How To Guide to the Nigerian Navy Application Form for Graduates

Nigerian Navy Cadets Application

I did two things when I left college. I climbed Zuma Rock. Then I applied to the Nigerian Navy. Unfortunately, my application was unsuccessful and I settled for a career as a writer. However, I hope you succeed where I failed and manage to sail the high seas with the best navy in Africa. 

Perhaps you are already wondering about the Nigerian Navy ranks and salary? Maybe you are looking to find out whether the Nigerian Navy form is out?

All these questions and more are answered below in our ESSENTIAL step-by-step guide for graduates hoping to join the Nigerian Navy Short Service.

Step 1: Are You Eligible?

The first step in the process is to check whether you meet the requirements of the Nigeria Navy for applicants to its Short Service programme. There are education, age and even height requirements. Ironically, shorties need not apply to the Nigerian Navy Short Service programme! We won’t set out the requirements here as they can change from year to year but check out the Nigerian Navy Recruitment Website for the latest information.

Step 2: Buy an E-Voucher

If you have read this far, I am guessing there’s a chance you may be eligible. Congratulations but the hard work isn’t over yet. The next step on your way to joining the Nigerian Navy is buying an E-Voucher on the Nigerian Navy Recruitment Website. The E-Voucher cost 2,500 Naira in 2015 but fees may change from year to year. You can purchase the E-Voucher via bank debit card on the Nigerian Navy Recruitment Website (see link above)

Step 3: Sign Up to the Portal

Once you have bought your E-Voucher, the next step is to sign up to the Nigerian Navy Short Service recruitment portal. This can be done easily by entering your PIN and Serial Number on the Nigerian Navy Recruitment Website (see link above). These details should have been provided to you with your E-Voucher. 

Step 4: Fill in the Application Form

You’re nearly there. The penultimate step in the process is completing the Nigerian Navy application form. This will require some effort but it’s a critical part of the process. There’s no secret formula to completing the application form. However, I can provide two quick pieces of advice for filling in the recruitment form.

Firstly, be honest. Very honest. The Nigerian Navy’s site states that a candidate “suspected to have impersonated, forged or submitted false document(s) shall be disqualified from the recruitment exercise”. The recruiters in the navy read thousands of applications each year and so  they will be able to catch you out with ease.

Secondly, watch out for simple errors in spelling, grammar etc. There is perhaps nothing more off-putting for a recruiter than seeing lots of errors in an application form. Such errors show sloppiness and that’s definitely not what is expected from Nigeria’s finest navy cadets!

Step 5: The Aptitude Test

Once the application forms have been submitted, the Nigerian Navy draws up a shortlist of candidates which will be published on its website. It normally takes around a week for the list to be released and the exact dates should be posted on the navy’s website. If you’re one of the lucky chosen few, you will be asked to attend an aptitude test in one of the large cities (i.e. Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt etc). It is from this group of candidates that the cadets for the Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service programme will be selected.

You may be wondering at this stage about the Nigerian Navy salary structure. It goes without saying that your salary in the Nigerian Navy depends on your rank and experience. We understand that an ordinary cadet may expect to earn in the region of 50,000 Naira a month in the first year. Obviously, this amount may be higher if you are applying for a specialist position such as a doctor, lawyer, engineer or clergyman. 

The Final Word: If you’re a graduate applying for the Nigerian Navy in 2015 or 2016, all of us here at Nigeria Share wish you the very best of luck! Let us know your top tips for submitting the recruitment form and beating the odds to become a cadet in the Nigerian Navy.


  1. victoria

    June 2, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    please who will collect the forms after signing..

    • Nigeria Share Team

      July 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Hi Victoria – you should submit your application form via the recruitment portal. If you mean the forms for the assessment center, we understand that these will be collected by the recruiters at the assessment center.

  2. chidinma

    June 19, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Pls help me, I am from imo state but I filled in Borokiri as am exam centre, av a made a worst mistake?

  3. Onyebuchi

    July 4, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Chidimma, I am onyebuchi from Enugu state, I also registered dsame centre wt u.let’s see dia 07037462664

  4. Felix abiodun

    August 20, 2015 at 12:01 am

    I wich to be a sail navy, n i promiss to give the best.

    • Okeke Gideon

      November 7, 2015 at 11:40 am

      Pls when is the navy form going 2 be out?

  5. Silver

    September 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Pls guys, How can an OND candidate apply for d recruitment?

