How To Apply For New And Valid Drivers’ License

Before applying for a drivers license, you would need to have met the following conditions:

Have had a valid driving permit for one year

– Made an appointment for on the road tests  30 days in advance

– Have a parent or legal guardian sign an affidavit stating you have a minimum of 40 hours of on-the-road driver training if you have not taken a driver’s educational class, or 20 hours of on-the-road driver training in conjunction with a driver’s educational class.
– Have a signed and notarized MOT certificate of attendance form must be from your school. It is only valid for 30 days.
– The vehicle you test in must be properly insured, registered and must pass a safety inspection
– Have passed an on-the-road driving test.

Once these have been met, you can then follow this process to apply and obtain a valid drivers license:

  • You must not be less than 18 or more than 70
  • You must have completed driving school training and certified
  • Visit or to apply
  • Complete application form online with relevant information
  • Print out the application form and generate payment code
  • Make payments of prescribed fee at designated banks
  • Register payment with the Board of Internal Revenue (BIR)/Motor Licensing Authority (MLA)
  • Present Certificate of Visual Acuity to testing Officer
  • Testing Officer approves the application for successful applicants showing the class of license
  • Successful applicants proceed to Driver License Centre (DLC) for Biometric capture
  • DLC issues a temporary license which expires after 60 days
  • Return to MLA to collect the printed license after 60 days

It would be noted that the latest driver’s license of Nigeria type is being recognized by three states in the U.S.A., California, Maryland and Washington DC, and seven countries in on the European continent (Austria, Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey). The authorities are doing their best to expand this list.

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