How To Check BVN (Simple Step-By-Step Guide)

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How To Check BVN – Since the introduction of BVN, a  lot of people have been wondering how to check BVN easily without passing through the stress of going to the bank.

These eleven (11) digit number is not an easy number to memorize; that is why it is advised you save it when you finally know how to check it, and have gotten it.

What is BVN?

The Bank Verification Number (well known as BVN) is a biometric identification system implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria to curb or reduce illegal banking transactions in Nigeria. This new measure was recently introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria to reduce fraud in the Banking System.

BVN uses biometric technology to register customers in the financial system.   It records these physical features which are unique to individuals – fingerprints and the face.

Why do you Need BVN

BVN has become one of the essential items today in Nigeria banking system since it was made mandatory by the Central Bank of Nigeria to be owned by all bank users.

With your  BVN which is a must-have 11 digits before you can create multiple accounts in Nigeria, or even if it is your first time creating a bank account, you will be required to create a BVN.

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Your BVN is also crucial in terms of securing your account from unauthorized access by fraudsters.

How to Check BVN

If you have forgotten your BVN, or can’t locate where you saved it, the below step by step guide will show you how to check BVN quickly without you passing through the stress of going to the bank to check it.

How to Check BVN Using a Phone

Before you can check your BVN with your phone, you should have at least a minimum of #20 airtime left in your balance.

How to Check BVN using MTN

To check your BVN using MTN, follow the below steps;

  • Simply dial this code – *565*0#
  • Your BVN will pop-up on your screen
  • Make sure you have at least #20 airtime left on your balance before attempting this.

How to Check BVN using Airtel

To check your BVN using Airtel, follow the below steps;

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  • Simply dial this code – *565*0#
  • Your BVN will pop-up on your screen
  • Make sure you have at least #20 airtime left on your Airtel balance before attempting this.

How to Check BVN using Glo

To check your BVN using Glo, follow the below steps;

  • Simply dial this code – *565*0#
  • Your BVN will pop-up on your screen
  • Make sure you have at least #20 airtime left on your Glo balance before attempting this.

How to Check BVN on 9Mobile

To check your BVN using 9Mobile, follow the below steps;

  • Simply dial this code – *565*0#
  • Your BVN will pop-up on your screen
  • Make sure you have at least #20 airtime left on your 9mobile balance before attempting this.

How to Check BVN on any Nigerian Bank

To check BVN on any Bank in Nigeria using any network, MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9Mobile you can simple dial *565*0#.

Note – This work for any Bank in Nigeria except GTB Bank.

How to Check BVN on GTB

To check your BVN on GTB, follow the below steps;

  • Simply dial *737#
  • Press “6” then Send
  • Press “1” then Send

You can quickly dial *737*6*1# or dial *737# and follow the on-screen instructions on how to check BVN.

 OR

  • You can log in to your GTB mobile app or GTB internet banking
  • Click the menu icon. Your BVN is displayed there

Conclusion

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Sistus Obi is a content writer at Recruitment Trust. Sistus is also a tech savvy, and a computer scientist

4 Comments

  1. What if d number used to register my BVN got missing or damaged,what steps will i used to get it back without going to the bank?

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