HOW TO REGISTER A NEW CAR IN NIGERIA

1. Go to the State Board of Internal Revenue/Motor Licensing Authority (SBIR/MLA), pick up an “allocation of plate number” form, and fill in all the required details.

2. Attach all necessary documents and submit them.

3. Once the authorities are satisfied, you will be required to fill these forms:

  1. Allocation of Registration Number of New Vehicle Form

      b. Auto vehicle License Form

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      c. Federal Road Safety Form

      d. Tax Form

4. All the filled forms and attached documents are then forwarded to the police officer assigned to the licensing office for verification, by way of verification stamp and date indicated on the form.

5. The next step after the verification process is payment for a license plate which is done in the bank. The required amount is N50, 000. However, it is dependent on the type of plate you want.

6. After payment, you will be required to present your receipt and an available plate number will be issued to you. You will be given a Proof of Ownership Certificate Number and a Vehicle Identification Tag (VIT).

7. All the original documents you submitted will then be returned to you.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR REGISTERING A NEW CAR IN NIGERIA

  • Attestation letter from the company of purchase
  • Receipt of purchase/invoice
  • Delivery note from the company of purchase
  • Proof of ownership of the car
  • A valid Driver’s License
  • Any means of identification such as National Identity Card or International Passport.
  • Proof of current address.
  • Passport photograph of the car owner.

For newly imported cars, the following documents are required:

  • Tax Identification Number
  • Custom papers
  • Motor Vehicle Duty Certificate.

Cost of Vehicle Registration in Lagos

The cost of vehicle registration in Lagos is divided into different categories, detailed as in the table below:

  • Rates (Naira)

Number plate

  • Standard number plate           12,500
  • Number plate renewal            10,000
  • Articulated number plate         20,000
  • Out of service 40,000
  • Fancy number plate (standard)          80,000
  • Fancy number plate (motorcycle)      30,000
  • Motorcycle plate (ordinary)    3,000
  • Number plate replacement (standard)           10,000
  • Motor dealers plate (special)  30,000
  • Motor dealers plate (ordinary)            25,000

Vehicle registration

  • Weighing and registration fee
  • Motor vehicle  5,000
  • Motorcycle      1,250
  • Change of ownership
  • Motor vehicle  2,500
  • Motorcycle      625
  • Capital gain tax
  • Motor vehicle  625
  • Motorcycle      625

Other charges

  • Police CRM    1,000
  • Police inspection fee   500
  • Custom processing fee           500
  • Vehicle License
  • Vehicle below 1.6cc    1,250
  • Vehicle BTW 1.6 – 2.0cc        1,875
  • Vehicle BTW 2.0 – 3.0cc        2,500
  • Vehicle above 3.0cc   2,125
  • Motorcycle Private     625
  • Motorcycle Commercial         1,250

Buses

  • Mini Buses/ Pick-up    2,500
  • Hiace buses    3,125
  • Coastal buses 3,250
  • Tipper & Lorries          3,750
  • Tankers & Trucks/ Luxurious Buses  6,250
  • 16 Tyres Trailer           8,750
  • Tractors & Bulldozers 2,500
  • Vehicle Alert    200

Hackney Permit Charges Vehicle Type

  • Taxicab           3,525
  • Car hire services         3,725
  • Kabukabu        3,925
  • A vehicle with the capacity to carry 1-21 passengers            4,475
  • Vehicle with the capacity to carry more than 21 passengers but less than 40 passengers   5,475
  • Vehicle with the capacity to carry more than 40 passengers but less than 50 passengers   6,475
  • Vehicle with the capacity to carry more than 50 passengers and above      8,475
  • Commercial vehicles for goods above 3 tons            3,725
  • Commercial vehicles 3 tons   4,725
  • Tankers           6,475
  • Tippers            6,475
  • Trailers            6,475
  • Trucks 6,225
  • Interstate         3,225
  • Staff Bus         3,425
  • Okada 2,000
  • Tricycles         2,000

Driver’s License

  • New license    6,350
  • Renewal          6,350
  • Learners permit           50
  • Riders card     800

Registration of motor vehicle & spare parts dealers

  • Registration of motor vehicle dealers 100,000
  • Registration of motor vehicle spare parts dealers      50,000
  • Registration form (motor vehicles)     5,000

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