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How Long Does it Take to Get JAMB Profile Code?

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Due to delays in receiving the JAMB profile codes, affected candidates had taken to my pages to ask, "for what time will it take the profile code to enter".


Let's break this down.


In other to buy your JAMB PIN, you must start by sending, in SMS, NIN followed by your 11-digit NIN to 55019/66019. Like this NIN 34081932190.


After this, you should expect JAMB, through the same 55019/66019, to reply to you with a text message containing your profile code.


The question is now, "for how long do you have to wait for the message containing the profile code to arrive on your phone?"


Let's answer this question based on real-life experience.

JAMB Profile Code Should Arrive Immediately After a Confirmation Message

After sending the message, if done well, a message should arrive on your phone to confirm that your telecommunication company(e.g MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Mobile) has received the message.


The message will read something like this.


Your message has been received or your request received and it's being processed.


Of course, there are other variations of the returning messages - depending on the service provider.


And within a few seconds, after this retuning message, you should receive the SMS containing your profile code.


That's under normal circumstances!


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Profile Code SMS May Be Delayed Beyond Reasonable Period

Due to network, congestion on the service provider, candidates may receive the first returning message almost immediately after sending the NIN but they may need to wait longer than necessary for the SMS containing the profile code.


I have seen candidates who sent the NIN in the morning and until even never got the profile codes. I have seen those who waited till the following morning to get theirs.


And if you find yourself here, you need to be patient. If you send in but no confirmation message, you can try a few hours later until you get the confirmation of your service provider.


And if no profile code after that, wait till evening or early in the morning, the second day, before retrying. Sending the SMS when there are a few people trying the same, such as in the night, early in the morning may help.


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Don't Expect the Profile Code SMS Unless Debited

The best way to know that your service provider has got your SMS, really, is if after sending the SMS, #50 is debited from your account.


Of course, to send and receive the JAMB profile code, the service provider will charge you #50 (this should be from the main balance - not BOUNS). 


After sending the SMS, check your balance. If the account is not debited, give it a few minutes and recheck. If the same, it means no - charge no code.


Here, you will need to send the SMS again until you're debited. Once debited, you can now start to expect your code.

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37 comments:

  1. after sending the nin
    24hrs later it is showing "in error code is 4012"
    pls what do i do
    it is also telling me insufficient balance
    and I have been debited #150
    plus i still have #100 airtime

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  2. I sent my nin to 55019 and the reply i got was that your request is been processed but i haven't recieve my profile code,whats happening?

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    1. The network may be bad. Wait till February 12 when the form is expected to be on sale. They should have resolved all technical issues by then.

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  3. I sent my nin using mtn but since den not even a single reply was sent to me

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    1. The network may be bad. Wait till February 12 when the form is expected to be on sale. They should have resolved all technical issues by then.

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  4. I sent my NIN initially and it said insufficient balance, I then topped up and waited no response so I resent and its now saying wrong parameter my number underlined , send HELP to 55019, when I send help to the number it gives me the instruction to create profile ( resending the nin) ,Retrieve Profile (send 'resend" which if I do it says your request has not been received . and the cycle continues

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    1. Please wait until February 19 or after before retrying. That's when the registration is expected to start. JAMB is still working a modalities and logistics for now. That might be the reasons for all sort of errors

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  5. I sent my NIN to 55019 but it told me that no record found

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    1. Send message to [email protected] (For NIN related issues, send your Full Names and NIN to this email. The wait a few hours before trying again)

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    2. This is the second day after sending a mail to [email protected] yet no reply and same story when I tried sending my nin to 55019.

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    3. Pls, keep sending the message. They have more people on queue. That's why. It will be your turn too.

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  6. I sent my NIN and I was replied with ''this GSM Number has already been used by another candidate on E_ facility pls what could the problem be pls help

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  7. Can I request for my profile code a day or two before registration?

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  8. I sent my NIN to 55019 despite all my effort d my profile code is not coming up neither am I debited nor was I sent a confirmation message. I need ur help sir

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    1. If you're writing JAMB for the first time, you can buy a new SIM and try. You can also use your parent line but make sure it's your NIN you send.

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  9. I sent my nin and I have not received any reply please what is happening and I used my parents number still no reply old help

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    1. Maybe you typed wrongly. Send NIN space then your NIN e.g NIN 12345678998 and send to 55019.

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  10. I sent my NIN but received these replies:Your request has been received and is being processed, you will get response shortly.The service will cost you #50......Unable to charge your line at the moment. [err:net]

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    1. It's network. Try at night or early in the morning.

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  11. I send my nin and i received this message. No record find.

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    1. Follow the guide in the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2022/03/how-to-send-email-to-nicm.html

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  12. I sent my nin so many times but it keeps saying no record found

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    1. Follow the guide in the post below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2022/03/how-to-send-email-to-nicm.html

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  13. I have been sending and be debited but still no profile code

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    1. The problem affects many candidates. But what exactly was the error or message you're getting? You can find solution in the guide below

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/04/solutions-to-complaints-on-profile-code.html

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  14. Hi I sent my code multiple times today,I haven't been debited but i keep getting request has been recieved messaged and NIN must be numbers only

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    1. Ok. When sending the message send like this NIN 12345671891

      Don't put :, ,, ., - or any sign or any space other than the one between NIN and the number i.e NIN followed by a space and followed by you 11-digit NIN

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  15. Can I still get a profile code a week before jamb closes registration

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  16. Please sir I lost my sim and my profile cord was not mine how can I get my profile cord

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    1. Your situation is not clear. How can your profile code not yours?

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  17. Please I sent my nin for the code and it said nin invalid even after sending me a message that my request is being processed and deducted money. Please hoe do I go about this. Jamb is ending today. Please help. It's urgent

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    1. Read the post below for possible solutions.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/04/solutions-to-complaints-on-profile-code.html

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  18. Can I still get my profile code now please

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    1. Yes, you can. However, if the form will not be opened again, you may not be able to use that to buy PIN this year again.

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