Benefits

  • Your BVN gives you a unique identity that can be verified across the Nigerian Banking Industry (it is not peculiar to one Bank)
  • Your Bank Accounts are protected from unauthorized access
  • Its reduces fraudulent activities on bank account
  • Gives easy access to Banking operations
  • Your BVN is accepted as a means of identification across ALL Nigerian Banks

BVN Centres Outside Nigeria

Location Address Enrolment Fee Telephone Number
United Kingdom London OIS Services, 56-57 Fleet Street, City of London EC4Y 1JU U.K (Opening Hours are Mon, Tue, Thurs and Fri (9am to 4pm then 14.00 - 16.00) Wednesday (9.30 - 12.00 then 14.00 - 16.00) £30 +44 (0) 20 7832 0001
Leicester OIS Services,ST Georges House, 6 St. Georges Way Leicester LE1 1SH (Opens Only on Fridays by 10am till 4pm) +44 (0) 7495 002 032£30 +44 (0) 7495 002 032
GTBank UK 60-62 Margaret Street ,Fitzrovia, London W1W 8TF Opening Times: Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm) £30 +44 20 7947 9700
United StatesWashington DC, OIS, Washington DMV, 11900 ParkLawn Drive, Suite 160, Rockville MD, 20852(Opening Hours are 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)$45+1 301-231-7000
Houston OIS Services, Suite 745, 9894 Bissonnet Street ,Houston TX 77036 (Opening Hours are 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday) $45+1 713-771-1871
LOS Angeles OIS Services,Suite 302, 11222 S. La. Cienega Blvd Inglewood, CA. 90304. (Opening Hours 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)$45+1 213 705 2978
New Jersey OIS Services, 2983 John F. Kennedy BLVD Suite 302, Jersey City, NJ 07306 (Opening Hours are 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)$45+1 201 721 6196
New Jersey Avante Global Services,70 Washington Road, Princeton Junction, Nj 08550(Opening Hours Are 9am To 4pm, Monday To Friday)$45+1 609 799 8896
Dallas Avante, Accoundu Consulting, 9450 Skillman Suite #120 Dallas TX 75243 (Opening Hours Are 9am To 5pm, Monday To Friday By Appointment Only)$45
South Africa Cape Town VFS Global,47 Strand Street 5th Floor,Office 504 Capetown, Western Cape(Opening Hours are 8am to 3pm, Monday To Friday) R615+27 0 12 425 3011
Johannesburg OIS Services,No 6, Bolton Road, Parkwood Rosebank 2193 Johannesburg, South Africa(Opening Hours Are 9am To 4pm, Monday To Friday) R615+27 112682376
New Delhi, IndiaNew Delhi OIS Services C/O Central Board Of Irrigation & Powerplot N0.4, Ground Floor, Institutional Area Opp.Sarvodaya School Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110021, Delhi, India (Opening Hours Are 10am to 4pm, Monday To Friday)Rs3420+91 8800530119
People's Republic of China Beijing, China OIS Services,Unit 1 Suite 1801, Kun Sha Building,16 Xin Yuan Li Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Prc(Opening Hours Are 9am To 4pm, Monday To Friday)RMB 300 +86-1084004549
Shanghai, China OIS Services, Room 2025, 22/F, Catic Building, 212 Jiangning Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai, Prc (Opening Hours are 9am To 4pm, Monday To Friday) RMB 300 +86-2122306696
Guangzhou, China OIS Services,Unit 27/28, 41st Floor, R&F To-Win Building,30 Huaxia Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Prc(Opening Hours Are 9am To 4pm, Monday To Friday)RMB 300 +862089196634
Shenzhen, China, Avante Electronic Technology,(Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. 3/F, Building 7, Industrialzone. Citang Village, Shang Mei Lin,Shenzhen, China(Opening Hours Are 9am To 5pm, Monday To Friday)RMB 300 +0755 83763739
Italy Rome Online Intergated Solutions SRL, Via Antonia Salandra, 18 Rome, 00187, Italy(Opening Hours Are 10am To 4pm, Monday To Friday) €40+39 0 642 27 2135
Australia Melbourne Vfs Global,Suite 4 Level Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria – 3000 (Opening Hours Are 9am To 3pm, Monday To Friday) AU$68+612 9252 1152
MalaysiaKuala Lumpur, OIS Services,85, Jalaan Ampang Hilir,Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Opening Hours – 09:00am To 16:00pm (Mon To Fri)RM200+60 13 270 8440
Lebanon BEIRUT, OIS Services,Beirut, Lebanon Jnah-Beirut Opposite Rafik Hariri University Hospital Mais 6 Building- 3rd Floor P.O.Box 9 UNESCO Opening Hours – 09:00am to 17:00pm (Mon to Fri) $45 or 68000 Lebanese Pound009611845138
Kenya NAIROBI VFS Global (BVN Enrollment Centre)- 5th Floor, Parkfield Building, Muthangari Drive,Off Waiyaki Way, Westlands,Nairobi. Opening Hours are 8am – 3pm Monday to FridayKES 3650.Mode of Payment is M-PESA (mobile wallet)+254 788 437606 Or Email: bvninfokenya@vfshelpline.com
GhanaGTBank Ghana No. 495, Block 7 Section 107,Nungua-Accra On The Spintex Rd. Adjacent KFC, Comm. 18 Junction Opening Times: Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm)FREE(233-28) 967 7579
Netherlands Amseterdan OIS Services 6 Kingfordweg 151, 1043 GR Amsterdam (Opening Hours Are 9am – 4pm Monday To Friday)£40 +31 02049 19044 Email: infoamsterdam@oisservices.com
Philippines Manila, Makati City Avante International Technology unit 305-B Zeta Ii Building, Salcedo Street,Legaspi Village, Makati City Philippines 1229 (Opening Hours Are 9am – 5pm Monday To Friday)USD45+632 759 5437 Email: ph@avanteglobalservices.com
Tanzania Dar Es Salaam Avante Technologies, Alwahda Housesuite B106, 1st Floor, Bibi Titi Mohamed Roadmnazi Mmoja Area, Dar Es Salaamtanzania (Opening Hours Are 9am To 5pm, Monday To Friday)USD45+255 (222) 112 810 OR EMAIL: tz@avanteglobalservices.com
Turkey Ankara OIS Services, Danismanlik Ltd, Sri Kazim Ozalomh, Koza SK No: 35/3 Cankaya/Ankara (Opening Hours Are 9.30am – 1pm and 2pm - 4pm Monday to Friday)130 TL (Turkish Lira)+903124382175 or +903124382176

