Here in this post, you will learn all you need to know about plate number verification in Nigeria. This information will ensure you do not fall into fake plate number scam that is currently rampant.
Plate number verification simply means checking to see if a plate number is authentic. Several car owners in recent time have been victims of fake plate number.
As a matter of fact recent research on vehicle plate number shows that some good percentage of vehicles with Kano, Abuja and Lagos plate number are fake and this questions the work rate of the bodies in charge of this very duty (issuing of plate number).
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I feel the federal road safety commission and the state board of internal revenue/motor license authority should do enough in educating the public time to time on the correct way of registering a vehicle, though here at infoguidenigeria.com we have written several articles on how to register your vehicle the right way but the agencies involved have to do their part.
Number verification has been very simple these days thanks to the online checking enablement which make it convenient, easy and accurate.
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Here are the several steps to follow when verifying your plate number.
Step 1. Open a browser with an internet-enabled device, login to https://nvis.frsc.gov.ng/NumberPlateVerification.aspx
Step 2. After you must have login to the site above, another page will appear with a space asking you to enter your plate number (beside the space provided is written ‘plate number’)
Step 3. Enter your vehicle plate number in the space provided (usually a combination of letters and number example, ASD1234FET)
Step 4. Click on the verify button right under the space provided
Step 5. A statement will appear still on the same page saying invalid/wrong number plate if it is fake and number plate is valid if it’s authentic
Now you know if your plate number is original or fake, but in case you are looking for approved centers where you can get new plate number then we are about to give just.
Here is the list of approve center for new plate number across the 36 states of Nigeria and the federal capital territory:
Abia state – Board of internal revenue zonal office, no. 5 Bende Road, Umuahia.
Adamawa – Board of internal revenue Office, Yola North.
Akwa Ibom – Board of internal revenue office state secretariat Uyo.
Anambra – Motor licencing authority office, Npaje Awka
Bauchi – Board of internal revenue office, Jos road, Bauchi
Bayelsa – Motor licensing authority office Yenagoa, Obele street, Ovom, Yenegoa.
Motor licensing authority office, INEC junction, Kpansia, Yenagoa.
Motor licensing authority office Brass.
Board of internal revenue secretariat complex, Road Safety road, Yenagoa.
Motor licensing authority Ogbia, Emeyal 11, Ogbia LGA.
Motor licensing authority Sagbama, Hospital road Yenagoa.
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Benue – Board of internal revenue office, G.R.A. Katshim Ibrahim road, Makurdi.
Borno – Board of internal revenue office, opposite Ramat polytechnic, Maiduguri.
Cross River – Board of internal revenue office, 43 Akim road Calabar
Board of internal revenue office, Ikot Omin, Calabar.
Board of internal revenue office, Inyang street, Calabar.
Delta – Board of internal revenue office, 27, Ezenei Avenue, off Nnebisi Road Asaba.
Ebonyi – Board of internal revenue office, Ministry of finance Abakaliki.
Ezza south LGA Motor licensing office, Onueke.
Ebonyi LGA Motor Licensing office, Ugbodo.
Afikpo North LGA motor licesing office, Afikpo.
Edo – EIRS Office, New Lagos Road.
EIRS Office, Forestry road (LTO I & LTO II)
EIRS Office, TV Road.
EIRS Office, Uselu
EIRS Office, ikpoba hill (Ramat park)
EIRS Office, Obe
EIRS office, Okada
EIRS Office, Ekpoma
EIRS Office, Auchi.
Ekiti – Board of internal revenue office, Oke-Orimi, Ado Eketi.
Board of internal revenue office, Beside first Bank, Erekeson Market, Efon-Alaaye
Board of internal revenue office, Old secretariat complex, Emure-Ekiti
Board of internal revenue office, Oja-oba premesis, Ido-Ekiti
Board of internal revenue office, opposite Oba palace, Ise-Ekiti.
Board of internal revenue office, Oke-Osun, Ikere Ekiti.
Enugu – Board of internal revenue office, Okpar Avenue, opposite PHCN Office Enugu.
F.C.T. – VIO office, Mabushi Abuja.
Gombe – Board of internal revenue office, Gombe.
Imo – Board of internal revenue office, OKigwe road, Owerri.
Jigawa – Board of internal Revenue office, old secretariat, Sani Abacha way, Dutse.
Kaduna – Board of internal revenue office, opposite high court Bida RS Kaduna.
Kano – Board of internal revenue office, 2 Bank Road, Kano.
Katsina – Board of internal revenue office, GRA Katsina.
Kebbi – Board of internal revenue office, opposite diamond bank, Benin Kebbi.
Kogi – Board of internal revenue office, 1 Beach road Lokoja.
Kwara – Internal revenue office, Ahmadu Bello way Illorin.
Lagos – Motor vehicle administration agency, Ojodu.
Nassarawa – Board of internal revenue office, Kasuwar Tomato, Lafia.
Board of internal revenue office, Testing Ground, Lafia.
Niger – VIO Office, along Paiko road Minna.
Ogun – IRS Oke-Mosan, opposite federal High Court Abeokuta.
Ondo – Board of internal revenue office, Alabgaka, Akure.
Osun – Board of internal revenue, ministry of Finance, state secretariat Abere.
Oyo – Board of internal revenue office, Onireke Road, Egbe Ibadan.
Plateau – Board of internal revenue office, 7 Beach Road, Jos North.
Rivers – Board of internal revenue office, 22 William Jumbo Street, Port Harcourt.
Obio Licensing office, Old Aba Road, Port Harcourt
Eminike Licencing Office, Emwnike Junction, Diobu, Mile 1 Port Harcourt.
Sokoto – Board of internal revenue office, behind City Campus, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto.
Taraba – Board of internal revenue office, Hamman Ruwa road, Jalingo.
Yobe – Board of internal revenue office, Gujiba Road, Damaturu.
Zamfara – Board of internal revenue office, Tudun Wada, Gusau.
These are the different offices in the 36 state of the federation plus FCT, we tried as much as we can to be precise with the address of every office.
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What if I check and my number is invalid?
Well, in this case, you have almost no option than to apply for a new one to avoid embarrassment. If the number was issued by one of these offices listed above, then you can go back there to make your complain and possibly will be changed, but if you had registered with any other illegal body then you surely need to apply for a new one. So, one has to be very careful when registry a vehicle, ensure that you do so at the appropriate place.
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