This article serves as a quick guide on how to Enrol for BVN Registration for Nigerians who are not living in Nigeria. It serves as a guild to equip you with everything you need to know about the BVN application process outside Nigeria.
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- 1 What Is BVN Service?
- 2 How To Register Your BVN Outside Nigeria
- 2.1 Documents Needed:
- 2.2 How To Book An Appointment With The Enrolment Agency
- 2.3 BVN Registration Enrolment Centres Outside Nigeria
- 2.4 BVN Registration Service Fee Outside Nigeria
- 2.5 The Benefits Of Enrolling For The BVN Service
What Is BVN Service?
BVN is an acronym for Bank Verification Number and it’s an initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria which is one of the measures put in place to reduce illegal banking transactions in Nigeria. It is a modern security measure in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria Decree to reduce fraud in the Nigerian banking system.
BVN registration can be done in all banks in Nigeria. But for Nigerians in the diaspora, there are only a few places that you can get the registration done. According to the Central Bank Of Nigeria, any Nigerian bank account that does not have a valid BVN number linked to it can not be used to carry out any banking transaction.
How To Register Your BVN Outside Nigeria
IF you live outside Nigeria and you wish to register for the BVN service, first you need to know the required documents to have, the location of the enrolment centres as well as how to book an appointment with the enrolment agencies. So below is a guild on the above information.
The following are the necessary documents you are required to present at the enrolment Centre :
- BVN Enrolment form which can be downloaded from here
- Your Account Name and Account Number
- One recent passport photograph
- Valid means of identification ( this could be your International Passport, Driver’s Licence card or National ID Card.)
How To Book An Appointment With The Enrolment Agency
You can book an appointment with an enrolment agency by clicking on this link and then visit any of the locations listed below to register for the BVN service. Also, the following instructions below are quite necessary to note before booking an appointment with an enrolment agency:
- An appointment is mandatory before visiting the BVN enrolment centre
- One appointment is valid for one enrolment. In the case of a family/ group, each member should schedule one appointment.
- Applicants without appointments will not be allowed access to the BVN enrolment centre.
- Applicants visiting the BVN centre are advised to arrive not more than 10 minutes prior to the appointment time.
- Please allow a minimum of 4 hours to receive your appointment confirmation email.
- Accompanying family members and friends will not be allowed inside the premise.
BVN Registration Enrolment Centres Outside Nigeria
Below is the locations of the major BVN enrolment centres outside Nigeria. You can easily locate the one that is closest to your present location to finalize your BVN registration process :
AUSTRALIA – MELBOURNE
Address: VFS Global (BVN Enrollment Centre) Suite 4, Level 12, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria – 3000
Phone: +612 9252 1152
BRAZIL – SAO PAULO
Address: VFS Global (BVN Enrollment Centre) Avenida das Nações Unidas, No 12.551, World Trade Center São Paulo, 17o floor, room 1704B. Brooklin Paulista São Paulo –
Phone: +55 11 3443-7511
CANADA – TORONTO
Address: VFS Global (BVN Enrollment Centre) Unit 701 – 1235 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, M5R 3K4, Canada
SAUDI ARABIA – AL KHOBAR
Address: VFS Global, Ground Floor, Unified Visa Application Centre, King Faisal Road, Al Rakah Al Janubiyah Dist, Al Khobar
Phone: +966 920011494
SAUDI ARABIA – JEDDAH
Address: 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
Phone: +966 920011494
SOUTH AFRICA – CAPE TOWN
Address: VFS Global (BVN Enrollment Centre) 47 Strand Street 5th Floor Office 504 Cape Town Western Cape
Phone: +27 (0)12 425 3011
UNITED KINGDOM – MANCHESTER (UK)
Address: VFS Global (BVN Enrollment Centre) 1st Floor, 18-22 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3AG
Phone: +44 203 695 9871
USA – SAN FRANCISCO
Address: VFS Global (BVN Enrollment Centre) 50 California Street, Suite 1500 San Francisco, CA 94111.
Phone: +415 277 5486
BVN Registration Service Fee Outside Nigeria
Unlike the BVN registration within the boundaries of Nigeria that is completely free, the registration of BVN service outside Nigeria attracts a general service fee of 30 Great Britain Pounds (GBP). Its equivalent can be paid in the local currency of where the enrolling agency is domiciled. Also, the above stated amount can be paid at the enrolling centre via the use of POS machine, with the payers credit card.
The Benefits Of Enrolling For The BVN Service
The Central Bank Of Nigeria mandated all the Nigerian bank account holders to have a BVN. Some really dont understand the importance of this scheme. The following are some of the benefits of enrolling for the BVN service within and outside Nigeria:
- BVN gives a unique identity that can be verified across the Nigerian Banking Industry (not peculiar to one Bank)
- Customers Bank Accounts are protected from unauthorized access
- It will address issues of identity theft, thus reduce exposure to fraud
- The BVN will enhance the Banking Industry chances of being able to fish out blacklisted customers
- The Customers unique BVN is accepted as a means of identification across ALL Nigerian Banks
So guys, the post has discoursed the necessary information you need to get your BVN outside Nigeria. But you can still Click here to read more information on How to Enrol for BVN Outside Nigeria. In case you still have any other question, feel free to use the comment section down below.
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