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==Procedure==
 
==Procedure==
*Go to the nearest driving licence testing centre (DLTC) to book a test date with the following:
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''APPLYING FOR A DRIVING LICENSE'''<br>
**an identity (ID) document
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'''Apply In-Person'''<br>
**four black and white identical photographs. You must first confirm with the DLTC how many photos they require before taking photos.  
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# To apply for a driving license, the person who needs the license should visit the nearest Driving License Testing Centre (DLTC).
**a booking fee.  
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# The nearest DLTC can be visited with the help of the contact links available in “Office Locations & Contacts” section of this page. Please find the link according to your Municipality under the appropriate province.
*Complete Application for driving licence form (DL1) at the DLTC.
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# Get the application form (DL1) which will be available at the DLTC. Please make sure that you have all the documents with you that are mentioned in the “Required documents” section of this page, when you visit the DLTC.  
*Keep the receipt as proof of payment and as confirmation of the test date and time.
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# Fill all the required details. Also mention the category under which you need license. Please pay the prescribed fees along with the submission of application form at the DLTC.  
*On the date of the test, you must be at the DLTC at the specified testing time. Your receipt and learners licence will be verified before you proceed to the test.
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# Please keep the payment receipt as a proof of payment and as an intimation of the date and time of license test.
*You will be assessed by a qualified examiner.
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# Visit the DLTC on the prescribed date and according to the specified time of the test. Before proceeding to the license test, your learner’s license and proof of payment will be verified.
*If you pass the test, they will take your fingerprints and you will undergo an eye test at the DLTC. Alternatively, you may have an eye test performed at a qualified optometrist and submit the form at the DLTC.  
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# Then, a qualified examiner will conduct the license test. If you are successful in the test, you will have to register your fingerprints and give an eye test at the driving test premises. Also, you can get certificate from a qualified optometrist and submit it at the test centre.
*If you pass the driving test, you must pay the issuing fee to receive a temporary driving licence, which you will use while you wait for the ordered driving licence card. You will be notified when your driving licence card is ready for collection. You must collect your driving licence at the DLTC where you made your application.   
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# After that, you should pay an issuing fee for getting a temporary license that can be used until you get your ordered license card.
 
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# Once your license is completely ready for issuance, you will get prior intimation after which you can visit the DLTC and collect the license card.
 
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'''Apply Online'''<br>
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*The National Traffic Information System of South Africa instructs only Gauteng residents to apply online for their driving licenses.
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# The link of online portal for driving license application is as follows: [https://online.natis.gov.za/#/  Online Portal]
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# Visit the link and click on “Book now for Driving License Test” option.
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# You will be redirected to a page where you can apply for a driving license test.  
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# You will have to fill all the fields under the tabs “License Type and category” and “Identify Applicant”.
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# Then click on “Next” button to proceed. In the further steps, do as directed and schedule a date and time for the license test.
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# Then submit your application and pay the prompted fees. Visit the DLTC on the intimated date and time to attend your license test.
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# If you pass the test, your fingerprints will be taken and an eye test will be conducted at the premises.
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# When your license card is ready for collection, you will be notified after which you can visit the DLTC where you gave the test and collect your driving license.   
  
 
==Required Documents==
 
==Required Documents==
*Address Proof
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# Valid Learner’s license
*Age Proof
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# Document for identity proof
*An identity (ID) document
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# Photographs in black and white (as instructed)
*Four black and white identical photographs. You must first confirm with the DLTC how many photos they require before taking photos.
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# Residential address proof
*DL1 application form
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# Utility bill
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# Affidavit confirming the applicant’s residence (in case of lack of utility account)
 
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# Confirmation letter from ward councillor (in case of informal settlements)
 
 
  
 
==Office Locations & Contacts==
 
==Office Locations & Contacts==
Contacts in Johannesburg : [http://www.joburg.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=61&Itemid=71 Johannesburg Info]<br>
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*Contact links for all the provinces in which you can find the Office addresses and Contact details of all the municipalities under the provinces are listed below: <br>
Contact in Tshwane : [http://www.tshwane.gov.za/sites/Departments/Metro-Police/DriverLicenses/Pages/License_Services_Front_Office_Contact_Details.aspx Tshwane  Info]<br>
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:* City of Johannesburg: [https://www.joburg.org.za/services_/driverslicense/Pages/driver-and-vehicle-licences.aspx Contact Information]<br>
Contact in Cape Town : [http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/TrafficServices/Pages/testing_centres.aspx Cape Town  Info]<br>
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:* City of Tshwane: [https://www.joburg.org.za/services_/driverslicense/Pages/driver-and-vehicle-licences.aspx Contact Information]<br>
Contact in Nelson Mandela Bay : [http://www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za/Content.aspx?objID=275 Nelson Mandela Bay Info]<br>
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:* City of Cape Town: [http://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/see-all-city-facilities/our-service-facilities/Drivers%20licence%20testing%20centres Contact Information]<br>
Contact Information about other municipalites to contact : [http://apps.gcis.gov.za/gcis/InternetIncludes/directory.jsp?dir=15#cat56 Municipalities Contact Info]
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:* Nelson Mandela Bay: [http://www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za/help?e=404 Contact Information]<br>
 
