How to Correct and Update BVN Details

Recently, I have discovered that some people are having issues with their Bank Verification Number (BVN) details submitted. This is why I have considered discussing this topic on how to correct and update BVN details.

How to Correct and Update BVN Details

What is BVN?

Correct and Update BVN bank verification number Details

BVN means Bank Verification Number. It is a unique identity given to every citizen of Nigeria that owns or operates a bank account.

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BVN registration is considered a necessity for account opening. Even if you open a bank account from channels that do not require that you visit the bank before given an account opening form, before you can make meaningful transactions from your account, you will be required to visit the bank to get your BVN registration done and linked to the account.

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BVN database is secured. This assurance is given following an order made by the Central Bank of Nigeria to the public that only Commercial Banks are given access to the BVN database of their customers. Certainly, information submitted during BVN registration is not leaked out.

In case you would like to know how to check your BVN number from your mobile phone, kindly refer to this post.

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However, if you have made any mistake during the registration of your Bank Verification Number or would like to how to correct and update BVN details and make necessary changes to it, you can now edit, update or change the BVN details entirely.

How to Correct and Update BVN Details

To edit or update your BVN details, kindly visit and lodge a complaint at the bank branch where you registered.

Corrections that you can make on your BVN Details

Things to correct
Things to correct on BVN
  1. Date of birth
  2. Change of the first name due to marriage
  3. Corrections in name due to mis-spelling

Documents Required for BVN Details Update

Correct and Update BVN bank verification number Details
Documents Required for BVN Details Update
  1. Birth certificate – for correction of Date of Birth.
  2. Those changing or correcting details due to marriage should provide marriage certificate/affidavit as proof.
  3. Corrections of name due to mis-spelling can be changed by presenting an international passport, national identity card or voter's card showing the correct name.
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20 thoughts on “How to Correct and Update BVN Details”

  1. My BVN was registered with a phone number that has been lost. Is there a way to change it to current phone number without visiting bank?

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  2. I ve visited My Bank to update My new number which has been confirmed by My Bank to be Updates But some app still send Code/otp to My lost SIM. How will u help

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  3. I want to change the phone number registered with my BVN but the bank I registered the BVN with is not in my vicinity again but I still have the bank am using around me. Can I go to the bank and change it.

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  5. Pls have lost d sim that I used to register my bvn,,and zenith bank refuse to change d phone number for me,,,what can I do,,bcos that where I register it

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  6. Please I want to change my date of birth on my BVN,am I to go to the same branch where I registered or any of the Bank’s branch?

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  7. I’ll right away grab your RSS as I can not to find your e-mail subscription link or newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly allow me to recognise so that I may subscribe.
    Thanks.

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    • Thanks Verlene, I will work towards adding a newsletter service soon. Kindly bear with us in the meantime.

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