New Driver’s Licence: Procedure

New Driver's License

Come March 31, 2012,  the present driver’s licence being used will be phased out completely and this will be replaced with a new one.  Request from fresh applicants can only be done through the accredited driving schools and this has begun since June 1, 2011.

New Driver's License

Find below the steps for obtaining the new driver’s licence.

For Renewal:

  1. Apply online at www.nigeriadriverslicence.org or in person at the Driver’s Licence Centre (DLC).
  2. Pay the licence fee online or at the bank.
  3. Present your application form to the Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) Officer and Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) at the DLC for endorsement.
  4. Proceed  to the Federal Road Safety Corps Officer at the DLC for biometric data capture.
  5. Obtain a temporary driver’s licence valid for 60 days
  6. Pick up the original driver’s licence at the BIR’s office after 60 days.

For Fresh Applicant:

  1. Attend training at an accredited driving school.
  2. The driving school will then present you to the Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) for a driving test.
  3. Pass the driving test to obtain a certificate of Proficiency from the VIO.
  4. Complete the driver’s licence application form at the Driver’s Licence Centre (DLC).
  5. Pay the licence fee online or at the bank.
  6. Present your application form to the Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) Officer and Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) at the DLC for endorsement.
  7. Proceed  to the Federal Road Safety Corps Officer at the DLC for biometric data capture.
  8. Obtain a temporary driver’s licence valid for 60 days
  9. Pick up the original driver’s licence at the BIR’s office after 60 days.

 

For more information such as list of accredited driving schools and processing offices in your state, visit www.nigeriadriverslicence.org.

 

 

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  1. Wait o! Their site says we must all renew our driver’s licenses before March 31, 2012 for N6,000. I just got my license o! Na wa o

  2. Can the certificate obtained from the driving school serves as a driver’s licence? Its costlier than DL.

  3. Dear sir, please i want to renew my driver licence. What can i do and how long will it take to get the new driver licence?

  4. pls i need a vio or frse to help me out.i have payed to the school that i lean driving. just for my licence see May 6 i have been exspety it up to this time no sign of it. pls help 08094004042 thanks.

  5. Sir, it appears that the application form for new drivers licence is not accessible online. Can the form be obtained at any of your offices?

  6. I learn dat after d official rate which is 6000,u will spent upto 15000 cos i want 2 renew my own pls advice me,08036877401 tanx

  7. Pls am an expert before without passing through any driving school.so must i pass through school before i can request for driver’s license and how much will it cost me to obtain it.pls it’s very urgent

  8. Pls am an expert before without passing through any driving school.so must i pass through school before i can request for driver’s license and how much will it cost me to obtain it.pls it’s very urgent

  9. How can we apply for Nigeria international drivers license outside Nigeria? For someone who has been residing outside Nigeria for almost 3yrs.

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