The Nigeria drivers license is a legal document issued by the Federal Government in order to confer the right to drive to its citizens and residents. It is officially issued by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).
In February 1988, the Federal Government created the Federal Road Safety Commission through Decree No. 45 of the 1988 as amended by Decree 35 of 1992 referred to in the statute books as the FRSC Act cap 141 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN). Passed by the National Assembly as Federal Road Safety Commission (establishment) Act 2007.
How To Get Driver License in Nigeria:
To obtain a driver Licence for the first time in Nigeria requires following the steps below;
- Attend training at an accredited driving school.
- The driving school will then present you to the to Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) for a driving test.
- Pass the driving test and obtain a certificate of proficiency from the VIO.
- Complete the driver’s licence application form at the Driver’s Licence Centre (DLC).
- Pay the licence fee online or at the Bank.
- Present your application form to the Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) Officer and VIO at the DLC for endorsement.
- Proceed to the FRSC Officer at the DLC for biometric data capture.
- Obtain a temporary driver’s licence valid for 60 days.
- Pick up original driver’s licence at the BIR Office after 60 days.
Procedures For Drivers License Renewal In Nigeria
- Go to the Federal road safety commission of Nigeria (FRSCN) official website (https://www.nigeriadriverslicence.org/dlApplication/renew)
- access and complete the new drivers’ license application form.
- Go to the designated banks and pay the specified drivers license renewal fee (N6000) or alternatively make payment online with your e.Wallet, Visa credit card/debit card and Interswitch payment option.
- After making payment, take the payment acknowledgment slip to representatives of the Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) located in the licensing office for registration.
- When you are through with the BIR representative, the next step is to proceed to the VIO office still within the premises of the drivers licensing office and for certain screening and approval.
- On getting approval from the VIO officer, move to the last stage of the drivers’ license registration procedure which is to go to the FRSC officer at the Information Center to capture your biometric information after which you will be issued a temporary drivers license that is valid for 60days. With the temporary drivers license you can go on driving your car and trucks in Nigeria, while waiting for the actual drivers’ license that will be issued to you before the elapses of 60days.