How to Check my BVN on Any Phone Line or Bank Account in Nigeria (Simple Steps)

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Last Updated on December 4, 2022

I was wondering how to check my BVN using any line or any of my bank accounts, so I decided to make this guide for other people like me. In this article, you’ll find out how to check your BVN on MTN and other networks like Glo, Airtel & Etisalat using USSD codes.

You’ll also find out how to check BVN for the different respective banks in Nigeria. But first, let’s find out what BVN really is and why it is important.

You basically can’t perform any banking transaction without a BVN these days in Nigeria. So you want to know how to check your BVN code on MTN & other networks with your phone and without having to go to the bank? 

What is a BVN Number and Why it is Important?

BVN (Bank Verification Number) is a unique 11-digit number that is produced by the biometric identification system developed by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Anyone that has a Nigerian bank account must have a BVN number. You can’t even open a new bank account in Nigeria without your BVN.

You can have multiple bank accounts in Nigeria but only one BVN code will be used for all your accounts. All your financial information in Nigeria is linked to your BVN number.

BVN is very important today in Nigeria if the country wants to continue to limit fraudulent banking actions. Because of the sensitive nature of BVN and the need to keep it safe, a lot of people tend to write down their BVN code.

A lot of people have also forgotten where they wrote down their BVN number and because they need to use it immediately. They need a quick way to check their BVN number without having to go to the bank.

How to Check My BVN Online & with a Phone?

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You can check your BVN number using USSD codes or shortcodes. So you don’t need to use an internet-enabled phone to check the BVN number in Nigeria.

You can also check your BVN online using your bank app.

Let’s move on to how you can check your BVN number on different lines like MTN, Airtel and the rest using the following steps.

How to Check my BVN on MTN Line

Here’s how to check BVN on MTN; Just dial the code *565*0# on your phone. Your BVN number will display on your phone screen.

You can now copy it. However, take note that using your phone for a BVN code check will cost you at least N20.

How to Check my BVN on Airtel

To check for your BVN code on Airtel,  dial the code *565*0# on your phone. Your BVN number will show on your phone screen. 

Copy it to a secure place on your phone so you can easily access it later. Airtel will charge you at least N20 for a BVN code check.

How to Check my BVN Number on Glo

To check for your BVN number on Airtel,  dial the code *565*0# on your phone. Your BVN number will immediately display on your phone screen. 

Copy it to a secure place on your phone so you can easily access it later. Glo will charge you at least N20 for a BVN code check.

How to Check my BVN Code on 9Mobile (Etisalat)

To check for your BVN code on Etisalat,  dial the code *565*0# on your phone. Your BVN code will immediately display on your phone screen. 

Copy it to a secure place on your phone so you can easily access it later. Glo will charge you at least N20 for a BVN code check.

How To Check my BVN Code On Access Bank

To check your BVN on Access Bank simply dial the code *565*0# on your phone. Your BVN code will immediately display on your phone screen.

How to Check my BVN on GTB

To check your BVN on GTB simply dial the code *565*0# or *737*6*1# on your phone. Your BVN code will immediately display on your phone screen.

How to Check my BVN on UBA

To check for your BVN code that is linked to your UBA account,  dial the code *565*0# on your phone. Your BVN code will immediately display on your phone screen. 

How To Check my BVN Code On First Bank

To check your BVN on First Bank simply dial the code *565*0# on your phone. Your BVN code will immediately display on your phone screen.  

How To Check my BVN Code On Zenith Bank

To check your BVN on Zenith Bank simply dial the code *565*0# on your phone. Your BVN code will immediately display on your phone screen. 

See: Zenith Code to Check Balance and to Transfer

How To Check my BVN Code for EcoBank

Check your BVN code using Ecobank by simply Dialling *565*0# from the sim card linked to your Ecobank account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on Ecobank.

How To Check my BVN Code for FCMB

Check your BVN code using FCMB by simply dialling *565*0# from the sim card linked to your FCMB account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on FCMB.

