Nigerian Air force Short Service: Recruitment 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. Thomas Christy Susan

    I will like an update on 2020 recruitment

  2. Ibrahim Sota Abubakar

    Thank you for the information.. Please can I apply Nigeria air Force with second class lower degree?..Pls your opinion

  3. please can i apply for Airforce short service with lower credit (HND)

    1. It depends. If the Air force specifies it, then you can but if not, you can’t

  4. Thanks sir, do you know when the short service recruitment form will be out

  5. Gudmoring sir, pls wen is d registration for short service commencing

    1. Soon, when the command gives the announcement

  6. Ade-Ayeni Oluwasegun

    Pls, what are the academic certificates needed during the screening? Is it just WAEC certificate (senior) and B.Sc degree certificate for dssc?

    1. All documents will be required of you If you are selected

  7. As a theatre and media arts graduate with second class upper, can I apply for Nigeria Air Force ssc,

    1. I don’t think so as your course of study isn’t listed on the Nigerian Airforce website

  8. As a Statistics graduate, am I eligible to apply for the DSSC recruitment?

  9. As a microbiologist graduate with second class upper can I apply for Nigeria air Force dssc?

  10. Pls can i apply with ND result

  11. I have BSc criminology and security studies.
    Second class lower.. can is be able to apply with the result?

    1. I want to know when the date for 2021/2022 Air Force short service is out?

  12. Please Notify me when the start

  13. Abdullahi samsudeen

    Weldone sir, please I want to ask if the Nigeria Air force direct short service for the year 2020/2021 form is out

  14. When is the recruitment date

  15. Adedeji bakiyat olatunbosun

    Is it a must for me to have completed my NYSC scheme before obtaining form
    Pls I need a reply fastly
    And sir….am a girl

      1. Adedoyin damilare

        Morning sir
        As a biology edu graduate ..can I apply for airforce SSC?

        1. If your course is listed you can apply

  16. Please I study banking and finance and I have completed my one year NYSC program, can I apply for the direct short Service

  17. Pls I study public administration (HND) can I apply too.

  18. Plz i study business administration (Hnd) can i apply for DSSC

  19. Sir i have B’s C in sycology can I apply for the direct short service.

    1. Your course isn’t listed among the course listed for the direct short service

  20. Pls sir wen is the registration starting
    And pls sir can i apply with sociology and criminology

  21. I have BSC transport and logistics management

  22. Oyinu Egahi junior

    Pls my question goes to ssc, you have listed the requirements for Dssc,but I haven’t see the requirements for ssc,as a political scientis,is it allow for ssc?

  23. Oyinu Egahi junior

    I have Bsc in political science, second class lower,is it allow for ssc.

  24. When will application for ssc portal open

  25. Please sir I pass in english and mathematics, two credit and pass in the rest sub in my ssce , certificate of skill in Computer engineering/networking. Can I join the with this? Thanks

  26. sholanke abdulmaatin

    does the nigerian airforce has short service for graduates

  27. Please can how can i join the DIA or NIA after the short service

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