Step By Step on How to Renew Vehicle Document in Nigeri
I was already running late for an appointment with a friend of mine. I have waited for him for about an hour, called his mobile number but it was off. After I decided to move on without him, I received a text message that reads “Hello Pat, I know you must have waited for me, I have been unfortunately arrested and detained by officials of the vehicle and inspection officers (VIO) for driving with already expired documents. Right now, I’m trying to sort myself out with them at their office”. I immediately imagined the stress he must be going through in that instance. Actually, it’s a requirement by the Nigerian law that all vehicles plying the roads must have their vehicle particulars renewed every year and this include; road worthiness six months for commercial vehicles and vehicles registered in company name), insurance ( comprehensive or third party), vehicle license and hackney permit.
A lot of people shy away from renewing their vehicle documents because they have to sacrifice some time to achieve this. Having understood your reservation about this, this article will inform you on how to get your vehicle document renewed the easiest way in Nigeria. I will take you through each of the vehicle documents and how to go about it.
Third party insurance
This is one of the documents consisting in vehicle particulars you must have. The purpose of having a third party insurance is the protective cover it places on road users. In the case of an accident/damage between an insured vehicle (third party) and another, the cost/damage will be shifted to the insurance company. Though, in this case, the insured vehicle is not protected but it covers another vehicle/individual whom the insured vehicle injured (in the case of human) or damage (in the case of property), hence the name third party insurance.
How to get it: There are many accredited insurance companies in Nigeria licensed to carry out this duty. Some of them are; Leadway assurance, Mutual Benefits, IGI insurance, AIICO, Lasaco etc. The amount is just #5000 only
This is a certificate issued to all motorists on Nigerian roads whose vehicles are fit to ply the road. Before this certificate can be given to a vehicle owner, the VIO must have test it in one of their testing centers to ascertain its worthiness to move on the road. This must be obtained first before going for vehicle registration. For all private vehicles in the country, the law require them to ensure road worthiness of the vehicle yearly while its 6 months for every commercial vehicles.
How to get it: Walk to the closest VIO office closw to you, tender the expired road worthiness certificate. After inspection of your vehicle, your certificate will be renewed. Cost depends on the engine capacity of your vehicle.
Vehicle license & hackney permit:
These two are particularly issued by the Autoreg (representing government), allowing all vehicle owners have access to all the road networks in the country. It is renewed annually.
How to get it: It can be done easily by paying an amount to any Autoreg representative, usually designated to every licensing office. Cost depends also on the capacity of your vehicle.
Those are the steps you need to follow to renew your vehicle particulars in Nigeria. It should not be hard but you know that ‘things’ are not straightforward here Nigeria therefore, it can be more stressful after devoting time to ensure you get it on time.
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