How to Get A Ghanaian Driving Licence: Complete Guide

Get A Ghanaian Driving Licence; Here is a complete guide on How to get Ghananian Driving Licence

Eligibility Get A Ghanaian Driving Licence

  • You must be 18yrs and above to qualify to apply for a driver’s licence
  • Basic education (BECE) or Adult Education , ability to read and write
  • You must had 48-hour training with a DVLA accredited driving school before applying for a driving license

Get A Ghananian Driving Licence In-Person

To apply for your driver’s license for the first time in Ghana you must visit the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) office yourself to make the application.

Visit the DVLA offices to begin the application process

  • To apply for your driver’s license in Ghana you must visit the DVLA office yourself to get application forms and begin the application process.

Purchase of application documents

  • Make all necessary payments to obtain application forms and all other necessary documents.
  • The application fees are as follows:

Form F GH₵ 2.50Form F1 GH₵ 12.50Eye Test GH₵ 5.00

Filling in and submission of application forms

  • You are required to completely fill and submit form F and Form F1
  • Attach the following documents to the forms before submission application to the authority
    • Identity card (Proof of age -Minimum 18 years of age)
    • Basic education (BECE) or Adult Education certificate
  • You will also be provided with the Highway Code and syllabus for learner for study.

Physical examination and eye test

  • After submission of the forms the authority will proceed to an eye test for applicant.

Payment and issuance of Learner Driver’s Permit, L-Plate, Syllabus and Highway Code

  • If you pass the eye and physical test, then you will be issued with a
    • a learner’s plate (L plate)
    • learners license
    • Highway Code
    • Learners License Booklet
  • You will have to pay the following fees for the permit, plate, syllabus and highway code.
    • Learners License Booklet GH₵ 2.50
    • Learners Plate GH₵ 23.00
    • Highway Code GH₵ 5.00
    • Syllabus for Learner Drivers GH₵ 5.00

Compulsory 48-hour training with a DVLA accredited driving school

  • After that you are required to enrol to any recognized driving college for training which must accumulate to 48 hours of driving.
  • For those who have expired learner’s license, a written exam is conducted for him/her and drivers must score 70% or more in order to pass.

Capture of biometric information and scheduling and paying for written test

  • Visit the DVLA to schedule for a written test. You will have required to pay the written test a fee of GH₵ 5.00
  • Your biometric information will also be captured during this process. This will cost GH₵ 4.00

Take the written examination and oral examination

  • Visit the DVLA to take your Written exams (Computer-Based Test)

Take the In-Traffic Test and Driving exam

  • After the written exam, you will be required to take an In-Traffic Test which involves identification and explanation of several road signs and as soon as that expired
  • The In-Traffic Test cost a fee of GH₵ 4.00 which you will be required to pay before taking the test.
  • If you pass the road signs test, you will then take the last driving exam with a DVLA instructor;
  • If you pass the driving test with no errors, he / she then qualifies for a cover note.

Payment of Driver’s License, P-Plate fees and Capture for Driver’s License

  • After completing and passing all the exams you are required to pay for a temporary driver’s license and is given a date to return to the authority, on the return date, the applicant must carry his/her cover note issued by the authority instructor.
  • The details to appear in your driver’s licenses will also be captured during this visit.
  • You will be required to pay the following fees:
    • Temporal License Photo X GH₵ 5.00
    • Temporal License (gog) – New License GH₵ 5.00

Return of temporary driver’s license to the DVLA and issuance of driver’s license and P-Plate

  • After completing all the process, the applicant is given a date to return to the authority, on the return date, the applicant must carry his/her cover note issued by the authority instructor to turn in for a drivers licence.
  • You will be issued with a driver’s license and a P-Plate after turning in your temporary driver’s license.

Get A Ghanaian Driving Licence Apply On-line


Create account with Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) online portal

  • You are required to create an account with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority online portal. You can access this portal through the following link : Online Portal

Register with the licensing authority

  • You are requiring to fill in some of your basic information, this include (gender, name, place of birth, full names, nationality, ID type and Id number)
  • Proceeded to fill in your contact details, and then verify your account through your email address.

Make application and payments online

  • Verify account through your email account and login to the online portal to make the application.
  • Click on “apply for driver service” and select “new driver license”
  • Fill in the learners permit information, which include
    • License class A, B, E, AB, AE, BE & ABE
    • DVLS centre to take test
  • Generate an invoice or pay online through a credit card.
    • A GH₵ 190
    • B GH₵ 160
    • E GH₵ 134
    • AB GH₵ 210
    • AE GH₵ 190
    • BW GH₵ 210
    • ABE GH₵ 210

These fees cover the learner’s permit, tests, temporary driver’s license, and driver’s license.

Visit the DVLA offices to continue with the application process

  • Visit the offices to have your biometric information captured and to have a physical examination and eye test.
  • If you pass the eye and physical test, then you will be issued with a
    • a learner’s plate (L plate)
    • learners license
    • Highway Code
    • Learners License Book

Compulsory 48-hour training with a DVLA accredited driving school

  • After that you are required to enrol to any recognized driving college for training which must accumulate to 48 hours of driving.
  • For those who have expired learner’s license, a written exam is conducted for him/her and driver must score 70% or more in order to pass.

Take the written examination and oral examination

  • Visit the DVLA to take your Written exams (Computer-Based Test)

Take the In-Traffic Test and Driving exam

  • After the written exam, you will be required to take an In-Traffic Test which involves identification and explanation of several road signs.
  • The In-Traffic Test cost a fee of GH₵ 4.00 which you will be required to pay before taking the test.
  • If you pass the road signs test, you will then take the last driving exam with a DVLA instructor.
  • If you pass the driving test with no errors, he / she then qualifies for a cover note.

Return of temporary driver’s license to the DVLA and issuance of driver’s license and P-Plate

  • After completing all the process the applicant is given a date to return to the authority, on the return date, the applicant must carry his/her cover note issued by the authority instructor to turn in for a drivers licence.
  • You will be issued with a driver’s license and a P-Plate after turning in your temporary driver’s license.

Required Documents To Get A Ghanaian Driving Licence

  • National identity card/ Passport
  • Basic education (BECE) or Adult Education certificate,
  • Passphoto photos
  • A Learner’s driving license has to be acquired for a period of three (3) months before the license can be applied for.

Fees To Get A Ghanaian Driving Licence

Estimated fees for some documents and activities in the process of obtaining a license.

  • Eye Test GH₵ 5.00
  • Form GH₵ 2.50
  • Form F GH₵ 12.50
  • Highway Code GH₵ 5.00
  • Syllabus for Learner Drivers GH₵ 5.00
  • Learners License Booklet GH₵ 2.50
  • Written Test GH₵ 5.00
  • Learners Plate GH₵ 23.00
  • In-Traffic Test GH₵ 4.00
  • Photo GH₵ 4.00
  • Temporal License Photo X GH₵ 5.00
  • Temporal License (Gog) – New License . GH₵ 5.00

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