How to retrieve bvn without phone number 2021

Best guide on how to retrieve bvn without phone number using the best methods in 2021.

Right now in 2021, filing of account details or information requires the bank verification number, and without it money transfer or any other transaction won’t go through.

It so surprising that millions of Nigerians haven’t enrolled in the bank verification number, according to the central bank.

However, this post isn’t how to enroll or register for bank verification number but rather how to retrieve bvn without phone number.

Again, this doest require checking of bvn using a phone number but rather other means or methods.

How to retrieve bvn without phone number

You may have lost the phone number linked to your bvn or bank verification number, and you’re desperate in need of retrieving your bank verification number.

The methods below will help you out.

1. Retrieve bvn through the internet banking

Internet banking is one of the best means on how to retrieve bvn without phone number.

However, you must register for your bank internet banking. Checking of bvn through internet banking doesn’t cost you a dime like using the *560# code or even using your bank ussd code.

It is all for free.

How to retrieve bvn without phone number through internet banking?

Register or enroll for your bank internet banking, get your login details like the username and password.

Go to your bank internet banking page and sign in using your username and password. Depending on your bank navigation and menu settings, your bank verification number is displayed on the top of the menu.

With this anytime you want to retrieve your bank verification number, simply login to your internet banking account and you’ll see your bank verification number.

Likr I said, this doesn’t cost a dime, it is all for free except for the mobile data bundle you’re using unless you’re on Wi-Fi.

When it comes to how to retrieve bvn without phone number, i have this as my favorite method.

PROS 

  • No charges in retrieving of bank verification number
  • Your bvn is readily available for you

CONS 

  • Requires internet connection or mobile data bundle
  • If there’s no network, you can’t retrieve your bank verification number using the internet banking account
  • You must register for internet banking before you can use it for this method on how to retrieve bvn without phone number

2. Retrieve bvn using mobile banking app

How to retrieve bvn without phone number

Another method on this guide on how to retrieve bvn without phone number is through mobile banking app.

Just like the internet banking, mobile banking app requires registration and also internet connection.

Mobile banking offers a free service in retrieving your bank verification number all for free, and no hidden charges at all.

How to retrieve bvn without phone number using bank mobile app? 

First, you must download your bank mobile app and go through with the registration. Some mobile banking app requires bank verification number for the registration, while some don’t.

Go through with the registration and get your password. Mobile banking app registration differs from bank to bank, and you can contact your bank to help you out with the process.

After you’re done with the registration, sign in using your mobile banking details.

To retrieve bvn without phone number using your bank mobile banking app, look closely at the app, the bank verification number might be written on top of the mobile app.

In some bank mobile app, you need to go to account settings and bvn to retrieve your bank verification number.

Another method I use to retrieve bvn without phone number, and all for free.

PROS 

  • To retrieve bvn without phone number using mobile banking app is all for free
  • 24/7 readily available to you

CONS

  • Requires internet connection to retrieve your bank verification number
  • Internet connection glitches will prevent a bank customer from retrieving bank verification number using the bank mobile app

When it comes to how to retrieve bvn without phone number, internet banking and bank mobile app are the best and which I recommend to you.

In case you’re desperate in need of your bank verification number and you cat register for internet banking and the mobile banking, the last method is the last resort.

3. Going to the bank

Like I said, the last resort on how to retrieve bvn without phone number is by going to the bank.

Mind you I didn’t say calling the bank customer service representative but rather you have to go to the bank.

Bank verification number is very essential in the Nigerian banking system, so banks don’t just give out bank verification number just like that.

Some might require you to go through a verification before issuing the bvn to you, while some banks will ask you to visit any of their branches.

How to retrieve bvn without phone number by going to the bank?

Head over to your bank, move straight to the bank customer service section and speak to the customer representative.

Request that you want to retrieve your bank verification number as you don’t have it any more with you.

The bank will request an ID from you and including your bank account number, with these two requirements, the bank will retrieve your bvn and issue it to you.

So far, these three are the methods on how to retrieve bvn without phone number in 2020.

However, you can still retrieve your bank verification number using your bank ussd code but it requires using the phone number linked to your bank account.

I didn’t say using a phone number linked to your bvn, but rather using a phone number linked to your bank account number.

How to retrieve bvn without phone number using bank ussd code?

USING THE BANK USSD CODE 

This simply involves you to dial your bank ussd codes to check your account number or account balance.

The bank will display all your account details which includes your bank account name, account balance and bank verification number.

