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Nigeria - Apply for Auto-Hackney Permit Certificate

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This is an Auto Reg. Process which is automated,for registering commercial operators of Vehicles, including other non-commercial vehicles. So there are in built security features in the system of bringing out the documents when you are processing. And beyond that, the materials used in providing motorists with full documentation also have a number of security features.

For example the model Auto Regs runs all around Nigeria so that you have a document that is like money, printed with security features, and that is also supported with what we call Auto Reg Motor Vehicle Payment Card that is not produced in Nigeria.

  • Procedure of registration.
  • Register with The Federal Road Safety Corps online
  • Prepare all necessary documents and information that you will need to provide to fill out the online form.
  • Use your Visa card and MasterCard to pay for the renewal fee. There is no additional charge for renewing your vehicle registration online, you only need to pay for the standard registration fees and penalties, if any.
  • You will be able to print your official renewed registration document through the system while your tag will be mailed to you and you should receive it within seven to 10 working days. If you want, you pick up the tag yourself. Tags marked for pick-up will be ready within two to three working days.

This payment card validated the details on the vehicle documents you have in your car and security operatives are technically trained to fish out discrepancies in these documents if any. Also regarding identification of fakes, The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)and Local Governments are providing support with a remote online verification tool called the Auto Reg inspector, with which you can immediately verify the authenticity of vehicle documents from anywhere in Nigeria; Vehicle License, Motor Insurance, Hackney Permit in seconds

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Valid Vehicle License
  • Valid Road Worthiness Certificate
  • Valid Insurance Policy

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]


2nd Floor, Annex 3, New Fed. Secretariat Complex

Shehu Shagari Way, Central Area, P.M.B. 1136

Abuja Tel: 09-5237054

Central Motor Registry

Nigeria Police Force

Louis Edet House, Area 11 Garki, Abuja

Phone Number: 0706622820


Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)

No. 3 Maputo Street.

Zone 3, Wuse, Abuja, Nigeria

Telephone No.: 122 (Emergency Toll free Line)

0700 2255 3772

0807- 769 0362 (Text Messages Only)



Federal Ministry Of Labour and Productivity

2nd Floor (257-237), Block 4A, New Federal

Secretariat Complex, Shehu Shagari Way

Central Area, Abuja

Telephone No.: 09-5231694


List of Accredited Centers

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To be eligible you must be owning a Vehicle in Nigeria.


The Certificate rate goes to 15,000NGN.


Valid for a year

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Processing Time[edit]

Processing takes 7 working days

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The owner of the Vehicle has to renew the Auto Hackney permit certificate with the inspector of Vehicle Offices in Nigeria by law.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Valid identity proof
  • Citizenship
  • Address
  • Occupation
  • The Customs Value (CIF Value)
  • The Engine Size
  • The date of Manufacturing the Car

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Need for the Document[edit]

Hackney permit is a license that is required by commercial operators of Vehicles, including other non-commercial vehicles that are into haulage of people or goods like buses, taxis. Even buses of companies, that convey staff require hackney permit. As long as the vehicle is concern with moving of people and goods, it needs hackney permit.

The Auto-Hackney Permit System was introduced to shorten the process time of obtaining the Hackney Permit Certificate

A prospective motorist wishing to obtain the Auto-Hackney Permit Certificate is expected to present the following documents.

  • Valid Vehicle License
  • Valid Road Worthiness Certificate
  • Valid Insurance Policy

The above documents are to be presented to the Terminal Operator alongside the payment teller for the issuance of Hackney Permit.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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