How to Apply for NYSC Relocation/Redeployment

Most prospective corp members will always search for ways to work out their NYSC posting in a state of their choice.

A few will be successful, while others may not have enough money to carry it out. This latter set of people thus leaves their hope in the hands of fate.

While hope in fate could sometimes bring unexpectedly happy outcomes, some others find that they do not fancy their state of deployment.

In this instance, they begin to brainstorm ways for redeployment. Redeployment can thus be referred to as the process involved in transferring a corp member from the state of deployment to another, more presumedly comfortable state.

Redeployment is a process that should be initiated by the corporation. Redeployment can only be started in the camp after the swearing-in ceremony, which can only be implemented after the camp. There are, however, laid-down conditions and factors that make redeployment possible.

Factors Suitable For Redeployment of Corp Members

It is very vital that you get to know these procedures in advance. There is a lot of stress involved in this process, and failure to know in advance can make it even more difficult.

Failure to have this knowledge in advance might make any effort to redeploy in the camp impossible due to the difficulty in finding all you need to successfully pass through the process, or it might make you start to forge documents in the camp to scale through the process. The bases upon which you can redeploy include:

Marital Grounds

If you are married, NYSC has made it possible for you to apply for redeployment. This privilege is only open to female corps members.

The corp members redeploying on this basis are expected to redeploy to their husbands’ state of residence. This restriction to only female corp members might be based on the fact that women would mostly be needed at home than their husbands. (Well, I don’t know if the moral of that claim is just.) That’s the rule anyway.

Those redeploying on the basis of marital grounds would be expected to supply or attach the following:

  • A formal letter directed to the director general of NYSC.
  • A Marriage certificate.
  • A change of name published in one of the national newspapers
  • A formal letter from the husband stating his state of residence.

 Medical Ground

You can also be considered for redeployment on medical grounds. The medical report coming from an authentic hospital must come with strong medical conditions that would make it difficult for you to stay away from your family or you state of treatment.

Medical reports can only be accepted from recognized hospitals such as institution’s medical Centre or a recognized General Hospitals, Military/Police Hospital, Federal Medical Centre’s reports. (See Sample Letter Below)

Your report would undergo scrutiny. The process has become stricter than before. Most of this report are said to be sent to the secretariat in the state where the report was collected for them to verify the hospital and the claims in the report.

With the advance of the internet, it is now possible to apply for redeployment on the nysc official portal making the scrutiny process stronger. #nysc relocation

 Security Basis

The security concerns in our country are well known.

With the advent of Boko Haram in most northern states of Nigeria and the brutal religious killing in most of these areas, the life and security of most of these corp members are at risk. No parents would feel at home to leave his or her ward in these danger zones. The NYSC administration has also made it possible for these ones posted to these places to apply for redeployment.

In recent development, the three weeks orientation camp of corp members posted to these places are usually carried out in other peaceful states. Some of the northern states that are considered to be security risk areas include Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe and others.

For those unfortunate to be sent to these areas they have nothing to panic about. The government is very considerate on the subject.

No one should see this as a failure in the scheme of the government’s reintegration program. If a part of the country is in security risk should not stop the unification of the other parts of the country. The NYSC remains a worthy scheme of our government in spite of these challenges. Giving clauses or exception to certain areas, conditions or people does not invalidate the rest of the project.

Note that you can always reapply for redeployment if your initial application is rejected. Even if it is not rejected the redeployment process is opened throughout the service year. Considering redeployment has its own challenges. Some of the major challenges are that your first three months allowance might be delayed in your new state of redeployment, and finding a new place of primary assignment might be quite more difficult or stressing since most good areas must have been filled before your arrival.

I am sure I have given you enough information to guide you and make you confident through your redeployment process. I would be here some other time to continue on articles that will continue to guide you through the year-long national service. Look below you’ll find a box please remember to place a kind comment. Thank you!

NYSC Redeployment Letter Sample


The Hospital Letter Head

The Director General

National Youth Service Corp Directorate

Plot 416, Tigris Crescent,

Maintama, Abuja.


Dear Sir,


The above named corp member is a known asthmatic patient and has been on medication since the diagnosis was made three years ago.

His medical conditions demands that he does not get exposed to dust, cold weather so as to avoid unnecessary acute exacerbation of asthmatic attack

His conditions also demands that he stays closer to his people to be able to procure him medications regularly and to be adequately taken care of by his parents.

I believe that staying closer to his parents will enable him maintain a healthy living.

Thank you.

                                                                        Yours sincerely


                                                                                      Dr. Beans Ayo


NYSC relocation – VERSION 2

Here, I will cover the reasons that might make you want to relocate your NYSC posting and how to apply for that relocation (if you decide to)

Grounds for NYSC Relocation

The National Youth Service Corp, have put in place relocation based on three main factors:-

  1. Marital Ground
  2. Health Ground
  3. Security Ground

However, many Corps Members only talk about redeployment if the state of deployment isn’t favourable to them or probably surrounded by life and death-threatening situation (Boko haram).

For knowledge’s sake, the three reasons (criteria) for redeployment has been explained below.
nysc relocation redeployment

Marital Ground

This condition apply to only female corps members who want to move to the state of residence of their husbands.

A corps member who wants to be relocated to another state, should after the Swearing-in Ceremony apply in his/her writing stating why he/she wants to be relocated.

