ABOUT DRIVER LICENSE

THE NEW DRIVER LICENSE
THE NEW DRIVER LICENSE
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Driving License Liberia - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1.      Where do I apply for the Driving License?

Visit the Ministry of Transport Old Central Bank Building, Carey & Warren Streets, Monrovia

2.      How old should I be to acquire the new DL?

18 yrs old and above

3.      Do I need to own a car for me to apply?

No

4.      How long do I have to wait after application?

Wait for SMS for collection of Driving License - The SMS is usually sent within 24 hours after the successful payment.

5.      What is the Cost of the Driving License?

Driving License Application Charges:

Motorbike/Motorcycle - 35USD

Ordinary Vehicle- 35USD

Chauffeur A & B – 45USD

Heavy Duty – 100USD

6.      Do I have to be physically present to apply for the Dl?

Yes. There is a need to capture your biometrics and passport photo.

7.      Is the driving license only for driving cars?

Driver’s licenses aren’t just for drivers of cars. This card will also serve as your vessel license, motorcycle license and others. 

8.      What are the requirements for a Citizen of Liberia?

Application Requirements for Citizens:

1.      One passport size photo

2.      National ID card/ Voter ID Card/ Birth Certificate

Process to get Driving License:

1. Proceed to the Ministry of Transport fill the Application Form from Director of DL office

2. Proceed to Test and Evaluation Center – Take an Exam (Oral & Written) [Exam to be cleared before proceeding to the next steps]

4. Proceed to the Biometric Enrolment Center – In addition to Demographic Details, Photo, Fingerprints and Signature will be captured.

5. Bill will be generated based on Category of Driving License with relevant fees

6. Proceed to IB Bank Counter for Payment Deposit

7. Receive LRA (Liberia Revenue Authority) Payment Receipt;

8. Wait for SMS for collection of Driving License - The SMS is usually sent within 24 hours after the successful payment

9. Proceed to Dispatch center for collection of Driving License Card – Biometric Verification will be done before you collect your card.

What are the requirements for a resident of Liberia?

Application Requirements for Residents:

1. Existing Driving License – If any

2. Passport and Resident ID or Permit

3. One passport size photo

Process to get Driving License:

1. Proceed to the Ministry of Transport fill the Application Form from Director of DL office

2. Proceed to Test and Evaluation Center – Take an Exam (Oral & Written) [Exam to be cleared before proceeding to the next steps]

4. Proceed to the Biometric Enrolment Center – In addition to Demographic Details, Photo, Fingerprints and Signature will be captured.

5. Bill will be generated based on Category of Driving License with relevant fees

6. Proceed to IB Bank Counter for Payment Deposit

7. Receive LRA (Liberia Revenue Authority) Payment Receipt;

8. Wait for SMS for collection of Driving License - The SMS is usually sent within 24 hours after the successful payment

9. Proceed to Dispatch counter for collection of Driving License Card – Biometric Verification will be done before you collect your card.

9.      Are there penalties for noncompliance?

Penalties that non-compliant drivers stand to face – Based on Vehicle and Traffic Law -$500 USD or 6 months imprisonment or both

 

10.  How do I contact the Ministry?

Call us on +231 888 960 960/ + 231 888 961 961 Visit us at the Ministry of Transport

Old Central Bank Building, Carey & Warren Streets, Monrovia, Liberia