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How To Replace A Number Plate When It Gets Damaged, Lost, Too Old

Nwogbunyama Emeka

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Have you been wondering how to replace the current number plate in your car due to some reasons, but don’t know how to go about it? Worry no more because we are here to tell you how to go about it.

Some people would want to replace their number plate of their vehicle due to some reasons below

i) Lost both or one of a pair of number plates

(ii) Damaged either or both of the number plates or





(iii) When such plates have lost their original coating of colour.

Majority of people that apply for number plate replacement is because of the above reasons.

Below are the procedure to go about it

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Renew your vehicle registration in person

a) Go to your local Motor Vehicle Department and pick a replacement for vehicle number plate. On receipt of request, Applicant is made to fill a Replacement/attestation form
b) Applicant is asked submit:

  • Two passport photographs
  • Proof of Ownership of the Car
  • Originals of Police report and Affidavit of intent

c) Applicant fills the request/attestation by the Station Manager or Deputy where Head is not available.
d) Applicant then makes appropriate payments
e) Applicant returns the form and evidence of payment
f) Number Plates are entered into a replacement ledger and then issued to appropriate owners.

Required documents

  • Renewal Form
  • Current Vehicle Registration
  • Valid Identification

Processing time

It usually take about 15-30 working days





Office Locations & Contacts

1, 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)

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://frsc.gov.ng/

 

2. 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)

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://frsc.gov.ng/

3. Federal Ministry Of Labour and Productivity

2nd Floor (257-237), Block 4A, New Federal

Secretariat Complex, Shehu Shagari Way

Central Area, Abuja

Telephone No.: 09-5231694

Website: http://www.labour.gov.ng

However, you can see the FRSC list of approved centers for number plates across Nigeria.





Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.

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