How to change Date of Birth during NYSC online registration

Prospective Corps members usually encounter challenges during NYSC online registration. One of such challenges is a wrong date of birth. In this article, I will show you how to change your date of birth during NYSC online registration.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) usually gives Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) the opportunity to correct a mistake or an error in their date of birth.

It is no longer news that NYSC issues a certificate of exemption to graduates who exceed 30 years.

However, there are always graduates who are not really up to 30 years but due to one mistake or the other they exceed 30.

If there is a mistake in your Date of Birth, there is a way to correct it. You can change your date of birth during or after NYSC online registration. You may like how NYSC calculate age for mobilization.

Below is how to change your date of birth during NYSC online registration;

How to change date of birth during NYSC online registration

  1. Purchase WAEC results verification PIN
  2. Go to the NYSC portal at
  3. Login to your NYSC dashboard with your e-mail and Password
  4. Click “Resume Registration” link
  5. Click on “Change date of birth” button. Once you click on “Change date of birth”, a page with a form will pop-up.
  6. Fill the form and submit your entries.

Note: The procedures to change date of birth above are for those who really have wrong date of birth. In fact, what NYSC will do is to import your date of birth from WAEC; that’s why they required WAEC result verification PIN.

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Exemption due to age mistakes

If you are exempted because a mistake was made on your date of birth, you can use the methods described above to correct it by importing your WAEC Date of Birth to your NYSC profile.

But if the date of birth in your WAEC is still up to 30 years, and NYSC exempts you as because of your age. I’m sorry to say the methods described above may not help you.

This is because even if NYSC import age in your WAEC data, it will be above 30 years when calculate.

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So, changing of age during NYSC online registration does not mean you will just quote any age.

NYSC will be like, “if you say you are not up to 30 years or that there is a mistake in your date of birth, then let’s check your WAEC data”.

Solution for those exempted because of age, and their WAEC age still above 30

There is no solution for that unless your Institution will help you; and you know it is illegal.

NYSC is seriously against age manipulation, so if NYSC find out that your school is manipulating age of their candidates, they will bar them from taking part in NYSC.

However, I will show you a trick for educational purpose.

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Warning: the information I’m are about to disclose is only for educational purposes. I will not be held responsible if you use it for other purposes.

Since, since NYSC calculate age from the information submitted to JAMB, you can do JAMB Regularization to reduce your age with JAMB.

Go to JAMB office and specifically tell them you want to change your age through regularization.

Once the regularization is completed and you your data validated, then go back to your school and inform them of the change.

Your school will have to update your data on the NYSC portal. Once it is done, bum! You are good to serve your fatherland.

Updated: September 8, 2019 — 6:12 pm

The Author


Humphery is a life coach. He served in Abia State, and has been NYSC info ambassador since 2017. He is knowledgeable enough to guide you. Just feel free to contact him and keep following this blog for his updates.


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  1. Mine is a mistake in the day..instead of 10th May,1st May was written
    What is in my Ward cert is my surname,first name and an abbreviation of my middle name (O) and what is in my nysc is the 3 names in full….when changing the date of birth,will it also import my names the way it was written in WAEC

  2. Hello, thanks. My problem is that the wrong date of birth is what is written in my WAEC(GCE) cert… And that was what I used in sch , how do I make such corrections? Will I have to go to Waec office? That’s the age I used to do 100lvl, final year clearance and everything. How do you advise that I resolve this, cause it made me a year older than I actually am. I was thinking of swearing an affidavit along with my birth certificate as proof after I’m done with NYSC

    1. You can only correct it from WAEC office but I don’t think that is possible though.

  3. I did regularization so as to change my course of study. My issue now is that that their is omission of my middle name, incorrect date of birth and incorrect local government.

    My concern is now that will the regularization did of recent rectify those error in name, date of birth and local government through the details given when doing regularization.

    Thanks in anticipation.

    1. Please, go to the nearest JAMB office to make this enquiry.

  4. Thank you for the article, I had the same problem, how long before it is rectified sir. And hope I can still go to camp with this batch.

    1. Yes, wish you best of luck

  5. Nice article. What of the case where you are 30years & above, have mobilized but yet to register online… can this regularization method help you?

  6. morning possible to b postd wt stream 1 and to my husband location because my court wedding is on 24th of dis month dnt want to use church certificate and i wl surely register online on 24th

    1. It is possible but you must provide your marriage certificate

  7. is it possible to b postd within my husband location,am married since last year bt doing my court wedding nextmonth although am going for batch c stream 2

    1. Yes, it is possible

  8. What if you entered with NECO result and not WAEC

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