Requirements And How To Register A Vehicle In Nigeria

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First of all, we want to say a big congratulations on your new ride! Or you are planning to buy one soon. And that is the reason you are reading this article. To learn and apply the steps by steps on how to register a vehicle in Nigeria and its requirement…

In Nigeria, it is against the law to drive a vehicle without registering it. It is an offense and punishable to driving a vehicle that does not have a plate number and cover papers. So before you start enjoying your new ride, it is important and legal to register your vehicle.

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There are some advantages you will derive from registering your vehicles appropriately. One of the benefits is that it helps the government officials to track the vehicle easily if stolen and the owner! Also once you register your vehicle, you are free to drive without facing any issue with the traffic officials relating to vehicle registration.

We shall now take you through all the necessary requirements, documents that are required and the registration procedures. That you have to follow to in other to register your ride (vehicle).

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Vehicle Registration Requirements In Nigeria

Requirements for registering a vehicle in Nigeria include the following;

  1. A valid means of identification such as Voters card, an international passport or national identity card.
  2. You must have a valid driver’s license, this will show that you are qualified to drive.
  3. Proof of ownership of the vehicle.
  4. Invoice or receipt of purchase.
  5. Evidence of residential  address e.g utility bills
  6. An attestation letter from where the vehicle was bought.
  7. Insurance papers of the vehicle.
  8. Motor Vehicle duty certificate.
  9. Recent passport photograph.
  10. Tax identification number.
  11. Delivery note from where the vehicle was bought.
  12. Custom papers for imported vehicles.
  13. An insurance policy number.
  14. Vehicle Engine Number.

How To Register A Vehicle In Nigeria

Step 1: The very first thing to do is to get a driver’s license. If you don’t know how to go about it, just click on this link HOW TO GET A DRIVER LICENSE IN NIGERIA and learn how to apply for a driver’s license.

Step 2: After getting your driver’s license, then proceed to the State Board of Internal Revenue/Motor Licensing Authority (SBIR/MLA), where you will register for your vehicle plate number an also fill other forms associated with vehicle registration. Ensure you go with all the above requirements or documents for the registration.

Step 3: Once you are through with registration of plate number and filling of other kinds forms. Both your vehicle and documents will be verified thoroughly by the officer and verification form will be stamp and sign.

Step 4: The next step is to make payment for the vehicle plate number and then you will present the receipt or invoice to the officer. And then you will be given a Proof of Ownership and Certificate with a Vehicle Identification Tag and Vehicle Plate Number.

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Vehicle Insurance is very important in Nigeria! You can choose either third Party Auto Insurance Cover or Comprehensive Auto Cover. If you follow the above steps, you will register your vehicle successfully in Nigeria.

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We hope this article is educative and helpful, kindly use the comment box for any questions.

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