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List of Documents Required For Physical and Online Clearance/Registration in ABU (2023)

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria makes it compulsory for candidates who passed their post UTME screening test and have their names on the ABU admission list to physically come immediately for clearance & registration exercise. This exercise requires the physical and online submission of original and photocopies documents for your clearance to be deemed complete in ABU.

In this post, I will be providing you with all the necessary documents required for your clearance in ABU as well as other very vital information needed to help you settle easily as an ABU fresher.

In many instances, I’ve received questions from fresh students who newly gained admission into ABU and this has prompted me to help out with this article as many others will definitely be in need of such assistance.

Below are the various questions I have been receiving from newly admitted candidates like you. Yes, I use the term newly admitted candidates because your provisional admission can still be revoked if you can’t provide all necessary documents as required by Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

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List of Documents Required For Physical and Online Clearance/Registration in ABU ([year]) 1

FAQs on ABU Clearance Documents

I’ve been given admission into ABU what is next?The first thing is for you to pay the ABU acceptance fee and wait for clearance/registration.
I have been given admission into ABU, what documents should I carry for clearance?The required documents by ABU has been stated below.
Should I carry only Photocopies of my documents or both Original and photocopies?You are to carry both photocopies and originals of all your documents except First school leaving certificate.
Is age declaration or birth certificate needed for screening?In ABU, age declaration or birth certificate is highly important. You can use either of both.
What is the difference between screening and clearance?Screening is done before admission is given, it requires ensuring you are eligible to participate in the ABU post UTME exercise. While clearance is done after you have been given a provisional admission by ABU It involves submitting and uploading your original documents online (ABU Portal).
Am I going to pay for clearance?At various stages, payments are made during clearance.
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Having answered the above, now I will be listing all the documents needed for clearance in ABU as a fresh student either via UTME or DE (Direct Entry).


Present to the Registration Officer, the originals and one set of photocopies of the following documents arranged separately in the order shown below:

Verification/Personal Data Form

Acceptance Fee Receipt

UTME Score Result

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Post UTME Result

O’level Result

Diploma Result and other entry requirements (for DE Candidates only)

Birth Certificate

JAMB Admission Letter

Any other supporting documents used during your post UTME registration

Having provided the above documents and uploaded to ABU portal, you can then start with other registrations like course registration, apply for hostel accommodation (optional), pay your faculty and departmental dues and so on.

It is always advisable for fresh students in ABU to mix up with other fresh students so as to share ideas and carry on with the clearance procedure together. This always helps in making sure you don’t miss out on any important registration.

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