How to Change Your BVN Date of Birth and Phone Number 2024

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The intend of this post is to explain How to change your BVN date of Birth, phone number and other BVN Details.  How to make this changes is one of the questions Nigerian have been asking.

What is BVN?

Bank Verification Number (BVN) is an eleven (11) digit unique number given to individuals by bank to help reduce fraud, illegal banking transactions and identity owners of account. This number is Issued inline with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act 1958 to reduce fraud and illegal banking transactions in the country.

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Errors You Can Correct on BVN

The following are the errors you can correct on your BVN details;

  • You can change Your BVN date of birth
  • You can change BVN incorrect phone number
  • You can change Your BVN Name or misspelled Name

Change Your BVN Date of Birth

To change BVN date of birth is very simple and straight, all you need to-do is to go to bank with your birth certificate. In a situation where you can’t provide your birth certificate, we advise you go court and get affidavit.

Change BVN Incorrect Phone Number

In most cases of incorrect phone number, the error always come from bank. That is the person who registered or opened your account.

When you realize this error, you will have to get an affidavit from the court in that regards. After suing the affidavit, take it to bank and request for BVN update form to initiate this update.

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Change Your BVN Name

The main reason one will want to change their BVN name is marriage. In Nigeria,  a woman will marry her want to change her name to that of her husband.

In this regards, all you need to do is to go to your bank and collect change of name update form. Your will be asked to provide marriage certificates as evidence. In some cases, you will be asked to get an affidavit from the court.


How to Change Your BVN Date of Birth and Phone Number

Step 1: Gather The Required Documents

To change your BVN date of birth and phone number, you will need to provide the following documents to the bank;

  • A valid Government Issued I’D (driver’s license, Voter’s card, international passport, national I’D etc) that clearly shows your name and date of birth.
  • A sworn affidavit from the court.
  • News paper publication that announces you changed your date of Birth and reason for so.

Step 2: Visit Your Bank Branch

To change you BVN date of birth and phone number, Go to your bank branch where you registered your BVN and request a BVN update/correction form the customer service desk.

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Fill out the form and submit the form with the required documents.

Step 3: Wait For Confirmation

After submitting the form, Wait for the bank to process your request and confirm the changes.

You may receive a confirmation sms or email once the correction is completed.

How to Change Your BVN Date of Birth and Phone Number

How to Change Your BVN Date of Birth and Phone Number On-line

You can change your BVN details online without going to bank. All you need to-do is visit NIBBS Official website and make the changes. In some case, you will need to visit the bank if the change requires biometric enrollment or verification.

How to Check Your BVN With USSD Code

To Check your Bank Verification Number (BNV) with ussd code, dial *565*0# from the phone number linked to your BVN. This code works on all mobile networks in Nigeria.

Note: You must have atleast #50 airtime in your phone to complete this process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does it take to change my BVN date of birth?

The following are what might cause delay if you want to change your BVN details;

  • Bank Network
  • Incomplete documents such as court affidavit, government Issued ID etc.

Is there a fee for changing my BVN date of birth?

Some banks might charge a fee in regards to this. We suggest you contact your bank for more information about correction fee.

Can I change my date of Birth online or through the mobile app?

No, you cannot change your BVN Online or through mobile app. Change of BVN must be done in person at the bank you registered your BVN.

How can I deactivate my BVN if I no longer need it or want it?

No, you cannot deactivate you BVN once it has been issued to you by bank.

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