Saturday, 27 February 2016

NYSC Registration Procedures And Requirements For Nigerian Foreign Trained Graduates

NYSC Registration Procedures And Requirements For Nigerian Foreign Trained Graduates
For so many reasons, people had been found going abroad for their undergraduate programmes. Some people go as far as Asian countries for degree programs. One interested thing about NYSC is the fact that, no matter how far you go abroad to study, you must always come home to serve your fatherland. This is in line with NYSC decree.

The reality is that, once you are a prospective corps members either in Nigeria or abroad, you must follow the same procedures to get yourself registered for the scheme in whatever year you want to participate. Though NYSC registration/requirements for foreign students/graduates is a bit complex than that of others. This could be basically because of the certificate and documents verification.

Therefore, if you studied abroad and you intended to come and participate in the NYSC scheme in Nigeria and you don't know the requirement and procedures, this article is for you. As it gives a comprehensive step by step guides on how to complete NYSC registration for Nigerian foreign graduates online. 

So in case you've gone to acquire your degree in Ghana, Togo, South Africa, Niger Republic, UK, America, Canada, Malaysia, Egypt, France, India or any other part of the World, you will find this post useful.

So What Are The Procedures To Get Myself Registered As A Foreign Graduate for NYSC?

I believed before you considered coming to Nigeria for service, you must have completed your degree program and your result is ready and handy. Then follow this procedures:

1) As a foreign graduate, you must make sure that your school is accredited. In case you don't know weather your school is accredited by Nigeria Ministry of Education or not, kindly contact the Ministry of Education to confirm your school's status. This is just to avoid graduates claiming they are from room and parlor Universities abroad.

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2) Now since you are sure of your school status then go to any of the official websites for NYSC to fill in your information.
3) As a foreign graduate who want to participate in the NYSC scheme in Nigeria, during the course of registration, you would be required to upload the following documents for verification.
  • West African School Certificate(WASC) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent,
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE O’ Level) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent,
  • NECO (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent
  • High School Diploma or its equivalent.
  • First Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate (Second Degree or Ph.D not necessary). Letter of attestation will not be accepted, Please.
  • Transcript of the first Degree or HND.
  • International traveling Passport showing data page and date of departure for the course of study. (Please note that you must present the originals of the above during verification at the Orientation camp).
  • White background passport
4) In addition to this, in case you are a foreign-trained graduates from Ghana and Benin Republic, you must obtain letters of verification and upload it on the NYSC website for effective mobilization. 

5) If you a graduate who studied in a non-English countries, you must get your Certificates and Transcripts translated into English language before uploading.There are a lot of interpreting companies that can do that for you.

6) The registration must be done by yourself because their would be need for bio metric capturing which would also be used to confirm you in camp. So don't assign anyone to do it for you. No matter how busy you are. Note that you would be meant to choose four States of preference from where only one would be given as a State of deployment.

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7) You would also be meant to pay online an amount equivalent to three thousand naira online, this would enable you print your called up letter online.

8) After the registration online, a called up number would be generated for you and sent to your phone number.

9) Few days to that time, you will receive a text instructing you to log in to your NYSC registration portal to print out your called up letter. Stating your State of deployment,  address of the camp and resumption date.

10) Your official physical verification of documents would be done in various NYSC orientation camps. So the moment you print your called up letter, kindly go straight to the camp. You don't need to visit NYSC secretariat in Abuja for that again.

11) If you are a foreign graduate seeking for NYSC exception, the procedures above must also be completed before the system would automatically grant you an exception base on age limit.

If you have any question, kindly drop  a comment.

I hope this helps?


  1. This is a well researched post that will surely benefit alot of persons.

  2. I will just pass. I have passed the stage 4 years ago


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