How To Check BVN And Validation Online

You may be wondering how to check for your verification number without the stress of going to a bank to know your BVN [Bank Verification Number] or to retrieve it. Conceptually, without your BVN, you won’t  be able to make transactions, especially when you haven’t updated your bank account with your BVN.

The actual reason why a BVN is required is required is because of the need for security or for security purpose to secure private and personal details or transactions in the banking sector with BVN, it serves as a means of identification and addresses the issueof identity theft, and your account is protected from unauthorized access.

So, instead of going to a banking hall to queue amidst other customers just to get your BVN, this articles will show you the hassle-free way to check your BVN without going to visit a bank.


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Checking For BVN And Validation Online

Checking for BVN without having to visit the bank is by using a USSD code that works consistently with all mobile networks [MTN, Airtel, GLO, 9Mobile/Etisalat] by simply dialing *565*0# and you will get  a message from NIBSS concerning your BVN.

However, note that, your account must be linked or connected with the phone number you used in registering your account. A charge of N10 will get deducted from your mobile account balancewhen requesting for BVN. If you don’t have a Bank Verification Number, the one and only option to register for a BVN is by visiting any bank branch of your choice and follow the given direction to enroll for a BVN; and in 24 hours, you will receive your BVN.


You may follow the 3 steps below for validation:

  • Dial *565*1#
  • Enter the BVN code type, followed by your Date of Birth
  • Click Send

Or you may go to the web portal []. There, you will be requested to fill in your BVN code and date of birth. After filling it, you can click on Send. Also have in mind that, you will be charged  N10 for phone transaction and N20 while using the web portal in which you will be require to pay N20 for either credit card of via internet banking.


2 thoughts on “How To Check BVN And Validation Online”

  1. hi, my name is ajani Kolawole please, kindly sort me out on the date of birth I started for my BVN because of forgetting it and it seriously useful for me. thanks


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