PVC (Permanent voter’s card) is one of the most acceptable and valid means of identification in Nigeria.
A lot of processes in the country now require that citizens tender the PVC card, a NIN (National Identification Number), Valid Passport, or National Drivers’ Passport for registration, verification, and access.
Although effective and secure, this also leaves many citizens unable to access essential services in the country like Banking Services and Pension as either they do not have these documents or they possess expired ones.
If you belong to this category, and you’re above 18 years of age, the best thing you can do for yourself is register for your PVC, so you exercise your rights as a citizen of the land in the pivotal upcoming 2023 elections.
The good news is that with technological advancements like Contactless Biometrics and Digital Forms, you can now register for your PVC from the comfort of your home.
Here’s an ABC guide to register for your PVC online:
Please note that registration for the PVC is only open until the third quarter of 2022.
Create a Registration Account on the Web Portal
INEC developed a website that can be accessed on Mobile or PC for your convenience. When you visit the website, you’ll be required to create a personal account where you can proceed to register for your PVC or access other important services like
- Changing Your Polling Unit
- Updating the Information on an Existing voter’s Card
- Collecting a PVC
- Replacing a lost/stolen or damaged PVC.
Upload Relevant Documents and Details to Provide Necessary Information
Online Registration makes the PVC collection process easier by shortening the time it takes for INEC to get your information and process your card.
Once you create and confirm your account, you’ll need to fill a digital form on the portal with your identity details like Full Name, Gender, Address, Picture and more importantly, Upload your Relevant files to verify your identity which includes;
- Court Affidavit,
- Proof of Name Change
- Evidence of Address
- Identity Document (NIN) and Signed Letter of Request.
Once completed, you can move on to the final stage of Online Registration.
Book an Appointment for Biometrics Capture and Complete your PVC Registration
Based on the preferred center you choose on the website to collect your PVC, you’ll be shown possible available dates for your biometric capture.
Pick a date that works best for you and print out a document (PDF) that contains all the application details you’ll need to show the officers at the physical venue.
After you print it out, all you now need to do is sit back and wait for the date you selected to complete your registration. With your biometrics captured on site, everything you need to relax and collect your PVC is ready.
To get started, click this link to begin your online PVC registration.
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