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Nigeria - Obtain Temporary Driver License

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Go to the nearest driving licence testing centre with the following:

  • Certified copy of your identity document (ID) or temporary ID
  • Two black-and-white ID photographs
  • Prescribed fee.

Complete the Application for a driving licence (DL1) form.
You will undergo an eye test at the testing centre or you can have an eye test done by qualified optometrist and submit the form at the testing centre.

Online application.

Step 1: Apply online at, fill in the fields of the appropriate form. Print it out upon completion. Dont forget to print out the payment form as well!

Step 2: Pay the licence fee online or at the designated bank.

Step 3: Present your form to the Board of Internal Revenue Officer or VIO at the Drivers Licence Centre (DLC) for endorsement.

Step 4: Proceed to FRSC Officer at the DLC for Biometric Data Capturing.

Step 5: A temporary drivers licence, valid for 60 days, will be provided to you.

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Required Documents[edit]

1.Tax Identification Number (TIN) Certificate

2.Driving School Certificate

3.An Eye Test Certificate

For applicants who are not Residents of Nigeria are required to also present the following documents: 1.Photocopy of passport

2.Photocopy of valid visa

3.Foreign driving license

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)



The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)

Telephone No.: 0700 - 2255 3772 (FRSC emergency contact number)

0807 - 7690 362 (FRSC emergency text message number)


Also following are information about processing centre who you can get in touch with : Driver License Processing Offices

Contact addresses for Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC)s processing offices in Nigeria can be obtained from

Contact addresses for accredited driving schools in Nigeria

can be obtained from

Vehicle Inspection Office Driver and Vehicle Licensing Administration (VIO-DVLA)

Telephone: 234(0)813 813 813 7



Federal Ministry of Transport

Dipcharima House, Central Business District,

P.M.B. 0336, Garki - Abuja.

Telephone: +234 9 2347451

Fax: +234 9 2347453


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The temporary driving licence is issued in one to two (2) weeks. Temporary licenses are issued for people not entitled to issue commercial licenses used for commercial plates purposes. They are issued in return of on providing they'll be able submit all necessary documents.


You will need a registration fees of Ni 3500


A temporary drivers permit is valid for three (3) months

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Processing Time[edit]

After all documents are submitted one may have to wait for two (2) to five (5) days for the temporary drivers license to be ready..

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1.Must be Eighteen (18) years and above if hoping to obtain a drivers license for motor vehicles;

2.Must be sixteen (17) years and above if hoping to obtain a drivers license for motor cycles;

3.Identify the kind of car you intend to drive;

4.An applicant must ensure that he / she meets the age requirement;

5.Applicant must be in the process of obtain a full drivers license;

6.Ensure that the forms obtained for application are the right ones;

7.Must have an eye test certificate

8.Must have attended any recognized driving college and awarded a certificate

Required Information[edit]

1.Applicants full name and address

2.Sex and Age


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Need for the Document[edit]

Both the number of vehicles and the population are growing in Nigeria. Therefore, the demand for new or prolonged drivers licenses is getting as high as never before, because of this there is a great number of people applying for driving licenses.

You can apply for a temporary driving licence if you have applied for the renewal of your expired licence or have lost your drivers licence.

This licence is valid for only six months and can be issued at any driving licence testing centre in Nigeria.

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