DVLA Outlines 2023 Vehicle Registration Process

A Vehicle testing center


The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has released guidelines for the registration of new vehicles come 2023.

This, according to the DVLA will help address the usual overcrowding at its registration centres across the country.

A statement issued by the DVLA said the registration period in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulations, 2012 (L.1 2180) would commence on January 3, 2023.

The Authority, said, for the first stage of the exercise, vehicle owners would have to present their vehicle at any authorised Vehicle Testing Station for equipment-based testing.

Clients then have to present the vehicle at any DVLA registration centre for Customs checks and clearance, vehicle inspection and validation of documents and for DVLA officials to generate an invoice for the service being requested.

The second stage is for vehicle owners to make payment by cash or other electronic means including Visa Card at their preferred registration centre, capture biometric details at the DVLA registration centre and collect registration documents (Certificate of Title, Vehicle Registration Biometric Card, Vehicle Roadworthiness Certificate), License plate(s) and other ancilary items to complete the process.

The DVLA cautioned the public to refrain from engaging unauthorized persons, including middlemen popularly known as ‘Goro Boys’, to avoid being defrauded.

“All Customs and other supporting documents should be original copies only. The National Identity Card (Ghana Card) is the primary document.

All persons duly authorised to transact business for and on behalf of the vehicle owner, shall present a Power of Attorney and their National ID for verification,” the statement added.


By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri