The Nigerian BVN which is an 11 digit number was introduced to diminish all levels of theft and fraud. The Bank Verification Number served the purpose of a universal identity (ID) across 9ja financial institutions and banks.
In other words, it is best for your own safety and personal banking secureness.
I have seen a lot of people ask me – How to change my BVN Phone number online for Free?
Or other BVN details such as correction of names, wrong date of birth etc. These issues can affect how you bank overall.
My advice is that you should try as much as possible to avoid all mistakes when filling out forms for a new bank account or that forms that asks for your BVN number (If you own a BVN). Ensure the dates of birth and names match the one on your BVN.
What if I made the mistake already?
For instance, you want to open a new bank account and you don’t remember the date of birth used during your BVN registration.
Good news is – you can actually check your BVN date of birth and other details easily by visiting the bank you enroll with or any of the Bank branches you have an account with.
How to Change My BVN Phone Number Online
First of all, you need to know and copy your BVN number by dialling this code *565*0# using the mobile number you registered with.
Next, Copy the code and visit Bank branches you have an account with to check your BVN Date of birth and other info. If you have an account with GTBank, dial *737*6*1# to check your BVN number.
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How to Change My BVN Phone Number Online
To change your BVN phone number online, you will need a copy of your national identity card, international passport or voter’s card showing your correct name.
Next, reach out to your bank’s customer care representatives for guidiance.
How To Correct and Update Your BVN Details.
To make some corrections or update your BVN which can be a name, date of birth and phone number, you will need the following documents.
- For date of birth change, you will need: Birth certificate.
- To change names and other details as a result of marriage: Marriage certificate as proof.
- For a change of names, phone number: You will need an international passport, national identity card or voters card showing the correct name.
Once you have provided all of these, take them to any of your bank branches and they will do the needful by attending to you.
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Hint To Note: There is no method, for now, to know your BVN details without going to the bank because all BVN database is secured (Correct me if I’m wrong).
By dialing this code *565*0# both on MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9Mobile, you will only be shown your BVN. After that, a charge of N20 will be deducted from your account and the 11 digit number will be sent to you.
Good Luck in your quest to learn how to change my BVN phone number online.
If I later need to go back to the bank branch for it, why do you topic the post as “online” in the first place?
Like you, a lot of people are looking for answers “ONLINE”
I went to the bank to update my bvn details but was ask to get affidavit from the police.
If the bank said that, I believe you should then.
Yeah, sure. Go right ahead.
Thanks for giving me ur time
I want to change my bvn phone number
Head on to the bank and grab their form at the customer care deperatment.
I Want to change my account name
You’d have to go the bank to do that. Go with your date of birth certificate or an affidavit.
Pls I need my date of bathe
Kindly reach out to your bank to get that info.
Pls how can I change my bvn number
A bank worker made a mistake
She mistakenly type another number instead of mine
Pls help a sister
You’ll need to go to the bank and correct that
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OBI chidi Solomon
I want to change my phone number linked to my account
Do I need to go to the bank I registered for my BVN before the correction will be made.
No, you can reach out to them via email.
Eweina akanni olatunji
How can I change my bvn phone number to new one with out going to bank
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I lost my Sim
I forgot my bvn
Pls how to change my phone number