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How to Lookup and Verify Nigeria KYC Data With No-code Solution

From biometric verification like liveness checks to document verification with passports and driver's licenses, businesses employ different digital identity verification strategies to verify their customers' identities. One other identity verification method available to them is government data verification.

This form of verification involves using identification data like BVNs and NINs to verify a customer's identity during the customer onboarding process.

This article will explore how you can use EasyLookup, Dojah's no-code customer identification solution, to verify customers—all without writing a single line of code.

What is EasyLookup?

EasyLookup is Dojah's no-code solution that allows businesses to lookup and verify the information attached to an individual's government data. Thanks to EasyLookup, businesses can perform these KYC checks without writing a single line of code.

EasyLookup provides various verification options for different countries' identity databases, including Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, and Kenya.

Features of EasyLookup

EasyLookup's features include:

  • Provides access to various identity databases across multiple countries
  • Bulk lookup operations
  • Ability to download the result of individual and batch lookups for further use, storage, and processing

Benefits of EasyLookup

EasyLookup’s benefits include:

  • No coding needed
  • Allows you to lookup and verify identity data in seconds; only a few clicks are needed
  • Reduces the time and cost of accessing our customer's identity data
  • Ability to access and download user data in bulk
  • Provides access to several databases across multiple countries
  • Allows you to verify an individual's ID via their government databases

Types of Nigerian Government Data You Can Verify With EasyLookup

  1. Virtual NIN: A 16-digit tokenized version of the NIN, also called vNIN. Learn more 
  2. NIN: The National Identification Number (NIN) of Nigerian citizens
  3. BVN Basic: The Bank Verification Number (BVN) of Nigerian citizens. The basic version provides basic information on the details attached to a BVN. Learn more
  4. BVN Advance: The advanced version provides more comprehensive data on the details attached to a BVN. For example, this version returns data like the owner's state of origin, state of residence, and email, while the basic one doesn't
  5. NUBAN: The NUBAN (Nigeria Uniform Bank Account Number) provides information on a Nigerian's account numbers
  6. Basic Phone Number: The basic version provides basic information on the details attached to a phone number. Learn more
  7. Advance Phone Number: The advanced version provides more comprehensive data on the details attached to a phone number. For example, this version returns a customer's image, while the basic one doesn't
  8. Driver's License: The Nigerian driver's license
  9. International Passport: The Nigerian international passport

How to Lookup and Verify Nigerian Government Data With EasyLookup

1. On your dashboard, click on the individual lookup option on the sidebar, then click on the perform single lookup button.


2. Clicking on the perform single lookup button will popup the single lookup interface. For this walkthrough, you'll be looking up the identity data of a Nigerian, so select Nigeria.


3. For the ID type, select BVN Basic and input the BVN number you want to lookup and verify in the form field. Then, click the Lookup button to perform the operation. 


4. At this point, the lookup is successful. The data returned from the basic BVN lookup includes the individual's name, date of birth, phone number, and gender. EasyLookup also lets you download this data as a PDF if needed.


5. Need to perform lookups for multiple users? EaayLookup has a batch lookup feature that allows you to upload an Excel file containing BVN numbers.


6. Lastly, you can view the history of the lookups you've performed with EasyLookup.

Get Started With Dojah EasyLookup

For Existing Customers

You can access EasyLookup through the No Code Tools section of the dashboard.

For New Customers

Using Dojah for the first time? Follow this guide to get started:

  • Create an account
  • Get your business activated in minutes by entering your business details and providing the required information
  • Access EasyLookup through the No Code Tools section of the dashboard

Book a meeting to check out a demo of EasyLookup, or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions. Also, visit our website to learn more about Dojah.

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