The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) of Ghana is making a significant development towards technological advancements in its licensing process.
As of September 6, 2023, the DVLA has declared its intent to phase out all driver’s licence cards issued prior to September 2017.
In their place, smart driver’s licence cards will be introduced.
The transition is slated to last until March 31, 2024. After this date, any remaining old PVC card licences will no longer be valid.
Those holding these outdated licences are urged to visit their nearest DVLA office for a no-cost replacement with the new smart card version.
In a statement released, the DVLA emphasized, “The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) wishes to inform the public that it has commenced an exercise to phase out all Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) card driver’s licences… and replace them with the smart card driver’s licence.”
The DVLA has further cautioned that individuals who fail to make this switch within the designated period will be obligated to reapply for a driver’s licence, which includes undergoing all mandatory assessments.