NYSC Relocation and Redeployment Guide – See Guide

NYSC Relocation and Redeployment Guide – See Guide

It’s no doubt that seeking approval for NYSC relocation can be most times very tedious; especially PCM who doesn’t have a genuine reason for confirmation of NYSC relocation. 

Moreover, every youth corper has the right to request for a change of state (NYSC Redeployment Scheme / Relocation); but one must have a genuine reason to be able to apply.

In this article, all information’s regarding NYSC relocation has been clearly stated below and also valid reasons that the National Youth Service Corp Board will allow for redeployment.

What is NYSC Relocation?

NYSC relocation is the act of moving a corps member from one state to another for service based on marital, security and health reasons. Another name for NYSC relocation is redeployment.

For example, if Joseph was posted to Sokoto, NYSC can relocate Joseph to another state say Lagos where he is more convenient if he applied for it.

How Many Times Can NYSC Relocate a Corps Member?

As many times as possible, there is no specific number of times NYSC can relocate a Corps member. For example, NYSC can relocate a Corps member from Sokoto to Delta, from Delta to Anambra and from Anambra to Lagos.

Grounds for Redeployment by the NYSC Board

Below the reasons that the NYSC will consider your request to redeploy to another state:

Marital grounds:

This normally applies to only female corps members who want to move to the state where their husbands live. A corps member who finds herself in such a situation should apply in writing after the swearing-in Ceremony stating why he/she wants to be relocated. The application letter should be addressed to the Director-General through the State Coordinator. Since you are applying on the marital ground, you are to attach the following:

  • A valid marriage certificate
  • A document showing a change of name in any of the National Newspapers and Affidavit
  • A letter from your husband’s workplace which will serve as a piece of evidence that your husband is domiciled in the state you want to relocate to.

Health/Medical grounds:

These reasons are for those who have extreme or reoccurring illnesses which requires that they are monitored closely. You will need a medical report from your institution’s medical centre or a recognized hospital. Please note that these claims on health grounds are subject to further confirmation to establish its authenticity.

Security grounds:

While there are best states to serve as a youth corper in Nigeria, there are some states affected by the Boko Haram insurgents and they are; Borno, Adamawa, Gombe, Yobe, and other Northern states in that region. It is no news that parents and guardians won’t even allow their children to go for the orientation exercise at the camp talk more of serving in such a state.

How to Apply For NYSC Relocation & Redeployment

Applying Within the Camp:

This is one way that you can write you a letter of redeployment is by applying for it while on camp. It is within the 21 days duration orientation course on camp that interested corp members will have the opportunity to apply for relocation at the second week on camp.

Normally, a form will be given out to the interested corper to fill. As stated above, the corper would have to state the reason he or she to relocation, providing proof as evidence. You will also be asked to submit an application letter for redeployment together with the form.

Applying Online After Camp:

It was difficult or rather an impossible task to get relocation approval after the 21 days orientation camping is over. The NYSC board has now made it possible to easily apply online for relocating even after the camp is over.

Therefore, you need not wait to get your approval for relocation after 3 months as you can get approved for relocation even after 2 weeks of application.

How to Apply for NYSC Redeployment Online

Below are step by step procedures to check your NYSC relocation status;

  • Go to NYSC portal at portal.nysc.org.ng,
  • Log into your dashboard with your E-mail address and Password,
  • Once logged in, scroll down. You will see the relocation icon,
  • Click on “Relocation” as shown below;
  • Once you clicked on “Relocation”, your relocation application status will be shown. You can scroll down to read your application status.

Therefore, you will see something like “Pending…” if you have not been relocated. But if you are relocated, you will see “Congratulation!!! Your application has been approved…”

Now, the problem is, you cannot see the State where NYSC relocated you to except you pay the sum of 1000.00 naira for Relocation letter printing.


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How to Print NYSC Relocation Letter

To print your relocation/redeployment letter, continue from step 6 below;

  • Click on the blue link “Click here to Pay and Print your Relocation Letter” on your dashboard,
  • Select the payment option by clicking on the field. It will display payment confirmation,
  • Under Remita Status, Click “Pay Now”,
  • Confirm your details,
  • Click “Proceed To Payment” button
  • Enter your ATM card details
  • Click “Pay NGN 1176” button.

Also, you will be charged N1000 plus N176 commission.

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