Ghana’s regulatory body that is responsible for administering driver’s license, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) have projected to commence the use of an electronic platform to register vehicles.

The move is to ensure that the time spent at the various offices of the DVLA is reduced drastically to prevent overcrowding.

The authority in a statement released said that with respect to the changes it is about to undertake, from December 3 to December 31, vehicle owners who wish to register their vehicles in 2019 must pursue some process for the issuance of a new vehicle registration document.

The statement urged vehicle owners to desist from seeking the help of middlemen, popularly known as “Goro boys” to avoid being swindled.

The requirements are below:

Vehicle owners are to present the vehicles to the Private Vehicle Test Station (PVTS) for inspection, present vehicles to DVLA for customs clearance, technical inspection and identity check.

Payment would then be made at the DVLA from January 2, 2019, and the vehicles would undergo bio-metric capture and a new registration document (Certificate of title, Vehicle Smart Card), number plate and other documents would be issued.

Customers are advised to provide their Tax Identification Number (TIN), which is a prerequisite for the registration process.

DVLA officer would select the appropriate vehicle category and generate an invoice.