Bank Verification Number (BVN) is a number put up by Central Bank of Nigeria as means of identifying individuals. It doesn’t matter whether you have more than 5 banks, once you are given a BVN from any of the banks you link other banks with it. However, you are required to produce this number at one point or another instead of carrying the number about in a small paper for security reasons or go to bank, you can quickly check your BVN on your mobile phone. in this post you will see how to check BVN on all phone network and banks.
It is a unique number that is created by the bio-metric identification system. Anyone with bank account number as a matter of importance or compulsorily must have a BVN without which you cannot even open a new bank account. When I went to register for NIN I didn’t go with my BVN, I quickly checked online for a code type in the code on my phone, voila! my BVN popped out. But there was a lady in the room that was told to go the bank, that was a setback for her getting the NIN registration done that day because she forgot the date of birth on her BVN.
How to check BVN
There are different ways to check Bank Verification Number, you can check with or without data. To check BVN without data dial the code on your mobile phone and the code to use is *565*0#
How to check BVN details online
You can use your Bank App to check your Bank Verification Number details online. Every bank has an app which you can download into your phone
How to check BVN on MTN
- To check your BVN on MTN dial *565*0# on your phone like the way you make call. The number will display on your phone screen but you will be charge #20 for the transaction. Before the number will display you will be given the option to decline or go ahead with the process.
How to check Bank Verification Number on GLO Mobile
The same process is applied to all the network mobile. Dial *565*0# on your phone to check BVN on GLO mobile network. The number will pop up after accepting the option to go ahead with #20 deduction on your airtime.
How to check BVN on Airtel
Type *565*0# on your phone and dial to check your BVN on Airtel, a message will pop up, notifying you of #20 charges for the number you are requesting for. Copy the number directly into what you require the number for.
How to check BVN on Etisalat
Bear in mind that Etisalat is now 9mobile. Dial *565*0# on your phone to check BVN on 9mobile. Copy the number for what it is required for and #20 will be deducted. If you didn’t copy out the number or use it and you click back, the number will disappear. and you will have to carry out the process again and another #20 will be deducted.
How to check BVN Access Bank
Dial *565*0# on your phone but it must be the phone number you submitted to Access bank. Copy out the number that appeared.
How to check Bank Verification Number First bank
Type *565*0# on your phone that has the mobile number you gave to your bank. Dial the number as if you are making a call and your BVN will show after accepting #20 charges from the network used.
How to check BVN Zenith Bank
Just like other banks dial *565*0# on your phone and copy out the number shown, it is 11 digits number.
How to check BVN ECOBANK
In your phone that is linked to BVN account that is the phone number you gave to Ecobank bank; dial *565*0#. Copy out the number that appeared if you go back without writing out the number you will have to repeat the process because it doesn’t save.
How to check BVN on GTB
Dial *565*0# or *737*6*1# on your phone that is linked to your BVN number on GTB. The code will display, input it where it is required.
Code for checking Bank Verification Number
Generally, the USSD Code for checking BVN on phone is *565*0#. It is used on all mobile network to check BVN.
How to check my BVN date of birth and BVN name
Well! This is very sensitive and cannot be done via BVN USSD Code *565*0#. You have to go to the bank and carry out the verification.
How to correct and update your BVN Details; name and phone number
To correct your BVN date of birth, phone number, name and any other abnormalities that required correction; you will take these documents to the bank:
National identity card, International passport, voters’ card, driving license etc any of the above-mentioned means of identity is used to change your name or phone number.
You need a birth certificate or age declaration to change your date of birth
Marriage certificate or newspaper change of name is required to change name as a result of marriage.
You can use any of the available means provided to check your BVN. The general code is *565*0#, checking your BVN is not free if you are using phone, you will be charged #20. You may say it is free when using Bank App but then you have to use data.