How To Find My National Id Number In Uganda?

How To Find My National Id Number In Uganda?

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), created in 2010, was mandated by the NIMC Act No. 23 of 2007 to register people the Act covers and give each person a unique National Identification Number (NIN).

According to the NIMC, the essence of each individual having a NIN is part of a measure to create a national identity database and to put a stop to both double identity and identity fraud. Upon registration, individuals will be provided with an NIN and eventually a national ID card.

To successfully find your NIN on your phone, you need to know your name as they appear on the National card, date of birth, and registered district of residence.

Use USSD to find your National ID Number (NIN) Online in Uganda

  • Dial *216# then OK.
  • Select option 5, Check NIN.
  • Opt for option 1, My NIN, or option 2, Child NIN.
  • Select option 1, then enter your surname, given name, and date of birth.
  • Your NIN will display on your screen in a few microseconds.
  • Choose to copy it down or save it on your phone for future purposes.

Note: This method helps you check the National ID number on all telecom companies like MTN, Airtel, Africell, UTL, Lycamobile, and Smile.

Contact NIRA Customer Assistants to find your National ID Number (NIN) Online in Uganda

If you encounter any challenges in the process of checking your NIN on the phone, you can contact the NIRA customer care team for assistance. You can reach them by dialing 0800211700, sending an email to, or visiting their offices. Calling the customer care team is the easiest way, however, you ought to call during work hours only Monday to Friday. The customer care team will assist you with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your NIN or the checking process.