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How To Apply For And Renew The Nigeria Driver’s License Online


The Driver’s License is a government issued legal document that authorises it’s citizens to drive in Nigeria. The citizens have the right through this License to drive through zones in Nigeria without intimidation or harassment.

How To Apply For And Renew The Nigeria Driver’s License Online


The days are gone when you apply for the driver’s license using the offline mode by going to the local offices of the Federal Road Safety Commission. Many defrauding applicants plagued the process in those days. Later on, there was the launching of the website in order to cut down the corruption and bring in a faster process. Nevertheless Nigerians still utilise the offline method because the online method is not yet well detailed to them. It seems the information about the online method is not yet common in Nigeria. I will share with you in this post how to apply and renew the driver’s license in Nigeria.

Steps To Apply For The Driver’s License Online In Nigeria

For you to apply for the driver’s license of Nigeria online, the driving school certificate will be needed. When you have gotten the driving school certificate, you now go to the website of the Nigeria Driver’s License and then use the number in your driving school certificate to begin the application process.
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This process can be summarized as follows:
a) Go to the website after you acquire the driving school certificate.
b) Move your mouse to ‘ DL Application ‘ on the website homepage. This will offer you 3 options which are: Re-issue of Driver’s License, New Driver’s License and Renewal of Driver’s License.
c) Point your mouse on the ‘ New Driver’s License’ and click. A validating page will open for loading your Driving School Certificate Number.
d) Enter the number of the certificate on the page of the ‘ Authenticate Driving School Certificate Number’. The number is entered into the ‘ Test Certificate Number’ box after which you click on validate.
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e) When you are done with validating the number of your driving school certificate, go on to other forms that are necessary for you to apply for the Nigerian Driver’s License using the online method.
f) Print out your ‘ Acknowledgement Slip’ after you have filled the forms and then forward it to the nearest FRSC office for it to be confirmed and this include certain physical procedures. The above procedures shows how you apply online for the driver’s license.

Steps For Renewing The Driver’s License of Nigeria

You will have to visit the website of the Nigerian Driver’s License in order to renew it. However, you will now click on the ‘ Renewal of Driver’s License’ icon and not on ‘ New Driver’s License’ option. When you have finished loading the renewal page, you supply the number of your Driver’s License including your Date of Birth on that very page. When you have done this, you click on ‘ Search’ so as to find your Driver’s License in the online database of the website. After you find your License information, you follow the necessary processes that are required for the renewal of your Driver’s License online. Print the Acknowledgement Slip and then forward it to the office of the Federal Road Safety Commission. Apart from applying for and renewing your Driver’s License using the online method, you can request for card replacement if the card was stolen or lost. The following requirements are necessary to obtain a new Driver’s License.
a) Complete the application form which involves signs and dates.
b) Provide a signature on the mandatory card which is scanned to the database and displayed.
c) The application will have to provide 2 passport photographs that will be scanned to the database and also displayed.
d) Their is payment of a processing fee of N3250 either through cash or by using the bank draft.
e) The applicant will prove his name or identity by bringing the international passport of which a copy of it is to be provided to the licensing office. Providing of affidavit or Declaration of Age.
f) Proof of ability to operate a motor vehicle including a proof of attending a driving school.
g) After this process have been completed, there is mailing of the driver’s license to the chosen mail or residential address of the applicants.
h) Obtaining a license from a state where the applicant is not resident is also possible.
i) The temporary Driver’s License is normally issued and this lasts for 60 days.
j) You are expected to obtain your license after 60 days.

Steps To Request For The Issue Of The Nigeria’s Driver’s License Online

While you are still on the website of the Nigeria Driver License, you click on ‘ Re- issue of Driver’s License. You will have to supply the number of your Driver’s License including your Date of Birth on that very page after which you click search so as to start the procedure. You now follow the processes which are necessary for you to obtain your license. You also submit your license. You also, print the Acknowledgement Slip and then forward it to the office of the Federal Road Safety Commission.

Tracking And Checking Your Nigeria Driver’s License Online

When you have finished applying for your Driver’s License online, there are measures for tracking the status of your application. You can go to the homepage of the website for this purpose. Click on ‘ Track DL Application Status’ on the homepage. After loading the page, enter the number of your Driver’s License including your Date of Birth and search.

The Price Of The Nigeria Driver’s License

The price of the Nigeria Driver’s License is N6350 and this is valid for 3 years while the price for 5 years validity is N10,450. This price is precisely for the license and other miscellaneous payments are not included. Note that if you happen to be applying for the first time offline or online, the cost of getting a driving certificate is included. You can make payments for the Nigeria Driver’s License online using credit cards or prescribed banks within Nigeria. This information is enough to aid you in applying for or renewing your Driver’s License.

Conclusion

This article shows you how to get Driver’s License in Nigeria using the online method. This will help you in the national Driver’s License check. You can also know how to check if Driver’s License is ready for collection. If you have any questions, you can make use of our comment box.

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