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:* Eastern Cape: [https://www.gov.za/about-government/contact-directory/ec-municipalities Contact Information]<br>
 
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:* Free State: [https://www.gov.za/about-government/contact-directory/fs-municipalities Contact Information]<br>
 
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:* Gauteng: [https://www.gov.za/about-government/contact-directory/gp-municipalities Contact Information]<br>
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:* KwaZulu-Natal: [https://www.gov.za/about-government/contact-directory/kzn-municipalities Contact Information]<br>
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:* Limpopo: [https://www.gov.za/about-government/contact-directory/lp-municipalities Contact Information]<br>
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:* Mpumalanga: [https://www.gov.za/about-government/contact-directory/mp-municipalities Contact Information]<br>
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:* North West: [https://www.gov.za/about-government/contact-directory/nw-municipalities Contact Information]<br>
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:* Northern Cape: [https://www.gov.za/about-government/contact-directory/nc-municipalities Contact Information]<br>
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:* Western Cape: [https://www.gov.za/about-government/contact-directory/wc-municipalities Contact Information]<br>
  
 
==Eligibility==
 
==Eligibility==
Code A1 - You must be at least 17 years old on the date of the test for all other types you must be 18 years or older to apply.
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* The person applying for driving license should possess a valid and unexpired learner’s license.
 
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* The applicant should satisfy the age limit constraint with respect to the category of license he/she needs. Please refer “About” section in the following page for knowing different categories and corresponding age limits: https://www.gov.za/services/driving-licence/apply-driving-licence#Description
 
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* The applicant should learn driving in appropriate way and should be aware of the traffic rules in South Africa before applying for a driving license test.
 
 
  
 
==Fees==
 
==Fees==
;Eastern Cape
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*Please contact your local licensing office to know the fees details.
Booking Fee<br>
 
Motor cycle: R225<br>
 
Light motor vehicle: R345<br>
 
Heavy motor vehicle: R345<br>
 
Issue fee: R216 for all codes
 
 
;Free State
 
Booking Fee<br>
 
Motor cycle: R166<br>
 
Light motor vehicle: R206<br>
 
Heavy motor vehicle: R232<br>
 
Issue fee: R186 for all codes
 
 
;Gauteng
 
Booking Fee<br>
 
Motor cycle: R192<br>
 
Light motor vehicle: R228<br>
 
Heavy motor vehicle: R240<br>
 
Issue fee: R228 for all codes
 
 
;KwaZulu-Natal
 
Booking Fee<br>
 
Motor cycle: R220<br>
 
Light motor vehicle: R250<br>
 
Heavy motor vehicle: R300<br>
 
Issue fee: R250 for all codes
 
 
;Limpopo
 
Booking Fee<br>
 
Motor cycle: R174<br>
 
Light motor vehicle: R216<br>
 
Heavy motor vehicle: R216<br>
 
Issue fee: R216 for all codes
 
 
;Mpumalanga
 
Booking Fee<br>
 
Motor cycle: R132<br>
 
Light motor vehicle: R132<br>
 
Heavy motor vehicle: R184<br>
 
Issue fee: R170 for all codes
 
 
;Northern Cape
 
Booking Fee<br>
 
Motor cycle: R170<br>
 
Light motor vehicle: R190<br>
 
Heavy motor vehicle: R220<br>
 
Issue fee: R120 for all codes
 
 
;North West
 
Booking Fee<br>
 
Motor cycle: R222<br>
 
Light motor vehicle: R222<br>
 
Heavy motor vehicle: R252<br>
 
Issue fee: R222 for all codes
 
 
;Western Cape
 
Booking Fee<br>
 
Motor cycle: R135<br>
 
Light motor vehicle: R135<br>
 
Heavy motor vehicle: R200<br>
 
Issue fee: R140 for all codes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Validity==
 
==Validity==
Driving licences are valid for 5 years.  
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*The expiry date of the driving license can be found in the license card.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Documents to Use==
 
==Documents to Use==
  Please attach documents which can be used by people who would like to follow this procedure.   
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* Application form: [https://online.natis.gov.za/views/forms/DL1.pdf Application form DL1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Sample Documents==
 
==Sample Documents==
  Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.  
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  Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
==Processing Time==
 
==Processing Time==
The application is processed on the same day.  
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*Your permanent license card will take four to six weeks for issuance till which you will be provided a temporary license card.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Related Videos==
 
==Related Videos==
 
  Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.  
 
  Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.  
  Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
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  Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
  Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
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  Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
 
  Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,  
 
  Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,  
 
  sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
 
  sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
 
  width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
 
  width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
  e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M".  
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  e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.
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==Instructions==
 
==Instructions==
*You are required to have your driving licence on you whenever you are driving a vehicle.
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* Please find the appropriate municipality under your province to get the contact details accordingly from the links provided.
*When applying for the licence, you will have your fingerprints taken and an eye test will be conducted
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* With the help of the contact details, you will get to know the nearest testing centre for license.
*Once you have applied for the licence and have passed the eye test, a date will be set for your driving test.
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* The centre can be contacted for exact fees details for application of license test and also issuing fees of license cards.
*The driving test uses the K53 method and the examiner for driving licences will ensure that you:
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* Please confirm with the DLTC that how many photos they require before you have photos taken.
**Have a valid learner's licence.
 
**Know and understand the road traffic signs.
 
**Have a sound knowledge of the rules of the road and the different signals which a driver of a vehicle is required to give when driving on a public road.
 
**Are generally capable of driving the type of vehicle specified on the application.
 
*Once you have passed the driving test, you will be issued with a temporary driving licence while your original driving licence is prepared.
 
*Once the original licence is ready for collection, you will be notified. When you collect the licence, you need to produce your ID. Licences that are not collected in 120 days are destroyed.
 
*If another person is set to collect the driving licence, the person collecting the licence will need to have:
 
**A certified copy of their identity document.
 
**A certified copy of the driver's identity document.
 
**An affidavit stating why the driver cannot collect the licence himself/herself which also states the name and ID number of the person collecting the licence.
 
;Required Forms
 
Application for driving licence form (DL1) is available at any driving licence testing centre.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Required Information==
 
==Required Information==
*Name
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# Identification number
*Date of Birth
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# Date of birth
*Sex
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# Postal address
*Mailing address
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# E-mail address and contact information
*Residence address
 
*Citizenship
 
 
 
  
  
  
 
==Need for the Document==
 
==Need for the Document==
A driving licence is an official document which states that a person may legally operate a motorized vehicle, such as a motorcycle, car, truck or a bus, on a South African roadways.  
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*You need a driving license to drive legally on South African roads. And this application enhances you to attend a driving test and get a driving license.
;Types of driving licences
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*Code A1 - This is for a motor cycle with or without a sidecar and with an engine not exceeding 125 cc.
 
*Code A - This is for a motor cycle with or without a sidecar and with an engine that exceeds 125 cc.  
 
*Code B - This is for a motor vehicle, including a minibus, bus and goods vehicle, with a gross vehicle mass not exceeding 3 500kg.
 
*Code C1 - This is for a motor vehicle, a bus, minibus or goods vehicle with a gross vehicle mass between 3 500 kg and 16 000 kg.
 
*Code C - This is for a motor vehicle, a bus or a goods vehicle with a gross vehicle mass exceeding 16 000kg.
 
*Code EB - This is for a:
 
**Light motor vehicle that is articulated (light motor vehicle drawing a trailer) with a gross combination mass not exceeding 3 500 kg.
 
**Combination of a motor vehicle with a tare not exceeding 3 500 kg and a minibus, bus or goods vehicle with a gross vehicle mass not exceeding 3 500 kg.
 
*Code EC1 - This is for:
 
**An articulated heavy motor vehicle (heavy motor vehicle drawing a trailer[s]) with a gross combination mass between 3 500 kg and 16 000 kg.
 
**A combination of a motor vehicle with a tare between 3 500 kg and 16 500 kg and a minibus, midibus, bus or goods vehicle with a gross vehicle mass between 3 500 kg and 16 000 kg.
 
*Code EC - This is for an articulated heavy motor vehicle (heavy motor vehicle drawing a trailer[s]) with a gross combination mass exceeding 16 000 kg or a combination of a bus or goods vehicle with a gross vehicle mass exceeding 16 000 kg.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
==Information which might help==
 
==Information which might help==
Enter other informations which might help
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* Please remember that you must renew your existing license before four weeks of its expiry date. Otherwise you will have to apply for temporary license till the renewal is done.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Other uses of the Document/Certificate==
 
==Other uses of the Document/Certificate==
 
  Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
 
  Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
 
  e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.
 
  e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.
 
