How To Obtain New Nigeria Drivers licence Or Renew Old Driver’s Online

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One of the basic requirements of any vehicle user is having an original drivers licence.
The federal road safety commission of Nigeria FRSCN recently introduced the new  Nigeria Driver’s licence that will help reduce the number of fake driver’s licence produced in the country.Application for new drivers licence or renewal of your old license can now be easily done online

Nigeria Drivers licence

                             Nigeria Drivers licence

The FRSC has made application for Nigeria Drivers licence online registration to be easy and , If you are planing for applying for the Nigerian drivers licence online you can now be rest assured that you wont have to go through the stress that many drivers went through when applying for new drivers license in Nigeria using the manual method

To begin drivers licence registration online process , simply log onto to the FRSC website at and follow these steps we have listed below

How to obtain a NEW DRIVER’S LICENCE:

Step 1:First and foremost, you have to certify that you have  Completed training at an accredited driving school.

Visit,Federal road safety commission of Nigeria (FRSCN) official website, Click on the applicable tab access and complete the new drivers’ license application form.

Step.2 Go to any FRSC designated banks and make a non refundable fee which is  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 or you can also use Remita .

Take the remita refrence code or payment acknowledgment slip to representatives of the Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) located in the licensing office for confirmation of payment and endorsement

Proceed to FRSC Officer at the DLC for Biometric Data Capturing.
On completion of this process, A temporary driver’s license, valid for 60 days, will be awarded to you while your plastic ID card is been processed

Also read How To Check Your BVN Number With Your Mobile Phone

Things you should note before applying for the Nigerian drivers license.
For first time applicants for drivers license in Nigeria, you can not apply directly for the new drivers license in Nigeria; you apply through an accredited driving school in Nigeria which will issue a Certificate of Proficiency

Process for renewal of your Nigeria Drivers licence is similar to new application

Step 1: Apply online at, fill in the fields of the appropriate form. Print it out upon completion. Don’t forget to print out the payment form as well!
Pay the licence fee online or at the designated bank.

Present your form to the Board of Internal Revenue Officer or VIO at the Driver’s Licence Centre (DLC) for endorsement.
Proceed to FRSC Officer at the DLC for Biometric Data Capturing and you are good to go.

Did you know that the New nigerian drivers licence is valid in California, Maryland and Washington DC, and seven other countries in Europe namely (Austria, Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey). The Nigerian government and FRSC are doing their best to expand the list where the Nigerian driver’s licence is recognized.
If you have any question on How To Obtain New Or Renew Old Driver’s Licence In Nigeria simply drop your comment and we will reply Asap.


  1. Ade Sanda

    June 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    My licence expires next month. Do I need to wait for it to expire or should I start the renewal process now?

    • admin

      June 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      You should apply for renewal now to beat the waiting time

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