Early last December, we informed you that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) was going to start its e-registration of vehicles early in the month of January, 2019. Well, the DVLA is assuring that the project will really commence this month. .
The DVLA is doing this to change the previous process of vehicle registration in the country. Also, the authority seeks to set new standards for the institution.
The Chief Executive Officer of the DVLA, Kwasi Agyeman Busia has revealed that the e-registration operation is on its way to be fully optimised, then it’ll be deployed. He also said when the operation is in motion, a vehicle could be registered within an hour.
CEO Busia assured that partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set new national benchmarks will help tackle the problem of vehicle emissions. This partnership with the EPA, according to Mr Busia, is important to drastically reduce health issues emanating from vehicle emissions, air pollution, thus protecting the environment.
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Since the new process promises an hour registration, there’s the need to build testing stations for DVLA offices that don’t have them, and also renovate those in bad shapes. So, currently, there are construction works going on in couple of DVLA buildings so they can the new project efficiently. For example, the DVLA office in Cape Coast has finished with its makeover. The office is now fully ready for the e-registration and its accompanying examinations.
How to join the e-registration
Firstly, you have to present your vehicle to the Private Vehicle Test Station for inspections. After that, take the vehicle(s) to DVLA for customs clearance, identity check and technical inspection. You will also undergo biometric checks at the DVLA office.
Your vehicle will then be given its appropriate vehicle category and invoice for payment will be generated for you. You make payment for the invoice at the DVLA office.
After the payment, you’ll receive your registration documents (Certificate of title, Vehicle Smart Card), licence plate and other documents.
The DVLA also cautions that prospective customers should get their Tax Identification Number (TIN) as it is a prerequisite for the registration process.
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