Although having tinted glass in your car makes it look cool, mysterious, and keeps the sun out. It’s no news that cars with tinted glasses are now used to perpetrate crimes in society mostly because people on the outside cannot see who or what’s happening in the vehicle hence the need for regulation of usage. The responsibility of regulation of the tinted glass cars rests upon the Nigerian Police Force. Everybody with tinted glass in the country is legally required to acquire a tinted glass permit issued by the Nigerian Police Force. Failure to obtain this document may attract fines or other kinds of penalties.
WHAT IS A TINTED GLASS PERMIT?
A tinted glass permit is a document usually issued to vehicle owners with tinted glass that empowers them with the right to drive their cars around legally.
CONDITIONS FOR GRANTING A TINTED PERMIT
- SECURITY GROUNDS
This is perhaps the most common reason for the application and granting of tinted permits by the authorities. The application is to prove his/her individual case to the issuing authorities. Each application is either approved or denied on its merits. Many public figures are granted permission because they need the extra security as well as privacy due to their already highly publicized life.
- MEDICAL GROUNDS
A certified medical condition can also be a sufficient reason to be granted a permit. People that suffer certain skin conditions are made worse when exposed to direct sunlight. Acquiring a permit via this condition will require a medical certificate from a qualified certified medical practitioner. An acceptable medical report must be one from a medical practitioner from a governmental hospital stating the tour name and condition while recommending the tint permit for you.
You can apply for your tinted glass permit through the Nigerian Police Force or do it by following the steps at carpaddy.com
HOW TO CONFIRM THE GENUINENESS OF YOUR TINT PERMIT
Getting a tint permit is one thing and getting the original one is another thing entirely, there are several ways you can confirm the authenticity of your tinted glass permit:
- BARCODE: Original tint permit does come with a barcode printed on it which carries your information like name of the owner, vehicle registration, chassis number, make of vehicle… If you get a permit without this information correlating with your registered information then it’s fake!
- VERIFICATION PORTAL: There’s always a link on the barcode below your information that will redirect you to your verification portal, copy the link and paste it into your browser to verify your application status. This way you’re sure it’s an original permit but if the link doesn’t work then it’s fake.
- SIGNATURE: Sometimes it’s always confusing to know if you’re holding an original document in Nigeria because fake ones always look better and appealing than the original, check the signature on your permit if it’s fainted or bold. Fainted signatures show they are scanned and edited which is likely to be a fake one but the bold and vibrant means it is authentic.
- APPLICATION ID: During the pre-registration, you will be issued an application ID to log in to your portal with your email, if you still have the application ID and mail you can use that to verify your permit but since the printout is done at the force headquarter also, this might be challenging.