The Article will provide you a guide on how to RE-ISSUANCE OF LOST LICENCE

You don’t need to panic over a lost license because it’s very easy to replace bit. Just follow the steps by steps to apply for Re-Issuance of lost license below

Re-Issuance Of Lost Of License

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria is the only regulatory body for all Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria.

They are responsible for “ensuring high quality of Nursing and Midwifery education in Nigeria, maintain a high standard of professional practice and enforce discipline within the profession”.

The NMCN offers the following services on their official website related to the above statement in no particular order;

Requirements for Re-Issuance of Lost License

Completed licencing form

Application letter for re-issuance of Licence

Photocopies of certificates of registration

Photocopy of lost licence (if available)

Sworn court affidavit

Police extract (if licence is current)

Original teller of payment of prescribed fees of N10,937 only on Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s platform through REMITA.


The requirements for Issuance of Licence are as follows:

First Licencing After Graduation

This is issued to eligible applicants after registration with the Council.


The renewal of license by the Council is supported and enforced by section 5 of the Amended Decree 54 of 1988 which categorically stipulates that “No Nurse shall be allowed to practice or continue to practice in any year except such a Nurse has paid Licensing fees as prescribed by the Council”.

Practicing licenses are renewable every three (3) years, the current renewal fee is Thirteen thousand one hundred and twenty-five naira (N13,125) only for three years, penalty of Six thousand five hundred and sixty-two naira(N6,562) for each year of default. These fees are subject to review periodically.


Initiate online application for licence renewal

Upload scanned copy of original recent coloured passport photograph with white background.

Upload scanned copy of original Certificates of Registration issued by Council

Upload scanned copy of original Certificate of attendance for Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPDP).

Payment of N13,125 for renewal and penalty of N6,562 for each year of default on Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria through REMITA on the renewal portal

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Abdullahi Suleiman a Certified Registered Nurse based in Nigeria, an Entrepreneur and Also a Blogger, passionate about Community Development and Cosmetic Nursing


  1. Abdullai omotayo on

    Please I lost my License of if I want to submit all this is it in Nmcn office in the state I am I Will drop it

  2. I have been online but found no where to submit those things.thanks pls reply

  3. Rosemary Uwaibi on

    Dear Abdullahi,
    I was actually happy when I discovered we could do everything online, however I was so dishearten when after I did my MCPDP online and obtained 30.5 contact point and have paid the renewal fee since 2020 and up till date I have not received my renewed license back. I lived in Lagos and had fill my collection area as yaba Lagos Zone, I have gone to NMC several times and I am told my License has not gotten to them. I went back to try and open the portal with my user name and email noting is working, I sent email to NMC of Nigeria they reply that they will look into it but I have been waiting for couple of weeks now no further reply from them. so is the online stuff real working?

  4. Thanks for going through our Article 👍 sorry about that, while for applying for licence renewal where d u put as ur location?

    Wen did you paid for ur licence renewal?

    NB! From now no more accepting manual renewal and 3credit unit from NMCN for licence renewal and everything is done online with your credit unit from NMCN accredited physical MCPDP Programme.

    Chart me on Whatsapp plz 08032913861

  5. Hi!
    I’m a registered nurse. I misplaced my temporary license for one year. Please I need assistance on how I’ll get a replacement and how much will it cost to do it. Thanks?!

  6. Hi!
    I’m a registered nurse. Please I would like to know how the replacement on lost temporary license is done and how much it will cost.

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