See The Complete NYSC Registration Guide For Foreign Graduates

NYSC Mobilization for Foreign Graduates

Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) aspiring to join the National Youth Service Corps program must satisfy the eligibility criteria for mobilization. These criteria ensure that only qualified graduates (including foreign graduates) are enrolled in the NYSC scheme.

In addition to these eligibility criteria, there is a general guideline for NYSC online registration that they must fulfill before registering for the program.

You might assume that covers everything. However, the process doesn’t end there.

Foreign-trained graduates and married female PCMs are subject to specific requirements that must be met before they can be considered for mobilization. This article explains the requirements for foreign graduates in detail.

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Who is a foreign graduate?

According to NYSC requirements, any Nigerian citizen who earns their first degree or HND certificate outside Nigeria is deemed a foreign graduate.

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The online registration process for foreign-trained graduates enables them to submit their credentials and required documents for verification and evaluation. This ensures they fulfill the eligibility criteria for joining the NYSC program.

The purpose of verification is to guarantee that only graduates who have properly fulfilled the prescribed educational qualifications are deployed for service.

Documents Required for Foreign Graduates Registration

The specific documents required for foreign-trained graduates to upload on the NYSC portal during registration are as follows:

  • Original O’level certificate or equivalent, such as WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, GCE, etc. The certificate must demonstrate a minimum of five credits, including English Language and Mathematics, obtained in no more than two sittings.
  • Original degree certificate or equivalent, such as BSc, BA, BEng, BTech, BEd, etc. This certificate must display the graduate’s name, course of study, grade/class of the degree, and graduation date.
  • Original transcript of academic records, detailing the courses taken and grades obtained by the graduate. The transcript must be appropriately signed and stamped by the institution’s authority.
  • International passport data page, showcasing the graduate’s personal details and photographs. The passport must be valid and not expired.
  • Residence permit or visa page of the host country where the graduate pursued their studies. Both the passport and visa must be valid and not expired.
  • Evaluation letter from the Federal Ministry of Education, indicating the accreditation status and equivalency of the foreign qualification acquired by the graduate.
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Additional tips to guide you during the online registration process:

  • Ensure that you upload clear copies of your original documents, and input your name accurately as it appears on your certificate.
  • Uploaded SSCE results must have been obtained within the last four (4) years or more.
  • If you encounter any challenges during the online registration process, reach out to via email for assistance.
  • Select a Centre for physical verification and take note of the venue and date strictly.
  • All Foreign-trained graduates are required to present their original documents during the physical verification exercise.
  • After successful verification, print your clearance slip and present it for registration at the orientation camp.
  • Ensure that all your certificates are written in English. If any document is not in English, it must be translated at the embassy of the country where you studied.

For more detailed information on the mobilization process, visit the foreign graduate requirements page on the NYSC Portal.

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Certificate of Exemption

A certificate of exemption is issued to a foreign graduate if he/she meets any of the following criteria:

  • Graduates that are over the age of 30 years at the time of graduation.
  • If they have served in the armed forces of Nigeria or the Nigeria Police Force for more than nine months.
  • If they are employed by any of the following organizations: the Nigerian Security Organization, the State Security Service, the National Intelligence Agency, or the Defence Intelligence Service.
  • Graduates that has received any national honour.

Upon exemption from service, individuals will be notified of when to collect their Exemption Certificate. This information will be available on their dashboard at the NYSC Headquarters in Abuja.


By following the guide provided above, you will be able to navigate the NYSC registration process smoothly. If you have any questions regarding online registration for foreign graduates, please feel free to leave a comment in the comment box below.

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3 thoughts on “See The Complete NYSC Registration Guide For Foreign Graduates”

  1. Please I’m Genesis. I’ve lived in Togo all my life and happened to transmute to Ghana every day for lectures since I live near the border. Students get to show their student ID card and are let to pass the border. I’m wondering what will happen if I don’t have a resident permit to register for nysc? Also, my school(Ho Technical university formerly known as “Ho polytechnic”) is accredited so do I still need to submit an evaluation letter from the ministry of education, Abuja? If so, is it before or after the online registration? Thank you🙏

  2. I have a friend who schooled as a foreign student in Cameroon but haven’t been able to go for NYSC since her graduation in 2022. The issue has to do with her not being verified despite going for physical verification at NYSC camp in Kubwa Abuja. What can she do pls?

    1. Sometimes it happens like that especially for foreign graduates. Tell your friend to revalidate once portal is opened for registration so she can schedule another date for physical verification.