This doesn’t come for free, but rather attracts a fee of N15 depending on the bank you’re banking with.

How can I retrieve my lost BVN number?

This post is still on how to retrieve bvn without phone number, but moving a bit further away from the topic.

I’ve seen some bank customers ask this very question on how can I retrieve my lost BVN number.

First, I want you to know that a bank verification number can’t be lost as long as you have enrolled or registered using your bank account details or information, and the biometrics.

As long as you have enrolled for bank verification number, linked it to your bank account, it remains there forever and can’t be changed or unlinked.

Back to the question on how can I retrieve my lost BVN number.

As your bank verification number can never be lost, you should be asking how can I retrieve or check my bvn.

You can retrieve your bank by simply dialing this code *565*0# on the phone number linked to your bank verification number.

I mean the phone number you used during your bank verification number registration or enrollment.

If you have lost the phone number or probably the phone number is blocked, then simply use the method on how to retrieve bvn without phone number.

That is through internet banking, mobile banking app and going to the bank.

Note that dialing *565*0# attracts a fee of N20 and this is applied to all the four prepaid networks in Nigeria.

That is mtn, glo, airtel and 9mobile network.

How can I check my BVN without phone number?

This question is the same with how can I retrieve my lost BVN number.

It involves using the internet banking, mobile banking app and by going to the bank.

Look up and read the methods which you can use to check your bvn without phone number.

Can I change my BVN phone number?

The answer is yes.

You can change the phone number linked to your bank verification number, but it must be done right inside the bank.

This post is still on how to retrieve bvn without phone number.

You can’t change the phone number linked to your bvn online. If someone tells you yes or pretty much possible, the person is lying to you.

You can change your bvn phone number but it can’t be done online. You must visit the bank to do so.

I repeat, you must visit the bank to change the phone number linked to your bank verification number.

When I say bank, it isn’t just any of the bank you have an account with, but rather the bank you enrolled or registered your bvn.

Any ammendment you want to make on your bank verification number must be done inside the bank you registered your bank in, and not just any bank you have an account with.

When you go to the bank, walk to the bank customer service section and speak to the representative that you want to change the phone number linked to your bvn.

This requires you to have a means of identification like the drivers license, permanent voter’s card, National Identity Card, international passport, etc.

Without any of these means of identification, bank can’t change the phone number linked to your bvn.

What can I do if I lost my BVN number?

We’re still on how to retrieve bvn without phone number, and now is what can I do if I lost my BVN number?

Go to the network which has the phone number and retrieve the lost phone number.

If you can’t, then you have to change the phone number linked to your bank verification number.

I lost my bvn sim card what will I do

If you lost your bvn sim card and you don’t have a bank mobile app or know the bvn, you will have to go to the bank to retrieve your bvn.

That’s the only solution to this, going to the bank to retrieve your bank verification number. In this situation, the bank will only ask for your ID and your bank account number, with these two requirements they will retrieve your bvn without phone number.

After they have retrieved your bvn, right there request that you want to change your the number linked to your bvn. From there they will tell you the necessary requirements to change the phone number linked to your bvn.

I hope this has solved the problem of those asking i lost my bvn sim card what will I do.

How can i get my bvn without my sim card

You can simply get your bvn without a SIM card by simply using the bank mobile app, the internet banking or by contacting the bank.

Contacting the bank means going to the bank cause bank will never give you your bvn through a phone call, they will want you to be physically present before issuing the bvn to you.

Once you have lost the sim number linked to your bvn, and there’s no way to retrieve your bvn without phone number, then you have to go to the bank, and they will do the job for you.

More post on bvn

How to check bvn on phone

How to check bvn number online

How to link bvn to your bank account

How to register or enroll for bank verification number

How to change number on bvn (Name and date of birth)

Conclusion

To retrieve your bank verification number isn’t difficult as some bank thinks, using these three methods, you’ll have your bvn with you.

I don’t recommend saving your bank verification number on your phone as it is very essential in the banking system in Nigeria. It can be used as a fraudulent activity or someone duping you using your bvn.

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76 thoughts on “How to retrieve bvn without phone number 2021”

    • You’ll have to contact your bank, and mind you they will require enough evidence from you to confirm that you’re the account and bvn owner before sending the bvn to you.

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    • What do you mean by your phone number isn’t working with your bank again?

      You lost the sim number?

      In this case Emmanuel you have to go to your bank, request to change the number linked to your bank account or bvn. The bank will do that for you.

