How To Retrieve WAEC Photocard: 2024 Reprinting of WAEC GCE Photocard

If you have written WAEC examination before, you will agree with me that having your WAEC Photo card is very important. For one reason or the other, you will need the information contained in that card. This is obviously why candidates are recommended to keep their WAEC photocards safe even after the examination. But the truth is that, many students don’t really know this. Some students even throw their WAEC GCE photocards immediately after their last WAEC examination.

How to retrieve WAEC GCE photocard
How to retrieve WAEC GCE photocard

In light of the above, if you lost your WAEC photocard or it got burnt as a result of fire outbreak or anything, note that this post will help you with the steps you need to take to retrieve your WAEC photocard without any problem. I enjoin you to read this tutorial painstakingly and remember to ask questions if you don’t really understand any step.

Have it at the back of your mind that the information contained in this page were not fabricated from thin air. Every single step in this tutorial has been corroborated by WAEC and that is why i wrote this post to help candidates retrieve their WAEC GCE photocards.

Note: This tutorial is both for those searching for a way to retrieve or reprint their WAEC GCE photocard. WAEC has corroborated this in her Twitter handle already.


How to retrieve WAEC photocard

Kindly follow the instructions below to reprint your WAEC photocard

  • Step 1: Get an Affidavit for Loss of Examination Number from any magistrate court you know (Come with the treasury receipt)
  • Step 2: Go to the nearest WAEC office to the center where you took your WAEC examination.
  • Step 3: Inform any of the officials that you want to retrieve your WAEC Photocard
  • Step 4: Provide the Affidavit in Step 1, a passport photograph and your result checking fee (N950).
  • Step 5: Pay for the whole process and you will be given back your WAEC Photocard.

Note: If the photocard is not given to you immediately, you will be asked to come on another day to get it. Nonetheless, have in mind that you will definitely get back your WAEC Photocard if you followed all the steps I have highlighted.

How to retrieve WAEC GCE photocard
How to retrieve WAEC GCE photocard

How much is the cost for retrieving WAEC Photocard?

According to the West African Examination Council (WAEC), the price for retrieving or reprinting WAEC photocard is N2,000 (Two thousand Naira only). This money is the processing fee, which must be paid before any candidate can successfully retrieve or reprint WAEC photocard.

It is pertinent to note that the total amount of money to be spent is N2950 (Two thousand nine hundred and fifty Naira). This includes the result checking fee which must also be paid before any candidate can successfully retrieve his/her WAEC photocard.


Okay! That is everything you need to retrieve your WAEC GCE photocard. From the screenshot above, it is evident that the steps in this tutorial were given directly by the West African Examination Council (WAEC). Thus, it will be wise to do exactly as i have stated in this post if you really want to reprint your WAEC photocard successful.

In a recap, i disclosed the requirements for retrieving WAEC Photocard, the step by step process for retrieving WAEC Photocard and the cost to retrieving or Reprinting WAEC Photocard.

Hope this was helpful? If you still have questions or contributions to make, please send them to me via the comment section. I will be glad to here from you!

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Forward

    Hi,this is unrelated to the photo card, but please in my WAEC result,my name is Okeke-King Forward,my middle name wasn’t added but my actual name is Okekeking Forward Chibuzor, please how do I go about this?
    Can I be able to add my middle name and remove the hypen from my surname?

    I recently learned that I would need a letter from the school principal I wrote WAEC in,please what should the letter entail?

  2. Fowodu taiwo samuel

    I want to do GCE exam in this year 2021 but I don’t have photo card can I allow to do the exam

  3. Awulonu Stella

    Sir, have been trying to reprint my waec gce photo card but it’s showing me error,sir pls am I going to do

  4. Adebola

    Good day sir/ma.
    I misplaced my WAEC GCE photocard due to changing of environment. Actually have not understand the guard line above, is it the center I wrote the exam I’m going or the place I registered because the school I registered was the one who post me to were I wrote the exam .
    What am trying to ask is am I going to the place I registered or where I wrote the exam.

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