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New Driver’s Licence: Procedure

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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.

 

 

24 Comments

  1. Tobaniyi

    December 6, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    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. bayo

    December 6, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Nigeria why we go pay such high fee for renewing

  3. Nazeef Tilde

    April 5, 2012 at 3:07 PM

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

  4. Onyedikachi Gbaruko

    September 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    can i use the driving school certificate to serve as a driver’s license

  5. kunle

    October 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    hello,
    the website to download form is not accessible. Please do something about it ,
    thanks.

  6. jane

    November 14, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    please how much do i pay for renewal of my driver’s license

  7. Emmanuel I Etim

    February 9, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    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?

  8. Adegoke abdullahi o

    February 12, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    How can i get vehicle inspection officer form 08079796508

  9. john uwakwe

    February 18, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    i need a new drivers licence

    • bala

      August 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM

      How do i apply for new driving licence and how long will it take me to grab it ?

  10. Anonymous

    May 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    I registered my own at ojo.Can i stil go to ojodu 4 capturing or photo shot?

  11. Anonymous

    May 22, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    where can i download the form online please?

  12. Morrison Olumor

    May 23, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    How long then would it take for the new driver’s licence to expire?
    08102856468.

  13. Morrison Olumor

    May 23, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    How long then would it take for the new driver’s licence to expire?
    08102856468

  14. moses uwajie

    June 9, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    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.

  15. Anonymous

    June 18, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    pls as a new aplicant how can i go for new drivers licence

  16. Anonymous

    July 1, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    I need my driver’s licience as quick as today. How do I Acquire it?

  17. Anonymous

    July 26, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    SORRY WHY CAN’T WE GET DRIVERS LISENCES Online

  18. Fertilenigeria

    August 4, 2013 at 3:49 AM

    Thank you for this information. For other issues concerning licensing in nigeria visit http://www.fertilenigeria.blogspot.com

  19. kenneth jev

    August 29, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    does each state has it own different background on the new drivers licence

  20. Anonymous

    September 10, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    how do i find the form in my phone pls.

  21. Emmanuel Nwaogwugwu

    October 3, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    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?

  22. olamilekan

    October 26, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    how can i get new license

  23. Anonymous

    November 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    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

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