How to Get a Recognized Identity Card in Nigeria

How to Get a Recognized ID Card in Nigeria – An ID card is a portable document usually in plasticized credit card format with digitally embedded information that can be used to confirm a person’s identity. The identity card must contain the photograph of the holder and certain relevant information such as date of birth, full name and issuing body. Did you know that not all ID cards are recognized in Nigeria? There are many ID cards present in Nigeria and most of them are not recognized by the federal government. Having an unrecognized ID means you may have restricted access to certain facilities.Nigeria Information Guide

In Nigeria, you must have one or more of the nationally recognized identity cards to open a bank account, apply for admission to a higher institution, or even apply for jobs in most companies. Therefore, if you do not have an approved and recognized identity card, you should try to obtain one immediately. Do you know which ID cards are recognized in Nigeria? And do you know how to get one? You are not alone, many Nigerians are unaware of federally recognized ID cards and end up getting unrecognized ones. Well, that won’t be the case for you, as I am going to show you all the recognized ID cards in Nigeria and how to get them.

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What ID cards are recognized in Nigeria?

The Federal Government of Nigeria has released the list of officially recognized identity cards in the country. These identity cards can be used in any part of the country as a means of identification. The following identity cards have been officially recognized by the Federal Republic of Nigeria:

  • National ID card
  • voter’s card
  • Driving license ID cardIdentity card in Nigeria
  • Nigerian standard passport
  • Nigerian diplomatic passport (official passport)
  • Nigerian pilgrim passport
  • Seaman’s passport or seaman’s identity card

The ID cards listed above can be used as a means of identification at any federal government and private establishments nationwide.

Also Read: How to Get WAEC ID Card with Your Registration Number

How to obtain a recognized identity card

Are you ready to get your Nigerian Recognized Identity Card? Next, I will show you in detail how to get the National ID Card, Voter ID Card and Driving License ID Card. See instructions below:LEG Result

How to obtain the national identity card

To apply for and obtain the national identity card, carefully follow the steps below.

  • Step 1: Visit the National Identity Card Registration Portal to begin your registrationHow to print NIN slip online – How to check my NIMC details online
  • 2nd step: Fill in the document displayed on the screen. Make sure the data provided is correct. You will need to complete the following categories; Personal details, parental data, origin data, next of kin data, document data, disability address data and physical characteristics.LEG form
  • Step 3: Review your entries to confirm that all details given are correct.
  • Step 4: Click “Submit”
  • Step 5: After submitting the document, a 2D barcode will appear on the screen, print the barcode and bring it to an NIMC enrollment center near you. There you will complete the last part of the registration process and the national identity card will be issued to you.

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How to Get Nigerian Voter ID Card

The Nigerian voter card is one of the recognized identity cards in Nigeria. The application and collection of the Nigerian voter card is usually done every four (4) years before the date of the elections. To apply for the Nigerian voter card, follow the instructions below:

  • Step 1: Visit the INEC registration portal
  • 2nd step: Click on “login/register” on the portal
  • Step 3: Enter your valid e-mail address and click on “verify”
  • Step 4: Check your mailbox for the link to verify your account and click on it. You will be redirected to another registration page.
  • Step 5: Click on “Start recording”How to send a NIN to 9mobile
  • Step 6: A declaration message will appear. Click “yes”
  • Step 7: Provide required information to available spaces
  • Step 8: Upload the required supporting documents
  • Step 9: Upload your photo
  • Step 10: Make an appointment at any INEC center near you. Select the date and center of your choice to perform your biometric capture.
  • Step 11: Submit the request.

After submitting your application, wait for the assigned date to get your biometrics captured. And that’s all! Your Nigerian voter card will be issued to you.

Also Read: Online NIN Registration Form – How to Download NIN Registration Form, Complete and Submit

How to Get Nigerian Drivers License Id Card

The Nigerian Driver’s License Identity Card is issued by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The driver’s license proves that the holder is eligible to drive one or more types of motorized vehicles on a public road with supervision on board. To get the Nigerian Driver’s License ID card, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Go to
  • 2nd step: Complete the driving license application form and print it
  • Step 3: Print the payment slipRecruitment
  • Step 4: Go to one of the designated banks to pay the license fee. You can also pay online
  • Step 5: Report to the Internal Revenue Board or VIO at the DLC and present your form to the agent for approval
  • Step 6: Go to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) office at the DLC to have your biometrics enteredWAEC Result
  • Step 7: A temporary driving license will be issued to you. The temporary driver’s license is valid for 60 days only.

Also Read: Requirements for NIN Registration in Nigeria

Note: Applicants for the Nigerian Driving License must be over 18 years of age and have successfully completed driving school.

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