The IJGB Guide to NYSC — Registration

February 9, 2016

Registration for NYSC 2016 Batch A is now open! If you are planning on joining this batch, then you’ll need to register within the next couple weeks (by February 28th to be exact).

The whole thing can be overwhelming. We’ve been there, done that, and got the t-shirts. Literally. You know these NYSC t-shirts?

Anyhow, you’re here because we are going to show you how to register as painlessly as possible. Okay, we can’t promise it will entirely be without pain. But this should make things a lot easier. Here’s our our guide to the NYSC registration process.

0. Super Mega Important Public Service Announcement

Before we start, let’s talk. If you are hoping to get posted to particular states such as Lagos or Abuja, know one thing –

No one gets posted to Lagos or Abuja by accident

If you don’t know you are going to Lagos before the postings even come out, then you’re not serving in Lagos. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, ask one of your older siblings or aunties/uncles who live in Nigeria. With that out of the way, let’s get on with it.

1. Get your documents ready

These are the things you will need to have handy and get ready before you start registration.

International Passport — data page International Passport — page showing date of first departure from Nigeria International Passport — page showing date of return to Nigeria Visa for stay abroad High School Diploma / IGCSE Certificate First University Degree Diploma First University Degree Transcript Passport-sized photograph Measurements for your clothes (Small, Medium, Large, XLarge) Scan of your signature You will also need a valid Nigerian mobile telephone number

2. Create your NYSC account

First, you’ll need to visit the NYSC’s main site.
Warning. There are many NYSC websites, and obviously lots of them are fake. Double check to ensure that you are on the right one. The right URL in your browser should be

Now you are there, look towards the lower right quadrant of your page. Under “quick links”, there is a link to “prospective corps member online registration”.

To make things faster though, here’s the direct link to the portal:

To create an account, click “Apply for Relocation” under “Registration for Mobilization Batch A, 2016”. Under Registration Options popup, click, “Fresh Registration”. You will be redirected to a page to create your account.

If you want to be able to receive information via SMS and print your call-up letter when it is ready, you will need to make a payment online of N3,000. Although not exactly necessary, we highly recommend it because otherwise, you will have to get your call up letter at camp, and that is one more potential complication you don’t really need.

You will need a Nigerian bank account with online banking to do this.

4. Biometrics

Once you have made your payment, the first thing you will be prompted to do is to upload your biometric data. That page looks like this.

You don’t have to do it right away though. You can skip it till you have completed the main application. It will pop again during application review. Don’t worry, we’ll show you how when you get there.

5. Online Application

The online application process is completed in 5 steps.

Step 1 — Your general/personal information

Step 2 — Your education history
Step 3 — Your documents upload
Step 4— Application review Here you review your application as well as select the top 3 states you wish to be deployed to. The options you can choose change depending on the choices you make. You cannot pick all three states within the same region. So, for example, if you pick Lagos as your first state, you will not be able to pick any other South-West states. So choose carefully! Step 5 — Biometrics

The thumbprint registration process requires special hardware, so we advise that you go to a cyber cafe. A cyber cafe in Nigeria.

Here are some cyber cafes you can go to. We’ll continue to update this list with places and cities as we find them –


Shop 68B, Falomo Roundabout, Ikoyi (Google Maps) Thugoth Cafe, 5 Onikoyi street, Aguda, Surulere (07087741199 / Google Maps) Okikola and Company Cybercafe, 5 Adenuga Street, Babs Animashaun Road, Surulere (09092413778 / Google Maps)

Want to do the biometric upload yourself/from abroad?

If for some reason, you are still stuck abroad and are afraid that time is running short, in theory, you could accomplish this part by yourself. It could be tricky if you aren’t very good around computers. But all you really need to make this work is an $86 fingerprint scanner. As far as we know, the only kind that will work is this type. See this Nairaland thread for instructions. Good luck!

6. After Registration

Important: Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to edit any information in the application. However, you can still upload/change the documents.

You will receive a text saying that your registration was completed.

If there are any problems with the application or documents, you will receive a text message about that. Once everything is accepted, you will receive your call-up number within a couple of days.

If you have any questions or need more help, send your tweets to @ijgbnetwork. Good luck, and…

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