How to correct my BVN name in Nigeria

This is an educative post on how to correct my BVN name in Nigeria. If there’s an error made on your name when registering for bank verification number, you can correct the mistake.

I’ve been in your shoe before, and I’m here to explain to you all that is required to have that error corrected.

If there’s an error made on your name, be it misspelling or wrong name arrangement, you will have problem linking your bank verification number to your new bank account.

In the process of doing such, you’ll encounter mismatch error in name. No need to worry at all as it can be corrected.

So let’s proceed on how to correct my BVN name

How to correct my BVN name

First, know that you can only correct your bvn name in the bank and no any other place as long as you in Nigeria.

Again, there are requirements needed from you to correct your bvn name, they include the followings;

  • Means of identification like the national ID card, driver’s license, international passport, Nigeria permanent voter’s card, etc.
  • A court affidavit in the case of change of name
  • A newspaper publication in the case of change of name

Note: You’re to make changes to your bvn in the bank you registered for your bank verification number.

Now let’s proceed on how to correct my BVN name.

1. Error in bvn name arrangement

Requirement for this includes;

  • A means of identification recognized in the country and they include the national ID card, international passport, driver’s license and the Nigeria permanent voter’s card
  • A bvn amendment form issued by the bank

If there’s a mistake in the name arrangement, that is your name is Johnson Chibuike Adewale. Johnson is your last name which is the surname, Chibuike is your first name while Adewale is your middle.

Then in your bank verification number, it is written Adewale as your last name, Chibuike as your middle name and Johnson as your first name. In this case, there’s a wrong name arrangement and linking your new bank account to your bank verification number won’t go through.

You need to correct the error and it’s so easy and simple.

To answer the question on how to correct my BVN name in this type of name error, you only need to go to the bank with your ID card or any means of identification. Walk to the customer service section and explain that there’s a mistake in your bvn name arrangement.

The bank customer service representative will request for your ID to confirm if the name on your bvn tallies with the name on your ID. If it does match, the customer service representative will go ahead and make the changes.

Mind you, you’ll have to fill a bvn ammendment form in the in order to correct your bvn name. This is the first solution to how to correct my BVN name

Kindly note that it will take a maximum of three weeks for the changes to reflect on your bank verification number.

1. How to correct my BVN name error in name misspelled

How to correct my BVN name

Requirements for this includes;

  • A means of identification recognized in the country and they include the national ID card, international passport, driver’s license and the Nigeria permanent voter’s card
  • A court affidavit
  • A bvn amendment form issued by the bank

This is another common mistake in bank verification number. Lots of bank customers do complain of this issue, error in how their name is written or spelt.

How to correct my BVN name in this case?

In this case, your name is Amaechi Uchenna Cynthia and the bank wrote Amachi Uchenna Cynthia on your bvn. The name Amaechi and Amachi are not the same and you need to correct it.

If you’re to link your new bank account to your bvn, it won’t go through cause the two names are not the same.

In order to correct your bvn name for this case, you will have to go to the bank with an ID and a court affidavit to confirm that your name is indeed Amaechi Uchenna Cynthia. With this two requirements the bank will correct your bvn name immediately.

Know that you’ll be issued a bvn amendment form to complete and along with your photocopied ID and court affidavit, the bank will correct the your bvn name. Kindly note that it is the bank that will do the photocopying and not you.

This is the second solution to how to correct my BVN name, and Again it takes a maximum of three weeks to reflect on your bank verification number after the bank must have submitted it to the bvn portal.

3. Name omission on bank verification number

Requirements for this includes;

  • A means of identification recognized in the country and they include the national ID card, international passport, driver’s license and the Nigeria permanent voter’s card
  • A court affidavit
  • A newspaper publication of your name
  • A bvn amendment form issued by the bank

This case is rare and can be seen as a change of name. For example, your name is Yusuf ahmed Saluadeen and that is what on your ID or other details.

However, on your bvn it is only written Yusuf ahmed and Saluadeen was omitted. Then you want the bank to add Saluadeen on your bank verification number as it was omitted by the bank.

They will treat it as a change of name even if you present your ID and Saluadeen is written on it or you bank account has the name Saluadeen.

How to correct my BVN name in this case requires you to get a newspaper publication which has Saluadeen, a court affidavit and means of identification.

Some banks might not request for a newspaper publication if the name Saluadeen is included in your bank account, while some will still request for a newspaper publication.

In order to be one hundred percent sure, I will advise you to please contact your bank and ask for the requirements needed to correct a name in terms of name omitted from bvn. Definitely the will give you their requirements needed to makes the changes on your bvn name.

How to correct my BVN name for this case?

Along with the required items needed from you, go to the bank and request to make changes to your bank verification number. You’ll be issued a bvn amendment form, kindly go through it and fill in the necessary information needed from you.

With everything you submitted to the bank matching each other, the bank will do the necessary changes for you. You’ll have to wait for a maximum of three weeks to see the changes on your bvn name.

This is the third and last solution on how to correct my BVN name.

How to change my bvn name online

Honestly this isn’t available yet, even if you’re living abroad. You can’t change your bvn name online, that is very much impossible at this time of writing this post, unless as years goes by they might introduce that.

Right now you can only change your bvn name right inside the bank, and it must be the bank you registered or enrolled for your bvn.

I’ve seen some bank customers who will go to any of their bank to make ammendment to their bank verification number. The bank will tell you ” I’m sorry but you didn’t register your bvn here” go to the bank where you registered your bvn.

As you’re looking for how to correct my BVN name, know that you’ll have to correct the name in the bank you did your bvn enrollment.

How long does it take to change name on BVN?

A maximum of three weeks. If it does exceed the three weeks and no changes occurred on your bvn name, kindly contact your bank immediately.

However, some might take up to a month but it shouldn’t exceed one month unless there’s an error during submission. If it takes too long, please don’t hesitate to contact your bank and inquire from them why is taking long to see the changes reflect in your bvn name.

How to correct my BVN name.

How can I know the name on my BVN?

We’re still on how to correct my BVN name and now is how can I know the name on my BVN?

You can check the name on your bvn through the bvn portal which is online, or by going to the bank. I’ve already made a post about it and you can go through here to read more on how to check bvn name.

All you need to know about your bvn name is on that post.

Can I change my BVN name in any bank?

Absolutely No.

I’m so sorry that is not possible. You can change your bvn name and other details like date of birth in the bank you registered your bvn.

For example, you registered your bvn in zenith bank plc. You can go to any zenith bank around you to change your bvn name though i recommend going to the main branch in your locality.

Many a time banks do refer their customers to the main branch in this type of case. So I recommend going to the main bank branch to make changes to your bvn name and other details.

Thats all I have to say on how to correct my BVN name, if there’s any new changes I will always update it here.

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With this I’ve come to the conclusion of this post on How to correct my BVN name, I’m open to your questions and also your suggestions. To get the best answer, kindly contact your bank. 

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