New National Identification Number enrolment centre for Nigerian nationals in UK

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LONDON: As part of the endeavour to support the initiative by the National Identity Management Commission’s (NIMC) to enrol Nigerian adults and children into the National Identity Database (NIDB), VFS Global, leading outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide,  has launched an enrolment centre in London. The newly launched centres will offer diaspora enrolment services for Nigerians these locations with their National Identification Number (NIN) issuance.

The National Identification Number is a unique set of eleven digits number issued to the Nigerian citizens in diaspora. NIN is used for processing all forms of transactions that involves submitting an identity verification in Nigeria such as getting a driver’s license, voter’s card or even for opening a bank account which will offer greater convenience and transparency. 

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Jiten Vyas, Regional Group COO, VFS Global, said ” The launch of our new National Identification Number enrolment centre in London highlights our efforts to offer solutions that ensure a secure and seamless experience in the Identity and Citizen Services space globally. By leveraging our capabilities of having successfully implemented such large-scale diaspora enrolment services across the world, we are confident that the new centres would greatly benefit this global initiative.”

Appointments can be obtained beforehand online by visiting for the National Identification Number enrolment and subsequently the issuance of General Multi Purpose Card (GMPC) issuance to eligible Nigerian citizens in diaspora. A dedicated contact centre and email support service is also available for applicants to answer queries and track the application status.



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