In Nigeria, driving with an expired driver’s license is not recommended. The driver’s license provides proof to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) that you were properly trained and licensed to drive in the United States. The majority of licenses are good for three or five years. Thanks to the launch of an online portal, you can now renew your driver’s license in Nigeria online.
However, there’s a catch: the process isn’t totally online. There is an initial online component to the process, but you will still need to visit the nearest physical location to finish it. Another key factor is that your driver’s license must be due to expire in fewer than 30 days.
In this post, I’ll take you through how to go through the initial online process to renew your Driver’s License in Nigeria. You should read through it if you need to do this soon.
Renew Driver’s License Online in Nigeria
Follow the steps below to do this.
- Visit the FRSC’s Drivers License Website – https://www.nigeriadriverslicence.org/
- At the top-left corner of the screen, hover around “DL Application” and select Renewal of Drivers License.
- At this point, fill in your Drivers License number and your date of birth. Then type in the code you see to confirm you’re not a robot. Please note that if your Drivers License is valid for more than 30 days, you won’t be able to proceed from this point.
- Select what your preferred renewal option is in the next stage. There are 2 renewal options available – 3 years (₦6,350) and 5 years (₦10,450). Scroll down to ensure your biodata, processing office, and other information are correct.
- Click Submit.
- Make Payment via any of the available channels.
- After payment, you’ll see a drivers License Application Acknowledgment Slip. Copy your Application ID from this slip and download the slip.
- Proceed to your physical processing office with a copy of the driver’s License Application Acknowledgment Slip, payment confirmation slip, current driver’s license, and 2 passport photographs.
And that’s about it for renewing your Drivers License in Nigeria. Let us know in the comments section if you face any blockers at any of the stages.