Verifying your BVN details online with USSD in Nigeria has become one simple task to perform – than any other thing.

If you own a bank account in Nigeria, then probably the Bank Verification Number (BVN) should be very important code to you. The BVN was introduced in Nigeria in the year 2014 – while the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) made restriction to block all bank accounts without BVN from 2015.

About BVN in Nigeria

Biometric Verification Number (BVN) is an eleven (11) constant digits introduced to scale back the speed of stealing and hiding in banks.

A lot of Nigerians are complaining about misplacing their BVNs and looking for ways to check them.

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In our today’s article, I shall guide you through how to verify your BVN details online & using USSD code in Nigeria.

Technology has advanced and it is possible to get your BVN code on your smartphone if you misplaced it.

The Nigerian Inter-Bank Settlement System PLC, NIBSS has made it attainable for all customers for Banks in Nigeria having completed the mandatory BVN registration to validate BVN details online easily.

You do not need to visit the bank before checking and verifying your BVN in Nigeria.  These are the steps listed for you below.


How to check your BVN with USSD Code in Nigeria

Using any mobile network in Nigeria, you can easily check for your BVN details using the USSD code – without the need for internet connection. Some networks such as: MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9mobile (Etisalat) can be used for checking your BVN.

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This short code helps you check for your BVN anytime you forget or cannot access. Let get to know how to check your BVN with USSD code.

  • Use any registered SIM card in Nigeria
  • Load 20 unto your active SIM card
  • Dial *565*0# on your mobile phone
  • You will now see your BVN details popped-up


How To Verify Your BVN Online in Nigeria

It is easy for you to verify your Bank Verification Number online in Nigeria provided you follow the steps given here.

  1. Visit the portal,
  2. Enter your BVN and Date of Birth
  3. Click on the ‘Search Icon’
  4. Select payment method you want
  5. Pay the amount and continue
  6. Your information would be displayed on your screen for you.
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You will need to provide the BVN and your Date of Birth helps to prove that you are the owner of the BVN.


You should pay additional 25 as processing fee – to help you proceed to verify your Bank Verification Number (BVN) details.

Due to cyber attacks and threats, you should always be careful with your BVN. Always keep your BVN secured and avoid anyone who imitates your bank to get your BVN.


In summary, BVN was introduced in Nigeria since 2014 and is 11 digits in total. This post aims at educating you to check and verify your BVN online.

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