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Can You Drive With A Nigerian Licence Outside Nigeria?

Hey guys, i was wondering if Nigerian drivers licence is valid outside Naija.

Place state what countries (USA, europe) Naija licence is valid and for how long you can drive with it in the foreign country. Thanks

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Is it possible to use your UK/ US/Canada license in Nigeria?

YES

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yes as in. . .

international license are valid in Nigeria?

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Is it possible to use your UK/ US/Canada license in Nigeria?

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Supringly you can in uk. Pls see link below

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Diol1/MotoringDecisionTrees/ExchangeaTestPassorForeignLicence/can_you_drive_in_gb.dsb?DPF0=&DPF1=1&vgsubmit=%C2%A0+Next%C2%A0+

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There are two issues that need to be demarcated residency restrictions and legal entitlement to drive.

Talking from personal experience, I have used my Nigerian drivers licence (not international driving permit) to drive in Europe and the USA. Admittedly I have UK drivers licence but I chose to drive with my Nigerian licence renting cars from Enterprise and Budget in Florida and in Europe from Avis, essentially because if I was to inadvertently exceed the speed limit it would be administratively cumbersome as well as problematic to pursue actions against me.

Furthermore the special relationship of the UK to the USA enables matters to be pursued aganst you i.e. fines, penalties, etc against you even in the UK.

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You can use it in UK for 1 year.

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An old post, but interesting, nonetheless.

I never drove in the UK with a Nigerian driver's license, so don't know the issues surrounding it. A friend of mine however did, but he'd been in the UK for well over a year. He was treated as having no license, and he got pending endorsements, which were applied to his UK Provisional DL as soon as he got it!

I took my driving test as soon as I returned to the UK in 1990, passed, and that was it. I've used my UK DL in other countries, but not in Africa.

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Call me if you need international driver Document you can use any where in the world for just US$135 but you will need to bring your Nigeria Drivers license and your passport photograph and signature , 07057561151

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Call me if you need international driver Document you can use any where in the world for just US$135 but you will need to bring your Nigeria Drivers license and your passport photograph and signature , 07057561151

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Call me if you need international driver Document you can use any where in the world for just US$135 but you will need to bring your Nigeria Drivers license and your passport photograph and signature , 07057561151

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Call me if you need international driver Document you can use any where in the world for just US$135 but you will need to bring your Nigeria Drivers license and your passport photograph and signature , 07057561151

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I'm not sure the driving laws in the US are uniform, anyways. Looks like it's state by state.

Well, I don't live in the US, but. . . this year, for the first time, I drove in the US while on vacation. Got pulled over too!

This was in Buffalo, Upstate new York (Amherst).

I showed the trooper my international drivers license (you know that green booklet, works in Europe, but never used it in the States), and he was like 'do you have a license from your own country?' Then I showed him my naija license, and he relaxed.

I was surprised, cos my friends had done everyting, as they always do when I'm in the States, to discourage me from driving (even though it is decidedly inconvenient). It left me wondering if he did not trust the booklet, but he trusted the naija license more, as it was laminated. Or maybe he just used his discretion. Whatever the case sha. He did not detain me or anything drastic, just advised me to watch the road signs carefully. I didn't stop at a Stop sign. Trust me, hard core, naija driver!

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Doyin

Yes it is indeed.

Regards

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In the US, if you have valid foreign driver's license and you have permanent residency (green card), all you need is to apply for US driver's license:

1.) study the state in the US where you currently reside on US DMV (Division of Motor Vehicle) driving study guide (manual book) in the preparation of the written or computerized driving test and road driving test by the licensed DMV testing staff to decide whether you pass or fail the test.

I recommend you to study seriously and ethusedly at least 2 weeks or more to be familiar with the state driving law at home and drive around city, parking lot, etc at least more than 3-9 months depend on each state of US rules prior to taking DMV driving test.

Best optional:  you go taking 6-16 weeks US driving school to learn how to drive locally that is found at either local yellow page telephone book, US community colleges, google it or ask your insurance agent recommend you the name of driving school to take in order to build your confidence and highly self-esteem ready to be prepared for the DMV driving test

2.)  bring your current valid foreign driver's license

3.) bring your green card

4.) bring your birth certificate/nationality

5.) bring your new US social security card ONLY after you got green card

6.) bring your valid auto insurance policy or card.

7.) bring money to pay for driver's license transfer fee ONLY if you already have foreign dirver's license to be replaced and pass the test.

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If you have get an international drivers licence from nigeria, you can use it in the u.s. and you can use it to get theis u.s drivers licence .

My sister was driving before she left nigeria. But when she got to the u.s and she went for their test driving so she could get a drivers licence, she kept failing the test, shes used to the nigerian way of driving,lol.

So she just sent for the international licence from nigeria. Its even cheaper than the regular nigerian drivers licence. I think we paid about 400 or 500 for it. Then sent it to her. And kapish, she got her american drivers licence

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Hi Hunter,

I see that u are regular on the posts and was wondering if u could be friends with me?I have been processing my immigration to Australia and would like to know what the place is like?

Moreso, I was wondering is you could share advice and anything that would allay my fears.Pls contact me or reply here.Any info would be useful.

Thanks

ighorue_jp@yahoo.com

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@Layi

What state in the USA can u get a DL in a Giffy? Prior to 911 maybe, but i am not sure it is as easy as you make it sound. What state are you in anyway? I have had mine for nearly 10years and i only do renewals. I have friends that have been here for 2-3years and still cannot get one with their international DL's. The requirements are getting even harder. Please tell me if you have the hook up.

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Probably the biggest reason behind the fact you can't drive internationally with it is because a lot of people haven't got there liscence honestly, so they have no real way of measuring your ability.

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you can use it here in Canada for a year and after that you can get the Canadian one

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Here's a list of externally issued liscences you can drive on in Australia

http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/vrne/vrne5nav.nsf/childdocs/-EF561E873D054989CA256FD300241C10-2F3D69E541E6B3D1CA256FD300241C14-B158D36248F0976ECA256FE1004289AE?open

Obviously you need to obey by our laws (including alcohol etc)

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I think it depends on the state in the USA. I am not sure what the law is, but i know people that have been driving with their International Drivers License. Maybe they have just been lucky, i do not know. But it is so hard now to get a DL in the USA these days.

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You can use a Nigerian driving liceince in the UK (First 12 months)

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Not in Belgium. Licences from Ghana, Togo & Benin are accepted though. The only advantage is that you won't have to pass a theoretical test anymore, only a (partial) practical test .

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What omon said is true, you can use a Nigerian Drivers' Licence in UK for one year.

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No way Jose, you can not drive in the US with a Nigerian drivers license. 1st in the state you are required to pass a driving test before you can operate any automobile, and most state required you to have a valid insurance on the automobile, and there fore the answer is no. and that international drivers license is for people in Porto Rico or Virgin highland

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The international driving license issued in Nigeria is valid for one year (only) in the UK. You will have to get the UK driving license after that.

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if you try it wooooooo m . i did it and i am on suspension from a regular liscence for ONE YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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U cant use a Nigerian DL in abroad. However if u have one. The process of gettin a a foreign DL becomes easier.In a place like USA. U can show ur home country's DL and get a US DL in a giffy. Wouldnt know if they still recognize Nigeria anyway.

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A Nigerian driving licence can only be used in Nigeria. In the UK a driving licence is issued in strict accordance with the rules and when issued, its for life.

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