How to Become a Bolt Driver in Nigeria: Step by Step
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How To Become A Bolt Driver In Nigeria 2024: Step by Step

How to Become a Bolt Driver in Nigeria – Do you want to become a Bolt Driver in any of the cities in Nigeria? If so, do you know the steps to take to get yourself registered as a potential bolt driver? If you don’t know well that is not a problem at all, because we are here to help you. That is why in this article, we are going to lead you in a step-by-step procedure on how you can become a certified bolt driver. 

How to Become a Bolt Driver in Nigeria: Step by Step

About Bolt

Bolt first known as Taxify at its inception, is one of the most popular ride-hailing apps founded by a 19-year-old high school student of  Estonia in 2913, his name Markus Villig. Bolt registered customers as of today and Bolt has about 25 million registered customers, according to the 2019 report. 

Today it has reached about 150 cities, of about 34 countries worldwide. They include Africa, Europe, America, Asia, and Australia. In Lagos, Nigeria, according to 2016, Bolt is the second most popular car-hailing service. For more information visit 

How to Become a Bolt Driver in Nigeria: Step by Step

Register Your Profile

Login and register at the driver’s sign-up at 

To become a bolt driver, you have to first sign up on the company’s website.

  • Enter your email address and phone number
  • Then click on the city you want to operate in and click next
  • Type your full name, language, and referral code on the new page that will appear. 
  • You will also enter your vehicle information. But if you are a fleet car owner, you can register all of them, after that click next
  • Enter your national identity and your driver’s license number, if you don’t have please click the box to continue
  • Enter your driver’s license expiring date, month and year click next
  • Upload your driver’s license photograph, whether permanent or temporary
  • Upload your white background passport
  • If you are staying in Lagos, enter your LASPRA and Lagos Driver’s Institute Recertification Card
  • Finally, fill in your bank details and submit

Vehicle Inspection

Because of the need for vehicle quality, and good service delivery, a vehicle inspection is very essential. Therefore, all the bolt vehicles have to pass through an inspection before they will be put to use. That is what is referred to as the AutoGenius test on bolt vehicles. What they will inspect in your car are as follows:

  • Break and suspension
  • Fluid level of the car
  • The functionality of the car
  • Safety check 
  • Cosmetic check
  • And tire check

Attend an onboarding session

There is an onboarding session slated out for all the intending bolt drivers, and you have to attend the one closest to you or the one in the city where you are staying. Here are the centers you can attend your onboard session: Lagos, Ibadan, Uyo, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kanu, Owerri, Abeokuta, and Benin City.

Driving Training

All bolt drivers must attend a driving training organized by the company. The training is to enlighten you about the experiences that you encounter on the road as a bolt driver. If you cannot present physically, you have to attend the training online but must ensure that you will pass the two tests.


Login to the website 

Click on Request verification

Enter your email, phone number, and location, and begin the verification process.

Download the Bolt App

After you have finished with all those processes, you have to download the Bolt app and start learning how to use the app. 

Requirements for Bolt Drivers

These are the requirements that bolt drivers must meet before they start driving:

  • valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle license
  • Insurance certificate
  • Proof of ownership
  • Certificate of road-worthiness
  • AutoGenius Vehicle Inspection Report

For those staying in Lagos, you will also meet requirements like:

  • LASDRI Card, 
  • Driver Badge
  • LASRRA Card
  • State Hackney Permit and 
  • A vehicle body tag for all routes

Cars Requriementfor Bolt Business

In this session, we are going to look at the requirements that your car must meet before it would be accepted for bolt driving. 

Accepted vehicles for Lite (Lagos only)

  • Model 2002 and 2004
  • Must be a 4-door sedan or SUV vehicle
  • Must be roadworthy
  • The car has to seat at least 4 passengers

Accepted vehicles for Bolt

  • Not be older than 14 years
  • The car must be a 4-door sedan or SUV
  • The car has to be roadworthy
  • The car has to seat at least 4 passengers

 Accepted vehicles for Comfort (Abuja only)

  • Not be older than 10 years
  • The car has to be a 4-door sedan or SUV
  • Your vehicle must be roadworthy
  • The car has to seat at least 4 passengers

Accepted vehicles for XL (Lagos only)

  • Not be older than 15 years
  • The  car has to be an SUV or minivan
  • The car has to be roadworthy
  • The car has to seat at least 6 passengers

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Cars Accepted by Bolt Nigeria

Not all cars are accepted for bolt driving, which means there are specific cars that are recommended, and we are going to discuss some of those acceptable cars for bolt driving now for you in case you had the intention of using your car.

The cars that are accepted by Bolt in Nigeria are:

  • 2006 Toyota Corolla
  • 2007 Honda Civic 2004 Toyota Corolla
  • 2004 Toyota Camry
  • 2009 Honda Civic
  • Honda City
  • 2006 Toyota Matrix
  • 2007 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2009 Toyota Yaris
  • 2004 Toyota Camry
  • 2005 Kia Sorento

Requirements Criteria for Bolt Driver in Nigeria

  • Bolt drivers must be up to the age of 21 and above
  • Drivers with existing criminal records will not be accepted
  • All intending bolt drivers must have a valid and current driver’s license.
  • A track record of the driver’s safe driving and roadworthiness is also required

Drivers Documents Requirements

As a bolt driver, the company will require that you present and meet certain requirements before you will be allowed to operate. The documents that are required are:

  • Vehicle license
  • Valid Nigerian driver’s license
  • Insurance Certificate
  • Proof of Ownership
  • Certificate of Road-Worthiness
  • Valid Auto Genius Inspection Report.

Vital Tips For Bolt Driver

If you are a bolt driver consider these tips as you drive or before you go out for the day:

  • Drink water regularly;
  • Eat healthily;
  • Get adequate sleep;
  • Take time to rest!
  • Treat your customers with respect


That is all we can take for how you can become a bolt driver in Nigeria if you have followed the step-by-step procedure on how you can become a certified bolt driver, that we have outlined for you

Amos Nya
Amos Nya is a Digital (SEO) Content Developer at Legit School Info is a team of Resource academicians and Consultants led by John Akpan. However, If you need personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

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