How To Apply For NMCN Online Verification of Certificate and License

For Nurses who intend to leave Nigeria and are looking for how to do NMCN online verification of certificate and license, don’t worry, in this article you will find out how to apply for NMCN online verification of certificate and license.

Nigeria Nursing regulatory body otherwise called the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has started online verification of certificates for applicants who intend to relocate to the United Kingdom for a better pay. Before looking at how to apply for NMCN online verification of certificate and license, let us look at how can the Nigerian government reduce the immigration of Nigerian nurses.

How can Nigerian government reduce the immigration of Nigerian nurses

We all know that the salary of Nigeria nurses aren’t encouraging that is why there is an increase in the number of nurses leaving the country (Nigeria) for a country with better salary.

It is left to the government to stop this immigration of Nigeria nurses and the only way they can do it is;

  • Increase the pay of Nigerian nurses
  • Recruitment of more nurses in the country
  • Improved health facilities and equipment
  • Reduce the number of nurse to patient ratio
  • Implementing and executing policies that will protect the rights of nurses

Well, let me not waste much time telling you about the way Nigeria nurses are not valued, let us delve into how to do NMCN online verification of certificate and license.

How To Apply For NMCN Online Verification of Certificate and License

To apply for NMCN online verification of certificate and license, you need to;

How To Apply For NMCN Online Verification of License
  • If you do not already have an account, you can simply click the “Register” button at the top right of the portal to start the registration process.
  • Enter your username and password to gain access to your dashboard
  • Please note that you must have a valid Licence, your profile information must be fully completed (100%) and your qualifications as well before you can become eligible to request for verification of your licence. If the above prerequisites are not met, the button to request a licence verification will be disabled.
How To Apply For NMCN Online Verification of Certificate and License
  • Click the “Licence Verification” button to begin the verification request process. You will be presented with your personal details and your qualifications as saved on the NMCN system. Please note that this is the same information that will be verified and presented to the requesting body and please take your time to review the information to ensure that you do not run into any issues after your application has been processed.
NMCN Online Verification of License
  • Once you are done reviewing the information, you can begin entering the required information for your verification application. On the recipient organization detail section, select the country where the board is located. It is important that you select the correct country as the list of boards is filtered based on the country selected. If you do not see your board in the provided list, ensure you have selected the correct country before escalating the issue to NMCN. We will detail the process for that below.
  • Select the correct verification board from the now updated dropdown list below. Each board in the list is carefully vetted NMCN and all their information is already registered on the system. Once you select the board you want to send the verification information to, the details of that board are automatically populated (Name, Address, City and Postal Code) If you have the phone number and email address of the board, you can provide it below (and confirm the email address to ensure there are no mistakes in the email entered).
How To Apply For NMCN Online Verification of Certificate and License
  • If your board cannot be found in the provided list under the expected country, you can make a request to NMCN to add the board to the list. Click on the “My board is not list” button and fill in the required information there. NMCN will take this information, investigate the validity of the request and update you once the process has been completed. If the board is successfully vetted, it will be added onto the provided list allowing you and anyone else that uses the portal to be able to select that board
How To Do NMCN Online Verification of Certificate and License

For boards in the United Kingdom, applicants are expected to fill additional fields which include:

  1. Application Ref
  2. PRN
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Organizational Name: Nursing and Midwifery Council UK

Email Address: [email protected]

Phone Number: +442073339333

Address: 23 Portland Place W18 1PZ

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

NMC PRN: The number on your UK NMC Page

NMC UK Application Ref: The number in the email sent to you by UK NMC after the payment of £140

Note: For some boards, especially in the United States, you are required to upload a document
provided to you by the requesting board. This document must be properly filled and signed before being uploaded onto the portal by clicking the “Click Here To Upload” button. Please also note that you are expected to upload ONE PDF file only with a maximum size of 1MB.

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Let us continue with the steps.

  • Once you have completed filling the request form and checked it again to ensure all information provided are correct, you can proceed to make a payment.

There are two options for making a payment which are:

  1. Online payment: You will be redirected to Remita (an accredited payment provider) where can use your bank card (as well as a number of other means such as bank transfer and USSD codes) to immediately make a payment.
  2. Bank deposit: If you prefer to walk into a bank and make a payment physically, then you can select this option to generate an RRR (a unique identification number you can link your payment to) from Remita. Just walk into any bank within Nigeria and request to make a payment to Remita and provide this unique number.
  • Once you have selected your preferred payment option, press the “Submit” button to proceed
How To Apply For NMCN Verification of Certificate
  • Once you are done with your online payment (or if you opted to do a bank payment) you will be redirected back to your profile page. You will notice that your information has now been updated with the details of your new verification request below your photograph. The information available here are:
  • RRR: Your unique payment reference
  • Fee: The amount of money expected to be paid for the transaction in Naira
  • Date: The date the application was made
  • Status: The status of your application. Please note that when the status changes (approved or rejected), you will receive an email informing you of the update.

If you opted to do a bank payment, you can copy the RRR at any time you need it. There is
also a “Pay Now” button that redirects you to the Remita payment page in case you decide
you want to pay online afterall.

How To Apply For NMCN Verification of License

If you make a payment online, the payment confirmation is instant and the status of your application is updated to “Awaiting NMCN Approval” and added to the queue of applications to be treated by NMCN. However, if you choose to do a bank payment, the application will sit in a dormant state until payment can be confirmed. At this point, the status is “Pending Payment”.

