NYSC: Vital Information To PCM about BVN

This is to inform all the Prospective corps members (PCMs) that your name on your school documents should correspond to the name on your Bank Verification Number (BVN) for NYSC registration.

If the name on your school documents varies from what you have on BVN, you may have a huge problem during registration at NYSC Orientation camp.

The problem will begin when you would want to open NYSC allowance account, which is mandatory to open.

Whether you are a foreign trained or locally trained graduate, it is important that you have a BVN before going to the NYSC orientation camp.

Also, make sure that the name on your BVN match or correspond to the name on your school/NYSC documents.

It is necessary because in NYSC camp, every Corps member is mandated to open a new bank account with bank they do not have an account with before.

In the NYSC Orientation camp, a paper document will be given to you which will serve as ID card to open an allowance account.

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The Bank officials at NYSC camp will check if the name on the paper document correspond with the name on you have on your BVN. Only if it corresponds that you will open NYSC allowance account.

Also, do not forget to go to camp with your BVN because they will ask you the number.

Our advice

  1. Register for BVN before going to NYSC camp, if you have not registered before.

  2. Make sure the name on your BVN correspond to the name on your school/NYSC documents.

  3. Store your BVN on your phone for reference in case you forget it.

  4. Dail 5650# on the line linked to your bank account to retrieve your BVN (your will be charge up to N20 for that service).

  5. Update your BVN information, if the name on  your school documents varies with what you have on BVN.

  6. If you are not sure of what name is on your BVN, it is likely to be same with your ‘bank account name’ or go to your bank to find out.

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I hope you have been cleared? Do not forget to share this information on social media for others to see.

If you have any question, kindly ask us in the comment section below.

Updated: September 9, 2019 — 9:51 am

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  1. Ishekwene Oghenemudiakevwe

    The name on my Jamb matriculation list is Ishekwene Oghenemudiakevwe but in my school documents and bvn it was abbreviated as Ishekwene Mudiakevwe. Will it affect me in camp?

    1. Please, what name is on your JAMB admission letter?

      1. Ishekwene Oghenemudiakevwe

        The name on my jamb admission letter is Ishekwene Oghenemudiakevwe

  2. What about DOB?

  3. I changed only my surname on bvn not up to one month ago because I’m married, but I have newspaper change of name and marriage certificate that bears the same surname with my bvn surname, will there be any problem about that?

    1. Your name on your school documents must correspond with your name on the BVN. However you do it, make sure it correspond. You cannot bear two different names.

  4. My name on my school document is Unwene Esther Otungban, while my name on my BVN is Esther Unwene Otungban, will it affect me

    1. Arrangement of name is not always a problem.Click here to see how to rearrange your name.

  5. I want ask my name in my school document and my bvn is d same but not properly arranged will it affect me in camp

    1. Arrangement of name is not a problem, however you can Click here for name correction

  6. what if you change your surname before you do your documentation at school and the name on your voters card is different from the one on your school id card only surname is different what can I do about that

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