Enrolment of individuals for the National Identity Number (NIN) is NIMC’s core service.
NIMC operates enrolment centres nationwide for this purpose.
Enrolment consists of the recording of an individual’s demographic data and capture of all of his/her fingerprints (ten usually), head-to-shoulder facial picture and digital signature – which are all used to cross-check existing data in the National Identity Database to confirm that there is no previous entry
of the same data. Once this de-duplication process is completed, the data is stored with a unique NIN assigned to it.
The individual is then issued a NIN slip bearing his/her unique NIN. It is the NIN that helps tie a person to his/her records in the database and is used to verify his/her identity.