Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service (DSSC) application

Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Recruitment 2019: Apply Now!

The Nigerian Navy Short Service application portal is now open for prospective candidates. In this guide I will show you how to apply for the Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commissions (DSSC) via the official application portal.

The Nigerian Navy is part of the largest Armed Force in Africa, the Nigerian Armed Force. Apart from being part of the largest armed force, the Nigerian Navy is among the largest navies in the African continent.

Every year the portal opened for qualified civilians or military personnel willing to participate in the annual Direct Short Service Commissions (DSSC) training.

Look here: How to apply to the Nigerian Navy as regular recruit

However, not all applicants get selected. You must play your own part by completing your registration with right information, and knowing all the requirements for registering with the Nigerian Navy so that you won’t make any mistakes along the line.

But before we dive deep into what it takes to competing your registration online, we’ll offer a quick….

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Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service 2019 FAQs & answers

How can I apply for the Nigerian Navy DSSC 2019?

You can apply for the Nigerian Navy using the official portal so long as you meet up with all the application requirements. Those requirements are stated in a few lines below.

Where can I obtain the 2019 Nigerian Navy DSSC form?

Everything is done online. In other words, there are no physical offices, shops or secretariats where the forms are sold. Therefore, if you come across any one who claims to sell the forms… then the person must be a scammer. RUN AWAY!

Has the Nigerian Navy DSSC registration for 2019 started?

Yes, the portal is currently open for registration.

When will registration for the Nigerian Navy 2019 DSSC end?

According to what’s stated on the official website, it is scheduled to end on the 30th of November; hence all registrations must be completed before the closure of the portal.

How can I know the latest updates on the Nigerian Navy DSSC?

You can follow the latest updates by visiting NaijaHomeBased regularly. Through that, we will keep you posted once there’s any news. You can also follow us on Facebook, since we always share important updates there.

See also: How to apply for the Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Commissions (DSSC).

Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service (DSSC) application requirements

To successfully complete your online application into the Nigerian Navy, you must meet up with the following general requirements:

  • Applicants must never provide false information or tender fake certificates. Falsification of any information or certificates will lead to disqualification and subsequent prosecution of guilty applicants.
  • You need to have graduated with a minimum of Second Class Upper Division if you’re a degree holder or Upper Credit if you are a HND (Higher National Diploma) holder.
  • Having good knowledge on computer operations (computer literacy) is not a criteria; however, it will be an added advantage.
  • Applicants must possess certificates of full registration with professional bodies as relevant their professions or field of study.
  • If you studied abroad, make sure your foreign certificate is authenticated by the Federal ministry of education.
  • Married men or women are not permitted to apply for the Direct Short Service Commissions program of the Nigerian Navy.
  • Applicants must be able to present O’level West African Examination Certificate (WAEC) compulsorily, including any other results such as NECO, NABTEB, or GCE. Furthermore, credit in Mathematics and English Language is compulsory.
  • Candidates must be able to present their NYSC discharge certificate or letter of exemption as applicable to them.
  • Applicants must not be less than 1.68 meters tall (males) or 1.65 meters tall (female.
  • To successfully complete your application into the Nigerian navy Direct Short Service, you must not be above the age of 28 and less than the age of 22. However, if you’re applying as an Imam or chaplain you can be older than 28, but not above 30 years. All present ages are valid for February of the following year.

Pay attention: Nigerian Army Regular Recruit intake (RRI) – how it works.

How to apply for the Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commissions (DSSC)

If you meet all the above requirements, follow the guide below to complete your application into the Nigerian Navy via Direct Short Service Commissions (DSSC):

Step 1: Visit the official website of the Nigerian Navy using

Step 2: Click on “register” link. It is found in the homepage of the portal.

Nigerian navy registration for Direct Short Service Commissions

Step 3: You will be presented with all the requirements, read, scroll down and click on register.

Step 4: Enter your email (a valid one), create your password and click on register

create login credentials for nigerian navy portal

Step 5: Complete all the forms you’re provided with.

Step 6: Submit your application and print out all the documents you’re provided with.

Other points to note on the Nigerian Navy 2019 DSSC recruitment:

From the list of options you’re provided with, you can select the state you find convenient for you to write your aptitude test, which has locations in the following Nigerian states: Lagos, Abuja, Bauchi, Imo, Rivers (Port Harcourt), and Sokoto. However, how early you complete your registration matters a lot. Some of the options there will begin to vanish as the registration commences and the centers are presumed filled up.

During the course of your online registration, you’ll be asked to provide two referees. In fact, it is a compulsory step and must be completed. Therefore, you must prepare the names of your referees before initiating registration, else you’ll get stuck at that point.

And I’m sure you know the important role referees play in your chances of getting accepted into the Nigerian navy via Direct Short Service Commissions. Furthermore, your referees must be prominent people in your society… like your Local Government Chairman/Secretary or highly placed individuals in the Nigerian Military, Paramilitary or Government.

We earlier mentioned that you must be physically fit to get a nod at being accepted. However, we didn’t really explain what being physically fit means as per military terms.

Here’s what it means:

  • You must not be suffering from any form of visual impairment (Sight problem)
  • All applicants must not have hearing difficulties.
  • You must have never undergone a major orthopedic operation;
  • Applicants must not be individuals with flat foots.
  • You must not have any form of fractured.
  • Applicants must not suffer from stammering or any other form of natural disability.
  • Pregnant women are not permitted to apply.

An important point to note is, if you’re a serving personnel (Soldier/Rating/Airman, etc.), you must obtain a letter of attestation duly signed by the head of your unit.

In addition, after successfully completing your registration online, make sure to print out fill all the forms you are provided with, which include parent/guardian consent form and acknowledgment form.

Another key point to note is: when visiting the aptitude test center, you must go with the following forms:

  • Photocopies of Degree and NYSC discharge certificate
  • Parent/Guardian Consent Form
  • Acknowledgment Form

Generally, the enlistment process into the Nigerian Navy via Direct Short Service Commissions (DSSC) is FREE OF CHARGE. In other words, you don’t have to pay any money to any individual to get it done.

That is all about applying for the Nigerian navy via Direct Short Service Commissions in 2019. If you have any questions or contributions you can communicate them using the comment section below.

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