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How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by AutoJoshNIG: 11:17am On Feb 27, 2018
How much does it actually cost to get a Driver’s license in Nigeria?

This is one question that you never get a single answer to.

Different answers are offered by different individuals. The amounts expressed are often between N18, 000 to N28, 0000. Or sometimes, even more.

Yet, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) - the agency saddled with the responsibility of issuing driver’s license in Nigeria - maintains that it cost N6, 300 to obtain a fresh one.

To many Nigerians, the reality of a N6, 300 fee for a driver’s license only exist in the imagination of the FRSC.

In fairness, some Nigerians admitted that the FRSC account might actually be the case. These set of Nigerians agree that N6, 300 is the actual amount paid to procure a driver’s license.

However, according to them, taxes and other charges, like bank commissions, etc., often add up to increase the amount spent by applicants to be in the region of N10, 200.

Then there is the extremely complicated and tedious process of obtaining the driver’s license.

It is the very cumbersome process of obtaining the license that often inspire applicants to outsource the procurement process to intermediaries or touts. These intermediaries and touts are the ones who often drive up the entire cost of procuring the license to as much as N25, 000 to N28, 0000.

Over the years, and despite the outcries about how strenuous the driver’s license procurement process is, only lip service – by the issuing authorities -  has been paid to simplify the process or to make it less cumbersome.

For instance, what is the rationale for waiting for 90 days - 180 days before a driver’s license is issued to applicants?

Why does it have to take that long to obtain a tacky and basic card that does not have a microchip embedded on it like ATM cards and SIM Cards?

Also, why is it necessary for an applicant to sacrifice a whole day for “capturing”?

Or is it that there are individuals who are enormously benefiting from the tedious process of obtaining a driver’s license in Nigeria.

Are the bottlenecks experience during the process of obtaining a driver’s license in Nigeria deliberate?

Perhaps, these bottlenecks were deliberately instituted with the intention of frustrating applicants to the point where they would gladly pay extra to middlemen in order to procure licenses.  And of course, these middlemen are believed to be proxies of staff of the issuing authority.

Clearly, this is one sector where the government needs to focus its anti-corruption crusade on.

Tell us how much you paid for your drivers license in the comment section below. 

https://autojosh.com/much-cost-get-drivers-license-nigeria/

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by Qsscruz(m): 11:27am On Feb 27, 2018
Nothing in Nigeria has a static price. It all depends on how naive you are and how greedy the individual in-charge is.. Though if you meet the Ogas' you may get something close to what it should be.

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by Olalan(m): 11:42am On Feb 27, 2018
This is Nigeria where you are jonzing if you want to get any federal or state govt documents at official rates.
If you choose to stick to official rate you'll wait a very longgggggg time to get it.

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by Maziebuka01(m): 12:48pm On Feb 27, 2018
20k

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by salbis(m): 12:48pm On Feb 27, 2018
The whole thing is confusing to say the least. FRSC vs VIO.

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by Firefire(m): 12:48pm On Feb 27, 2018
The system is corrupted.


Corruption in Nigeria is systemic, dynamic and endemic.

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by VcStunner(m): 12:48pm On Feb 27, 2018
Just like your international passport, it is almost with certainty I will tell you that the driver's license may be produced abroad. Ofcourse Corp marshal said N6,300, so if you pay more than that you're part of the problem.
But however you refuse to renew because you heard a "rumor" that it is above N20,000, they will flag u down like they actually know you don't have it, then they will collect 6hrs and N35,000 from you. And you will go home hating this shithole and everything in it. And the aggression continues to spread until those lazy fat belly unproductive individuals are purged from d system and replaced by vibrant and agile wasting youths.

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by Nobody: 12:48pm On Feb 27, 2018
grin
Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by nony43(m): 12:49pm On Feb 27, 2018
The cost is 6350 naira, but if you want express 25k
Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by talk2riel: 12:49pm On Feb 27, 2018
No fixed amount
1.Driving school 7k
_non attendance of driving school 2k
_collection of driving school certificate 2k
2. Licence fee 6.35k or 10k
_bank charges
_various photocopies
3.learners premit 4h
_various photocopies
_passport photograph

#if you don't know how to negotiate FRSC go nack you akpako for head.

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by Newpride(m): 12:50pm On Feb 27, 2018
Ask buhari. ....

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by pejuakinab: 12:50pm On Feb 27, 2018
Thieves full frsc office

It depends in your bargaining power + you will be lucky if you are given the original

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by younglleo: 12:50pm On Feb 27, 2018
grin free in my area.! Wakanda

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by Houseofglam7(f): 12:50pm On Feb 27, 2018
It costs an arm, a leg and an eyeball

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by KrystosCJ(m): 12:51pm On Feb 27, 2018
Why can't I apply and PAY for the DL online and have it delivered to my doorstep or, better still, pick it up at any designated FRSC or MVAA office in the state I registered?

