How to check BVN using MTN, Airtel, 9mobile and Glo

Nuelson Penuel Saturday, July 24, 2021 How To



In this post "how to check BVN", am going to show you the possible means to check BVN via USSD. I have seen series of questions about BVN ever since CBN makes it mandatory that anyone that have a bank account must be registered with a unique BVN in order to keep track of bank transactions perform by every bank account owner in Nigeria. You might be wondering how can I check my BVN with my phone? The answer is yes YOU can. At the completion of this post, you will be able to check your BVN number with ease but at a token of #20 as your network provider charges. ALSO READ how to link BVN data to bank Before we go further, I think you should know what is BVN and how you can get yours.

What is BVN?

BVN is an acronym of Bank Verification Number. The Bank Verification Number is a biometric identification system implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria to control illegal banking transactions in Nigeria. It is a modern security measure in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria Act 1958 to reduce fraud.

What is BVN Used for?

The BVN gives each Bank customer a unique identity across the Nigerian Banking industry that can be used for easy identification and verification at Point of Banking operations.

What are the Advantages of BVN

1. Helps to prevent issues of identity theft,and helps to reduce fraud. 2. The BVN will enhance the banking Industry chances of being able to fish out blacklisted customers 3. It also helps to reduce queue in banking Halls 4. Encourages standardized efficiency of banking operations

What are the Disadvantages of BVN

Ever since the inception of the BVN, the following problems has been occuring:
  1. Fraudsters attempted to phish for customers bank details
  2. Customers with different bank accounts under different names found it difficult to link all their Bank accounts because their bank accounts had different names.
correction of BVN data procedures

What are the requirements for BVN Registration

As part of the requirements laid down by CBN, you have to present any of the following documents:
  1. International Passport or
  2. Drivers Licence or
  3. Voters’ Registration Card or
  4. National ID Card or
  5. One recent passport photograph

How to Register for BVN in Nigeria in Any Bank?

In order to register for BVN in Nigeria, visit any bank if you currently have no bank account, or your bank branch if you already have bank account. why at the bank;
  1. Request for BVN Registration form
  2. Complete the BVN form and avoid any mistake as much as possible.
  3. Submit the completed form to the designated person in charge of the enrollment.
  4. Your photograph and finger prints will be taken.
  5. You will sign your signature and it will be captured electronically into the data system.
Upon successful registration, a temporary registration acknowledgment slip will be given to you,an email or SMS conveying the same information might be sent to you which contains personal details including your BVN number.

Facts About BVN

  1. Every registered person is entitled to a unique BVN number
  2. It can be used to track all your banking transactions
  3. Registration in one bank covers all your other bank accounts with other banks.
  4. BVN registration can only be done once

How to check BVN Online

The fact is that there is no online platform available for checking BVN online except the USSD option offered by Internet Service Providers.

How to Check BVN Number on MTN Network

To check your BVN on MTN Network is as easy as ABC. Slot in the MTN SIM card currently linked to your BVN account. Open your phone dialer; then dial *565*0#. Wait until your number is displayed on the screen of your device.

How to Check BVN Number on Glo Network

Checking BVN on Glo Network is not different from MTN procedure. Just make make sure you slot in the Glo SIM card that you linked to your BVN account. Dial *565*0# on your phone and a message containing your BVN will be displayed on your your device's screen. Union Bank salary grade

How to Check BVN Number on 9mobile (Etisalat) Network

9mobile Network does not have its own way of checking BVN. Just use the 9mobile SIM card that you linked to your BVN account. Dial *565*0# the wait for the response to come up. If the SIM card is linked, you should get response containing your BVN.

How to Check BVN Number on Airtel Network

In order to check your BVN using Airtel Network, dial *565*0# on your phone and a message containing your BVN will be displayed on your your device's screen. ALSO READ transfer codes of Nigeria banks

How to Recover Lost BVN

During your BVN registration, a slip will be given to you or you might be asked to document it on your jotting note for future purpose. But as we all known, no man is perfect when it comes to documents misplacement. Therefore, if you accidentally misplaced your documented BVN, do. it panic. All you have to do is dial *565*0# but only on the SIM card linked to the BVN account. ALSO READ first bank salary structure Alternatively, if your registered SIM card is loss or damaged, just walk into the bank you did the registration and ask them to print your BVN slip for you. However, in a case where the registered SIM card is lossed, kindly apply for change of phone number in your Bank.

Cost of checking BVN on MTN, Airtel, 9mobile and Glo

For each time you tried checking your BVN using any of the listed ISPs, a service charge of #20 will be incurred.

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