COST AND DOCUMENTATION TO BRING
Renewal of Driving Licence: R140.00 + original ID document + proof of address in your name (document not older than three months) + two colour identity photographs wearing no glasses or headgear.
If your Driving Licence has expired, you must take out a Temporary Driving Licence in addition to your application for Renewal of Driving Licence: R45 + two colour identity photographs wearing no glasses or headgear.
Learner’s licence application: R68.00 + original ID document
Learner’s licence on day of test if you pass: R33.00 + proof of address in your name (document not older than three months) + two colour identity photographs wearing no glasses or headgear.
Driving licence for light vehicles application: R135 + ID document + original learner’s licence + four colour identity photographs wearing no glasses or headgear.
Driving licence on day of test if you pass: R140 + ID document
Driving licence for heavy vehicles application: R200 + ID document + original Learners Licence + four colour identity photographs with no glasses or headgear on.
Driving licence on day of test if you pass: R140 + ID document
Professional Driving Permit: R220 + original ID document + valid Driving Licence + proof of address in your name (document not older than three months) + four colour identity photographs wearing no glasses or headgear.
DO I QUALIFY FOR A LEARNER DRIVER’S LICENCE?
To qualify to apply for a Learner’s Licence you must be:
At least 16 years old for a motorcycle of up to 125cc. (Code A1)
At least 17 years old for a light motor car. (Code B)
At least 18 years old for a motorcycle above 125cc. (Code A)
At least 18 years old for a heavy motor vehicle. (Code C1,C,EC1,EC)
You must already be the right age before you can try to make an appointment for your test.
You must bring the following documents when you come to apply:
1. Your original ID document or valid South African passport (or foreign ID, Traffic Register).
2. Two recent colour ID photographs of yourself without glasses or headgear on.
3. Proof of your residential address (post box will not be accepted in terms of FICA Regulations).
If you don’t have a document such as a municipal account to confirm your residential address, you must have an affidavit that states your residential address and have it stamped and signed by a commissioner of oaths. You must also bring a copy of an account or invoice (like a clothing or layby account) which has your name and your address on, which must be the same as on the affidavit. If you are married and your name is not on the account, you must bring a copy of the marriage certificate.
If you are not yet 18 and applying for Code 1 or 2, you must bring proof of residential address in the name of the person you are living with AS WELL AS AN AFFIDAVIT from the person you live with that confirms that you live with them at that address.
On arrival at the testing centre, you must complete the LL1 form and go the eye testing section. If you pass the eye test, the results are captured on the system and you can go to the cashier to pay and book for the written test. (If you don’t pass the eye test at the licence testing centre, you must have your eyes tested at an optometrist at your own cost and bring the eye test result back before you can book a test date).
WHICH DRIVING LICENCE DO I NEED FOR WHICH VEHICLE?
A1 – Motorcycles with engine capacity of 125 cubic centimetres (cc) or less
A – Motorcycles with engine capacity greater than 125cc
B – Light motor vehicles (except motorcycles) with tare weight of 3500 kilograms (kg) or less, minibuses, buses and goods vehicles with gross vehicle mass (GVM) of 3500kg or less. A trailer with GVM of 750kg or less may be attached.
EB – Articulated vehicles with GVM of 3500kg or less, and vehicles allowed by Code B with a trailer with GVM greater than 750kg.
C1 – Vehicles with a tare weight between 3500kg and 16 000kg, minibuses, buses and goods vehicles with GVM between 3500kg and 16 000kg. A trailer with GVM of 750kg or less may be attached.
C – Buses and goods vehicles with GVM greater than 16 000kg. A trailer with GVM of 750kg or less may be attached.
EC1 – Articulated vehicles with GVM of between 3500kg and 16 000kg, and vehicles allowed by Code C1 with a trailer with GVM greater than 750kg.
EC – Articulated vehicles with GCM greater than 16000kg, and vehicles allowed by Code C but with a trailer with GVM greater than 750kg.
The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has confirmed that renewal notices for driving licences and professional driving permits (PrDPs) will no longer be printed and posted, but from 8 March 2021 an online system will activate SMS and email reminders.
This means all driving licence holders whose correct contact details are on the NaTIS online system will in future receive a SMS or email notification on the 1st of the month for a driving licence or professional driving permit that expires at the end of that month (so, if your driving licence or PrDP expires 31 May, you will receive a notification on 1 May).
There will not be a follow-up SMS and no SMS or email will be sent if a driving licence or PrDP has already expired.
An SMS notice will read: Dear XXXXX, Your current Driving License Card expires (expiry date inserted). Visit/contact your nearest DLTC for further assistance. NaTIS Online, kindly visit https://online.natis.gov.za Brought to you by RTMC.
An SMS notice for PrDP will read: Dear XXXXX, Your current PrDP expires (expiry date inserted). Visit/contact your nearest DLTC for further assistance. NaTIS Online, kindly visit https://online.natis.gov.za Brought to you by RTMC.
If there are any outstanding tickets or fines against your name, you will not be able to renew your driving licence until the Enforcement Orders are resolved, which will be so indicated on the SMS or email notification.
An email notification is an electronic version of the Driving License Renewal notice (the one that was previously printed and posted to you) which can be downloaded and printed if need be, and then presented to the cashier to renew your driving license.
Please note YOU DO NOT NEED THE NOTICE TO BE ABLE TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE, it is just a convenient reminder. Your driving license expiry date is indicated on your current driving license card and it is recommended that you diarise the license expiry date in advance to ensure timely renewal. Driving licenses are valid for five years from the date of renewal. Regulation 108 (6) (a) states the license card must be renewed before or on the expiry date. If you have applied for a new card, the expired license card will be valid until the new card has been issued but not for more than three months after the expiry date on your old card – but must be accompanied by the receipt/proof of payment for the new license card (so keep the receipt with your old driving license card to show a traffic officer should you be required to do so until you have collected your new card).