Is the word innovation missing from the dictionary of FG institutions? If automation is judiciously implemented all these middle men profiting off the side will diminish and die off.

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by Afam4eva(m): 12:52pm On Feb 27, 2018
The average cost will be in the region of 20k. I helped someone apply for theirs and this is more than 5 months and the license is not ready.

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by DollarAngel(m): 12:52pm On Feb 27, 2018
#2,500

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by congo4ka: 12:52pm On Feb 27, 2018
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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by maxiuc(m): 12:52pm On Feb 27, 2018
I want mine also
Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by tillaman(m): 12:56pm On Feb 27, 2018
I got mine 36k last December valid for 5 years and it took just 10 days, buh normally if you can be patient for say 3-4 months you can get it for 24k buh u still have to pass through some tests. Depends on how soon you need it

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by tillaman(m): 12:57pm On Feb 27, 2018
My point exactly
Afam4eva:
The average cost will be in the region of 20k. I helped someone apply for theirs and this is more than 5 months and the license is not ready.
Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by strangest(m): 12:57pm On Feb 27, 2018
6000 Nigerian Naira...







Butt you will never get it at that price... Because they are all corrupt and EFCC is dead.... Nigeria is a SHITHOLE

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by krestup: 12:58pm On Feb 27, 2018
20k
Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by eherbal(m): 12:58pm On Feb 27, 2018
Git mine 15k nearly 3yrs ago.itll be expiring in July.im applying online this time around . Not gonna be fleeced grin

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by Nobody: 12:58pm On Feb 27, 2018
I paid clean 30k for mine..
Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by lordm(m): 12:59pm On Feb 27, 2018
I heard its 25k
Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by shegzan(m): 1:01pm On Feb 27, 2018
hmmn

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by markbenny(m): 1:02pm On Feb 27, 2018
AutoJoshNIG:
How much does it actually cost to get a Driver’s license in Nigeria?

This is one question that you never get a single answer to.

Different answers are offered by different individuals. The amounts expressed are often between N18, 000 to N28, 0000. Or sometimes, even more.

Yet, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) - the agency saddled with the responsibility of issuing driver’s license in Nigeria - maintains that it cost N6, 300 to obtain a fresh one.

To many Nigerians, the reality of a N6, 300 fee for a driver’s license only exist in the imagination of the FRSC.

In fairness, some Nigerians admitted that the FRSC account might actually be the case. These set of Nigerians agree that N6, 300 is the actual amount paid to procure a driver’s license.

However, according to them, taxes and other charges, like bank commissions, etc., often add up to increase the amount spent by applicants to be in the region of N10, 200.

Then there is the extremely complicated and tedious process of obtaining the driver’s license.

It is the very cumbersome process of obtaining the license that often inspire applicants to outsource the procurement process to intermediaries or touts. These intermediaries and touts are the ones who often drive up the entire cost of procuring the license to as much as N25, 000 to N28, 0000.

Over the years, and despite the outcries about how strenuous the driver’s license procurement process is, only lip service – by the issuing authorities -  has been paid to simplify the process or to make it less cumbersome.

For instance, what is the rationale for waiting for 90 days - 180 days before a driver’s license is issued to applicants?

Why does it have to take that long to obtain a tacky and basic card that does not have a microchip embedded on it like ATM cards and SIM Cards?

Also, why is it necessary for an applicant to sacrifice a whole day for “capturing”?

Or is it that there are individuals who are enormously benefiting from the tedious process of obtaining a driver’s license in Nigeria.

Are the bottlenecks experience during the process of obtaining a driver’s license in Nigeria deliberate?

Perhaps, these bottlenecks were deliberately instituted with the intention of frustrating applicants to the point where they would gladly pay extra to middlemen in order to procure licenses.  And of course, these middlemen are believed to be proxies of staff of the issuing authority.

Clearly, this is one sector where the government needs to focus its anti-corruption crusade on.

Tell us how much you paid for your drivers license in the comment section below. 

https://autojosh.com/much-cost-get-drivers-license-nigeria/


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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by Lilimax(f): 1:05pm On Feb 27, 2018
I paid 22k (unreceipted) to acquire a new one this January after they told me that the one I've been using for the past 10 yrs is fake shocked ( the same card I've renewed before)

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by kuss: 1:07pm On Feb 27, 2018
I went to do drovers licence at ikeja license office at old secretariat on Thursday
After paying the official 6k online the people at the license office insisted i pay additional two thousand five hundred before my form could be signed
The funniest thing is that the 2k5 was not receipted
Even the people at vio office collected 1500 to for the test that is suppose to be free
The only people that are clean in that secretariat are the road safty
They do capturing for you without collecting a dame from u
Thank God i was able to do capturing and collected temporal drivers licence same day

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Re: How Much Does It Actually Cost To Get A Drivers License In Nigeria? by jaxxy(m): 1:08pm On Feb 27, 2018
The amount is the total amount u pay and not the 6,300k on the bank teller. Don't ask me anything im not an frsc staff

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