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How to Register for NYSC Program: Frequently Asked Questions About NYSC Answered 

How to Register for NYSC Program: Frequently Asked Questions About NYSC Answered 

How to Register for NYSC Program: Frequently Asked Questions About NYSC Answered

Are you a graduate gearing up for the NYSC program? The National Youth Service Corps is a mandatory program in Nigeria for all graduates from higher institutions below the age of 30. However, some graduates encounter challenges and commit costly errors during the application process for the NYSC program. Hence, this article provides a detailed, step-by-step walkthrough on how to register for the NYSC program.

How To Register for NYSC – Online Registration.

Here are the steps to follow to register for the NYSC program online:

1. Head over to the NYSC registration portal as your initial step. Open your web browser and visit

2. On the site, navigate to the “Mobilization Register” and choose “Fresh Registration”.

You’ll then be prompted to create an account by providing your email address and creating a password.

3. Confirm your email address and activate the newly created account.

4. Log in to your NYSC dashboard. After setting up the account, you’ll be directed to the registration portal.

5. Complete all the required details accurately. Input your personal information, such as your name, date of birth, and contact details.

6. Proceed to capture and authenticate your biometric details.

7. Now, upload your scanned Documents and Signature: Once you’ve entered your personal information, proceed to upload scanned copies of crucial documents such as your statement of result, school identity card, passport photograph, and your signature.

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8. Hit the submit button to finalize your NYSC application.

9. Don’t forget to print out your NYSC Registration slip.

10. Ensure to save your login details for future use (your username and password).

11. Finally, patiently wait for the arrival of the NYSC Call-Up Letter.

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1. If this is your first registration, select “Registration for Mobilization”.

2. If you’ve registered before but didn’t finish the process, avoid creating a new account. Click on “Login Here” to resume your registration using your existing Username and Password.

3. For those mobilized in previous batches, who have registered online but couldn’t proceed to Orientation Camp, click on the “Revalidation” link to re-validate your registration.

Requirements For NYSC Online Registration.

For NYSC registration, a prospective corps member needs to fulfill all these criteria.

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1. Before applying for NYSC registration, ensure you have an active phone number and email address.

2. Foreign-trained graduates should use Nigerian phone numbers during online registration.

3. Passport photographs must meet specific criteria:

  •    – Your face should be fully visible without any distortion.
  •    – Ensure the picture fills the frame and is well-centered.
  •    – The photo background must be white or off-white with no shadows.

4. Locally trained prospective Corps members should use accurate Matriculation numbers for registration.

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5. Falsifying documents will result in demobilization, decamping, and legal prosecution.

6. For SMS Call-up and online letter printing, prospective Corps members must pay N2,786.24.

7. Alternatively, those not willing to pay can collect their Call-up numbers and letters from their schools.

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8. Married female prospective corps members must upload marriage certificates, evidence of a name change, and their husband’s domicile.

9. Pregnant or nursing women won’t be accommodated in the NYSC program.

10. Graduates from non-English speaking countries must translate their certificates and transcripts into English from accredited institutions or embassies.

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NYSC Requirements for Foreign-Trained Graduates

For foreign-trained graduates or those with online foreign certifications, the NYSC registration process involves visiting the portal and uploading the following documents:

1. O-Level results with a minimum of five (5) credit passes in different subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. Acceptable O-Level results include WAEC, NECO, GCE, or NABTEB, and they should not span more than two sittings.

2. International traveling passport, showcasing your data page and date of departure.

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3. A First Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate (Second Degree or PhD is not required).

4. Working-class graduates and those with online foreign qualifications need to upload their original ADMISSION LETTERS and LETTER OF APPROVAL from their respective employers for undertaking their courses.

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How to Check the NYSC Senate List:

To check if your name is on the NYSC Senate list, follow these steps:

  • Click on “Check Senate List/Upload” on the homepage.
  • Choose your institution from the dropdown menu provided.
  • Input your matriculation number in the designated field.
  • Click on “Search” or “Submit” to kickstart the search process.
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If your name appears on the Senate list, it confirms your eligibility for NYSC registration.

In case your name is absent, promptly get in touch with your institution’s NYSC coordination unit to address the issue immediately.

I trust this guide has provided the answers you were seeking on how to register for NYSC online via the NYSC registration Portal!

Frequently Asked Questions on NYSC Online Registration.

Q. How much does the NYSC registration cost?

A: The NYSC online form is free, but there is a fee of N2,500 for your Call-up number. Cyber cafes may charge an additional N1,000 to N1,500.

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Q. Is the NYSC Senate List available?

A: Yes, the Senate list is out, but its availability depends on your institution’s decision.

Q. What is an NYSC Call-Up Letter?

A: The NYSC Call-Up letter is a document indicating where a prospective corps member is assigned to serve.

Q. Is the NYSC portal open for 2024. registration?

A: Yes, the NYSC portal is currently open for registration for prospective corps members.

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Can I defer my NYSC service?

A: Yes, deferral is possible under specific circumstances such as health issues or further studies. Applicants must formally apply through the NYSC portal or at the state secretariat.

Q. Are there exemptions from NYSC?

A: Yes, exemptions apply to individuals above 30 years at graduation, those with physical disabilities, or individuals who have served in the Nigerian Police Force or Army for at least nine months. They need to apply for an Exemption Certificate through the NYSC portal.

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Q: How can foreign-trained graduates validate their certificates?

A: Foreign-trained graduates must submit their certificates to the Federal Ministry of Education for evaluation and validation. Additionally, an official letter from the institution stating that the communication language is not English requires a certified translation.

Q: What happens if I miss the registration deadline?

A: Missing the deadline could result in service year deferment. However, in specific scenarios, the NYSC may extend the registration period.

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