      Please bear in mind that you must go to the bank with your ID like the national ID card, permanent voter’s card, driver’s license, international passport, etc.

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  1. I Lost the number I used for my bvn for over 3years , now I need my bvn desperately to link to my current account.. When I opened the account I didn’t receive any account details and I didn’t bother going back to ask why, I was very young and navie. I’ve tried lot’s of time to get back my bvn it’s not going. What can I do

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    • Goodness, since you have lost the number linked to your bvn, you’ll have to go to the bank retrieve your bvn.

      Even if you don’t know your bank account number, simply tell the customer service your full account name and they will retrieve the bvn for you. This will not take more than sixty seconds from the customer service.

      Please go with your ID like the voters card, nin, international passport, driver’s license, etc.

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    • Since you’re very far from your bank, you have to give them a call and they will notify you on what to do. So contact your bank right away and tell them your situation.

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  2. I enrolled bvn form Zenith bank but fews days after my phone lost ,now I have lost my bvn. Can I go to any other nearest bank to me for them to retrieve it ?

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    • Don’t you have the privilege to retrieve the lost phone number?

      You can go to any zenith bank branch to retrieve your bvn. But please make sure you retrieve the lost phone number immediately or remove the number from your bvn and account cause your bank information is linked to it.

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  3. I enrolled for the bvn number ,in which I was given an enrollment i.d but I lost the enrollment i.d and the number I enrolled with pls what can I do….

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    • Oyinkansola, you don’t have any option than to visit the bank, explain the problem you have and they will sort it out for you. If the bvn wasn’t completed, the bank will start afresh.

      So today or probably tomorrow visit your bank and explain the problem you’re having. I will advise you to go with your ID incase they will redo the process again.

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  4. Pls I lost the MTN number link to my uba bank account and misplaced my bvn as well, the account was opened when I was in anambra state but am in Lagos now. Can I change it in any of the uba bank branch in Lagos here and retrieve my bvn. Pls

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    • Abu, I have replied and said this multiple times, you can make changes to your bvn at any bank branch you did your bvn. So you can go to any uba branch in lagos and settle your bvn issue okay.

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  5. Hi Missy banker, my younger brother used his uba account to borrow from fair money app and he has pay back the loan but the keep removing money from his account. I think his bvn has been compromised, pls can someone get a new bvn?

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    • Did he bother to contact fair money to know the reason why such is happening after paying back the loan?

      He can’t get a new bvn, that is not possible. Let him contact fair money and also his bank account manager. In my case I will request the bank to freeze my account till the problem is resolved.

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  6. Hello Ma,it being long I use my zenith bank account for any transaction and I can’t remember my bvn and my account number, and am in desperate need of my bvn how can u be of help to me, also the number I used in opening the account have lost

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    • You can’t remember your bvn, and your bank account?

      In this case, the bank will only be the ones to help you. All you need to do is to go to any zenith bank branch, move to the customer service section and speak with the representative.

      Request that you need to retrieve your account information, and the bank will ask your full name, mobile number used in opening the account and your mother’s maiden name.

      Please try and go with an ID.

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  7. Please can I enroll for another bvn in another bank since I have lost my bvn for like a year now and I don’t even have the number

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    • No you can’t. Your bvn isn’t lost but you only need to retrieve it. Tomorrow, go to the bank with your ID and speak to the customer service representative. Request that you want to retrieve your bvn and they will do that for you within 10 seconds.

      Please don’t forget to go with your bank account number.

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    • You don’t know your account number but you know the bank you did your bvn.

      Tomorrow go to the bank, since you don’t know your account number, the bank will request for your name, mother’s maiden name, and the phone number you used in opening the account. From their they will retrieve your account number and bvn.

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  8. Please I opened my first account in 2018 with Zenith bank and I did my BVN at the same time but I haven’t deposit on the account before I lost my ATM card and since then I didn’t use the account again, now the major problem was that the sim I used to register for the BVN then has lost and I’m not the one that registered the Sim it was already registered when I bought and I was trying to open another bank account now they were asking me to get my BVN number and I didn’t know it and the sim card I can use to get it has lost too, they told me to go to the Zenith bank where I registered my BVN and I went there to help me find out my account so that I can get my BVN but they told me they can’t find my name or account on their system and I told them my correct name I used when I was signing up noth for the BVN and the account
    Now my question is how can I go with that because whenever I’m trying to enroll for another BVN it keeps showing from their system that I have already done it before and there is no how to find the BVN
    I went to various Zenith bank to find out either my BVN or account details but they always told me my name doesn’t exist on their system, since then I ain’t have the opportunity to use bank
    Please help with this

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    • This your case is quite complicated because of the bank saying they can’t find your name. Even if the account was dormant for a very long time, your name and account number supposed to be in the bank database.

