearing access to the NIMS web verification engine. This single access point is desirable to enable all Authentication Service Agents’ (ASAs) subsystems to interconnect and communicate with the Core NIMS
system through the clearing house to ensure:

1) Registration of Authentication Service Agents (ASAs) and
Authentication User Institutions (AUIs) subsystems;
2) Security of verification request;
3) Orchestrate Clearance for offline and Online CAD systems in the AUI premises;
4) Filtration and enforcement of core licensing business rules;
5) Ensure and guarantee authenticity of ASA requests;
6) Ensure integration to external systems for real time verification transactions within a controlled Network environment;
7) Increase stakeholder productivity and interaction with verification process;
8) Guarantee accountability of verification transactions;
9) Manage, operate, implement, define and maintain connection
parameters, procedures and standards between all ASA subsystems and the core NIMS Verification engine;
10) Provide a clearing house to all verification transactions with the NIMS; thus providing a retrospective database for transaction reconciliation;
11) Facilitate billing transaction settlement documentation and audit trail.