Thursday, February 20, 2014

Upgraded Nigerian Driver’s Licence Is Now Recognised Overseas

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) revealed today that the renewed Nigerian driver’s license would now be recognized in the U.S.A. and in Europe. The Lagos Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr. Chidi Nkwonta, confirmed that three states in the U.S., i.e. Maryland, Washington DC and California and seven countries in Europe, i.e. Germany, Turkey, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Austria and Sweden would now accept the license.

    “Maryland accepts Nigerian driver’s license provided it verifies that it is genuine, Washington accepts Nigerian driver’s license, and California too.
    “We have seven countries already in Europe that accept our driver’s license, and we are working on other countries in Europe,” the Commander said.

Mr. Chidi Nkwonta assured that the FRSC would do its best to ensure that all states in the U.S. would recognize Nigerian driver’s licenses. He further added that the data base and identity of the holder of the license could be accessed in the above-mentioned countries, and that genuineness of the license could be ascertained.

The Commander further noted that the license contained several security features that would make it difficult to produce fake copies.

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