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NYSC Relocation/Redeployment: Process, Approval and Cancellation

What is Relocation or Redeployment in NYSC and how is it done
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After being posted to a state you don’t want or you want the least, the next thing you want to consider is relocation to another state.

NYSC gives you the opportunity to relocate. Change of state or redeploy based on marital purpose or health concerns is possible and allowed.

Below is a list of questions prospective corps members seeking relocation are asking and the answers from experiences backed by NYSC official releases.

1. What is Relocation or Redeployment in NYSC?

This is the process by which a corps member applies to be posted to another state because she is married or he or she has certain health issues that need to be attended to by a hospital or doctor in the to-be-redeployed state.

Most recently due to security challenges across the nation, NYSC itself does give relocation to corpers to neighboring states.

2. How is Relocation Done?

With the full computerization of the operations of mobilization, relocation exercise is done online.

During the online registration exercise, the platform provides opportunities for married women and people with life-threatening ailments not only to indicate their status but also upload their evidence and get automatically posted to their spouses’ places of domicile or health facilities respectively.

This is the best method to get automatic relocation. By this, you will claim married when registering for mobilization. Then, you’ll be required to upload some documents. NYSC will post you to your husband's state without further processing or follow-up.

For those who want to use health issues, you’ll claim POOR when asked the state of health during the mobilization registration. You’ll be asked to upload a doctor’s report too. Then, you will be posted to the state of the doctor or hospital in charge of your health.
This is an example of NYSC relocation letter
NYSC relocation letter sample
Nevertheless, corps members are given the opportunity to apply for relocation on marital or health grounds while in the orientation camps. Relocation is done electronically. After the camp relocation, all other relocations are carried out three (3) months after the orientation course.

The corps members must apply online and the State Coordinators appropriately recommend online too before the relocations are effected. However, as a policy, all relocations stop six (6) months into the service year.

3. What are the steps to Apply for Relocation Online After Camping?

  1. Note that you must have requested relocation before you leave camp.
  2. Visit portal.nysc.org.ng. Log in with your Email address and password used during the registration.
  3. Click on the Relocation Status, if your request has been approved.
  4. Click on the link and make a payment of N1,000 through Remita. Note that this charge is exclusive of N165 Remita Charges.
  5. Print your Relocation letter (in color) and report at the NYSC Secretariat of the new state you are relocated to.
  6. Submit your files, get a new state code and do all the necessary documentation.
  7. Proceed to your new Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) with your new posting letter.

4. Do I need Uploading of Documents During Relocation Letter Printing

First, you have to lodge your relocation complaint at the camp. Then, you’re asked to visit NYSC portal to make payment and print your Relocation letter.

However, you won’t be able to make payment until you do uploading of supporting documents. The mini registration involves scanning of five documents if you’re married (are being relocated because of marriage). You may be required to scan and upload your doctor’s report or health certificate if you’re being relocated for health problems.

After that, wait for some hours/days. During this time, NYSC officials will check all the scanned and uploaded documents at their end and approve or reject it. If approved, you will be able to make payment and print your letter immediately. Where disapproved, you’ll be required to scan and upload a real document or letters.

5. What Are The Documents to Upload for Relocation For a Married Woman?

Of course, as earlier said, you will need 5 supporting documents for married woman relocation.
  1. Marriage Certificate (Court Affidavit). Court Certificate of Marriage, Mosque or Church Marriage Certificate (are equally acceptable)
  2. Newspaper for Publication of Change of Name
  3. Husband Local Government Identification
  4. Husband’s ID Card e.g National ID Card (temporary one acceptable), Voter’s Card, Driving License, etc.
  5. House Utility Bill (Power Bill, Water Bill etc) or Letter from Husband Employer

6. Can I Cancel My Relocation?

In the case of a change of mind after your relocation application has been approved, you can still cancel it. To do that, first, visit the state you’ve just been redeployed to. Then, table your interest in cancelling the relocation application. You’ll be required to write a letter “Cancellation of Relocation Application to Name of the State”.

This may take a few days before you will be informed by the last state that, your relocation has been canceled. Then, you can return to the first state of posting.

Note that all these processes of relocation application and cancellation (if needed) must be completed within 3 months. Relocated corps members must report to the new state within 21 days of the approval.

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  1. If i don't report to the new state within 21 days, what happens?

    1. You've just chosen to to serve in that batch or year. You will need to be remobilized again if you choose to.

  2. Hello I relocated from Delta to Abuja. I submitted all the necessary documents at the nysc secretariat on Thursday 28tl November but my state code is still delta. Any idea what I should do?

  3. I want to cancel my relocation because I got better offer from my old state of deployment.. But I have submitted my relocation form at the new state.. What can I do..anybody to help

    1. Visit the NYSC office of the new state and put in for cancellation.

  4. I applied for redeployment online after camp, but it was just writing still processing up till now, what should I do although I have reported to my given PPA already and even done December biometrics

  5. I relocated from sokoto to Oyo state but I have not report to the secretariat yet, and I left the camp on the 25th of last month, so I want to know if the relocation period of 21days counting from the day I left the camp or before that day.

  6. I apply for relocation,later l conceal d relocation... But now l wish to apply for another relocation. Wat can l do.

    1. Visit the NYSC secretariat in the state you're serving currently for the guide on this.

  7. I left camp in November 2019, and now I wish to redeploy from kano to osun state, I hope it wnt make me loose my 3months allowances?
    will it affect my allawee

    1. You won't be aid for the months you didn't work.

  8. Hello please I relocated from Kaduna to Oyo..I thought the 21days started counting from the date I was able to know it was approved which was 18th...I just checked it again and I saw that it was 10th but I was only able to see on the 18th.I actually planned to go tomorrow so I can go to the Secretariat on Monday.

    1. I don't think you have a problem with that. Just go as planned.

      Bets of luck!

  9. I applied for relocation, it has not yet been processed, but I want to cancel it. Pls how do I go about it

    1. Go back to NYSC secretariat of where you relocated from. They will reverse things.

  10. Please when will relocation be out again for batch C stream1