So is there a way on how to retrieve bvn without phone number? Yes, there is. We are here to help you out.
A lot of times due to how busy we are, we might mistakenly misplace our mobile phones. Unfortunately, this phone might be where we have the sim that was used to register the BVN number.
And if we don’t misplace it, it could be that we lost our sim card. Or it could even be that the sim is spoiled, falls inside a powerful chemical, and gets destroyed.
For parents, it could be that your child chews the SIM card. You know how children are sometimes, they can eat anything that they see.
There are a lot of reasons why our phone number could be a hindrance, especially when it comes to linking BVN.
How to Retrieve BVN Without Phone Number
To find your Bank Verification Number (BVN) without using your alert SIM card, you can try the following methods:
1. Check Through Your Bank statement
You need to open a bank account with any of the Nigerian banks to be able to do this. For those of us who have done that already and can access our bank statements, there is something you need to do.
You have to look for your BVN on it, it is printed on the statement. I know that some banks include the BVN on their account statements, you know different strokes for different folks.
They provide it in a specific section, either you see it at the top or bottom of your bank statement.
2. Go to Your Bank
Your phone number is missing for one reason or the other, but don’t worry if the above does not work for you. Kindly take a walk to your bank branch, any branch at all as far as it is your bank.
When you get there, you will have to provide the person handling your query with your account details and identification documents.
But if you are not with the document, you might be asked to go back and bring it. Sure it is what the bank can do and this is one of the best ways to handle this if you ask me.
3. Reach Out to Your Bank Customer Service
Another method you should use is by contacting your bank’s customer service helpline.
Some banks attend to customer’s requests and solve their problems. We know that some customer service is very poor and we wonder if they don’t eat sometimes or if they are working for the bank for free or on credit – kind of funny 🙂
The bank can help you out in getting your BVN via a call to them if only you can provide every information they need from you.
But if you are a shy type or you can’t speak fluently or you have some kind of fright, you can send them an email to their support with your complaint and it will be attended to but in case of mail, it could take more than 24hrs to attend to you.
4. Check It Through Your Online Banking Profile Account
Did you open an online account, like you installed the bank app on your phone? If yes, this method will work for you.
There is less stress for you if you have the app installed already and you have been using the online banking app for transactions. So how do you get started? It is simple and I’m here to guide you.
- Go to your phone
- locate the bank app
- click the bank app log to launch it
Move to your account settings (personal information section). This is where you will get to see your BVN number copy it and keep it safe for future use.
All banks may not operate the same way in terms of positioning and arrangement, some banks prefer to display the BVN within the online banking portal so you have to watch out.
5. Use your Banks Website to Check:
If your bank provides a service for checking your BVN number then you’re a luck man right now. This is a self-service option that allows people to retrieve their BVN on their own by simply providing their account details, and other important information needed to access the BVN.
We always advise you to check first if your bank has that service because it might be that your bank does not have it. So before you become excited try it out first because there could be variables, instead of hoping on this option alone, and in the end it fails you.
Can I check my BVN details online?
Ultimately, the best way to check your BVN is via the *565*0# shortcode, but that works only if you are using the phone number linked to your BVN. The other ways to check are via the NIBSS website, via Internet banking, or your mobile banking app. Remember that your BVN is sensitive information.
How can I use another number to check my BVN?
How can I check my BVN with another number? Dial *565*0# from any mobile network to obtain your Bank Verification Number. This is the code for all banks, and to use this service, your bank must be registered with the Central Bank of Nigeria.