Back then, there was no way you can apply for Nigeria driver’s license online; you can only do it in the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) offices.
Even now, you can still apply for a Driver’s license in FRSC offices. However, this process is time-consuming, and also we have heard of stories of how applicants are extorted and defrauded by corrupt officers.
Right now, you can apply for Nigeria Driver’s License online and get it. In this post, we will be giving you the full details of how you can apply for the Nigeria Driver’s License online, the price for the lice, how to verify and check the authenticity of your license, how to know if your license is ready for collection and many more.
Virtually everyone wants to own a car, it is the dream of everyone to own a car and many people desire to learn how to drive a car.
In civilized countries, you can be jailed if you are found driving a vehicle without a license. The same thing applies to Nigeria, you need to obtain a driver’s license before driving a car in the country.
The agency that provides you with the driver’s license in Nigeria is the Nigerian Federal Road Safety Corps popularly known as the ‘FRSC’.
This agency was established in 1988 under the regime of the then Military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB).
Apart from providing the Driver’s License, the FRSC is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring safety on the roads.
Probably, if you are travelling on the highway or you find yourself in a busy road, you must have seen FRSC officers controlling the traffic and checking to see if car drivers have a license and to know if they are wearing their seat belts.
It is necessary for you to have a driver’s license to avoid falling into the net of the FRSC and Police officers. Also, if your driver’s license is expired, endeavour to renew it.
Nigeria Driver’s License Online Application
If you want to apply for the Nigeria driver’s license online, you will need an internet-connected device such as a smartphone or a computer) system.
Asides that, you have to get a certificate from your Driving School. If you have your driving school certificate, then you can proceed to the Nigeria Driver’s License website at https://www.nigeriadriverslicence.org.
You will find three options on the homepage of the website namely New Driver’s License, Renewal of Driver’s License and Re-issuance of Driver’s License.
Since you are applying for a fresh license, click on New Driver’s License. Consequently, a page to authenticate your Driving School Certificate Number displays on the screen.
On this page, you are to enter your certificate number in the Test Certificate Number box. After that, tap the Validate button.
Upon validating your driving school certificate number, you can proceed to fill other forms to apply for the Nigeria driver’s license online.
After filling the forms, you are to print out the Acknowledgement Slip and proceed to the nearest FRSC office to confirm your application and complete the physical procedures needed in acquiring your Driver’s license.
Nigeria Driver’s License Price
According to the Nigeria Driver’s License website, the cost of getting the license is ₦6,000 for 3 years validity and you’ll have to pay ₦10,450 for a license with 5 years validity.
Also, you should know that the price is just for the license, it doesn’t include other miscellaneous payments that may be paid during the application and issuance of the license.
Although the official price for the Nigeria Driver’s license is stated to be N6,000, you may have to pay above this figure in the offices. Some people have reported that they paid a different price for new license and renewal in the FRSC officers.
We can confirm that there is no uniform license price in FRSC offices, however, the cost may depend on your location and state.
You can make payment for the Nigeria driver’s license online using your ATM/credit cards or make a bank deposit to the designated bank accounts of the FRSC.
How To Know If Your Driver’s License is Fake or Real
We have heard stories of people holding fake Driver’s license even without knowing. Also, there are reports of people patronizing agents to aid them in their application process.
The danger of doing this is that you may be given a Driver’s license that is not genuine, hence, you should ensure that you verify if the license is real or fake.
Follow the steps below to verify and authenticate your Nigeria Driver’s license:
- First, visit the Nigeria Driver’s License website.
- Click on DL Application.
- Click on driver’s license renewal.
- Enter your date of birth and the driver’s license number in the spaces provided.
- Click on the search button.
Next, confirm your details and after that, it produces the data you filled when your license application. If the system fails to bring any data, it means that your information is not in the FRSC database. Therefore, the license is Fake.
How To Renew Nigeria Driver’s License
When your driving license expires, you don’t have any other alternative than renewing the license. You can either visit the driver’s license centre or apply online to renew your Driver’s license.
The renewal cost is N6,000 for a three-year period and it costs N10,000 for a five-year period. Follow these steps to renew your driver’s license online.
- Visit the Nigeria Driver’s License website.
- Click on Renewal of Driver’s License.
- Enter your Driver’s License Number.
- Enter Your Date of Birth.
- Click on search and your license information will be displayed on the screen.
- Print out the Acknowledgement Slip and proceed to the nearest FRSC office.
How To Collect Your Nigeria Driver’s License
You can know if your driver’s license is ready for collection on your smartphone. All you need to do is to Send ‘NDL STATUS License number‘ to the 33811.
After doing this, every information about your license will be shown on your screen. Note that this can be done on all networks in Nigeria and the message costs N50.
Alternatively, you can check it online on the Nigeria Driver’s License website. All you need to do is:
- Visit the website homepage.
- Click on ‘Check NDL status’.
- Enter Your date of birth.
- Enter Your license number.
After that, you will find information about your Driver’s License status and information. If your Driver’s license is ready for collection, you are to visit the nearest license centre with your ID and collect your Driver’s license.
I really do hope that this guide has provided you with all you need to know about the Nigeria Driver’s license online application.