How to Check Your BVN Online


Before you learn how to check your BVN online, let’s find out what exactly BVN is.

Bank Verification Number also known as BVN is an 11 digit number. The BVN serves as your universal ID in all the banks or financial institutions in the country.

The need for BVN came up when the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) implemented its cashless policy. One of the reasons for the BVN was to curb all forms of financial fraud and theft. Additionally, your BVN also enables you carry out transactions at any point of banking operations.

How to Check Your BVN Online

Here’s the statement released by the CBN with regards to the BVN

Identity theft and fraudulent transactions have become a menace to the global banking system in recent times. In order to ensure trust relationship in the Nigerian banking system is not undermined, The Central Bank of Nigeria in collaboration with all Nigerian Banks launched Bank Verification Number (BVN) project in February 14, 2014. The BVN uniquely identifies every customer across the Nigeria banking industry using biometric details. It is a requirement for operating a bank account in Nigeria as no withdrawal shall be made on accounts without validated BVN (customers in diaspora accounts were exempted till January 31, 2016”

Overall, the BVN can be said to be an initiative by the CBN to ensure transparency, security and easy assessment of data in accordance with best practices in developed countries. These are the benefits of having a BVN:

  • Secures your bank account
  • Exposes fraudulent transactions, theft and blacklisted customers
  • Provides with a unique ID that you can use in any bank

Once you register, the BVN is attached to your name across all banks or financial institutions in the country.

Despite being an 11 digit number, you don’t neccesarily have to memorise your BVN. There are ways to check the number on your mobile phone anytime you need to even if you don’t have an internet connection.

How to check your BVN online

So the question you’re obviously asking is how do I check my BVN online?

Well, it’s quite straightforward.

All you have to do is to simply dial *565*0# using the mobile phone you used for your account registration. But it comes at a cost. You will be charged N20

If you’re yet to register you’ll receive this information, “Sorry your number is not enrolled on the BVN platform. Thank you for using BVN service. You have been charged N20 for this service.”

In this case you can register by following the steps below;

  • Enter any Nigerian bank of your choice
  • Request and fill the BVN enrolment form
  • Submit the form
  • Your biometric data will be taken i.e facial, thumb print
  • You will be given an acknowledgement slip with a transaction ID
  • Within 24 hours you’ll receive your BVN

Apart from the code *565*0#, some banks also have their specific shortcodes to allow their customers check their BVN on their phone. For instance, if you’re a GTBank customer, you can dial *737*6*1# to check your BVN.



  1. Jacob blessing patience
  3. Sanchez
  4. Ngumoha chizurumoke
    • Akinrole Ridwan akin
  5. Ayomide
  6. abubakar abbas
  7. abubakar abbas
  8. OLaiyataiwotosin
  9. Isibor akhere Mary
  10. Tawakalit
  11. Abiodun
  12. Ebube benjamin
  13. Adeola Temowo
  14. Mustapha musa
  15. Bilahu mariam titilayo
  16. chidera
  17. atimiri thompson ayoleyi
  18. Iyanu Godfrey
  20. Abdulsamad sanusi
  21. Ayandeji Basit
    • Umar Danwada wakili
  22. Shehu difa Muhammad
  23. Maduabuchi chinedu
  24. Precious
  25. Prince Adebayo
  26. Victor
  27. Wasiuopeyemi
  28. Daniel
  29. Okonkwo Benedict
  30. Awodirepo Oluwabusayo E.
  31. Friday Akpason
  32. Fashe monday john
  33. samuel
      • Tajudeen basit ciisey
    • Ruth okeke
      • Lawal- Adedoyin bukola
  34. Daniel Oluwaseun
  35. Sharon Clark
  36. Wisdom
    • Diepreyejohnny
      • NF
      • alqasim
        • Miracle
      • Elomejikelinus
    • ife basirat Akinola
    • Helena
    • Helena
  37. Taiwo
  38. Richard
  39. Esowenne chima precious
    • Edidiong Samuel
  40. Emmanuel Okeyigwe
  41. Erica Osaghae
    • Adewale
    • Damilola
    • Dorcas Sunday Osarieme
  42. adekoya tosin Peter
    • salome oparaekocha
    • Edu eniola ibrahim
  43. Hafizu
    • Ebeye Gift Ekene
  44. Temple chinyerem nwachukwu
  45. Usie monica
  46. Ige Olufemi Emmanuel
  47. Abdulramom
  48. samaila alhaji dahiru
  49. Isaac uyaemesi
    • Otunnubi rofiat
      • was
  50. Akinkunmi Timothy Olawoore
  51. Inweh blessing
  52. Oyetunji Itoyebi Felix
  54. olorunfemi zainab omoyemi
    • odeyemi toluwalase darasimi
    • Raji kaosarat abidemi
  55. Elisha olarewaju oluwatimilehin
  56. komolafe joke
  57. Idongesit Aniefoik Ben
  58. sanusi bello
  59. oyelami abiola rosemary
    • Okundia Malachi john
  60. Ojo Oluwatobiloba Peter
  61. Raphael
    • Oyinkansola Folasade
      • Oyinkansola Folasade
  62. Wisdom
    • obinna
      • Kayode Abraham oluwafemi
      • Samson
  63. Taiwo oluwatosin ogunji
    • Babatunde lukman
  64. Azeez Olayemi
  65. Wale ola
  66. majolagbe eniola
  67. ugwoke izu chukwu
  68. Babatunde Hameed
  69. Ojo Esther oyiza
  70. Etido
  71. Henry
  72. Ikurhyel Nehemiah
  73. Osayi tayo igbinomwanhia
  74. Angry reader
  75. Ossai Ikechuku Nelson
  76. ayinde
  77. Ekene jude Sylvester
  78. Rapheal bello
    • Raphael
  79. Augustine Bassey King
  80. elisha
  81. sadiq
  82. Opaniyi Anuoluwapo
  83. Opaniyi Anuoluwapo
  84. Dahiru Hussaini Yelwa
  85. James Isaiah chigozie
  86. Idowu Omolola
    • BADEWA olubunmi blessing
      • Badmus moyosore ridwan
  87. Idowu Omowunmi
  88. wallep
    • Richard
  89. opadayo dare samuel
  90. Akusebo Maxwell Damilola
    • Abdulrahaman
  91. akunne nneka
    • Okekunle opeyemi
  92. yahya
  93. iAmusan Emmanuel O
    • yahya
    • Gaddafi
  94. Tijani Abass
  95. akindele adedeji iyanu
  96. adedoyin obadare
  97. Abikoye Babajide
  98. Alashe Omotayo
    • Idowu Omowunmi
  99. Onipe David
    • James Isaiah chigozie
    • Okoro Osinachi

Leave a Reply

error: Content is Read-Only!!