The application should be addressed to the Director-General through the State Coordinator. If you are applying on marital ground, you are to attach the following:

  •  Marriage Certificate
  • Change of name in any of the National Newspaper
  • A letter from your husband’s office as evidence that your husband is domiciled in the state you want to relocate to.
  •  Husband means of Identification.

Medical Ground

This is the most abused method. To apply, you will need a medical report from a recognized Medical Centre or a recognized General Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres, Military/Police Hospital reports. Note that acclaimed medical case history is subject to further confirmation to establish its authenticity.  During the online registration, prospective members in this category should log in to their dashboard and upload the following documents

  •  Medical report from a recognized Medical Centre or a recognized General Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres, Military/Police Hospital.
  • Doctor’s Details

The prospective corper will have to report to the camp he/she was posted to armed with the medical report,  stating the ailment with reasons why he/she need to visit your physician regularly in your state of residence. It might be wise to go with some drugs you use for such ailment if you are in this category. This is done in the 2nd week of camping, it will be announced when the time to submit for relocation arises

Security Ground

For now, the states affected include Borno, Adamawa, Gombe, Yobe, and other Northern states in that region.

The security state of some Northern States of Nigeria has been a major concern in the country and the trend of Boko haram is on the high-rise, most Northern states are not safe anymore and such is why news abound on killings and bombings by Boko haram.

Relocation on this condition is usually granted to all Corps Members affected not individually.

How To Apply for NYSC Relocation

For you to be considered for nysc 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, 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 for you is no longer possible.

Depending on the criteria as detailed above, apply through the appropriate authority in your state of deployment and await for approval.


You may apply for relocation not only via letter writing but also online.

How to Apply for NYSC Redeployment/Relocation Via Online

  • Visit the NYSC website.
  • Sign in with the same email and password you used when you first registered on the portal.
  • Select “Relocation” from the drop-down menu.
  • Fill in the necessary fields with your details.
  • Wait for your application status to be notified via SMS or email.
  • You’ll be informed by SMS or email if your application is accepted.

Read Also: Check NYSC Senate Approved List for All Institutions

Here’s how to print your NYSC Online Relocation and Redeployment Letter if your application is approved:

  • Visit the NYSC website.
  • Log in using your username and password.
  • Select “Manage Relocation” from the drop-down menu.
  • Make your payment.
  • Make a copy of your payment receipt. It serves as proof of payment in the event that an unforeseen problem occurs later.
  • After you’ve made your payment, you’ll be given the option to print your redeployment/relocation document.
  • Create a copy of the letter and print it.
  • Take it to your new deployment state.

Feel free to drop any questions and contributions using the comment box below.

183 thoughts on “How to Apply for NYSC Relocation/Redeployment”

  1. pls Sir, I did my marriage two weeks after camp orientation and as it is, I am 4 month pregnant. pls I want to relocate to my husband’s state

  2. I think it is… Just don’t report to your new state of deployment within the given deadline which is just 21 days…they threatened to revert it if this is not met..

  3. Please sir I have been posted to abia state in umuneochi local government where there is no light, water and network but I want to relocate to enugu to be close to my newly married wife who works in benue, how can I go about it?

  4. Good evening sir,pls I was posted to Adamawa state then applied for relocation to Lagos but was posted to Ogun state can I still apply for another relocation for me to get Lagos?


  5. pls sir, am in batch 2019A i registered as single but am married and was posted to cross river, i applied for relocation in camp to Anambra, i also left camp bcus am a nursing mom. but up till nw i’ve not gotten deployment letter and camping will be over in two days time. what i do?

  6. I was posted to my husband state, now am on camp but they are not ready to give out information, all am asking is that is it possible to be posted at my husband place of residence so far I upload all my detail online before or do I need to submit some document at camp for the process of my stay at my husband residence.

  7. Aisha abdulazeez

    Please sir
    I was posted to zamfara state but am leaving at Niger state. Please can I relocate
    Am in bacth C stream 1

  8. plz i was relocated to oyo nd ma state code as change to our own but I don’t want d relocation again how can I go abt it plz

  9. I really need help.. I serve in Kaduna, the place i was posted to for my PPA is too far.. How will i apply for a deposting’??

  10. I don’t have marriage certificate but I has doctor’s report because am pregnant and am posted to delta, what will I do? Apart from this, have not

  11. I don’t have marriage certificate but I has doctor’s report because am pregnant and am posted to delta, what will I do?

  12. please if someone wants to relocate and write a letter for application to relocate but relocation form was not given and on the circumstance I didn't write where am to relocate. I thought I will be issued a form

  13. Pls help, I apply for relocation online a day after I pass out from camp( batch b stream 1) but up till now the message I see on !y approved status is that "your relocation is being possessed " pls what can I do

  14. Pls help, I applynfor relocation online a day after I pass out from camp( batch b stream 1) but up till now the message I see on !y approved status is that "your relocation is being possessed " pls what can I do

  15. Prince Sunny Afam

    What if a Corp member got married after the Orientation Camp, what could be the next step to do for RELOCATION?

    Secondly, in the portal for relocation, it is not highlighting, how can one fill and submit the relocation online?

  16. olabisi oluwakemi

    i applied online since but no reply

    cos missed the form, pls sir any way to help me
    i am posted to taraba state from Lagos

  17. My name is oke efe precious

    please i used single during nysc registration but i am married, is it possible to redeploy with my marriage certificate in camp.
    secondly I fill my spinster name in registration if I fill the necessary documents on camp and put my change of name which will appear my former name or my new name?

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