What Happens When A Corper Misses Biometrics/Clearance

What Happens When A Corper Misses Biometrics/Clearance

I’ve just missed NYSC biometric or the NYSC monthly clearance and then what? If you want to know what will happen if you miss the mandatory clearance, make sure you read to the end.

I used to think that if you miss a clearance, you will get your NYSC allowance because I always think the monthly payment of NYSC to corp members must be automatic.

The NYSC official cannot tell me that it is every month that they cross-check our number, our names and check if we are present for the monthly clearance. I will sometimes conclude that it is impossible because of the total number of corp members in each state and each local government.

Let me tell you at this point that if you are thinking exactly like me, you are wrong. Because actually, I don’t know the process that NYSC officials are using but if you’re not present for your biometric or monthly clearance, you will not get your NYSC allowance for that month.

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So here is

What Happens When A Corper Misses Biometrics/Clearance

Firstly, you are not going to be paid for that month. Technology is helping these days, so its easier to spot an absent corps members. The officials will know that you are absent from the clearance and because you are absent, you won’t get anything for that month.

Secondly, that is an automatic extension for you. If you miss NYSC monthly clearance, your service year is going to be extended because that shows that you were not present throughout the month and because you are were not present at your place of primary assignment you will not only be paid for the month, you will get an extra month after passing out.

My advice for you is that you should not miss your NYSC biometric or monthly clearance for anything and if you will really have to miss it make sure that you have a strong reason and you can present evidence while you actually missed it.

About Lola Princess

This is Lola Princess and I'm from Earth. Born somewhere in Osun State, raised in Lagos, based in Lagos. Love making friends and blogging. I'm your NYSC Google Assistant and I'm always here.


  1. Hi Lola, I’m currently serving in Kaduna state; batch c2, 2019. I’ve not gotten a PPA yet, was rejected at my first PPA, then my second is still pending at air force institute of technology at air force base, Kaduna. I have not done my documentation as I’ve not gotten a PPA yet but did my biometrics, don’t know if I’ll be credited for January by 30th or 31th. I need your view on this.

      • I was on medical leave to Karina eye center so I missed my biometric clearance base on my doctors advice to wait for 3weeks to observe my condition, I informed my local govment inspector and even send him evidence of my treatment documents from eye center, but I check my clearance on my dashboard and saw absent despite I was on medical leave, what should I do

  2. pls,I got an urgent mail/call that will take me out of the country. So can I put my Service on hold?

  3. Hi lola,missed my biometrics for two months,how many month extension will I get,and if I present my proof of being sick during this period will I be pardoned?

  4. I need an answer for the above question.
    I also have a question. I know I’m going to miss a whole month of my service year, because I have something important to do outside my state that’s going to fetch me money. My question is, is this not going to be an issue for me especially in my place of primary assignment? Since I don’t plan on going at all for a whole month

  5. Please my biometrics and clearance is on Tuesday and i haven’t gotten accepted or rejected at my ppa please what do I do I’m really confused

  6. mosebolatan Adenike

    Good morning lola,my name is Nike,pls am sick and I haven’t gone for documentation at my ppa and my clearance date is today, pls what can I do

  7. Chijioke Ikekpeazu

    I have two issues right now that I need help with

    1. After I left camp in December of 2020, my letter said that due to covid, I had to wait and will be informed when to come for clearance at secretariat which of course I got to find out later was an error on their part but I waited the whole of January and then I went in February only to find out that I can do my relocation clearance. I also had not gotten a Ppa as at February. Long story short, I missed clearance for January and February 2021 although I was paid allowee for both months. Then I officially started my Ppa in March. Will I get an extension of service.

    2. When I did my relocation at secretariat, they didn’t ask for my ID card from my previous state so I literally am still carrying my old state ID card and this is my last month. What can I do?

  8. I did my clearance and my dashboard is still showing absent can I still do something about it and I’m passing out on Thursday

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