How To Change DVLA Ownership In Ghana

The process of changing the ownership of a vehicle in Ghana is not difficult. It can be done at any time and even online through the drivers and vehicle license authority web portal.

It is not necessary to change the name on the license to change ownership, but it will help if you need to sell the vehicle. The process is simple and straightforward, but it does take some time.

The DVLA is a government agency in charge of registering vehicles in Ghana. The agency is also in charge of issuing driver’s licenses to individuals who successfully pass a test on their knowledge of traffic rules and regulations.

The Road Traffic Act of Ghana, 2013, section 53(1) provides that the Director-General shall maintain a register of motor vehicles and trailers which shall be called the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority Register. The register shall contain particulars of all motor vehicles and trailers registered in Ghana.


The first step in this process is to go to an authorized DVLA office with your current driving license, proof of address, and proof of identity.

  • A transfer letter
  • The vehicle to be transferred
  • Two (2) coloured passport size picture of the former owner ( vendor)
  • Two (2) recent coloured passport size pictures of the new owner ( buyer)
  • ID card of both vendor and buyer

Steps On How To Change DVLA ownership

  • The seller and buyer all needs to be present for the transfer
  • Submit the transfer letter.
  • Bring the vehicle in question for inspection
  • Make payment
  • Acquire, complete and sign forms ( C &VRC)
  • Aaffix pictures and present for processing
  • Obtain roadworthiness certificate irrespective of the status of the present roadworthiness validity
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Dvla Ghana Change Of Ownership Fees

The amount charged for change of ownership by DVLA is around 250 – 500 Ghana cedis depending on the vehicle type.

When will change of ownership take effect?

The change of ownership takes effect after both the seller and buyer have fulfilled all the requirements needed by the drivers and vehicle license authority. That when both drivers have made the necessary payments, signed and submitted all the required documents.

Can you change ownership of a vehicle online?

yes you can through DVLA portal

Who is responsible for change of car ownership?

The responsibility of changing the ownership of a vehicle lies with the buyer and the seller. It’s the buyer’s responsibility to pay for the change of ownership.

What does change of ownership mean?

Its a legal process that makes someone the official new owner of a property, business, or vehicle

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