Plate number is the identity given to cars following a registration with the federal road safety commission (FRSC). It is a combination of digits and alphabets with the name of the state and her slogan, all printed on a rectangular steel attached to both front and back of a vehicle.
Any car that will be road worthy must have a valid plate number. The plate number is acquired via and after a thorough vehicle registration is done nationwide at any office of the federal road safety commission close to you in your respective state.
All vehicles irrespective of who owns it is expected to be registered and must be issued a unique plate number. The owner of the car will determine the type of plate number will be assigned to the car. For instance, cars owned by state government, federal government, individual, organizations, etc will all have a slight difference in their plate numbers that will indicate ownership. There is no much difference in the plate numbers but there is usually difference in colour used to inscribe the combination of digits and alphabets on the plate. However, they all have white colour background with a Nigerian flag underneath.
How To Verify Your Car Registration Number Online
In the recent times, the issue of stolen cars with that of use of unregistered plate numbers and invalid plate numbers have become too alarming in the country and this has made the federal road safety commission to come up with a system called National Vehicle Identification System. This system is an online vehicle plate number identification system. It helps to know if the plate number used by cars was actually assigned to that car.
This is done to enable owners of cars verify their plate number and take appropriate steps if you discover your car uses an invalid plate number or a plate number assigned to another vehicle. The verification is easy and can be done at any time without additional cost. All you need is an internet enabled device such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer with internet connection. With any of these devices, kindly follow the steps below:
- Log on to www.nvisng.org/numberplateverification.aspx
- Navigate and click on “verify Number plate” at the right hand corner of the web page.
- Input your plate number in the box provided such as “DEG754PJ”
- Verify the number you entered and then click on “verify” just below the box.
The website will load a new page containing information regarding the vehicle. It could tell you the number is wrong or invalid or that it is valid with the name of the car assigned and date of registration. If the details does not look or indicate your car name, please endeavour to go to the nearest federal road safety commission office close to you for a fresh and thorough car registration.
Why not try to check your car’s plate number right away and be sure you are using your legally assigned plate number.