How Much is Abuja Plate Number? and How to Get it

How Much is Abuja Plate Number?

Here in this post, you are going to find out how much is Abuja plate number. Also, you will find info on how to go about the registration process.

If you are hoping to get an Abuja plate number for your vehicle, then this article will help as a guide on how much you can do so.

As one of the government proven means of identification, vehicle owners in Nigeria are mandated to register their vehicles and get the necessary approval from authorities involved before being cleared to use the roads.

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How Much is Abuja Plate Number? and How to Get it
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Most vehicles come in the same shape, size, color and of the same model making it almost impossible for one to differentiate them, so the most legitimate means of identification has to be the government approved plate number.

Plate number has equally done a great deal in crime checking as vehicle violating traffic rules and other crimes can easily be traced, in the case of stolen vehicle plate numbers can also do a great deal in the recovery process.

So How Much Is Really The Cost of Abuja Plate Number

The price for the Abuja plate number as the time this article is written stands at N45,000. Before now, that is some months ago the price has been dangling between N35,000 to N40,000 but as we have gathered from reliable sources, the Abuja plate number goes for N45,000 at the moment.

This price may not necessarily last for so long as it may increase or decrease with time. Getting the Abuja plate involves a bit of procedure and steps which we will as well look at.

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The Online Registration

This is the very step you are expected to pass through in the plate number registration process. Login to with an internet enabled device (mobile phone, tablet or computer), print out all the forms, which include the Auto vehicle license form, allocation of plate number form, tax form, form B and the federal road safety form, complete them and take it to state board of internal revenue/motor licensing authority office (SBIR/MLA).

Completion and submission of Form at SBIR/MLA        

The downloaded form is expected to be completed with précised information and submitted along with the originals of your documents to the officer in charge at the state board of internal revenue/motor licensing authority.

The documents expected to be submitted at the state board of internal revenue/motor licensing office include; insurance papers, engine number (well written out), proof of ownership, proof of address (NEPA bill can serve in that category), custom papers (applicable to only imported vehicles), tax identification number (as recently added by the authorities) a valid driver’s license, means of identification (this could be the national identification card, an international passport or you permanent voter card), an insurance policy number. These are all that will be required at this very stage, ensure you file everything as requested.

Note: You can only complete this stage if you have your driver’s license.

Physical Inspection

Here, your vehicle will be physically inspected by the board of internal revenue/motor licensing authority to check if your vehicle meets the certain level it should be, if after checking it meets the required standard then you will be given a temporary roadworthiness certificate that you will be using until the plate number is ready.

The temporary road worthiness permit usually lasts for a period of 30days but the plate number should be ready before then.

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Police Verification

Here all forms as completed and submitted by you will be forwarded to the police. Your presence is not necessary at this very stage as your documents will be forwarded to the police by the state board of internal revenue/motor license authority.

The police are expected to go through the documents to see its legitimacy and if good enough will be signed and stamp by the officer on duty but if not good enough will be rejected.


After being cleared by the police, the next thing is payment which is usually done at any commercial bank.

Here is how to make your payment: Generate an RRR (remita retrieval reference) code in a café or with your internet enabled device (PC, tablet or smartphone) proceed to the bank to make payment with the stipulated amount involved (N45,000 in the case of Abuja plate number), though bank charges may be involved but wouldn’t be much.

After the payment, return back to the state board of internal revenue/motor license authority office to verify your receipt.

On arrival, present your receipt to the staff in charge as he/she goes through it and if satisfied you will be given a vehicle identification tag and proof of ownership certificate plus all your initially submitted documents will be refunded back to you, go through them to ensure everything is complete.

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Allocation/Collection of plate Number

The available plate number will be issued to you at this stage.

What are the Advantages of Having Abuja plate number?

Well, several questions of this shape have been asked, that is if there is any advantage attached to having an Abuja plate number on your vehicle.

Seriously I don’t think there is any advantage attached to driving an Abuja plate number or maybe for some bragging sake, though my friend once told me that if you drive an Abuja or Lagos plate number in places like Kogi or Zamfara that police or road safety officers there may not disturb you that much as they feel you are much more expose and use to driving in places with higher number of vehicle, so if you call that an advantage then you can count it as one of them.

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Where is the board of internal revenue/motor licensing authority office located in Abuja

The BIR/MLA in Abuja is Mabushi, Abuja.

I just hope this guide was good enough as we tried to give direct and accurate information about this very subject.

However the amount written here is for the moment, so if you are going for it you must have a little reserve for the sake of price change.

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Aniekeme Unyah

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