You might have heard of the Bank Verification Number (BVN) before, but do you know how to check your BVN? Here's how to check your BVN and what you need to do to get one.
What is a BVN?
Your BVN is your Bank Verification Number, and it is a unique 11-digit number that is attached to your bank account. BVN is your Financial Identity Number, and was introduced in February, 2014, to facilitate bank transactions and reduce bank fraud in Nigeria. Now that we know what a BVN is, let’s take a look at how to check it.
How to Check BVN (Bank Verification Number)
- Dial *565*0# on your phone.
- From the pop-up box, copy and save your BVN.
01: Dial *565*0# on Your Phone
*565*0# is the BVN Code. Dial the code on your phone dialer using the SIM card you provided during registration to check your BVN. Simply dial the code into your phone dialer and press the send button.
02: From The Pop-up Box, Copy and Save Your BVN
Just a few seconds after dialing the BVN code *565*0#, you will see a pop-up message box containing your unique 11-digit BVN. You can copy the code or screenshot it.
Warning! Do not share your BVN, please. Sharing your BVN online or on social media puts you at risk for fraud.
What is The Cost of Checking BVN?
The cost of checking BVN is 20 naira. Before checking, make sure your SIM card has at least 20 naira on it.
How Much Does it Cost to Get a BVN?
BVN enrollment is free. That is to say, you don't have to pay to get a BVN. All you have to do to get your BVN is to go to any bank branch nearby with your and request a BVN enrollment form.
Is it Possible to Have Two BVNs?
Having multiple bank accounts linked up with one BVN is okay, but having multiple BVNs is a big NO-NO. BVN is unique, which is to say, you can't find any with the same BVN as yours. If you already have a BVN, you will find it defaults to enrolling in another.