The Nigeria driver’s license is a legal document issued by the Federal Government in order to confer the right to drive to its citizens and residents.
How To Get Driver’s License in Nigeria:
Obtaining a Licence for the First Time in Nigeria requires following the steps below;
- Attend training at an accredited driving school.
- The driving school will then present you to the to Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) for a driving test.
- Pass the driving test and obtain a certificate of proficiency from the VIO.
- Complete the driver’s licence application form at the Driver’s Licence Centre (DLC).
- Pay the licence fee online or at the Bank.
- Present your application form to the Board of Internal Revenue (BIR) Officer and VIO at the DLC for endorsement.
- Proceed to the FRSC Officer at the DLC for biometric data capture.
- Obtain a temporary driver’s licence valid for 60 days.
- Pick up original driver’s licence at the BIR Office after 60 days.
These are the 10 classes of Nigeria driver’s license:
- Class A – Motor cycle.
- Class B – Motor vehicle of less than 3 tonnes gross weight other than motor cycle, taxi, stage carriage or omnibus. “Omnibus” means any motor vehicle that carries more than six persons excluding the driver while “Stage carriage” is an omnibus used for hire or cab in which a fee is charged.
- Class C – A motor vehicle of less than 3 tonnes gross weight, other than motor cycle.
- Class D – Motor vehicle other than motor cycle, taxi, stage carriage, an articulated vehicle or vehicle drawing a trailer.
- Class E – Motor vehicle other than a motor cycle or articulated vehicle.
- Class F – Agricultural machines and tractors.
- Class G – Articulated vehicles.
- Class H – Earth moving vehicles.
- Class J – Special, for physically challenged persons.
- Class V – Convoy driving (persons engaged in driving senior government or political office holders in stream driving).
You can apply online at www.nigeriadriverslicence.org or in person at a Driver’s Licence Centre (DLC).