How to Check BVN Codes in Nigeria 2020

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The Bank Verification Number commonly called BVN, is a biometric identification system implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria to tackle or reduce illegal banking transactions in Nigeria. It is a modern security measure in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria Act 1958 to reduce fraud in the banking system.

Perhaps you have forgotten the 11 digit number, don’t panic, all you need is a smartphone and your bank registered number inserted.

On the go, dial *565*0# on your smartphone, you will receive your BVN number as a message on your phone.

Note: These service cost only N20 and can be accessed on all networks and by all banks

BVN Code On MTN 

For those subscribing MTN services, simply dial *565*0#, wait until your BVN number is displayed on the screen of your device.

First Bank BVN Code 

To check First Bank BVN code as a customer, just dial *565*0#.


To check GTB Bank BVN code as a customer, just dial *565*0#

Access Bank BVN Code

To check Access Bank BVN code, as a customer, just dial *565*0#

Diamond Bank BVN Code

To check Diamond BVN code as a customer, just dial *565*0#

How to get BVN Code

The following are steps to follow to register for your BVN 

  • Go to any commercial bank with a valid ID card and fill a BVN enrollment form.
  • After this, your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) will be captured.
  • After capturing, you will be given a ticket ID.
  • Your BVN will then be sent to your phone number after a few days.

How to Check BVN Code 

Simply dial *565*0# on your Smartphone (registered phone number), the BVN number will display after few seconds.

What is the Code to Check BVN

The code to use to obtain your BVN regardless of the Bank or network you are using is *565*0# on your registered number on your smartphone. 

Why BVN is Important  

BVN is very important because it reduces the tendency of fraudulent practices. Due to the fact that PINs and passwords are easily hacked and manipulated, the major objective of the BVN is to uniquely verify and protect the identity of each bank customer, reduce fraud and strengthen the Nigerian banking system.

Is BVN Confidential 

BVN is a very sensitive confidential information which is personal to individual bank customers and should not be made public.

Is BVN Compulsory 

Yes, in Nigeria, BVN is a compulsory exercise. It provides account holders with a unique number that enables the account holder to have a single identity in the same banking system.

Can BVN Be Changed 

The simple truth is no, it cannot be changed.

Can I have two BVN

The answer is No, you are not permitted to operate two BVN number in Nigeria.

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