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How To Check BVN Number With USSD Code & Online

Here in this article, you explained to how to check your BVN number with USSD code, via bank app online. Read more below...

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Whether you are trying to check BVN number with USSD codes or online with the use of bank apps, even if it is that you want to correct your BVN details.

The hunt for the use of BVN in Nigeria to own a bank account and perform any banking transaction is hot right now as the Federal Government has imposed a rule to use it for verification.

We do know how important it is for you to be able to perform transactions on your bank account and we have come up with ways you can access your BVN.

In this article, we will explain to you how to check your BVN online and use USSD codes on all the Nigerian networks such as MTN, AIRTEL, ETISALAT & GLO.

What is a BVN Number and its Importance?

BVN fully known as Bank Verification Number is a uniquely created 11 digit number that is generated with the use of a biometric identification system created by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

It is important to have a BVN number in order to own a bank account. In order to open a bank account in Nigeria, you must possess a BVN.

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The BVN code serves as a unique identifier that allows you to open bank accounts easily with your existing profile in the CBN system. You can have multiple bank accounts under the same BVN.

The aim of the BVN regulation on all Nigerian citizens by the Central Bank of Nigeria is to prevent fraud banking activities which is part of cybercrime activities in Nigeria.

How do I register for a BVN Number?

As mentioned above it is important to have a BVN number in order to open a bank account.

To register for a BVN number you need to visit the bank with your ID card (National ID card, Voter’s card, and others).

  • Walk into your preferred bank
  • Ask any of the staff you want to register for a BVN
  • You’ll be directed to an attendant
  • You will be given a form to fill
  • After filling out the form submit it for processing
  • Now let’s skip to the part where you get directed on how to check your BVN number for those who have registered.

How to Check My BVN number with my phone?

Checking your BVN using a phone is easy, it doesn’t have to be a smartphone as long it has keypad buttons whether physical or on-screen.

All you have to make use of is the right USSD codes or shortcodes, it is not important to have an internet connection or internet-enabled phone.

Likewise, there are other ways to check your BVN online using your bank app with easy steps.

Let’s quickly move on to how you can check your BVN number of various networks in Nigeria.

How to Check BVN on MTN SIM

To check your BVN number on MTN SIM just dial the code *565*0# on your phone. You will see a prompt on your screen showing your BVN code.

You can then write it down or copy depending on your phone type. Sometimes a copy is sent to your phone number as a message.

Do note that you will be charged at least #20 when you request for BVN check.

How to Check BVN on Glo SIM

To check your BVN number on Glo SIM just dial the code *565*0# on your phone. You will see a prompt on your screen showing your BVN code.

You may then write it down or copy depending on your phone model. Sometimes you might receive a copy of the BVN code on your phone number as a message.

Do note that you will be charged at least #20 when you request for BVN check.

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How to Check BVN on Airtel SIM

To check your BVN number on Airtel SIM just dial the code *565*0# on your phone. You will see a prompt on your screen showing your BVN code.

You can then choose to write it down or copy depending on your phone type. Sometimes you will receive a copy of the BVN code on your phone number as a message.

Do note that you will be charged at least #20 when you request for BVN check.

How to Check BVN on Etisalat (9Mobile) SIM

To check your BVN number on Etisalat SIM just dial the code *565*0# on your phone. You will see a prompt on your screen showing your BVN code.

You can then write it down or copy depending on your phone type. Sometimes you get a copy sent to your phone number as a message.

Do note that you will be charged at least #20 when you request for BVN check.

How to Check BVN on First Bank?

To check your BVN number on the First bank app all you have to do is dial the code *565*0# on your registered SIM. You will be prompted with your BVN code right on-screen.

How to Check BVN on Access Bank?

To check your BVN number on Access bank all you have to do is dial the code *565*0# on your registered phone number. Your BVN code will be prompted to you on-screen.

How to Check BVN on GTBank?

To check your BVN number on Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) all you have to do is dial the code *565*0# or *737*6*1# on your registered phone number. You will be prompted with your BVN code right on-screen.

How to Check BVN on UBA?

To check your BVN number on the UBA bank account all you have to do is dial the code *565*0# on your registered SIM. You will be prompted with your BVN code right on-screen.

How to Check BVN on Zenith Bank?

To check your BVN number on Zenith bank all you have to do is dial the code *565*0# using your registered SIM. You will be prompted with your BVN code right on-screen.

General Code to Check BVN (BVN USSD Code)

The general code to check your BVN number is *565*0# and can be easily used on phone networks such as MTN, Glo, Airtel, & 9Mobile.

The code is used to check the BVN number on any Nigerian banks like FCMB, Stanbic IBTC, Jaiz, Polaris (Skye Bank), and Union bank.

How to Check BVN Online?

As mentioned earlier, it is possible to check your BVN online without having to use the USSD code. The best way is through your bank app.

All you have to do is log on to your bank app, as soon as you are logged you will see the BVN number by the menu bar.

How to check BVN name and details

To check your BVN details (Name, date of birth, phone number & others) you need to go to the bank with a copy of the BVN number you got by dialing the code *565*0#.

The reason is that you cannot check your BVN details with the use of the USSD code or by opening the Bank app.

For some reason, you might see an error on your BVN details which you may want to correct or update to legit ones.

How to Correct or Update Your BVN Details

There are times when we have urgent needs to update our BVN details so as to make it tally with our bank accounts to make the integration smooth.

To edit your BVN details, follow the below steps:

  • To change your name or phone number you need to provide a National ID Card, Voter’s Card, or any Government approved ID.
  • Changing your birth certificate will need you to present your birth certificate
  • To change your birth date on your BVN you need your birth certificate.

Depending on your need, you need to have the right document (s), then you can then visit your bank branch to correct or update your BVN details.

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