The Federal Road Safety Corps [FRSC] has again called on the general public especially applicants flooding its Drivers’ Licence Centres for the renewal of their licences to use the Bypass Capture Scheme of the process.
In a press statement by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer FRSC, and made available to The Sight News, he said FRSC introduced the Bypass Capture functionality on the National Drivers Licence (NDL) to improve the ease of obtaining the licence and save applicants time on waiting for capture.
According to Kazeem, “An applicant for Bypass capture will simply make payment online and visit the collection centre to pick up the permanent licence when it is ready. There is no need to visit any Drivers Licence Centre (DLC) to recapture his/her biometric information again. An applicant who is either renewing or applying for a re-issue can use the Bypass Capture feature”, he said.
The Bypass capture is only available to applicants who have existing biometric information on the NDL system i.e. such an applicant must have gone through the FRSC Driver’s Licence process and have their biometric capture at any of the FRSC DLC.
Kazeem added that an applicant can only apply for Bypass capture for the first licence renewal which is after three (3) or five (5) years. The second renewal (which will be after a minimum of six (6) years, will require an applicant to recapture his biometrics.
He further explained that the first licence which is regarded as a fresh application will require an applicant to capture his/her biometric at any of the DLC. For the second licence which is a renewal or reissue, the applicant can choose to Bypass capture since his record is already existing on the NDL database and the third licence renewal will require applicant to recapture his biometric information as it is expected that there should be some changes to the applicant’s physical appearance at this period. Subsequent renewal will follow the same cycle.
Also, Kazeem explained that the first step to begin the Bypass Capture process is for the applicant to visit the NDL portalhttps://www.nigeriadriverslicence.org, select the type of application (Renewal or Reissue) then provide the licence number and Date of Birth.
The applicant thereafter reviews his existing demographic information to be sure all is correct, scroll to the bottom of the page and select which DLC to pick up the permanent licence when it is ready for collection.
The applicant also selects “NO” where the page requests if an applicant wants to recapture his biometric information, submits the application, makes payment either online or at the bank and prints out the payment acknowledgement slip together with the application form (these will be required to collect the permanent licence.
Finally, FRSC notifies the applicant when the permanent licence is printed and ready for collection, and such person submits the application form and payment slip at the point of collection to collect the permanent licence.