How to Correct Date of Birth at NYSC Portal

Do you wish to change your date of birth or correct wrong date of birth for NYSC mobilization? If ‘yes’, there are only two ways you can apply for correction of date of birth:

  • Through Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB)
  • And through NYSC portal.

The above are two possible ways you can apply for correction of date of birth for NYSC mobilization. Just keep reading, we will show you the procedures for each.

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.

However, it is no longer news that NYSC exempt graduates who exceed the age of 30 years. You can check out how NYSC calculate age for mobilization to understand how your date of birth is determined by NYSC.

How to correct wrong Date of Birth through JAMB for NYSC mobilization

Since NYSC use information that you submitted to JAMB to determine your date of birth, you can change that information before NYSC lay hand on it.

Before your school mobilise you for NYSC, visit the nearest JAMB office and request for your date of birth be changed. Then follow their instructions to get it accomplished. After, visit the Students Affairs Directorate in your school to inform them about the correction on your date of birth.

SEE ALSO:  NYSC Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

If you did not correct your date of birth from JAMB before it gets to NYSC, you can only correct it at NYSC portal during or after NYSC online registration. However, after registration in the orientation camp, you cannot change your date of birth.

How to correct date of birth at NYSC online portal

Follow the steps below to correct your date of birth at NYSC portal;

  1. Purchase WAEC Results Check PIN from any First Bank branch.

  2. Visit the NYSC portal at

  3. Login to your NYSC dashboard with your e-mail and password as used during NYSC registration.

  4. Click “Resume Registration” link.

  5. Click on “Change Date of Birth” button.

  6. Once you click on “Change date of birth”, a page with a form will pop-up.

  7. Fill the form and submit your entries.

Note: You won’t be allowed to edit your date of birth, what NYSC does is to import the date of birth from your WAEC profile into your NYSC profile. That’s why they require WAEC Result Verification PIN. So, if your date of birth on your is also wrong, there is nothing you can do.

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.

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.

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: October 18, 2020 — 9:22 am


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  1. University degree has a different date of birth and sec school has a different date of birth

  2. It will as they make use of the DOB on ur jamb.. u

  3. Good day, please how do i make course correction from nysc portal…… Studied SLT chemistry my result is written chemistry but was mobilised with biology…. Nd after registration my green card is also showing biology

    1. You can apply for Change of course of study only when the portal is active for registration. You can also change it in NYSC camp which we recommend.

  4. When are we expecting orientation time table

  5. I was able to go to jamb office for change of date of birth. So please what next should I do?

  6. Please mine is to be 1991/08/September, but what is with nysc now is 1988/08/September
    I’m in batch C 2
    Can I also change this at nysc secretariat ??

  7. how to get notification after u registered with WAEC verification FOR THE CHANGE OF DOB? 01/01/1992 BUT MISTAKLY 01/01/1982

  8. Please how can i correct an error on DOB on my exclusion letter.

  9. Abu Sunday Clinton

    The jamb result i used for regulrization was 1990 but wot I was using in school b4 I graduated was 1994. Would it affects my going to service? And also the name written on my jamb print out is James omoh Sunday but my result carries James Sunday omoh wot is the solution please.

    1. Abu Sunday Clinton

      Please i need your reply here.

      1. Opoke Chinonso Nwoba

        Pls somebody should help me ooo, I graduated in 2018 and have not collected my result, once registered for NYSC but EXEMPTION do to age, can affidavit serve to re-register it or by publishing it?

  10. Pls I need your enlightenment on this, I just recently passed out from nysc scheme 2019 batch B (ex-corper)but the problem am having now was that my age was changed on nysc potal, I was born on 16/7/1989,they changed it to 5/7/1992 which was reflected on my nysc certificate and the 16/7/1989 was the age I was using for all my document since I was born pls how can I go about this can I do affidavit and declaration of age to back it up for applying for a job.

    1. Be happy. they helped you reduced your age which will help you in future due to age limit placed on so many jobs. As for how you will change it, it is not possible again.

    2. Pls kunle were do u change ur age I want to change mine .I was born on 1989 but I want to change to 1992. I need ur help.

  11. Dauda Muhammed jayeola

    I have mistake on my DOB during registration instead of 16//April 1991 they put 16 April 1994 how can I go about it. I am serving presently now Batch A 2020

    1. This is not an issue, anyway you can correct it from the NYSC secretariat

      1. Pls sir, i need u to clear me on dis age issue, i graduated last year oct nd nw I’m 30yrs my DOB is 27th of August, will i b affected in nt going for service?

  12. Pls I ve bought d waec verification pin to enable me change my DOB… but d DOB column is not showing on my dashboard… I don’t want to go for service pls.
    For now I ve not printed my call up letter

    1. Pls were do u change ur age I want to change mine .I was born on 1989 but I want to change it to 1992. I need ur help.I I don regularization but it have not been approve ..I need help.

  13. Pls how can I change my date of birth on my dashboard, it supposed to be written as July 15 1998 they wrote June 14 1998…pls how can I change that

  14. 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. Danladi Salihu Umar

      I too have the same issue.I want exemption letter so you succeed in changing your own DOB and get the exemption letter please let me know so that I can do same and get the exemption letter.


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

  16. 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?

  17. 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

    2. Hello sir, I am a 100 level student. My date of birth on my jamb result is different from the one on the rest of my documents. Will this going to be a problem for me? If so how do I correct it

  18. Usman Kamal Muhammad

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

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