Nigerian Air force Short Service Recruitment, Application, Portal, Requirements + Help Lines

Are you seeking recruitment into the Nigerian Airforce through the short service application, this post will provide useful information on the requirements of the Nigerian Air-force short service, how to apply, the official Nigerian Airforce E-Application recruitment portal/website and the Nigerian Air-force help lines.

The Nigerian Airforce is one of the three military arm of Nigeria and just like the Nigerian Navy and Army, the Nigerian air-force also recruits able-bodied individuals to join the air-force through its short service application portal either as a direct short service course or a short service course. We explained the difference between DSSC and SSC here .


Nigerian Air force Short Service Application Program

The Nigerian Air force short service application is a yearly exercise carried out by the Nigerian Air force to recruit new officers (male and female) into the Nigerian air force.

After filling the form, you would be expected to wait for the list of the successful candidates that would write the Nigerian Airforce short service exam. After the exams, you would have to wait again to know if you are qualified for the screening. Normally, successful names for the Nigerian Airforce training are usually published on popular Nigerian newspapers. You would undergo intensive military training for about 9 months or more if successful

Nigerian Air force Short Service Requirements

There are some general requirements which over the years are used as a yardstick or better still you must met when filling the Nigerian air forceshort service form. Please note that these requirements are subject to change as the ones pointed out below have remained unchanged over the years.

Applicants for the Nigerian Air-force short service must:

  1. Possess a minimum of 5 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB (English and Mathematics inclusive).
  2. Be between the ages of 18 – 26 years
  3. Applicants must be single and of Nigerian origin by birth.
  4. Required height of 1.69 metres for Male and 1.68 metres for Female.
  5. Be medically and physically fit.
  6. Must not have been convicted by any court of law.
  7.  DSSC applicants must have completed the NYSC Scheme or provide proof of exemption as the case may be.
  8. Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council of birth or valid age declaration.
  9. Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
  10. Recommended by at least two recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. Serving military personnel must be recommended by their commanders.

Nigerian Airforce Short Service Recruitment Portal and Help Lines

The official portal/website for e-application recruitment into the Nigerian air force short service is Registration is usually free, so, ignore any other website(s) claiming to belong to the Nigerian Airforce for the recruitment exercise.

If you have questions and would need to contact the Nigerian Air-force using email or phone number, below are the contact details

Help Lines/Tel: 08104577415, 08171552055, 08078406568

We will always keep you with up-to-date news or any information concerning the Nigerian Air force DSSC/SSC recruitment

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  1. Omar Sunday

    I have cousin who earnestly want to enlist into Nigerian Navy. Please can you inform me of when the the Short Service Course ( SSC) or Ratings will be conducted and possibly the requirements. Thanks immensely.

  2. Yakubu Paul faransa

    Please notify me when the form is out

      1. Idris

        pls i study computer science and i applied under IT, but I don’t hv professional certificate. would they use it to screen me out

        1. you would need a certified certificate to verify that you studied computer science

          1. Anosike Patrick Ohaeri

            Please,i studied PE and I have all the requirements for the screening but I didn’t apply under special force, I just applied normally. I hope I will not be disqualified? Thanks

          2. it all depends on the Nigerian airforce review board

  3. wahab

    is bachelor degree in Agricultural Engineering allowed to apply?

    1. Well, i cant say for now but it depends on what the courses they release for recruitment

  4. Adamson Stephen Dare

    Please I forgot my applicant’s ID number. How can I get it back

    1. Check your email address

      1. DAUDA SAMBO

        when will ssc recruitment commence

  5. Adamson Stephen Dare

    Please how can I get my ID number back

  6. Anosike Patrick Ohaeri

    Please, how many months does AirForce DSSC training last? Secondly, the 2017 DSSC screening scheduled for 1-8 of July, does it consist of aptitude test, medicals,fitness,and interview? Thanks yuh very much sir.

    1. The Nigerian Air force Training last for 6 to 7 months after which successful candidates will be inducted into the Air force.

      1. Anosike Patrick Ohaeri

        Thanks a lot.

      2. Good morning,
        Please Inform me when d Army and Air Force short or direct short service form is out, thank u

  7. Ibrahim

    i want to say a very big thanks to Captain Mohammed ,who helped me into the Nigeria Airforce (NAF) I was frustrated and hopeless after so many years of my trying to join the Nigeria Airforce (NAF) until i finally come in contact with Captain Usman Mohammed ,who wipe away my tears and now am happily a full Nigeria Airforce (NAF) officer, interested applicant should pray ,God been so kind,good faithful and honest to me ,may ALLAH bless you and all your family members.once again please pray and he will assist you in the following category
    (1) NDA.
    (2)Air Force.
    (3) ARMY.
    (4) Navy.
    (5) Immigration.
    (6) Custom.
    7 NSCDC

    1. emmanuel

      how can i contact him?

  8. Ibhadodde Jenniffer

    please what do you mean by tittle, occupation test centre and specialty?

  9. iortyeremmanuel

    i forgot my airforce DSSC application ID can you help me find it pls

    1. sorry about that but we can’t

  10. abdulrazaq

    pls when is the air force screening start for 2017/2018 training

  11. Khalilullah Ebroheem

    Which rank would be given to candidate through DSSC? And what is the salary scale?

  12. Ayo-Edun Abdulsamad B.

    pls sir, I will love yo know when the short service is going to start and possibly all other information for the 2017-2018 batch. Bless you sir.

    1. when it is out, i will post it on this platform. always check back

  13. oluwayemisi

    please i want to know if person with a third class certificate can apply, study ststistics.

    1. if you course is listed including your grade then you can apply. but if it is not included, then do not apply because the system automatically bounces all those that re not qualified.

  14. horlmide

    pls when is the SSC form coming out for 2018/2019 #Naf
    …as SSC can I still go for cadet.

  15. Abiodun

    Pls kindly informed me when Dssc 2018/2019 form is out

    1. Ok, no problem but always check back to know

  16. agi isaac c.

    greetings i humble need info about the short service. Thanks waiting faithful

  17. Katsina David S

    Please,inform me when the short service course form is out for 2018.

  18. Ishola olayinka

    Good day sir pls inform me when the form is out i need a guidline pls. may God bless us and nigeria isha Allah

    1. Its not yet out. Always check back

  19. fasola olamilekan sodeeq

    yes sir i want to join nigeria airforce with ssce certificate,am i going to be consider

    1. unless you join as a combatant and not dssc

  20. Simeon

    please inform me when NAF form is out

  21. Chinwendu Stephen Ekpette

    Please inform me when the form is out.

  22. olajide olaniyi

    plz I need to fill the form now NAF


    i studied medical laboratory technician and am about writen my sate finals and national next year so i want to ask weder is it possible for me to apply for the recruitment this year sir thanks

  24. delight

    Sir I studied education biology but I applied under education guidance and counseling hope I will not be screen out

    1. if your course is not listed there the Nigerian Airforce can’t take you

  25. Oviri

    Please what is the dress code for the recruitment screening exercise

  26. Abdulsalam Ahmed Faruk

    pls send me his contact

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