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How to check BVN code

Many people out there in Nigeria find it very difficult to retrieve their Bank Verification Numbers when it’s not stored in your phone or sim card, or it’s not written anywhere around you.

In most cases, you might need your BVN Number when filling some online forms or when applying for stuff related to funds, payments, and withdrawal.

In today’s article, I will be guiding you on how to check your BVN Number on any network provider like MTN, GLO, 9MOBILE,  AIRTEL. So stay tight and read through…

What Is A BVN Number?

(BVN) which is the short form of Bank Verification Number is a biometric identification system that was implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in a coalition with the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) in other to reduce fraud in the banking and illegal banking transactions in Nigeria. This is a modern security measure in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria Act 1958.

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How Long Is A BVN Number/Code And How To Identify Your BVN

You might be wondering how long is a BVN number and how to identify it, some persons have this number stored on their phone or written somewhere without a name so if you see such number you won’t know if it’s a BVN or Not, I will show you how to the BVN Number below:

  • The BVN Number is an eleven (11) digit number
  • The BVN Number starts from 221

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What Are The Benefits Of BVN

  • The BVN provides a unique Identity for every individual that can be verified across all the Nigerian Banks.
  • The BVN protects its users from any unauthorized access to their account details.
  • The BVN helps its users to participate in future banking.
  • The BVN helps identify theft and reduces fraudulent activities.
  • The BVN helps to strengthen the efficiency of banking activities
  • The BVN is also accepted as a means of identification in all banks in Nigeria.
  • The BVN helps to catch customers in the blacklist.

How To Register for Bank Verification Number (BVN)

For you to register for your Bank Verification Number (BVN) kindly follow the steps below:

  • Locate the closest branch of your bank
  • Go to the customer care center and pick up the BVN enrollment form, fill and submit the form to enroll.
  • Ensure you enter your details very correctly (Name, date of birth, phone no. etc. ) as this can affect you in future
  • You will be asked to enter all your biometrics like (fingerprints, facial image capture and more..)
  • After that, you will be given an acknowledgment slip with a transaction ID.
  • After your application is confirmed, within 24-48 hours the system will generate you BVN and send to you as SMS. Thanks.

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How do I get my BVN number or code Using Phone?

For this method, you don’t necessarily need a browsing phone, all you need is the sim card you used in the BVN registration and any mobile phone.

To get your BVN simple dial this code *565*0# and wait for an SMS reply from your network provider.

Below are frequently asked questions (FAQ).

How to check BVN on MTN?

To easily check your BVN on the MTN network provider simply dial the code below, and ensure you have above N10 naira in your MTN sim card.

  • Dial *565*0#
  • After a few seconds, you will receive your BVN as an SMS.

Kindly note that you will be charged the sum of N10 for this transaction.

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How to check BVN on Glo?

To easily check your BVN on the Glo network provider simply dial the code below, and ensure you have above N10 naira in your Glo sim card.

  • Dial *565*0#
  • After a few seconds, you will receive your BVN as an SMS.

Kindly note that you will be charged the sum of N10 for this transaction.

How to check BVN on Airtel?

To easily check your BVN on the Airtel network provider simply dial the code below, and ensure you have above N10 naira in your Airtel sim card.

  • Dial *565*0#
  • After a few seconds, you will receive your BVN as an SMS.

Kindly note that you will be charged the sum of N10 for this transaction.

How to check BVN on 9Mobile (Etisalat)?

To easily check your BVN on the 9Moblie network provider simply dial the code below, and ensure you have above N10 naira in your 9Moblie sim card.

  • Dial *565*0#
  • After a few seconds, you will receive your BVN as an SMS.

Kindly note that you will be charged the sum of N10 for this transaction.

How to find your BVN online

This step is a bit longer than the USSD code method, In other to find your BVN online you will need to login into your internet/ mobile banking you will find your BVN there, at top left or right.

How to check BVN on other banks in Nigeria

Nigerian banks

  • To check BVN code for Gtbank: Kindly Dial *565*0#
  • To check BVN code for Sterling Bank: Kindly Dial *565*0#
  • To check BVN code for Diamond Bank: Kindly Dial *565*0#
  • To check BVN code for First Bank: Kindly Dial *565*0#
  • To check BVN code for FCMB: Kindly Dial *565*0#
  • To check BVN code for Stanbic IBTC: Kindly Dial *565*0#
  • To check BVN code for Eco Bank: Kindly Dial *565*0#
  • To check BVN code for Union Bank: Kindly Dial *565*0#
  • To check BVN code for UBA: Kindly Dial *565*0#
  • To check BVN code for Zenith Bank: Kindly Dial *565*0#
  • To check BVN code for Access Bank: Kindly Dial *565*0# 
  • To check BVN code for Keystone Bank: Kindly Dial *565*0#
  • To check BVN code for Fidelity: Kindly Dial *565*0#
  • And more…

However, some banks have a specific shortcode to find BVN, for GTbank customers you can use the *737# USSD code.

 

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