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).
Get to any Zenith branch and fill out enrolment form (click here to download the form)
Present yourself for biometric data capture at the branch
Enrolment Ticket ID will be issued you at the end of biometric capture exercise
BVN will be sent to you via sms after 48 hours of enrolment
You can check your BVN from your Etisalat, Airtel or MTN line by dialling *565*0# after 48 hours of enrolment.
Enrolment in Diaspora
BVN enrolment in Zenith Bank offices outside Nigeria is free. However, enrolment with NIBSS partners (Online Integrated Services Inc. and VFS Global) requires payment and online booking for an appointment. For booking, payment and other requirements, visit http://oisservices.com/bvn.php (Online Integrated Services Inc. locations) or http://www.vfsglobal.com/bvn/nigeria (VFS Global locations).
Zenith Bank Limited Premier Towers, Liberia Road, Accra, Ghana Tel +233 302 611500, 302 680884, 542 000111 Zenith Bank Limited East Legon Branch, Lagos Street Tel +233 302 611500, 302 680884, 542 000111
Jeddah – VFS Global, Al Etimad Visa Centre – TasHeel Commercial Plaza, Ground Floor – Suwaid Bin Sakher Street, Off Jundub Bin Kaab Street, Al Mohammadiyah District 1, Jeddah.
Riyadh – VFS Global, Dove Plaza (Hyper Panda), Umm Al Hamam Street, Riyadh. Al Khobar – VFS Global, Ground Floor, Unified Visa Application Centre, King Faisal Road, Al Rakah Al Janubiyah Dist, Al Khobar.