Guide to obtaining new driver’s license
Once upon the time, getting a driver license in Nigeria could be a terrible experience, much more the possibility of ending up with a fake driver’s license. However, with the restructuring across relevant parastatals carried out by the government, getting a driver’s license is now quite easier. Here are the steps to getting a new driver’s license:
Step 1: Complete training at an accredited driving school. Going through an accredited driving school makes the next step easier.
Step 2: The school would present you to the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) for driving test.
Step 3: Ensure you pass the driving test, then the VIO issues you a Certificate of Proficiency.
Step 4: Apply in person at the Driver’s License Centre (DLC). You will be giving a driver’s application form to fill.
Step 5: Pay the license fee online or at the designated banks. Print the acknowledged slip containing your transaction number and payment details. Keep your teller or e-transact for verification purpose.
Step 6: Present your form to the Board of Internal Revenue Officer (BIR) or VIO at the DLC for endorsement.
Step 7: Proceed to Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Officer at the DLC for Biometric Data Capturing.
Step 8: A temporary driver’s license, valid for 60 days, will be provided to you.
Step 9: Pick up the original driver’s license at the BIR Office.