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Nigeria - Apply for Motor Vehicle Personal Number Plate

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1.Start by registering vehicle with the Federal Road Safety Commission on On this page, fill the application form that appears and after filling click on the preview button to proceed to the next step. The system shall take you through the registration process;

2.You are then required to submit support document to a licensing office appropriate to you. These are situated in different areas in different states of the country. The document submitted also include application for a private number and the desired number;

3.When documents are received, they are they are examined to assess if all requirements are met and the desired number is sent to the issuing authority for verification;

4.Thereafter, obtain a special number request form, fill it and then make payment for registration, number plate, weighing and registration fee and also pay for the vehicle license;

5.After making form return the filled form accompanied with the payment receipt to the issuing office;

6.Then the produced special plate is documented and given to you together with other necessary documents

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Required Documents[edit]

A.Two (2) passport photographs of owner

B.Identification document of applicant

C.Shipping documents (customs card, bill of laden) in cases where the vehicle has been shipped into the country;

D.Attestation letter and purchase receipt (vehicles purchased brand new)

E.Payment receipts for Registration Fees, Number Plate, Vehicle License, Weighing and Registration.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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)



List of approved centres for Number Plates can be viewed at and at

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Owners of vehicles.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


  • It has no validity period

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links

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Sample Documents[edit]

Sample New Vehicle Registration Form can be viewed at

Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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1.Do not submit false documents or give false information;

2.To obtain any form of number plate, a vehicle must first be registered by the authorized authority;

3.An applicant is held responsible for any documents and information submitted in the due course of obtaining the number plate;

4.A minor may be represented by a mature person;

5.Applications should be made in an authorized centre for new number plates;

Required Information[edit]

  • Vehicle registration number;
  • The vehicle engine number for the motor vehicle;
  • Chassis number; and
  • The current owner full names (as in the log book);

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Need for the Document[edit]

A personalized number plate is one that designed based on the owners desires. It is either in his / her name, any other persons name, name of company, a word, phrase, letter among others as it may be desired by the owner. In Nigeria, personalized number plates are referred to as Out-of-Series number plates and like any other number plates, personalized number plates are issued by the Federal Road Safety Commission in conjunction with the Joint Tax Board (JTB).

Information which might help[edit]

1.A personalized number plate helps in easy identification of a vehicle;

2.The process of obtaining the number plate enables registration of all vehicles in the country;

3.With number plates vehicles are scared of being involved in crimes as they can easily be identified hence reducing crime rates amongst vehicle drivers / riders;

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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