Duration of NYSC Relocation: How long it takes to get approval

Understanding the NYSC relocation process and timeline for application approval is important. In this article, we shall look into the time it takes for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to process and approve a corps member’s request to relocate to a different location.

This period can vary based on factors such as health issues, security concerns, or extreme personal circumstances, and understanding these factors is essential for individuals seeking relocation during their service year.

For those of you who keep asking, “How long does it take for NYSC relocation to be approved?” you will get the full explanation after going through this article. You may also like to read how to check your NYSC relocation status.

How long it takes NYSC to approve your relocation

The time it takes for the management of NYSC to approve or reject a relocation application depends on the reasons for which the application is submitted.

Many people believe it usually takes a long time before the NYSC management will act on the application. However, that assertion is completely wrong.

Duration of NYSC Relocation Application

After submitting your NYSC relocation application, the NYSC officials will immediately commence the processing of your request. They will carefully review the documents you have submitted to determine the urgency of your situation. The typical duration for NYSC relocation is around two weeks, although this timeframe may vary depending on the reasons provided in the applications.

The standard duration is 14 days, depending on the grounds on which you submit the application. Below, we outline the duration of NYSC relocation for three different grounds:

Medical Grounds

If you are requesting relocation due to medical reasons, such as a serious health condition or the need for specialized medical care, the approval process usually takes around 14 days. The NYSC carefully considers the medical documentation provided, including medical reports or recommendations from qualified healthcare professionals.

Marital Grounds

In the case of marriage or marital responsibilities that require relocation, the NYSC typically approves such applications within a period of 21 days. The corps member must provide a marriage certificate or other relevant documentation to support the request.

3. Security Grounds

If a corps member can demonstrate significant security concerns in their current posting, the NYSC gives priority to such relocation applications. This process generally takes around 14 days as the NYSC evaluates the security situation and reviews supporting documents, such as security reports or evidence of threats or violence. It is important to note that the duration mentioned above is the average timeframe for the NYSC to approve relocation applications on these specific grounds.

However, unforeseen circumstances or exceptional cases may result in variations in the processing time. It is advisable for corps members to follow up regularly on their applications and maintain open communication with the NYSC officials to stay informed about the progress and any additional requirements.

Remember, the NYSC aims to ensure the well-being and safety of corps members while taking into account the available spaces in the requested location.

Note: If your relocation is due to other reasons, I’m sorry, but you are very unlikely to be granted relocation.


The duration of NYSC relocation is usually two weeks, and the NYSC management would not want to keep you waiting for an extended period without valid reasons. However, if you apply for relocation based on health or marital grounds using fake documents, NYSC will not approve your relocation. They will keep your application ‘pending’ until you forget that you have applied.

You may also like to read: how to cancel NYSC relocation if you have changed mind.

39 thoughts on “Duration of NYSC Relocation: How long it takes to get approval”

  1. Good morning sir. My relocation was approved on 5th without my knowledge I later saw it on 22nd and it is almost days for it to complete 21days and my journey going to the New state is far, meaning it will. Be more than 21 days any consequences sir?

      1. Good day sir
        I apply for relocation on my dashboard since June 26
        It not has not been approved yet still showing processing

  2. Olajide olamide Romoke

    I apply a month after went through surgery but my dashboard didn’t show on health ground so I used insecurity and am unable to upload any documents

  3. ADEBISI Adetola

    Pls I applied for relocation online after camp since March 30th,2021 as a married woman and I uploaded all the required documents but till now my dashboard still shows ‘Your Application is being processed’and I just got married 2days after camp n presently my marriage is at stake because my husband complains everyday because of the much distance between us.Have gone to complain at my state Secretariat several times but I was told it’s National headquarters at Abuja that will approve it and they don’t have the power to approve it.Presently,am going through depression and am already thinking of absconding from my PPA to go and meet my husband and save my marriage.Please what can I do now?

  4. I applied for relocation due to my health condition to Oyo state from Bayelsa,my relocation is yet to be approved and
    I was given a PPA letter

  5. I camped in November last year, but i wanted to relocate due to security reasons, is it possible coz my service year remains 6months

  6. Good evening please I applied for relocation online since 31st of March and up till now its still telling me relocation is been processed and someone is telling me that they won’t attend to anything relocation for until Ramadan is over please how true is it

  7. Please I apply for relocation on my portal before I have completed 3 months and it is still showing relocation is processing. Please would i still have a chance to apply again when I have completed my 3 months of service?

  8. Fadoro temitope

    Sir I applied for relocation base on the death of my parents. Because I’m the one to take care of my siblings they are still small. And I have phobia for long journey and where I was posted is a village in makurdi north bank insecurity and no service everyday thing strange use to happen sir. I’m feed up sir.

  9. I applied for relocation based on health issue even while in camp but haven’t gotten any approval yet. What should I do?

  10. Pls I applied for relocation base on marital after camp since 5th of January but still showing relocation is being proceed

  11. Nwanneka precious

    Sir i recently got married so I applied for relocation last month based on marital ground but its approval is still pending and we are told that we are to resume September 21st of which I would love to continue in the state my husband resides..pls what do I do now?

  12. Nwosu Ekene precious

    sir , I redeployed because i have phobia for water and prone to cold .so,i was posted at river line area in Rivers state, but since i submitted my application online for relocation ,I have not gotten approval . sir,what is the cause .From Nwosu Ekene Precious.

    1. NYSC can only relocate you base on the following ground
      1. Health
      2. Marital
      3. Security
      So, phobia or no phobia is none of their business

  13. I am applied for relocation which has been approved but I am yet to pay or print the relocation letter yet because I am comfortable with where I was posted to before the relocation. I would love to know if the relocation approval will be automatically canceled if I don’t pay or print it out after some time. Thank you.

  14. Please my relocation is approved but I haven’t paid and printed out hope won’t cause harm or cancellation?

  15. Maxwell blessing omomoh

    Sir pls I redeploy but my dashboard is showing me no record found and they said it might be delay from nysc due to the Corona virus , how true is this

  16. Ishaya Abigail Ake

    I applied for relocation in camp base on health issue and is still showing me still on process, what will I do because I still want to relocate thank you.

  17. Thank you for vital info provided. I wish to know how I may cancel my relocation, I was granted emergency relocation based on health grounds but after recuperating from the ailment I now wish to return to my first posting . I haven’t confirmed the relocation on my dash board though, I don’t know if it would have been withdrawn automatically as this would be good news. Thank you

      1. Uche Jane chiamaka

        Sir please I applied for relocation at camp but my dashboard is showing no relocation record what next will I do.

        1. I have applied for relocation since January now but my dashboard is still showing in process all the while pls what should I do .

  18. please I applied for relocation after camp based on health ground for a month now and till now I’m seeing your application is being processed what can I do to conceal it or reapply thanks.

    1. Good day sir, have spent 6 months in the NYSC system but still want to relocate on marital ground.is it possible for me to still be relocated if applied?


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