      Honestly I’m thinking if it was indeed zenith bank you opened the account, and how you opened the account with them. Or probably you didn’t complete the account opening.

      If I were you, I will first dial the lost phone number to see if it has been assigned to another person. If the network haven’t done that, I will head over to the network center of the lost sim card, explain the situation to them that I really need to have the sim because of this, though it wasn’t registered with my name.

      Even if it will cost me some bucks of money, I will pay. And if you’re very young I will advise you to go with someone that is matured to make things look very serious and not a child’s play. I’m sure the network provider will help you out cause I have seen it happen before, though the person had to first given them a good hand shake behind the closed door.

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  9. Please this is quite urgent…I need to get my B VN but can’t because I haven’t done my bank upgrading..how can I do this online without going to the bank.

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    • What do you mean by you can’t get your bvn because of bank upgrading?
      Please explain better cause I didn’t understand your question.

      Or are you trying to ask if you can upgrade your account online?

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  10. I want to link my bvn but it’s saying mismatch and I check my bvn through ussd code with my number it brings it out also when I want to check my bvn online for curiosity it’s saying that they have not registered my number to the bvn platform and I used the number to check my bvn through ussd code…am confused and I don’t want to go to bank cause it’s far

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    • In resolving bank verification number issues, one must go to the bank cause banks treat bvn cases with lots of caution.

      You have to go to the bank, and many a time mismatch usually result because of a wrong name or name arrangement and date of birth.

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  11. Good day ma
    In 2015 I was not up to 18years and i was not staying with my parents,so in other to send money to me, an account was opened for me and since I was not up to 18 my account was linked with my mother’s details (including BVN). After sometimes I registered for BVN but I couldn’t link it with that bank account because my mother BVN is already there. So the first bank worker just asked me to write it down. The problem now is I have lost the phone number I used to registered for the BVN including the paper I wrote it in and and I need the BVN to do some other things in the bank. I went to bank recently to do change of phone number, they couldn’t help me with it because my account number number carries my mother BVN and I couldn’t open another account because I can’t remember my BVN. The banker told me there is no way to get my BVN I am fed up. Please help

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  12. First, is your mum late?

    You should have requested the bvn from your mum.

    Second, if you lost the phone number then you have to go to the network service to retrieve the lost phone.

    Third, the reason why the bank didn’t give you the bvn is because they have seen the account details didn’t match your information.

    Fourth, I believe the account is your mum and not yours because even a kids savings account will bear the name of the child and not it’s parents. The only thing is that the parents or guardian will be in control of the bank account.

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    • Please go to the bank cause they might restrict debit transaction from occurring. If it is possible go to the tomorrow and explain everything to them.

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    • Yes of course, as long as you linked your bvn to your first bank account.

      Please note that there’s nothing like wema Bank bvn or uba bvn. The bvn belongs to you alone just that to make an ammendment on your bvn, you will have to go to the bank where you registered for bvn.

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  13. Please i just opened an account and enrolled for bvn but later I was told that i had enrolled for bvn before. But I don’t remember that. can I go to the bank to retrieve the bvn. But I don’t remember me doing any bvn. Maybe long time ago when I opened a student account I don’t remember me doing bvn. Please if it’s that one can I still retrieve it I might have lost the Sim and account number

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    • I will advise you to go to the bank you opened your student account and request to retrieve your bvn.

      Since 2015 you cannot a make a withdrawal without having a bvn linked to your bank account. So I’m sure you must have enrolled for bvn but can’t seem to remember.

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  14. Thanks what of my bank account date of birth can I also change it with just my voters card and court affidavit. I did the court affidavit in 2019 hope it’s still valid

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  15. Please I lost the number I use to create my bvn back then and I forgot the number already which I also saved the account number on it too. I lost both my bvn and account I saved on that sim, pls how can I get my bvn back please

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    • Go to the bank you opened your account and request for them to help retrieve your bvn. The bank may request for an ID.

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  16. Am very grateful for using GTB bank but my issue is that I lost my SIM card and Bvn and then the phone number I don’t remember and I don’t remember my Bvn number and my account number so am using this time to please u that how am I going to do it

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