2024 Personal Budget: Give Special Attention To The Electronic Central Motor Registry

By Adewole Kehinde

“Always plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”Richard Cushing

January is always a month to determine how the rest of the year will go—positive or negative, depending on your plans.

As you do your personal budget for 2024, don’t forget to make the electronic Central Motor Registry a priority.

The electronic Central Motor Registry (e-CMR) offers several advantages over traditional paper-based systems:

1. Efficiency: e-CMR allows for quick and easy access to motor vehicle information, reducing the time and effort required for manual searches.
2. Accuracy: By digitizing and centralizing vehicle records, e-CMR helps to minimize errors and discrepancies often associated with paper-based systems.
3. Accessibility: Users can access the registry from anywhere with an internet connection, allowing for greater convenience and flexibility.
4. Security: Electronic registries offer enhanced data security measures to protect sensitive vehicle information from unauthorized access or tampering. It will also help in tracking your vehicle when it is stolen.
5. Cost savings: Moving to an electronic system reduces the costs associated with paper storage, printing, and transportation of physical documents.
6. Integration: e-CMR systems will help to integrate with other databases and applications, facilitating seamless information sharing and interoperability.

Here are the steps to follow:
1. Visit https://cmris.npf.gov.ng
2. Click Get Started
Step 3: Create Profile (If Profile has been created earlier, go to Step 8
a. Profile Type – Personal or Organisation
b. Identification Type – NIN for Personal, TIN for Organisation
c. Enter your identification number
d. Click Verify
Step 4: If identity is verified, click Continue.
Step 5: Confirm Email and Phone Number
• If the Email is no longer valid and not displayed, select No and enter a valid Email.
• If the phone number is not current, Select No and enter the current phone number.
• Click Confirm to receive a token through the current phone number and a valid email.
Step 6: Enter the token and click Confirm Token. If confirmed, click Continue to proceed.
Step 7: Personal Information Page (Review uploaded NIN/TIN information)
• Select the Current State of Residence and Current LGA of Residence.
• Confirm if your NIN/TIN address is the same as your current address. If No, enter your Current Residential Address.
• If you selected a wrong response, click on Change Selection to select the right response.
• Create and confirm your password. Then click on Next to proceed. This should be noted for future reference and not disclosed to another person.
Step 8: Apply for CMR Motor Vehicle Information Certificate
Login using the following access credential created during the Profile creation process: Username: Email or Phone Number
Password: Created in the fourth bullet point of Step 7
Click Login
Step 9: Choose CMR Request
a. CMR Request – Select a Request
b. CMR Sub-Request – Select Sub-Request
c. Select Number of Requests – Select an option
i. Single- For only one motor vehicle
ii. Fleet – For more than one motor vehicle in one application
Step 10: Vehicle Details
a. Select Vehicle Category and Plate Number Type
b. Enter vehicle details – State Licencing Office – Where the vehicle was registered/licensed. State Requesting From – Where the applicant is requesting CMR service.
Step 11: Request Confirmation – Carefully review information for accuracy and
genuineness. Click Proceed to view the Invoice and make payment.
Step 12: User Profile Features
a. Requests – View Request(s), Sold Vehicles, print Certificates, etc.
b. Profile – Update/Edit Password, Email, Phone.
c. Logout – Exit portal

Overall, the Electronic Central Motor Registry brings efficiency, accuracy, accessibility, security, cost savings, and integration benefits to the management of motor vehicle records.