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THE NIGERIA DRIVERS LICENSE. A Complete Guide

Sample of a driver's license

Nigeria Driver’s License

A driver’s license is a form that allows a driver the authorization to make use of cars and vehicles in the country.  To process your driver’s license in Nigeria, it takes up to 60 days and 48 hours for express procurement.

Nigeria Driver’s License Price

Nigeria Driver’s License price varies based on the driver’s license renewal and the ways of getting it. A driver’s license for five years costs 10,450 nairas while one for three years costs 6,500 nairas. 

Nigeria Driver’s License Verification

A driver’s license verification is essential to avoid paying for a fake card and avoid being embarrassed by the police or FRSC. Validation of your card also helps a lot in cases of unwanted incidents. To verify a driver’s license in Nigeria, you need to find the official website of the Federal Road Safety Commission, then follow the procedure to check whether your license is available in their database or not.

Seven steps to check your verification:

  • Go to FRSC official website: https://www.nigeriadriverslicense.org
  • Choose the tab: DL application to see the drop-down list
  • For a valid driver’s license, click on Re-issue of Driver’s License; For an expired driver’s license, click on the driver’s license.
  • When the dialog box appears, type in your driver’s license number and date of birth
  • Click on search.
  • A box will pop up to Confirm or verify your driving license number . Click OK if everything’s correct.
  • Should you see your information displayed, your document is authentic? If nothing is revealed, you can now be assured that you’re holding a fake license.  

 Nigeria Driver’s License Back and Front View

The back end serves as the link between the front and other units involved, which makes it easy to monitor the application status of the applicant and to keep records in the Driver’s License Application database. The front gives room for obtaining and filling forms online. 

Nigeria Driver’s License Sample

   Sample of a driver's license

   

Nigeria Driver’s License Back and Front View

Front and Back view of Nigeria Flag

Nigeria Driver’s License Number

It is the 8-digit number that is located on your Driver’s License or Photo Identification Card. The 

Nigeria Driver’s License Generator

It is designed to generate random license numbers for users. It can be software or a web-based service.

Nigeria Driver’s Class D

This includes motor vehicles other than a motorcycle, taxi, stage carrier, etc. It has a particular weight known as Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, which must not be excluded.

Nigeria Driver’s License Template

Drivers license template

Driver’s License Renewal

There are two ways of getting this done which is the physically approved process or by applying online.

Physical Process: You’ll need a copy of your driver’s license application acknowledgment slip, a copy of your payment confirmation slip, one photocopy of your current driver’s license (take the original along), and two passport photographs. 

Code to Check Driver’s License in Nigeria

Open a new message box on your mobile device and then “NDL STATUS license number, then send it to 33811. You’ll get all the information you need about your driver’s license. This service is not for free as the N50 standard charge is applied to all networks.

How to Check Original Driver’s License in Nigeria.

  • Go to FRSC official website: https://www.nigeriadriverslicense.org
  • Choose the tab: DL application to see the drop-down list
  • For a valid driver’s license, click on Re-issue of Driver’s License; For an expired driver’s license, click on the driver’s license.
  • When the dialog box appears, type in your driver’s license number and date of birth
  • Click on search.
  • A box will pop up to Confirm or verify your driving license number ; click OK if everything is correct.
  • Should you see your information displayed, your document is authentic? If nothing is revealed, you can now be assured that you’re holding a fake license.  

How Much is Driver’s License in Nigeria 2020

Driving school certificate: N8,000

VIO test certificate: N1000

Eye test certificate: N500

Cost of 3-year driver’s license: N6,350

Cost of 5-year driver’s license: N10,450

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John Aina Ajibola has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.

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