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How to Retrieve/Check Bank Verification Number (BVN) online

USSD Code to Check for all Banks and telecom providers in Nigeria

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This guide is written to show you how to retrieve/check BVN online on all four major telcom providers in Nigeria: MTN, Airtel, Glo as well as 9mobile.

You can easily check your BVN on your mobile phone provided you’re using any of these telecommunication providers (MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile).

We have put together this detailed guide to show you the simple steps to check your BVN number online using USSD codes.

How to Check BVN on MTN, 9Mobile, Glo and Airtel networks

Once you have finished the enrollment for the mandatory Bank verification number (BVN), it is required that you connect it to all of your commercial bank accounts.

There is a dedicated shortcode service that has been made available to make it possible to check your BVN number by just dialing a USSD code. The code does not need Web connection however it requires that you have a minimum of 20 Naira on your phone.

Keep in mind: You will certainly be billed 20 Naira by your network provider

So, if you can’t find your BVN number again or perhaps you lost the slip issued to you at the time of enrolment.

Do not be stressed, it is rather very easy to obtain your BVN right on your phone with the number used in registering for the exercise, if you use a different number, you can’t be able to check your BVN.

If you have lost the number you originally used in registering for your BVN, all you need to do is to approach your telecom provider for a SIM replacement.

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In the next few lines below, I will explain quickly what BVN is? some importance of BVN? and then we go to the main thing which is showing you how to check your BVN using USSD code on mobile.

What is BVN?

The acronym BVN simply stands for Bank Verification Number.  Bank Verification Number is a biometric data collection process that was initiated by the Central Bank of Nigeria in order to control fraudulent activities perpetrated in the Nigerian banking system.

As a NUBAN account holder, you are required to have a Bank Verification number in order to continue to do banking and other related transactions using your account.

Simply put, you can’t operate a good working account with any commercial bank in Nigeria without enrolling in the BVN exercise.

Also if you had had a BVN it is important that you get it connected to all your Bank accounts, it wouldn’t happen automatically.

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Take for example if you run accounts with GTB, Access bank and UBAand you enrolled for your BVN with Access bank, it is important that you link up your GT and UBA bank accounts also to the Bank verification number.

In a nutshell, Every account holder is required to have a Bank Verification Number linked to all their bank accounts.

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During the Bank Verification Number enrollment process, you are requested to take a Biometric data capture which entails taking your personal information, your fingerprint photograph and other details related to your personal identity, the data is then archived with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

USSD Code to Check BVN online

The dedicated USSD code to check BVN on mobile as made available by the Central Bank of Nigeria is *565*0#.

How to Check BVN on Glo

TO check your BVN on Glo all you need to do is a dial *565*0# on your mobile and you will be charged N20 by your network provider.

How to Check BVN on MTN

TO check your BVN on MTN all you need to do is a dial *565*0# on your mobile and you will be charged N20 by your network provider.

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How to Check BVN on Airtel

TO check your BVN on Airtel all you need to do is a dial *565*0# on your mobile and you will be charged N20 by your network provider.

How to Check BVN on 9Mobile

TO check your BVN on 9Mobile all you need to do is a dial *565*0# on your mobile and you will be charged N20 by your network provider.

Can I have two BVN?

No, It is not allowed to have BVN, Just as one person cannot stand as two.


I hope you find the article helpful in check for your BVN number on Glo, MTN, Airtel and 9Mobile on your mobile phone using USSD code.

If you need any further clarification about the article, you are welcome to use the conversation section below.

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