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How to Renew Nigeria’s Driving Licence Online

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Renew Nigeria's Driving Licence Online
Renew Nigeria’s Driving Licence Online

Driving without a driver’s license will cost you 10,000 Naira in Nigeria.

That doesn’t sound like much, right?

Well, that law only applies at the federal level. The punishment is more strict at the state level. For example, in Lagos, if you’re caught driving without a license, you will pay a 30,000 Naira fine and spend  3 months in jail.

Think of the long-term cost of damaging your criminal record with such a petty crime.

Let me guess. You think the punishment isn’t fair. After all, the driver’s license renewal process is manual and stressful.

I’ll tell you what though. Your excuse isn’t true. You can renew your driver’s license online in less than a day.

Let me walk you through the entire process.

How to Renew Nigeria’s Driving Licence Online

Step-by-Step Guide to Online Renewal of FRSC Driver’s Licence

I know you want me to jump into the meat of the content. But before we move any further, here are the requirements for FRSC (Federal Road Safety Corps) driver’s license online renewal process:

  • Your license expiry date should be less than 30 from the date of renewal
  • Printer
  • Bank cards

Now. The FRSC’s driver’s license online renewal process has two stages:

  • The online payment stage.
  • Physical examination stage

The Online Payment Stage

Use this  step-by-step guide to  complete the online payment stage:

Step 1: Visit FRSC’s official payment portal

Step 2: Click on the DL application menu. It’s at the top of the homepage.

Step 3: Select the “Renewal of Driver’s License” option in the menu bar.

Step 4: Fill out your date of birth and driver’s license number on the next page.

Step 5: Click on the search button on the same page.

Note: if your license’s expiry date is more than 30 days, you won’t be able to exceed this point.

Step 6: The next page will prompt you to renew your license for either 3 months or five months. 3 years renewal cost 5000 Naira for class A licenses and 10,000 Naira for other classes.

  • The 5 years renewal option cost 8400 Naira for class A licenses and 15,000 for other classes. Choose your preferred payment option.
  • Step 7: Scroll down the page, and examine your biodata. You can edit the information if you spot any errors.
  • Step 8: Select your Processing Office — the office you’ll do your physical examination. This option is on the same page as your biodata.
  • Step 9: Choose whether to recapture your biometrics. If not, click on bypass capture and submit.
  • Step 10: The portal will display a preview of biometric data. Confirm the accuracy of the information, and click on next.
  • Step 11: Pay with a bank card or e-wallet (NetPostPay e-wallet). You can use either VISA or MasterCard bank cards.
  • 12: The portal will load your Driver’s License Acknowledgement Slip” if your payment is successful. Copy your application ID, and print the acknowledgement slip.
  • Step 13: Return to the DL application menu. This time, click on the Track DL Application Status option.
  • Step 14: Fill out the application ID you copied and your date of birth on the page that loads. Then, print your Payment Confirmation Slip.

 

Now that’s all you’ve got to do at the online registration stage. Let’s move to the next stage.

Physical Examination Stage

You’ll write a short test at the physical examination stage. The FRSC conducts this test at its Processing Offices. So, you’ll have to visit your Processing Office.

Here are the documents you need for this stage:

  • Two passports photographs
  • A copy of your Driver’s License Acknowledgement Slip.
  • The original and a photocopy of your previous driver’s license.
  • A copy of your Payment Confirmation Slip

Use the following steps to complete this stage:

  • Step 1: Head to the Processing Office you chose in your online application.
  • Step 2: Introduce yourself and your objective to the reception officer.
  • Step 3: The reception officer will guide you to the  MVAA (Motor Vehicle Administration Agency) department. The presiding officer of this department will verify your documents.
  • Step 4: Proceed to the VIS (Vehicle Inspection Service) office. You’ll write a 10-item multi-choice test in this office.
  • Step 5: After the test, the officer in the VIS office will lecture you on driving and traffic rules.
  • Step 6: The officer will ask you to return to the Processing Office to collect your ID card after 3 months. You’ll use a copy of your acknowledgment slip for that duration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the Cost of FRSC Drivers License Renewal?

The cost of Nigeria Drivers License renewal is 5000 Naira for a 3-year class-A license and 10,000 Naira for other classes. Similarly, a  5-year  class-A license cost 8400 Naira,  and other classes cost 15,000.

That said, you’ll pay at least 2000 Naira for your physical test. And the total cost of your license renewal depends on the mode of payment.

How long does it take to Process a driver’s License in Nigeria?

It will take you a day to get the temporal driver’s license and 3 months to collect your permanent driver’s license.

What are the Classes of Nigerian Driver’s Licenses?

The FRSC denotes its driver’s license class with alphabets. The possible license classes are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and J.

Class A licenses are for motorcycle drivers. And class B and C  licenses are for vehicles that weigh less than 3 tonnes.

Conclusion

Gone are the days when the Nigerian driver’s license renewal was a stressful activity. Today, all you need to renew your license is an internet connection.

This article outlines the stages and requirements involved in how to Renew Nigeria’s Driving Licence Online. It also provides a step-by-step guide to help you scale both stages.

Hopefully, these tips, outlines, and requirements will help you renew your driver’s license without stress.

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