The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has announced that it will commence its electronic vehicle registration system next month, January 2, 2019.

The electronic platform would be used for the registration of all vehicles as a means of avoiding overcrowding of customers.

However, from December 3, 2018 to December 31, 2018, vehicle owners seeking to register their vehicles should present such vehicles at the private vehicle testing stations for inspection.

This should be followed by the presentation of the vehicles to DVLA for customs clearance, technical inspection and identity check.

DVLA would then select the vehicle category and generate an invoice followed by payment at DVLA office from January 2, 2019.

There would also be a biometric capture at the DVLA followed by the issuance of registration documents, certificate of title, vehicle smart card and number plate.

Individuals seeking to register their vehicles must present their Tax Identification Numbers or TIN as this is a prerequisite for the process.

The DVLA has also cautioned that, customers should avoid dealing with middlemen.