How to register for PVC online- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has launched the process for eligible Nigerian voters to register to vote in the 2023 general elections by opening an online portal for registration for Permanent Voters Card.

Who needs this article?

Nigerians above 18 who are eligible to vote, and have not registered for their Permanent Voters Cards.

In this article, we’ll tell you how to register for PVC online in 7 easy steps with pictures.

1. Visit the website.

To register for your PVC, visit and click on “Sign in/Register”.

pvc registration online portal homepage

2. Create an account.

Create an account by either signing in with your Google or Facebook account, or filling the short form provided on the website.

pvc registration online portal login page

When you’re done, you should see a message like this:

register for PVC success message

3. Confirm your account.

Sign in to your email and find the confirmation email you must have received. Click the link to verify your account, and it’ll redirect you to a “success” page. Now you’re ready to register online for your PVC online.

It should look like this:

pvc registration online portal login page

5. Log in, and fill the form.

Go back to the portal, log in and fill the online form with the required accurate information.

pvc registration online portal, accuracy of information provided declaration
pvc registration online portal bio-data form page

The form also asks you to upload supporting documents. You can snap and upload a picture of your national identity.

supporting document section of bio-data form page on pvc registration online portal

6. Select a date for biometric capturing.

After filling the form with accurate information, proceed to select a convenient date and time for your biometric capturing. This capturing will be done at an INEC centre. Make sure you choose a date and time convenient for you regardless of your working hours.

It is recommended that you choose a centre that is nearest to you. Find a list of all registration area centres across the country here.

Also, search for the polling unit closest to you here.

UPDATE: There is a part of the process where you have to upload your photograph, but instead of an upload button, there’s a “start camera” button which didn’t work for me, and that’s where I’m stuck.

Image upload cards on pvc registration online portal

UPDATE: I tried it with my phone and it worked.

7. Submit and print your Application Slip

Confirm that all your details are correct, submit, and print your application slip that contains your application number, QR Code, and other details. Make sure you keep the application slip somewhere safe.

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