How to Integrate Dojah’s BVN Validation API (FAQs Included)
There are several identity documents that businesses operating in Nigeria can use to onboard and verify Nigerian citizens. One of those identity verification documents is the Bank Validation Number (BVN). Most businesses, fintech providers, in particular, use BVNs as part of their KYC process because of the convenience they provide.
Dojah provides a BVN validation API that you can leverage to verify the BVN of Nigerians. In this hands-on guide, you will learn all about the API, how it works, and how to integrate it into your digital products. Let’s dive in.
Create an app on the dashboard then retrieve your app ID
Start making calls to the API
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the Lookup BVN and Validate BVN?
Lookup BVN returns to you all the details attached to a BVN. There are two modes of results this API returns: basic and advanced. The basic results contain basic details of the BVN holder, while the advanced mode provides more details. On the other hand, the Validate BVN API only validates if a BVN is correct or not and returns a true or false response.
What are the use cases and applications of the BVN Validation API?
Some of the use cases and applications of the API include:
Dojah: The Onboarding, Verification, and Fraud Prevention Platform You Need
Dojah is Africa’s first complete end-to-end onboarding, compliance, and fraud-check verification platform. We are powering trust in Africa’s major economies via our identity verification tools.
Easily access your users’ Financial data, Biometric data, Government data, Telco data, AML data, and more for seamless verification and onboarding. By using our suite of APIs, businesses can easily verify Nigerian identities with BVNs, NINs, and documents such as National IDs, international passports, driver’s licenses, and more. Besides APIs, we also offer no-code tools, low-codes, widgets, and SDK-based integrations.