How to check BVN with USSD code for MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9mobile

Most times when you want to perform financial transactions in Nigeria, you will be required to provide your bank Verification Number (BVN) and this can pose a delay as you would want to go to the bank, suffer the queuing stress and get the BVN. Imagine the stress!!

Good news, we can now do this from our comfort zone. There are ussd codes to dial and get your BVN from your phone number associated to your bank account using Airtel, MTN, Glo and 9mobile.

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Note: Your BVN should be kept private and to check your BVN, please do it secretly or personally.

What Is Bank Verification Number (BVN)?

Bank Verification Number (BVN) is a unique identification number that can be verified across all financial institutions in Nigeria. A customer’s BVN is attributed to the individual’s biological traits, namely:

  • Fingerprint
  • Signature
  • Facial photograph captured at the point of enrollment.

Benefits and uses of Bank Verification Number

  • It is accepted as a means of identification across all banks in Nigeria.
  • It is a valid means of verification across multiple electronic platforms.
  • BVN helps Financial institutions to track customers, especially in loan repayment.
  • BVN limits Cyberfraud.
  • The BVN database is searched to display relevant information about an individual; this is called the bio-data (it includes names, phone numbers, addresses, dates of birth).
  • BVN helps reduce queue in Banking Halls.
  • Standardized the efficiency of Banking operations.

How to get Bank Verification Number (BVN)?

  1. Go to any branch of your bank.
  2. Fill and submit the BVN Enrolment form.
  3. Present yourself for data capturing (such as Fingerprint, facial Image etc.)
  4. An acknowledgement slip with the transaction ID is issued to you.
  5. Within 24hours the system confirms your application, your BVN is generated, and you receive an SMS for pickup.

How to check your BVN on MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9mobile

There is a way to get your BVN number on your phone without going to the bank or stressing it. We have listed this steps.

There are two methods to generally get your BVN.

  1. Internet method
  2. USSD method

How to check BVN using Internet

You can easily get your BVN of 11-digit number from your computer, tablet, or smartphone and access to the internet. You can do this from your banking app.

How to check BVN using USSD

This for me is the easiest and fastest way to get your BVN as it does not require any internet or smartphone. Just a phone with a sim registered to your bank account. You can do this from MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile

How to check BVN on MTN

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  • Simply dial the USSD *565*0#, which is a code for BVN.
  • Wait a while, you will see your unique eleven digits on the screen of your phone.
  • Note that this service is not free.
  • The service charge is up to ₦20
  • Therefore, it is recommended to save the number somewhere so that you do not have to pay each time you need it.

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How to check BVN on Glo

  • From your Mobile phone and sim card used in BVN enrollment, dial *565*0#.
  • Wait for a while until your BVN is displayed on your phone.
  • Then copy the BVN and save in a safe place.

How to check BVN on Airtel

To check or access your BVN on Airtel, follow the instructions below:

  1. On your Mobile phone and sim card used in BVN enrollment, dial *565*0#.
  2. Wait until your number is displayed on the screen of your device.
  3. Then copy the BVN and save in a safe place.

How to check BVN on 9mobile

To check or access your BVN on 9mobile, follow the steps below:

  1. On your Mobile phone and sim card used in BVN enrollment, dial *565*0#.
  2. Wait until your number is displayed on the screen of your device.
  3. Then copy the BVN and save in a safe place.

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