How To Obtain Or Renew A Drivers Licence In Nigeria

For those who want to make enquiries about the status of their drivers‘ licence, or those who may have misplaced their Nigeria drivers license and can not remember their divers license number or those who wants to correct wrong spelling of name and age on their driving license or those who have been out of the country for several years now and their drivers license has since expired but planning to come home. If your issue is among any of the listed things above, this information is for you. You can send a direct message to Federal Road Service Commission on their Social Media Platforms to know the status of your drivers licence. Continue reading to know how you can check, obtain your drivers licence or renew your drivers licence?

Steps For Obtaining A Licence for the first Time

Step 1 Attend training at an accredited driving school.

Step 2 The driving school will then present you to the Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) for a driving test.

Step 3 Pass the driving test and obtain a certificate of proficiency from the VIO.

Step 4 Complete the driver's licence application form at the Driver‘s Licence Centre (DLC).

Step 5 Pay the licence fee online or at the Bank.

Step 6 Present your application form to the Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) Officer and VIO at the DLC for endorsement.

Step 7 Proceed to the FRSC Officer at the DLC for biometric data capture.

Step 8 Obtain a temporary driver's licence valid for 60 days.

Step 9 Pick up original driver's licence at the BIR Office after 60 days.

The fee for obtaining licence is as follows:

  • N6,350 for 3 years and N10,450 for 5 years

How To Renew Your Driver's Licence

1. Go to: https://www.nigeriadriverslicence.org

2. Click on DL application.

3. Click on renewal of drivers licence

4. Insert your licence number and date of birth.

5. Your record will be pulled out and you can select the center where you wish to pick up the permanent licence. 

NOTE: you are to select "YES” to recapture your biometric information.

6. Click on proceed to pay.

7. Select the payment mode you wish and click on proceed.

8. After payment please proceed to the capture center for proper documentation. 

The fee for obtaining licence is as follows:

  • N6,350 for 3 Years and N10,450 for 5 Years

If a license is missing and the number isn't known, Federal road safety can help you retrieve the exact number. All you have to do is to send the Federal road safety your full name the way it is written on the licence and your date of birth via direct message to their social media channels.

You can also correct the spelling of your name and age on your driving license. all you have to do is to visit any of the Federal road service DL centre nearest to you and apply for correction, attach your birth certificate and a photocopy of a valid ID card.

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