How to Print Your BVN Slip in Nigeria

Last Updated on Apr 17th, 2024

Throughout the Nigerian banking industry, the Bank Verification Number (BVN) acts as a distinctive identifier to link clients to their bank accounts.

The BVN system was implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria to reduce financial fraud and improve the security of banking transactions.

This unique ID is your key to secure transactions and a smoother financial experience.

But wait, there’s more!

Knowing how to access your BVN slip, a handy printout is a game-changer.

This slip is frequently needed for opening accounts and applying for loans, among other financial operations. Your BVN slip is your trusty sidekick.

So, ditch the stress and follow these easy steps on how to print your BVN slip in Nigeria.

How to Print Your BVN Slip in Nigeria

Requirements for Printing Your BVN Slip in Nigeria

Before you can print your Bank Verification Number (BVN) slip, there are a few necessary prerequisites to consider.

As the BVN acts as a crucial security measure within the Nigerian banking system, ensuring you have access to this information and the ability to print it is essential for various banking activities.

1. Possession of a BVN

It’s essential to already have a BVN registered with your bank. Without this number, you cannot proceed with printing a BVN slip as the slip is essentially a printout of this unique number along with your details.

The BVN links your identity across different banks and financial institutions in Nigeria, making it indispensable for financial transactions.

2. Knowledge of Your BVN

Before attempting to print your BVN slip, you should know your BVN. This number is usually given to you when you first register for a BVN at any bank branch.

It’s a good practice to keep this number securely stored as it is often required when performing banking transactions, both in-person and online.

How To Print BVN Slip Via the NIBSS BVN Validation Portal

  1. Visit the official NIBSS portal.
  2. Input your BVN in the required field. (If you don’t know your BVN, use this guide – how to check BVN)
  3. Authenticate your request using additional personal information
  4. There may be a fee associated with accessing your BVN slip through the portal. The payment method will typically be provided on the portal.
  5. Once your BVN is validated and the payment is processed, you will be able to view and print your BVN slip directly from the website.

How To Print BVN Slip Via Visiting Bank Branch

  1. Go to the branch where your account is held or any branch of your bank. It’s best to visit during less busy hours to avoid long queues.
  2. On arrival, you will need to verify your identity. This usually requires presenting a valid government-issued ID such as a National ID, Driver’s License, International Passport, or Voter’s Card.
  3. Inform the bank staff that you wish to print your BVN slip. Some banks might require you to fill out a specific form to request your BVN slip.
  4. The bank official will access your BVN details in their secure system and print the slip for you. Ensure that the printed information is correct and legible.
  5. Depending on your bank, there might be a nominal fee for printing the BVN slip. Some banks may also offer the option to email you a digital copy of your BVN slip.

For more on BVN, check out my guides:

How to Link NIN/BVN to FirstBank Account in 2024

How to Link NIN/BVN to UBA Account in 2024


You know, you could just forget the BVN bruhaha, and stick to some loans you can get without BVN.


If you choose to print your BVN slip directly at your bank branch for security and reliability, or conveniently through the NIBSS BVN Validation Portal, it’s important to follow the correct procedures and be aware of any associated fees.

Both methods require you to verify your identity and possibly handle sensitive information, so always ensure the security of your data during the process.

All the best!

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