Steps to Getting Your BVN Linked to Your Phone Number (All Nigerian Banks)


This tutorial will walk you through the process of linking your phone number with your BVN. It is now much simpler to link your Bank Verification Number (BVN) to your mobile phone number as a result of collaborative efforts by Nigerian banks and mobile communication firms. The USSD code that is used to link the BVN is different for each individual bank. The approach that we are going to discuss today is one that is compatible with all of the mobile networks that are available in Nigeria, including MTN, 9mobile, Airtel, and Glo. Make certain that the phone number that is linked to your bank account is the same as the one that is being used to link your BVN before you move forward with this process. If you used a different phone number, the process would not be successful.

Those individuals who already possess a BVN number and wish to link to other banks will find this material to be beneficial. This page will make an effort to cover all of the banks in Nigeria, each of which utilizes its own one-of-a-kind process. When you use these ways, not only will you save time, but you also won’t have to make a trip to the bank to complete the transaction. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) mandated that all Nigerians who maintain a bank account must obtain a Bank Verification Number (BVN). Its purpose is to enhance customers’ banking experiences while also reducing the number of people who launder money. Now, enough with the small talk; let’s get down to the serious task at hand.

Note: This will only function if you have registered your mobile phone number with your bank account.

Access Bank

Text BVN, account number, and BVN number to 20121 to link your Access bank account. For instance, text BVN 0002212678 123455679 to 20121. Make sure it’s the mobile phone number linked to your Access bank account.

Sterling Bank

A simple USSD code is all that is required to link a BVN through a mobile phone number with Sterling bank. The process only takes a few minutes, and you will be completely set up once you have entered the code. It takes less than a minute to correctly set this up, and your BVN will be linked to your bank account through the mobile phone number you used to open your sterling bank account. To link up your BVN, simply dial *822*3*BVN#, such as *822*3*22297465356#.

GT Bank

It is simple to link your BVN to the bank account you use in GT. You can do that by entering a straightforward USSD code, which we will provide for you here. Simply dial *737*20*BVN# on the phone that is linked to your GT bank account. Ensure that you dial it using the phone number that is linked to your GT bank account. It shouldn’t take more than a minute and a half to complete the process from start to finish. You won’t have to deal with the anxiety of standing in line at the bank either, thanks to this.

UBA Bank

You will need to dial *919*60# on your cell phone in order to link your BVN with your UBA bank account using your mobile phone number. You have to make sure that the phone number you provide is the one that is associated with the UBA bank account you have. The process that you have to go through will set you back a few minutes.


A different method is utilized by Ecobank, and it requires you to dial *565*0# on the phone number that was used to register your Ecobank bank account. You will first need to submit an email to in order to link your account with the BVN number. The bank will then grant you access to your BVN. You can also talk to their customer service representatives over the phone using the numbers that are listed on their website (

Zenith Bank

You are able to link your BVN to a phone number at Zenith Bank by entering the following code on your phone: *966*BVN# while using the phone number that you registered with your account number. It can be summed up like this.

Unity Bank                                                         

Simply dialing *7799#, listening to the voice prompts, and navigating to the section of the screen where you are required to enter your BVN number to link it with your account are the only steps required to link your BVN with Unity Bank using your mobile phone number.

First Bank

Send your BVN, account number, and BVN number to 08076664444, which is the number you need to text in order to link your BVN with First Bank through your mobile phone number. After a few minutes have passed, a text message will be sent to your phone informing you that the BVN has been sent in an accurate manner. There is a fee associated with sending the SMS message.


It is my hope that the information presented here will be of use to you in determining how to link the BVN with the phone number. In the event that you have any inquiries, you are more than welcome to post them in the following comment box. See you again soon.

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