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How to Check BVN Online Easily (Code For All Banks & Networks)

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BVN is an abbreviated version of Bank Verification Number. Do you know that there is a code for checking your BVN online on your mobile phone easily? Read on to find out.

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It’s no more news that the federal government through the ministry of finance has ordered banks to block any bank account that is not affiliated to a BVN.

BVN was introduced to Nigeria’s banking system on 14th of December 2014 but it wasn’t popular across the country until late 2015 and early part of 2016 when the federal government made it compulsory for all and sundry who deals with banking and finance in the country.

You must note that BVN is a 11-digit number which will be attached to your bank account details and will be sent to all banks in the country.

One of the good aspects of this system is that all the banks in Nigeria accepted this monetary policy, which means that your Bank Verification Number together with your bank account details are visible to all banks in Nigeria irrespective of the type you deals with.

The main reason behind the introduction of BVN by the government is to stop the increased rate of financial theft and fraud; corruption among politicians and wealthy citizens who are involved in illegal business.

It’s also believed that new innovation will ensure Transparency in the banking sector. It will also helps in immediate and efficient provision of individuals’ bank data should there be any emergency or corruption case.

Another characteristics of BVN is that it can easily be acquired in terms of Money because it comes free of charge.

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All you need do is to visit the bank of your choice, bu it is advisable you register at the bank you deal with i.e the bank you have an account with.

Then you must follow these procedures which include:

  • Order for BVN enrollment form
  • Make sure you enter correctly all the information asked in the form before submitting the form back to enrollment post within the bank.
  • Wait till you present your biometric data which include fingerprints and facial appearance to the officer in charge.
  • Ensure that enrollment receipt is given to you before you step out of the bank. Enrollment receipt contains all the data you submitted in the enrollment form; date of registration and the bank’s name which you registered with.
  • You will get a short message from the bank representative. This message contains your BVN details after 24hours.

How to Check BVN Online Via Mobile Phone

In case you misplaced your BVN and you don’t know how to retrieve it, you don’t need to panic because there’s an easy way to do that.

You can easily retrieve or check your BVN online, using your mobile phone.

Any kind of phone can check BVN online, irrespective of version or brand. You don’t need internet connection, as long as the phone can send and receive messages, you are good to go.

All you need do on your mobile phone, dial *565*0# It works on MTN, GLO, AIRTEL, ETISALAT (9mobile).

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*565*0# is the universal code for checking / retrieving your BVN as the case may be, irrespective of the mobile network you are using.

This means that all mobile network subscribers either you an Airtel subscriber, Glo subscriber, 9mobile subscriber, or MTN subscriber, you only need to dial *565*0# to check your BVN online.

For all GTB Customers you can easily dial *737*61# to check your own BVN online.

Here are some things you need to know about BVN and your account

  1. Without BVN you can’t withdraw any amount of money from POS or ATM
  2. BVN registration can only be done in a day.
  3. A bank account can only have one BVN
  4. CBN endorsed the BVN policy
  5. BVN is not for children below 18 years of age.

Ensure you update your data at the where you register once there are changes in the data you give during enrollment or registration.

32 COMMENTS

  1. Please I opened my account and my bvn number in Fidelity Bank last month precisely and til now I have not received any message from them with my bvn number and my mother used her email address for any message so that she could be monitoring what comes and goes out. And my number was there. Please help do I do that

  2. I lost the number that was linked with my bvn and i don’t know the bvn and the number I used in enrolling for the bvn offhand .please, what can I do?

  3. I lost my phone number and the account number also with the bvn number and I went to my bank and Dey said I cannot get the bvn back or I should go and find the number

  4. I lost my old line, where my bvn is rigistered to, I’m not in the country now, but I have my master card here, I want to know, is it possible to get my bvn from an atm machine through my card?

  5. Plz I have not done bvn before but I want to open account and they said that I have done bvn before
    Plz how can I retrieve it back
    Plz help me out 😭😭

  6. I did my Bvn last year,but l didn’t open an account cause my middle name was wrongly spell in the voter ID, they said that I need to go correct it before l can be given an account number but l fill the bvn form the way the name was spell. I want to know whether l can still open an account with that bvn thus l haven’t correct the mistake

  7. I did my bvn last year but I didn’t open an account cause my middle name was wrongly spell in my voter card. They said that I need to correct it first before I can be given an account number but I fill the bvn form the way same it was spell, l want to know whether l can still open an account with it thus l haven’t correct the mistake or l should do a new one.

  8. PLEASE ADVISE ME:: I ENROLLED INTO BVN WITH HERITAGE BANK WHICH IS MY BANK, I LINKED THE SAME BVN WITH MY OTHER ACCOUNTS WITH OTHER BANKS. SOMETIME LAST YEAR, I GOT AN SMS FROM GTBANK ON THE SAME PHONE NUMBER THAT I USED TO REGISTER FOR THE BVN, TELLING ME THAT I HAVE BEEN ENROLLED ON THE BVN WITH GTBANK. THAT WAS STRANGE CUS I NEVER HAD BUSINESS WITH GTBANK, NOT TO TALK OF HAVING AN ACCOUNT WITH THE BANK. I LATER WENT TO ONE OF MY OTHER BANKS THAT I ALSO OPERATE AND THE CUSTOMER SERVICE ATTENDANT ASKED ME TO IGNORE THE SMS.

    I RECENTLY DISCOVERED AN ISSUE MY BVN. I CAN’T RETRIEVE MY BVN USIING USSD CODE (*565*0#) CUS IT ALWAYS REPLIES WITH THEVMSG THAT MY NUMBER IS LINKED TO MULTIPLE BVN. NOW, I HAVE GONE TO HERITAGE BANK WHO ARE ADVISING ME TO GO AND SWEAR AN AFFIDAVIT FOR A CHANGE OF PHONE NUMBER OF MY BVN. I DON’T WANNA TRY THIS CUS SOMEONE I DON’T KNOW CAN’T BE USING MY BVN.

    DOES IT MEAN THAT THE BVN DATABASE IS NOT WELL-SECURED THAT THE SYSTEM CANNOT DETECT AND REJECT A PHONE NUMBER THAT HAD BEEN ASSIGNED TO A CUSTOMER EARLIER?

    PLEASE I NEED HELP ON HOW TO RESOLVE THIS, OR DO I NEED TO GO TO GTBANK EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NO ACCOUNT WITH THEM? THANKS.

  9. I register my BVN at UBA bank than and have not attached it to any bank account before l left Nigeria .how can I get my BVN ?

  10. Anytime I try to check my bvn with the *565*0# code it always show:your request have been handle, we’ll get back to you shortly…..and I’ll not receive any message after that….. And sometimes if I wanted to transfer money that is more than 10k it will request for my otp and card pan which I don’t have…..pls help me. Am not in Nigeria and I really need the acct back

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