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Do you know that the updated version of the Nigeria’s drivers’ license is recognized and can be used in three states in the U.S.A and seven countries in Europe? While relevant authorities are working on expanding its scope all around the world, Nigerians at home wait on long queues at the FRSC to get their licenses. The Nigerian drivers’ license is not only used for authenticating individuals’ driving abilities. It is also used for identification purposes across different sectors in the Nigerian economy. Do you know how to get a new driver’s license? Here are the 9 steps: 1. Get training at an accredited driving school. A list of FRSC accredited driving schools can be found here. You can also visit Gamsgreen. They offer great services at great discounts 2. The driving school will present you after your training to a VIO (Vehicle Inspection Officer) for a driving test 3. If you pass the test, you will obtain a certificate of proficiency from the VIO 4. At the Drivers’ License Center (DLC), you will be given a driver’s license application form for you to complete. 5. The cost of the new driver’s license is N6,000 to be paid at the bank. Print the acknowledgment slip containing your transaction number and payment details and pay at the bank. 6. Present your completed application form to the Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) officer and VIO at the DLC for endorsement. 7. Then go to the FRSC Officer at the DLC for your biometric data capture 8. Get a temporary driver’s license valid for 60 days 9. After 60 days, pick up your original driver’s license at the BIR Office. Simple as ABC! Get yours today. Share this article with your friends, follow us on Twitter: @connectnigeria and on Facebook: Connect Nigeria. You can also subscribe to our Newsletters and get updates faster than everyone else.  

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This article was first published on 17th July 2015

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5 thoughts on “9 Steps to Getting a New Driver’s License in Nigeria”

  • Thanks a million, i wish we all know this.

  • Went to frsc office today to renew / obtain the new drivers license,only to be told to go n bring #14,000.Pls how/when did #6000 jumped to that huge amount?
    Help us o.

  • At FRSC olowu sura lagos island there will tell u #15,000 getting to ojodu FRSC headquater is #12,500 now on web 6,000 which one do we believe now. pls if it is true can we have the online registration site please

  • Hi all. Here is the online address. I hope this helps.

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