The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) launched the VNIN feature in Nigeria on the 1st of October, 2022, as part of its Mobile Web Services platform, to provide a more secure and convenient way for Nigerians to verify their identities.
The Virtual National Identity Number (VNIN) is a 16-digit set of alphanumeric characters that can be used for identity verification in Nigeria without revealing an individual’s original National Identity Number (NIN).
As a leading identity verification and background screening company in Nigeria, Verified.africa also launched its VNIN service, which aims to streamline the identity verification process and enhance security for both individuals and businesses.
How does Verified.africa’s VNIN Service work?
Verified.africa’s VNIN service leverages the NIMC’s mobile web services app to generate a VNIN for individuals. This VNIN can then be used to verify an individual’s identity during various transactions without revealing their original NIN.
To use the VNIN service, individuals need to download NIMC’s Mobile Web Service app and complete their registration with the NIMC. Once their registration is complete, they can proceed to use the VNIN in spaces where such information is required.
Learn more on how to generate a VNIN here.
Businesses can also use Verified.africa’s VNIN service to verify the identities of their customers, employees, or partners. This is a more secure way to handle the information of individuals on the platform.
Benefits of Verified.africa’s VNIN Verification service in Nigeria
- Enhanced security: With the VNIN service, individuals can verify their identity without revealing their original NIN, which enhances the security of their personal information. This also prevents sensitive information from being compromised as their NIN is protected.
- Streamlined Identity Verification Process: Verified.africa’s VNIN service streamlines the identity verification process, making it faster and more efficient for businesses when authenticating the identities of their clients.
- Compliance with Regulations: The VNIN service fully adheres to the identity verification guidelines established by NIMC. To safeguard their NIN from potential compromise, both individuals and companies are required to meet the NIMC’s requirements for utilising a Virtual NIN (VNIN). Verified.africa offers a web portal that enables businesses to comply with these standards and avoid potential penalties for noncompliance. By utilising the VNIN service provided through the web portal, businesses can ensure adherence to these regulations.
- Improved Customer Experience: With faster and more secure identity verification, individuals and businesses can enjoy an improved customer experience with Verified.africa. The VNIN service takes seconds to return results, and your experience with verifying identities is made seamless.
Step-by-Step Guide to Using the VNIN Service on Verified.africa’s Web Portal
Before getting into the steps, you should check out our article; A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating an Account on Verified.africa via Web Portal.
Step 1: Log into the Verified.africa portal with your details – email address and secure password
Step 2: Top up your wallet if you haven’t. Read more about the wallet feature.
Step 3: Click on “Services” on the left side of the portal and select the country of your choice
Step 4: Click on “National Identity Services” and select “Virtual NIN Full Details”.
Step 5: Input the VNIN that is to be verified and wait for the results to be returned in seconds
By leveraging the NIMC’s Mobile ID app, Verified.africa has created a secure and reliable identity verification solution that benefits both individuals and businesses. With enhanced security, streamlined processes, and compliance with national regulations, Verified.africa’s VNIN service is tailored made to help you validate your customer’s identities and prevent digital fraud in seconds.
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