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Get JAMB Profile Code or Recover a Lost Code (2020/2021)

3 Easiest Methods to Check, Receive or Recover a Lost JAMB Profile Code
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If you're just registering JAMB UTME or DE for the first time, you need to get your profile/confirmation code for the first time. Hence, you should read this post, "JAMB UTME/DE Form is Out. How to Register Step By Step" or "JAMB UTME/DE: Answers to the Questions Bothering Admission Seekers".

If you're here to get your password to the JAMB portal or profile password, use this guide instead.

This post if those who had completed their JAMB registration but need their profile code back.

I have received lots of questions - all surrounding how to recover a lost JAMB profile code. This is because CBT centres are asking for these codes in order to access candidates' portal to upload their O'level results - especially those who had earlier used awaiting results.
What is certain is that CBT centre may need it before helping you do anything in your JAMB account.

If you had registered for JAMB in the recent years and now you need to get your lost profile code back, then continue to read this post to the end.

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See also: 5 Ways to Get Back, Recover, Retrieve or Reset Your JAMB Profile and Email Password.

In case you don't know what profile code is. This is a one-time number that will be sent to you when you begin your UTME registration.

Remember when you wanted to buy your JAMB form, you would send your full name to 55019 as SMS. Then a message was delivered to your phone with a set of numbers. The number was a ten-digit code e.g. 49251**931.

That's your profile code.

Some candidates have lost their phones together with this SMS. Some had mistakenly deleted the code/SMS off their phones.

So how will you solve this problem?

See also: JAMB Supports: How to Contact JAMB for Helps If You Have Issues

1. Request JAMB Profile Code Again

Send a text message, "RESEND" to "55019" on the same line you used to get the message the first time.

If you'd lost your SIM/line, you will need to do WELCOME BACK for the SIM. This is the only way out. Then, send the SMS after your line is ready.

Note that, this will deduct #50 service charge on your line before you can get the code back. In other words, ensure you have at least #50 on your account before sending the SMS.

See also: How to check if Your SSCE Result Has Been Truly Uploaded to JAMB Website/Portal

2. Locate the JAMB Profile Code in Your Account

This is easier and cost-free.
  1. Visit JAMB e-facility portal
  2. Log in to your candidate's profile with your JAMB profile email and its password 
  3. This will take you to your Dashboard. Here you will see at the top "Hello! Welcome Back, Joel Joe Joe... Registration Profile Code: 49251**931

Locate JAMB Profile Code in your Account
See where the code is on your JAMB account
That's it.

See also: How to Upload WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or NBAIS results to JAMB portal

3. Check for JAMB Profile code in Your Email Inbox/Spam

Just recently, JAMB has made it possible for you to get your profile code sent to your email while you're creating your profile.

Check for JAMB Profile code in Your Email Inbox/Spam
See the profile code within an email message
In order to check for your profile code in the email:
  1. Log in to your email you used while creating a JAMB profile
  2. Locate the message sent to you that very day.
  3. If you'd already got a lot of messages that, it becomes difficult for you to see the JAMB's ones, use the search box inside your email dashboard. Type in "JAMB" and search. This will return only a few messages you got from JAMB or that has to do with JAMB. Then, check for the right one. 
  4. The message that contains the profile code will look like the one below.

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