Bank Verification Number (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 are exempted till January 31, 2016).
Click Here To Update Your BVN Online
The benefits of the project among others include:
BVN gives a unique identity that can be verified across the Nigerian Banking Industry
Customers' bank accounts are protected from unauthorized access
It will address issues of identity theft, thus reduce exposure to fraud
It will enhance the credit system in the Nigerian Banking Industry
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.
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 appointment.
For booking, payment and other requirements, visit:
(Online Integrated Services Inc. locations) or
(VFS Global locations).
Ghana (Zenith Bank Office)
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
Zenith Bank (Sierra-Leone)
18-20 Rawdon Street Freetown Sierra, Leone.
(+23225) - 338660, 338655, 261914
Zenith Bank (Gambia) Ltd
49,Kairaba Avenue, KSMD, Fajara, The Gambia
Tel: (220) 4399471, 4399474, 4399475.
• Leicester - OIS Inc. The Peepul Centre, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester LE4 6DP
• London - OIS Inc. 56-57, Fleet Street, City of London EC4Y 1JU, U.K.
• Manchester - VFS Global, 1st floor, 18-22 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3AG, United Kingdom.
• Washington DC - OIS Inc. 11900 Park Lawn Drive, Suite 160, Rockville, MD.
• Atlanta GA - OIS Inc. Suite 204, 918 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, Atlanta, GA 30076.
• Houston TX - OIS Inc. Suite 745, 9894 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77036.
• Los Angeles CA - OIS Inc. 11222 S. La Cienega Blvd., Suite 150, Inglewood CA 90304
• New Jersey - OIS Inc. 2983 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 302, Jersey City, NJ 07306
• Dallas - Emmanuel Anglican Church, 5923 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX. 75230 (temporary).
• Dallas - Accondu Consulting, 59450 Skillman Suite #120, Dallas TX 75243. 75230 (Permanent).
• Chicago - Hampton Inn Chicago-O’Hare International Airport, 3939 N. Mannheim Rd, Schiller Park, Illinois, 60176 (temporary).
• Dubai - OIS Inc. 2907 Platinum Tower Cluster 1, Jumeirah Lake Towers.
• Johannesburg - OIS Inc. No. 6, Bolton Road, Rose Bank, Johannesburg, SA.
• Cape Town - VFS Global, 47 Strand Street, 5th Floor Office 504, Cape Town, Western Cape.
• Beijing - OIS Inc. Unit 1 Suite 1801, Kun Sha Building, 16XIN Yuan Li Street, Chaoyang District,
• Shangai - OIS Inc. RM 2025, 22/F, Catic Building, 212 Jianging Road, Jing’an District, Shangai PRC.
• Guangzhou - OIS Inc. Unit 27/28, 4th Floor, R&F To-Win Building, 30 HUXAIA Road, Tianhe District,
New Delhi - OIS, Plot No. 4 Ground Floor Institutional Area, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
• Toronto - VFS Global Unit 701 - 1235 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, M5R 3K4, Canada.
• Vancouver - VFS. Oceanic Plaza 1066 West Hastings St. Suite 2000 Vancouver, BC V6E 3X2
• Regina - Redeemed Christian Church, 1171 Broda Street, Regina, SK S4N 3R1, Canada (temporary).
• Melbourne - VFS Global, Suite 4, Level 12, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria – 3000
• Sydney - VFS Global, Suite 2B, Joint Visa Application Centre, Level 8, 189 Kent Street, Sydney NSW – 2000
• Brisbane - VFS Global, Level 8, Joint Visa Application Centre, 87 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane, QLD – 4004
• Perth - VFS Global, Level 3, 267 St. George’s Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000
Sao Paulo - VFS Global (BVN Enrollment Centre), Avenida das Nações Unidas, No 12.551,
World Trade Center São Paulo, 17th floor, room 1704B. Brooklin Paulista São Paulo - SP. Brazil
Malaysia - OIS Inc. Room 1 Servcorp, 36th floor, Menara Citibank, 165 Jalan Ampang, 50450 kl. Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
PARIS - OIS Inc. 173 Avenue Victor Hugo, 75116 Paris
• 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.
• Kyiv - VFS Global, 60, Kyrylivska Street, 04080, Kiev, Ukraine.
• Dar es Salaam - Alwahda House. Suite B106, 1st floor, Bibi Titi Mohamed Road, Mnazi Mmoja area, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
• Manila - Unit 305-B Zeta II Building, Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City Philippines 1229.
If you have enrolled for your BVN with other Nigerian Banks or authorized third party, kindly do any of the following to ensure your account is updated.
Login to internet banking
Click on Account summary on the left pane
Click on BVN update
Enter your BVN and click submit
Download BVN update form (click here to download the form)
Fill it out
Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call our 24/7 contact centre on +234-1-2927000, or +234-1-2787000
USSD (short code)
Dial *966*YourBVN# from the GSM number on which you receive transaction alerts (Individual Naira account only)
Zenith Bank Website
Go to www.zenithbank.com/bvnupdate
Enter your Zenith [NUBAN] Account Number
Enter your BVN
Enter the provided Security Code and click Validate
On successful validation enter your token details to update and activate your account