Payoneer Rejects NIN But Accepts Alternatives

For reasons unknown, Payoneer doesn’t acknowledge the digital ID, prompting residents in Payoneer-approved countries, such as Nigeria, to seek alternative government-issued identification.

Several years ago, frustration set in as I endeavored to verify my Payoneer account. The stumbling block was their request for a national ID card, and all I possessed at the time was a temporary slip, rendered obsolete upon receiving the plastic ID mandated by Payoneer.

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Despite visiting numerous NIMC offices in Owerri, none yielded a satisfactory response. Eventually, a glimmer of hope emerged as I was directed to a cyber cafe for ID printing, culminating in a visit to Garden Park.

Eagerly, I uploaded photos of my freshly acquired NIN plastic ID to Payoneer for verification. However, elation turned to disappointment when Payoneer rejected it, invoking their policy against digital IDs.

Despite my earnest attempts to explain that the digital ID served as a replacement for the traditional one, Payoneer insisted on other forms, such as an international passport, driver’s license, or voter’s card—regrettably, none of which I had at my disposal.

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The financial hurdles associated with obtaining an international passport in Nigeria and the absence of a driver’s license or a legible voter’s card proved to be significant impediments to my withdrawal. Ultimately, I surmounted these challenges by acquiring a driver’s license months later.

In conclusion, for a seamless experience with Payoneer, it is imperative to ensure possession of a voter’s card, driver’s license, or passport, thereby averting the predicaments I encountered initially. I trust this extended narrative provides a comprehensive understanding; your comments are welcomed below.

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By Sir Chike

Sir Chike is an Imo born teacher and actor. He studied at Alvan Ikoku Federal college of Education (AIFCE) Owerri, Imo state. He has obtained the following qualifications; 1. Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) in Political Science and Social Studies. 2. Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) in Social Studies