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How to apply for DVLA Private Hire Vehicle Licence in Ghana

To operate on the Bolt platform in Ghana, you need to obtain a Private Hire Vehicle Licence from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).

Follow the guidelines below to apply for the Private Hire Vehicle Licence:

The vehicle

  • The vehicle owner must present the vehicle and the Vehicle Registration Certificate at the Digital Transport Center (DTC) located at the DVLA Head Office for verification and authentication
  • If the owner of the vehicle is unable to be physically present, they can send a representative on their behalf. The representative must present the DTC with a signed Power of Attorney document – a sample of the document is available at the DTC and on the DVLA website.
  • The representative must present a valid ID document (National ID, Passport or Driving Licence) in order to complete the process
  • A fee of 60 GHC is payable for the vehicle verification and authentication. This fee is payable upon annual document renewal. 

The driver

  • The driver must present their valid Licence at the DTC for verification and authentication
  • The driver must be physically present for this activity, the DTC will not accept a representative to complete the process
  • A fee of 40 GHC is payable for the driver verification and authentication. This fee and process are once-off.
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