NMCN automatically checks intermittently to see if a payment has been made linked to the unique payment reference (RRR) provided. Once payment is confirmed, the application will then be moved to the approval queue at NMCN and the status will then be upgraded to “Awaiting NMCN Approval.”

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  • To view the details of your application at any time, click the orange “View Details” button found on your profile page. This will take you to a page that details everything that was shown to you when you started your application as well as the information which you entered or uploaded. You are allowed to edit information entered in your application up until it has been treated (i.e. it has a status of “pending approval.”
How To Apply For NMCN Online Verification of License
  • If you need to modify your application, click on the “Edit” button at the top right of the section.
  • Once you are done with your changes, click on the “Update Application” button to save your changes.

Helpline: For further enquiries/complaint/support send an email to [email protected]

Requirements for verification of certificates of registration

Application letter stating purpose and destination of verification request.

  1. Completed verification form.
  2. Photocopy of current licence.
  3. Photocopies of certificates of registration.
  4. Photocopy of birth certificate or declaration of age.
  5. Receipt of payment of N68,875 to Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through REMITA.

Requirements for authentication of certificates

  1. Two (2) copies each of requirements for verification as stated above.
  2. Receipt of payment of N8,750 to Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through REMITA(TSA).

NOTE: The amount covers any number of certificate(s).

Requirements for issuance of letter of good standing

  1. Original evidence of payment of N8,750 to Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through REMITA (TSA).
  2. The above requirements for verification.

Note: This is only for those going to UK. Those going to other countries are to use the paper application

Requirements for verification of certificates of registration and issuance of letter of good standing to NMC-UK

  1. Application stating purpose and destination of verification.
  2. Completed verification form.
  3. Photocopy of current licence.
  4. Photocopies of certificates of registration.
  5. Photocopy of birth certificate or declaration of age.
  6. Receipt of payment of N68,875 to Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through REMITA.

Requirement for registration of foreign trained nurses who registered in their country of training

It is mandatory that graduates of foreign nursing schools register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) and obtain licence to practice prior to their professional practice in Nigeria. This process may take minimum of six (6) months and maximum of eighteen (18) months. The registration and licencing process can be facilitated by taking the following steps:

  1. Complete online application as a Foreign Trained Nurse on Council portal via this link https://portal.nmcn.gov.ng/FtnApplication/apply
  2. Pay a non–refundable application/examination fee of N45, 500 into the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through payment platform on the portal upon clearance from Council on the acceptance of your foreign certificate.
  3. Complete a paper verification of registration/licensure form and send to Foreign Nursing Registration Board/Authority who will in turn send it directly to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. Please collect the form from the Registration Division of the Council. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that verification forms are completed and returned in good time to the Council.
  4. Also request your Foreign Nursing Registration Board/Authority to send a letter of good standing directly to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  5. Request foreign institution(s) to send official Academic Transcripts of all nursing courses directly to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. It is the applicant responsibility to arrange and pay all necessary transcript fees as may be required by the Foreign University/College.
  6. Request the Federal Ministry of Education in Nigeria to authenticate the Institution(s) which you attended and certificate(s).
  7. Sit for a screening interview at a venue announced by the Council. Date and time of the screening will be communicated to applicant in due course. Only successful applicants will proceed to the next steps.
  8. Undergo a minimum of six (6) months orientation programme in an approved Institution.
  9. Sit for Professional Qualifying examination at the approved centre.
  10. Upon successful in the professional qualifying examination, initial online application and Payment for registration/ licencing
  11. Registration and issuance of notification of registration/licence.

NOTE: Every applicant must possess a minimum of five (5) credits in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in not more than two (2) sittings in WACE/SSCE, GCE, NECO or NABTEB. The Nursing programme must not be an online programme.

Re-issuance of lost notification of registration

  1. Application letter for re-issuance.
  2. Letter of Identification from Training School in the School’s Letter Headed Paper, stamped and signed by the Principal.
  3. Letter of Identification from the Nursing Officer in Charge of the Hospital/Health Centre/Clinic where applicant is presently employed (for Nurses trained outside Nigeria).
  4. Original Sworn Court Affidavit.
  5. Original Police Report.
  6. Photocopy of the Lost Notification letter.
  7. Original teller of a non-refundable payment of Eight Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Naira (N8,750) only, into Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  8. Two recent identical coloured Passport sized Photographs.

Note: There is no guarantee that such document will be re-issued on supply of above listed items. The Council shall assess the situation and use her discretion to re-issue notification where need be.

Now that you have known what it takes to apply for the NMCN online verification of certificate and license, you can go ahead to verify your certificate and license.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to track NMCN online verification?

If you want to track nmcn online verification, you can track your online verification status by logging in to your NMCN profile page.

What is NMCN PRN?

NMCN PRN is the number on your UK NMC Page.

How much is NMCN verification of certificate?

The NMCN verification of certificate fee is N68,875 irrespective of the country you are going to. All verification are now done online. Paper verification has been cancelled.

How do I verify my NMCN online?

To verify your NMCN online, login to your NMCN portal page, if you haven’t registered before, please use this link to get started: https://licence.nmcn.gov.ng/Account/Signup.

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6 thoughts on “How To Apply For NMCN Online Verification of Certificate and License”

  1. Thanks a lot.
    As regards the requirement for verification and good standing to UK, are we to send them in hard copy to NMCN in Abuja? Or how do we get it across pls?

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  2. Hello, nice information here. Please my question is this: for the recipient organization, is it referring to the nursing board of the foreign country the Nurse want to travel to or is it still the NMCN receiving the verification request.

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