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;

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How to change date of birth during NYSC online registration

  1. Purchase WAEC results verification PIN
  2. Go to the NYSC portal at portal.nysc.org.ng
  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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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  1. I can’t see change of dob on my dashboard and I have completed my registration. I want to get exemption letter, please how do I go about this

    1. If you still want to serve even if you re above 30, I’m at ur service, 07064412700

  2. I changed my age during regularization but all I saw after NYSC registration was certificate of exemption pls Humphrey do I do about it.

  3. I will be graduating this year and I wrote Waec last year, can I use it to correct my date of birth during nysc registration?

  4. Pls. I have only NECO and I wan’t apply for change of date of birth on my JAMB. How can I start?

    1. You can only apply with WAEC

  5. Usman Kamal Muhammad

    I followed all the steps but my DOB can’t be edited why?

  6. Thanks man. Just left camp 20A batch, actually my date of birth is 25/12/1993. But what I saw on my NYSC dashboard is 26/12/1993. What should I do, bcoz I did fresh regularization when I told the guy about it he said it was going to change back to 25th but right now am still seeing 26th

  7. Mr. Humphery is it possible for one who has regustered with NYSC and is been exempted, do a Jamb regularization to reduce the age and submit to his school. Would he be mobilized again with the new one?

    1. Yes, you can try that way

  8. How will I know my date of birth hv been corrected or will I re-print my green card slip?

    1. You will receive email from NYSC

  9. Hello. I have a common issue with a mistake on my D.O.B and the option of using WAEC result to correct is not working. I want exemptions coz I already made a career decision that won’t give me time to serve. If I click on change DOB on the NYSC portal it just shows the guideline and that’s all

  10. Please sir How long does it take date of birth correction to reflect on dashboard I did mine on 19/3/2020 so that I can with my registration before it closes on 21/3/2020

    1. There is no specific time, just continue with your registration

      1. I can’t continue until the date of birth correction reflect according to the Cyberman,because I need to choose state of redeployment….

      2. I am having same issue, i received a mail on the 29th that mine request has been treated and uptill now it has reflected on my dashboard to enable me continue with my registration

  11. My problem is that my NYSC DOB is incorrect I don have Weac Result am using NABTEB Result how can I go about changing my DOB for NYSC Portal

  12. Good day,pls kindly enlighten me on this matter.My age was changed on my nysc portal,I was born in 4 of may 1989 they change it to 27 may 1997
    I gain admission with neco result although I still sat for weac exam .
    Pls what can I do to

    1. And you are not rejoicing? 1989 can lead to exemption but 1997 is a green ticket to serve. You should be rejoicing unless you are seeking exemption.

  13. Urgent!!! pls,, Nysc made a mistake with my date of birth (Exemption) i have done all the necessary still same old DOB showing .. pls help me

  14. How can I change birth date on my dashboard since I have finished registration for batch A 2020 on my dashboard, and there is no button on change date of birth there ,what can I do before printing out call up????

    1. Change it when you get to camp

  15. Joy
    Pls is urgent,I wrongly registered with wrong birth certificate and I wish to make corrections but I can’t see the change button to click on change date of birth on my dashboard what is there is only change of name,and am done with registration with batch A 2020,what do I do?

  16. Avuakporiaroro Dennis

    I didn’t write waec examination but I took neco examination,how do I apply for the change of date of birth..

  17. Pls I graduated in 2017 and my date of birth is 1990 but due to issues i couldn’t serve by then..Now by march 25 2020 I will be 30yrs and I want to serve with batch b 2020 pls can i serve?

    1. You will serve since you graduated before 30

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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

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

  23. morning sir.is.it 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

  24. 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

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

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