BVN FAQs

BVN means Bank Verification Number

The goal of the Bank Verification Number (BVN) is to uniquely verify the identity of each Bank’s customer for ‘know your customer’(KYC) purposes.

Enrolment is the process of capturing a customer’s details which includes fingerprint and facial image after which a BVN is generated.

A customer enrols at any branch of a bank where he/she has an account or intends to open an account.

It takes up to 24hrs after Enrolment to get a BVN.

The BVN helps to reduce fraud, increase the efficiency of banking operations and also enable customer access to future credit facilities.

Once the BVN is generated, the bank would inform you of your BVN. All customers would receive SMS alerts.

The customer should contact his/her bank where the enrolment was carried out, to retrieve the number.

The customer goes to his/her bank and follows the bank’s processes for updating customer information. A customer can update his/her information only at the bank where he/she has an account.

The BVN expires after 10 years. After 10 years of the issuance of the BVN, the customer goes back to his/her bank to re‐enroll.

No. The customer can only pick up his/her BVN at any branch of the same Bank he/she enrolled.

The person’s live fingerprint will not match what is stored on the customer’s record.

A customer’s identity can now be verified against their BVN.

Yes, because the customer’s physical features e.g. fingerprints have to be captured.

Individuals who are signatories to corporate accounts will enrol and their BVNs would be linked to the corporate account by the Banks.

A: No, only bank-­‐able adults can be enrolled.

A: Verification refers to the process of confirming a customer’s identity.

Offline verification will authenticate the customer by comparing the fingerprint or the facial image with the data stored on the BVN card.

The facial features of the customer will be captured as fingerprints will not be required for Amputees.

Customers living abroad can enrol in designated centers as stated above.

No, once a customer is enrolled at one bank and a BVN is generated, the customer only has to take the BVN to other banks to link such accounts.

Yes they are, the details are encrypted and stored in a secure database.

No, because the enrolment is done real time, it is necessary that it is completed in one session.

Customers with injuries or bandaged fingers are advised to return for enrolment once fingers are healed. However if you require special exemption please contact your Bank.

No a customer cannot leave his/her glasses on during facial capture.

It depends on the level of account the customer wants to open. Please contact your bank.

All signatories of the accounts shall be linked.