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How to Get Driving License in Ghana

How to Get Driving License in Ghana

Instructions for obtaining a replacement license can be found below. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) requires that all prospective drivers take and pass both a written and driving test. Everyone who needs a license to drive can take advantage of this.

According to DVLA rules, all first-time license applicants must submit an application for a Learner’s Permit before receiving their Driver’s Permit.

Those with extensive driving experience or who have previously held a driver’s license issued by the DVLA are exempt from this requirement.

Learner Drivers License

A Learner’s Permit is required before a new driver’s license can be issued. In order to apply for a regular driver’s license, you must first hold a Learner’s Permit for at least three (3) months.

Requirements For Getting A New Driving License In Ghana

Your Physical at any DVLA office nationwide
You must be Minimum of 18 years of age
You must have a Basic education (BECE) or Adult Education, Ability to read and write
Passport Pictures

New Drivers License Cost In Ghana

The cost of a new driving license is GH¢257

Types Of Driving License / Classes Of Driving License in Ghana

The following are the 6 types or classes of driving license in Ghana :

Class A – A Class A driving License is for Drivers who drive Motorcycles.
Class B – A Class B driving License Is for Drivers who can drive minibuses, pick up vehicles that contain 1-15 passengers.
Class C – A Class C driving License Is for drivers who can drive buses with moderate goods. The vehicle Must contain not between 1-45 passengers.
Class D – A Class D driving License is for Drivers who Drive coaches and heavy duty vehicles and buses, the vehicle must contain 1-65 passengers.
Class E – A Class driving E License is for those who drive industrial equipment like harvesters, bulldozers, forklifts etc.
Class F – A Class F driving License is for Drivers who can drive heavy carrying vehicles like articulators etc.

How To Get A New Drivers License In Ghana

First Purchase and complete Forms F and F1 from the DVLA
You will then undergo a Physical examination and eye test
You will be issued a Learner Driver’s Permit, L-Plate, Syllabus and Highway Code after Payment
You will undergo a Compulsory 48-hour training with a DVLA accredited driving school
Afterwards your biometric information will Captured and you will be scheduled for written test which takes the following forms: Written exams (Computer-Based Test)
You will then undergo Oral examination,
Then You will undergo In- Traffic Test
You will then make payment of the Driver’s License and P-Plate fees
Your Driver’s License will be Captured
You will then Issuance of Temporary Driver’s License and P-Plate
Afterwards you will be Issued the actual Driver’s License

How To Register / Apply For A Drivers License On the Online DVLA Portal

To Register For A Drivers License on the DVLA Online Portal, first Sign In To the DVLA Online Portal at: online.dvla.gov.gh/sign_in
Then enter the Username and Password you created during the account registration process above
Afterwards click the sign in button
You will be successfully sign in to the DVLA Online Portal
You can now access the DVLA online service that allows you to Register For A Drivers.

How Long Does It Take To Get A New Driving License In Ghana

After going through the stated procedures you are going to have your driving licence processed within time.
You will receive your new drivers license within month to three months

How Long Does Is A New Driving License Valid In Ghana

Depending on the type of license, a driving license can be valid for two years or more from the date it was issued.

Cost Of Drivers License In Ghana

According to the new tariffs. Note that these fees are subject to downward or upward review

A new driving license cost GH¢257
Replacement of an expired license (Renewal) cost GH¢155;
License upgrade cost GH¢345;
Replacement of lost driving license cost GH¢205
Conversion of a foreign driving license will cost GH¢445.
The cost of a learner’s permit is GHC 160,
Road sign test is GHC 50 and the driving test is also GHC 50.