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How to get provisional drivers license

Drivers License Process


The Issuance of driver and vehicle licenses are Exclusive preserve  of the State Governmenr under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Vehicle Inspection Office  in  States of the Federation are constitutionally authorized to issue  valid drivers' license in  any State of the Federation.

To obtain a rivers' license applicants must comply with the drivers' license process approved by the Conference of Directors/Chief Road Traffic Officers of the Federation. The new drivers' license process may take a period of 3 months to study and complete the VIO theory and practical driving test exercise. The theory  and practical driving test is now compulsory for all applicants. We will however issue  a provisional drivers' license to all applicants and can be allowed to drive when accompanied by a 3 year full drivers' license holder.    

The Approved Driver's License Process 

Stage 1 Applicants for drivers' license are required to complete and submit their application online. Applicants will be issued  provisional drivers' license and a copy of the VIO theory and practical test book. The applicant is advised to study the V.I.O theory and practical text book before booking for theory test. 

Stage 2 Applicants for renewal / replacement are advised to complete and submit application form online. Applicant may have to demonstrate their SKILL, KNOWLEDGE and right ATTITUDE to the testing officer for the licence to be renewed or replaced.  

Stage 3 On submision of the application, applicant shall be issued an online medical form for certification of medical fitness by a physician. Applicant shall be required to make an online payment for postage of provisional drivers' license and the VIO theory and  practical driving test book. 

Stage 4 Applicant is required to make payment for the provisional drivers' license and full drivers' license to the State Board of Internal Revenue within 72 hours. Applicant provisional drivers' license shall be endorsed by the Vehicle Inspection Officer on payment of all prescribed fee to the State Government treasury. 

Stage 5 Applicant is required to book online for a theory test  on satisfactory completion of study on VIO the theory book and a practical driving training from the Vehicle Inspection Office accredited driving school. A certificate of registration from a driving school may be required when booking your theory test. 

Stage  6 Applicants to report at the test centre of choice on the date and time chosen for the theory test. The test shall be taken online in the presence of the V.I.O. The applicant identity will be confirmed and data will be captured at the test centre. Applicants must pass the theory test to be eligible to register for the practical driving test.

Stage  7 Applicants to book for practical driving test on payment of prescribed fees. on the scheduled date for the practical driving test, applicants are expected to report at the test centre with a suitable vehicle. the vehicle MUST be registered , taxed , roadworthy certified and insured. 

Stage  8 A Vehicle Inspection Officer (Testing Officer) shall conduct the driving test within 45 minutes taking the applicant through some driving tours and scoring. If the examiner identifies 15 errors in the course of the practical driving test, the applicant have failed and would have to take the test again. 

Stage  9 If  the applicant passes the practical driving test, the examiner will issue the applicant a certificate of competence indicating the category of the licence to be issued. The applicant is therefore certified competent to drive on Nigeria roads and can drive using the certificate for 90 days only.

Stage  10 The applicant data captured during the theory test may be sent electronically to the federal Road Safety Commission for production of the drivers' licence. No valid licence shall be produced except it is processed through thee Vehicle Inspection Office Driver and Vehicle Licensing Administration web Application in the state. 

Stage  11 Applicants will receive a  notification from the Vehicle Inspection Office for collection of drivers' licence, which must be issued by the state government you reside.