  6. Hannah

    September 7, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Pls who will collect the form after signing

  7. Hannah

    September 7, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Please will collect the form after filling it

  8. Nanchang nanzing miri

    September 14, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    8-)I am very poor i need assictan my family is poor but one day somethings must good in jesus name 08131894098

    • alaba

      October 29, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      I wish to become one of the best if you guy can accept me

  9. Jamiu Olayinka

    September 18, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Pls, I have been going from site to site trying to gather enough information on how to join the Navy.
    I’m a SSCE holder, 19yrs of age.

    The confusing part is that I’ve been seeing diff posts on DSSC for professionals.
    I suppose there is another form asides the DSSC but I really want to know when that’ll be out.
    I really do need guidance here pls!!!

  10. hamson prosper

    September 24, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    i wish to be the best if you accept me

  11. Reuben sunday

    October 10, 2015 at 7:33 am

    I am ssce holder 19yrs of age i need more info abt dis navy. and i wish i will be d best if i am one of the accept fellow

  12. Nwachukwu severus sopuruchi

    November 9, 2015 at 1:55 am

    I am Sopuruchi by name,4rm imo state.dis navy of a thing is something my mind can’t even reject. I love it so much .and i naturally hv have a zil for it & I will love to be one of them.I strongly believe that one day I will join them.

  13. Toheeb

    November 13, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Can some one that have lower credit apply 4 DSSC

  14. victor

    November 16, 2015 at 6:17 am

    How will I buy the form?

  15. Precious

    December 23, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    I need to know if second class lower applicants are eligible to apply for navy.

  16. friday

    February 9, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    CONTROLA GENARAL OYUGBO sed , say interested condidates who wish to apply for the 2016/17 application from for the Nigeria navy (n n) are advised to contact mr controla general oyugbo Friday of +2349035920163 or 09051855832 for help and more information on the following ,. nda , air foces, army, navy, immigration, coustom. and f r sc.

    • ademola peter

      April 26, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Sir it’s me Ademola peter I want to join the Niger navy sir, this my application number NNR2016/OY/628/00520 GOD BLESS U SIR ….. THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR

  17. friday

    March 4, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    CONTROLA GENARAL OYUGBO sed , say interested condidates who wish to apply for the 2016/17 application from for the Nigeria navy (n n) are advised to contact mr controla general oyugbo Friday of +2349035920163 for help and more information on the following ,. nda , air foces, army, navy, immigration, coustom. and f r sc.

  18. Tope

    March 9, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Hello people,if we are to printed the registration form out what colour will it be? Will it be black and white or coloured

  19. Clement

    March 12, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    In d guarantor form does it required passport photogragh and can someone whose teeth is incomplete be accepted

  20. adebayo milk

    March 19, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    CONTROLA ADEBAYO MILK sed , interested condidates who wish to apply for the 2016/17 application from for the Nigeria navy (n n) are advised to contact mr controla general ADEBAYO MILK ON 08102723858 for help and more information on the following ,. nda , air foces, army, navy, immigration, coustom. and f r sc.

  21. Ekaete Bassey

    March 31, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Pls how can I get to NNS QUORRA, Naval Base, Apapa, Lagos I live at Yano Ipaja,

  22. ayedero

    April 7, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    pls am a jamb holder and i scored 205, can i use my jamb .though av already submit my form

  23. A muhammad maqarphy

    April 18, 2016 at 5:56 am

    I lovely navy and my nation endy my life, god help me 2 be nigeria navy. Ameeen, armaya’u muhammd maqarphy.

  24. Ahmad

    April 20, 2016 at 8:36 am

    which rank will be given to the person who apply with National Diploma

  25. Muhammed Neneh Abosede

    April 20, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    My name is Abosede my decision making is what my parent goes for and my aim is to becum a navy am a ssce holder but the only thing that is bothering me is that i need a guidiance some1 to tell me what it take to join a navy am 19yrs my purpose is to join next year that is 2016 please i beg of u what are the requirement as a ssce holder(i don’t have the original certificate they said it will take time before we are been given the original certificate bt i still av the printed out) how cn i get the E-Voucher and how will i sign in online are we going to be alert that it was successful please dont want my effort to be in vain if i av more comment i will make it known

  26. james

    May 6, 2016 at 10:16 am

    onward together i rep nigerian navy for 2016 by God grace come may 14th.

  27. sani mustapha muhammad

    May 10, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    on word together may Allah helt me tone a Nigerian navy I want to give my life to helt my country Nigerian my god helt me and other

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