What is a NIN?
A national identification number, national identity number, national insurance number, or JMBG/EMBG is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens,
permanent residents, and temporary residents for work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally-related functions.
NIN Registration In South Africa
- Step 1: Complete the NIMC pre-enrolment form online. Find the forms here. Ensure the details used are correct.
- Step 2: Print the pre-enrolment slip.
- Step 3: Visit VFS Global offices in Johannesburg or Pretoria, or any of the NIN enrollment locations in South Africa. The applicant must make sure he or she has original and valid documents.
- Step 4: The applicant will be directed to an NIMC enrolment official who will check the correctness of your online enrolment form and verify the applicant’s presence.
- Step 5: Once the applicant’s pre-enrolment application is verified and approved, biometric fingerprints and head-to-shoulder photos will be taken, and a transaction slip will be issued. This transaction slip must be carefully kept.
- Step 6: NIN slip takes 2 to 3 working days from the time the biometric information is captured at the enrolment center.
- Step 7: Once the NIN identity is available for collection, the applicant is expected to bring the transaction slip and present it to a VFS NIMC official.
Points to note:
- Minor applicants should be above 16 years old and should be accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardians who will help them complete the enrolment form. In addition, minor applicants should bring an original and valid birth certificate as well as a NIN identity of one of their Nigerian parents or legal guardians.
- Applicants who cannot read or write should be accompanied by a literate person who is capable of completing the application process on their behalf.
How long does it take for NIN to be validated?
It takes between 1-5 working days for your NIN to be ready after registration.