How To Apply For NYSC Relocation And Redeployment

NYSC Redeployment / Relocation
First published: July 2015; last update: Dec 2020

Relocation and redeployment of corp members is a thing that is open to any corp member that is willing to take it. NYSC has made it in such a way that if any prospective corp member has genuine reasons why he/she should not serve in the state they have been posted to, such corper has the right to request for a change of state. And that’s exactly what is called “NYSC Redeployment/Relocation”. But mind you, such reasons must be genuine and reasonable.

The original intention for the creation of NYSC is that youths may move out entirely from their cultural environment to mix with people of other cultural heritage. But youths of today wants to serve in their own desired state. Therefore they are now fond of forming different lies and assumptions. Because of this, NYSC had made redeployment possible only on 3 conditions.

To be approved for NYSC relocation here are the three conditions. Of course you need only one of them to qualify for NYSC redeployment.


Medical Ground:  

If as a corps member, you are having medical problem that could pose a threat to your life in the environment you have been posted, you have the right to apply for redeployment based on medical ground. But the medical issues must be a reasonable and to some extent, life threatening before your application can be considered. “You can not say you don’t want to be posted to the north because you do have menstrual pain“. Nobody will listen to you. And mind you, you are still going to face an interview before approval of your application.
If the medical reason is genuine, all you will need to apply are:

  1.  A genuine medical report/certificate from your institution’s medical center or from a recognized general hospital (report or certificate from private hospitals may not be considered).
  2. A hand-written application letter (you are going to see a sample of this at the end of this post)
  3. A relocation form which is going to be given to you on camp

Marital Ground: 

This option is only available for married female corpers who are willing to be redeployed to the sate where their husband and family resides. Before you can be considered on marital ground, you must provide the following:
  1. Your marriage certificate
  2. Evidence of change of name in any of the National Newspapers
  3. A letter from your husband’s office to prove that he really resides there and work there.
  4. A hand-written application letter (you are going to see a sample of this at the end of this post)
  5. A relocation form which is going to be given to you on camp

Security Ground:

Some states are presently facing serious security challenges. Therefore, NYSC had made a provision for any corp member who wants to be excluded from serving in such states. States like Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe and some of the northern states are really danger zones for corp members. Those states are presently not save for corp members to serve because of the Boko-haram insurgency. Any corper serving there are doing so at their own risk.
The only requirement to apply for relocation in such case is filling the relocation form. If you refuse to fill the relocation form when others are doing so, you will definitely not be relocated; you will have to serve in the state.

How To Apply

For you to be considered for relocation, you must have filled and submitted the relocation form and attach the required documents to it. This form will be given to any interested corps member that requested for it (that is some days after everyone are through with their registrations). It will be announced anyway. So you have to be attentive and alert to know when it will be available for collection. Because if you fail to fill the form, then relocation is a “NO” for you.
We have provided details on how to apply for redeployment online in a different article in our blog. You can find it here.
Below are samples of NYSC relocation letters and form you are going to be given and samples of the hand-written application you are to attach to it.
Note: these letter here are just samples, you will have to fill in your own details instead of the ones on the sample letter; I wrote these ones just to show you how it’s being written.
NYSC Relocation and redeployment letter sample
Sample of hand-written application letter on Health ground
NYSC Relocation and redeployment letter sample
Sample of hand-written application letter on Marital ground
Samples of nysc relocation and redeployment letter
Sample of the Relocation letter you will be given on camp


How to Apply for Nysc Relocation & Redeployment Online

Nysc has greatly improved over every section of the scheme in recent times. Starting from the area prospective corp members getting their Call-Up letters more easily, registration, Relocation, Orientation, CDS, to even the passing out program. All these have being made a bit easier than what it used to be; Many of the process had been brought online for convenience.

It’s now possible for corps members to apply for NYSC Relocation and Redeployment online without going through the rigorous offline process.
This is mostly applicable to corpers that were unable to apply on camp. So no need for you to worry again over the inability to apply for your Relocation because camp is over. You can now do it after camp and online for that matter..

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But you may not need to go down to your Institution again to get your call up letter again. You can simply get it online by just….

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You don’t have to suffer in silence in any PPA you don’t like. Nysc has made it possible for you to change any PPA you don’t like, but you have to know how to do it right….

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How to Serve as a Ghost Corper

If you like you can call them ghost corpers, absenting corpers, disappearing corpers, or off-site corpers. Whatever you may want to call them doesn’t really matter. But one thing about them is that, they are corpers who are not always/never at their Place of Primary Assignments (PPA) during the service year; probably because of their family, job, or future plans. Yet, such corpers collects their monthly allowances that is due to them without any problem.

Serving as a ghost Corper requires you to know the ups and downs before venturing into it because it can be very frustrating, especially when you don’t know how to easily go about it.

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  1. No..
    Nysc doesn't take caring 4 aged people as excuse for relocation. It can only b done based on d 3 conditions mention in the post above.

    How quick depends on d state and circumstances at that time.
    Usually 3months at most

  2. Yes u should. But its always advisable to have it too. It gives u better advantage for relocation.
    And since u can only apply for relocation once, u should butter up every chance u got.

    Change of name is no longer costly and also now less stressfu. ..

  3. Such a person will be relocating on marital ground….so the requirement is as stated in the post.

    And if your pregnancy is an obvious one or u hav a lab result (if not obvious), u will b excempted from partaking in d orientation course.

  4. Nursing mothers are not allowed.

    They will have to 1st come and appear on camp for the 1st two days and from there, they will be given an excemption from camp and will be given the relocation form also, if requested for

  5. If a female corper did not register online as been married, and got married before going into camp, is there any document she should bring apart from her marriage certificate, prove of change of name, letter from her husband office?

  6. 1… Yes. In fact, in most cases, corpers are not actually posted to the state they wish to go. Only on marital ground is guaranteed.
    2….It may affect it depending on the two states. bot usually not more than the first 2-3 months. But it will be a delay and never a whitdrawal.
    3…. It will bear the state u are originally deployed to.

    hope have been able to help… thanks 4 stopping by

  7. Its just gonna be like a letter of attestation from a reputable officer there.
    He will write a normal letter using the office letter headed paper from his office…
    Thats all.

    But i tell u, the letter is not very important. just try and get it in case.