The Nigerian National Identity Card Registration

The registration of eligible Nigerians for the national identity cards was flagged off by the President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and every legal resident and citizen from 16 years and above are eligible and expected to register.
The deadline approved by the Presidency for completion of this process is December 2014. The national identity card is expected to be the sole identification and take care of multiple identity registration demanded by various government bodies.

The registration process involves 3 key steps:
1. Visit NIMC site and create your enrollment profile on the pre-registration portal.
2. Sign into the portal and fill in your biodata.
3. Print out the pre-registration slip and use it to complete the process at a NIMC enrollment center.
Enrollment Centers:
There are Registration Centers in all the 36 NIMC State offices in the capital of each State and FCT and with time, there will also be centers in all the 774 Local Government offices nationwide. 

There are also plans to establish additional registration centers and mobile registration centers in strategic locations for easy access to enrollment.

Location of NIMC State Offices/Registration Centers:  
State                      Location
  1. Abia              Plot P3, Government Station Layout, Umuahia, Abia State.
  2. Adamawa      Opposite The Scope Newspaper, Behind Federal Secretariat Complex, Yola.
  3. Akwa Ibom   Federal Secretariat, Abak Road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
  4. Anambra       6, Ndukonwu Street, Off Zik Avenue, Near State C.I.D., Amawbia, Awka, Anambra.
  5. Bauchi           3, Abdulkadir Ahmed Close, Behind CBN Zonal Office, Bauchi, Bauchi State.
  6. Bayelsa          Eketi Layout, Opposite Osiri Hotel, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
  7. Benue            Jonah Jang Crescent, Beside Federal Secretariat, Makurdi, Benue State.
  8. Borno            Near International Airport Junction, Jos Road, Maiduguri, Borno State.
  9. Cross River    Murtala Muhammed Highway, near Calabar City Gate, Calabar, Cross River.
  10. Delta              Federal Secretariat Complex, Okpanan Road, Asaba, Delta State.
  11. Ebonyi           21, Emefor Street, Ntezi-Aba, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
  12. Edo                1, National Identity Card Road, Off Isekhure Way, Sapele Road, Benin, Edo State.
  13. Ekiti               15, Olora Street, Federal Housing Complex Road, Adebayo, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
  14. Enugu             Emene Industrial Area, By Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway, Prado Junction, Enugu.
  15. FCT               Industrial Training Fund Building, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja.
  16. Gombe           Federal Low-Cost Housing Estate, By Police Out-Post, Gombe, Gombe State.
  17. Imo                Port Harcourt Road, New Owerri, Imo State.
  18. Jigawa            Room 411, 3rd Floor, Federal Secretariat Complex, Sani Abacha Road, Dutse,                                 Jigawa.
  19. Kaduna          Federal Secretariat, Kawo, Kaduna, Kaduna State.
  20. Kano             TAL-UDU, Federal College of Education Junction, By Gwarzo Road, Kano, Kano.
  21. Katsina          Federal Secretariat Complex, Kano Road, Katsina, Katsina State.
  22. Kebbi            26, Ahmadu Bello Way, Near Bindawa Commercial Center, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi.
  23. Kogi              Plot 18, Lokongoma Phase 1, Along Kabba-Okene Road, By FRSC, Lokoja, Kogi.
  24. Kwara           Opposite Dangote Flour Mills, ASA DAM Road, Beside Kwara State House                                     of Assembly, Ilorin, Kwara State.
  25. Lagos            Plot 1, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Opposite Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos State.
  26. Nasarawa      Shendam Road, Near Federal Ministry of Justice, Lafia, Nasarawa State.
  27. Niger             Mamman Kontagora Road, Along Federal Secretariat Complex Road, Minna, Niger.
  28. Ogun             Federal Secretariat Complex, Oke-Masan, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
  29. Ondo             Igbatoro Road, Near Federal Scretariat, Akure, Ondo State.
  30. Osun              Biket Junction Area, New Ikirun Road, Osogbo, Osun State.
  31. Oyo               Beside Adegoke House, Iyana Express, New Garage, Ibadan, Oyo State.
  32. Plateau           Lamingo Dam Road, Opposite Human Right Commission, Katton Rikkos, Jos.
  33. Rivers            238, Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
  34. Sokoto          Old Airport, Gusau Road, Sokoto, Sokoto State.
  35. Taraba           Plot 12, Road “E”, GRA Extension, Jalingo, Taraba State. 
  36. Yobe             Federal Secretariat, Along Gahua Road, Damaturu, Yobe State.
  37. Zamfara         Kantin Daji Area, Opposite Gusau Motor Park, Gusau, Zamfara State.

Proof of Identity:
Proof of Identity document must contain name and photo of the resident. Any of the following POI documents are supported.
  1. Passport
  2. Voter ID
  3. Driving License
  4. Government Photo ID Cards
  5. Photo ID issued by Recognised Educational Institution
  6. Photo Bank ATM Card
  7. Photo Credit Card
  8. Photo Credit Card
  9. Pensioner Photo Card
Proof of Address (POA) documents:
Proof of Address documents must contain name ann address of the resident. Any of the following POA documents are supported.
  1. Passport
  2. Bank Statement/Passbook
  3. Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
  4. Voter ID
  5. Driving License
  6. Government Photo ID Cards
  7. Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
  8. Water Bill (not older than 3 months)
  9. Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
  10. Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)
  11. Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
  12. Insurance Policy
  13. Signed letter having photo issued by Recognized Educational Institution
  14. Pensioner Card
  15. Authority (for rural areas)
  16. Income Tax Assessment Order
  17. Vehicle Registration Certificate.
  18. Registered Sale/Lease/Rent Agreement
Proof of Date of Birth (DoB) documents:
Prof of DoB document must contain Name and DoB of the resident. Any of the following documents are supported.
  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Passport
  3. Certificate
Visit http://www.nimc.gov.ng/enrolment.htm for further information and click HERE for enrollment process workflow.
Let us all support our government to make the exercise a huge success!