How To Check my BVN Code for Fidelity Bank

Check your BVN code using Fidelity Bank by simply dialling *565*0# from the sim card linked to your Fidelity Bank account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on Fidelity Bank.

How To Check my BVN Code for Heritage bank

Check your BVN code using Heritage Bank by simply dialling *565*0# from the sim card linked to your Heritage Bank account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on Heritage Bank.

BVN Code for Keystone Bank

Check your BVN code using Keystone Bank by simply dialling *565*0# from the sim card linked to your Keystone Bank account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on Keystone Bank.

BVN Code for Polaris Bank

Check your BVN code using Polaris Bank by simply dialling *565*0# from the sim card linked to your Polaris Bank account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on Polaris Bank.

BVN Code for Stanbic Bank

Check your BVN code using Stanbic Bank by simply dialling *565*0# from the sim card linked to your Stanbic Bank account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on Stanbic Bank.

BVN Code for Sterling Bank

Check your BVN code using Sterling Bank by simply dialling *565*0# from the sim card linked to your Sterling Bank account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on Sterling Bank.

BVN Code for Unity Bank

Check your BVN code using Unity Bank by simply Dial *565*0# from the sim card linked to your Unity Bank account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on Unity Bank.

BVN Code for Wema Bank

Check your BVN code using Wema Bank by simply dialling *565*0# from the sim card linked to your Wema Bank account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on Wema Bank.

BVN Code for Jaiz Bank

Check your BVN code using Jaiz Bank by simply dialling *565*0# from the sim card linked to your Jaiz Bank account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on Jaiz Bank.

BVN for SunTrust Bank

Check your BVN code using SunTrust Bank by simply dialling *565*0# from the sim card linked to your SunTrust Bank account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on SunTrust Bank.

BVN Code for Providus Bank

Check your BVN code using Providus Bank by simply dialling *565*0# from the sim card linked to your Providus Bank account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on Providus Bank.

BVN Code for Titan Trust bank

Check your BVN code using Titan Trust bank by simply dialling *565*0# from the sim card linked to your Titan Trust bank account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on Titan Trust bank.

BVN Code for CitiBank

Check your BVN code using CitiBank by simply dialling *565*0# from the sim card linked to your CitiBank account. Your BVN will display on your phone immediately. You should try and write out your BVN somewhere to keep it safe.

Please note that dialling this code will incur a service fee of N20 naira service fee. So you need to have up to N20 naira on your phone line to check your BVN on CitiBank.

Code to Check BVN (BVN USSD Code)

The code to check BVN is *565*0#. You can use this code to check BVN on all the phone networks like MTN, Airtel, Glo, and 9Mobile.

You can also use this code to check BVN for banks in Nigeria like Jaiz Bank, FCMB, Stanbic IBTC, Union Bank or any bank for that matter. 

How to Check BVN Online?

If you don’t want to check your BVN with a  USSD code but want to check your BVN online. You can get your BVN code from your bank app.

Just log into your bank app and your BVN code should appear on the menu bar of your bank app.

How to check my BVN date of birth and BVN name?

You cannot check for your BVN date of birth or BVN name through the BVN code or online through your bank app.

To check for your BVN date of birth and BVN name, you’ll need to take a copy of your BVN number (Dial *565*0#) with you to any of the branches of the Bank you use. 

How To Correct & Update Your BVN Details (Name & Phone number)

If you want to update your BVN details like your name, date of birth or phone number or even correct any mistakes if there are any. Here are the documents you’ll need to update your BVN details.

  • To change your date of birth you need your birth certificate.
  • To change your name or phone number you’ll need a government-issued id card like an international passport, national identity card or voter’s card.
  • For a name change because of marriage, you’ll need a Marriage certificate as proof.

When you have the required documents to effect a change of BVN details, you can now visit a bank branch to update your BVN details.

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