 
 
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
;South Africa Government Services
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Place some external links which might help.
www.services.gov.za<br>
 
http://www.services.gov.za/services/content/Home/ServicesForPeople/Driving/Drivingandearningtodrive/drivingavehicle/en_ZA
 
 
 
;National Traffic Information System (eNatis) service centres
 
http://www.enatis.com/newsite/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=14
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Others==
 
==Others==
 
  More information which might help people.
 
  More information which might help people.
 
  
  

Latest revision as of 11:25, 2 August 2020

Procedure[edit]

APPLYING FOR A DRIVING LICENSE'
Apply In-Person

  1. To apply for a driving license, the person who needs the license should visit the nearest Driving License Testing Centre (DLTC).
  2. The nearest DLTC can be visited with the help of the contact links available in “Office Locations & Contacts” section of this page. Please find the link according to your Municipality under the appropriate province.
  3. Get the application form (DL1) which will be available at the DLTC. Please make sure that you have all the documents with you that are mentioned in the “Required documents” section of this page, when you visit the DLTC.
  4. Fill all the required details. Also mention the category under which you need license. Please pay the prescribed fees along with the submission of application form at the DLTC.
  5. Please keep the payment receipt as a proof of payment and as an intimation of the date and time of license test.
  6. Visit the DLTC on the prescribed date and according to the specified time of the test. Before proceeding to the license test, your learner’s license and proof of payment will be verified.
  7. Then, a qualified examiner will conduct the license test. If you are successful in the test, you will have to register your fingerprints and give an eye test at the driving test premises. Also, you can get certificate from a qualified optometrist and submit it at the test centre.
  8. After that, you should pay an issuing fee for getting a temporary license that can be used until you get your ordered license card.
  9. Once your license is completely ready for issuance, you will get prior intimation after which you can visit the DLTC and collect the license card.


Apply Online

  • The National Traffic Information System of South Africa instructs only Gauteng residents to apply online for their driving licenses.
  1. The link of online portal for driving license application is as follows: Online Portal
  2. Visit the link and click on “Book now for Driving License Test” option.
  3. You will be redirected to a page where you can apply for a driving license test.
  4. You will have to fill all the fields under the tabs “License Type and category” and “Identify Applicant”.
  5. Then click on “Next” button to proceed. In the further steps, do as directed and schedule a date and time for the license test.
  6. Then submit your application and pay the prompted fees. Visit the DLTC on the intimated date and time to attend your license test.
  7. If you pass the test, your fingerprints will be taken and an eye test will be conducted at the premises.
  8. When your license card is ready for collection, you will be notified after which you can visit the DLTC where you gave the test and collect your driving license.
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Required Documents[edit]

  1. Valid Learner’s license
  2. Document for identity proof
  3. Photographs in black and white (as instructed)
  4. Residential address proof
  5. Utility bill
  6. Affidavit confirming the applicant’s residence (in case of lack of utility account)
  7. Confirmation letter from ward councillor (in case of informal settlements)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

  • Contact links for all the provinces in which you can find the Office addresses and Contact details of all the municipalities under the provinces are listed below:
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Eligibility[edit]

  • The person applying for driving license should possess a valid and unexpired learner’s license.
  • The applicant should satisfy the age limit constraint with respect to the category of license he/she needs. Please refer “About” section in the following page for knowing different categories and corresponding age limits: https://www.gov.za/services/driving-licence/apply-driving-licence#Description
  • The applicant should learn driving in appropriate way and should be aware of the traffic rules in South Africa before applying for a driving license test.

Fees[edit]

  • Please contact your local licensing office to know the fees details.

Validity[edit]

  • The expiry date of the driving license can be found in the license card.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.


Processing Time[edit]

  • Your permanent license card will take four to six weeks for issuance till which you will be provided a temporary license card.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Instructions[edit]

  • Please find the appropriate municipality under your province to get the contact details accordingly from the links provided.
  • With the help of the contact details, you will get to know the nearest testing centre for license.
  • The centre can be contacted for exact fees details for application of license test and also issuing fees of license cards.
  • Please confirm with the DLTC that how many photos they require before you have photos taken.

Required Information[edit]

  1. Identification number
  2. Date of birth
  3. Postal address
  4. E-mail address and contact information


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Need for the Document[edit]

  • You need a driving license to drive legally on South African roads. And this application enhances you to attend a driving test and get a driving license.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Please remember that you must renew your existing license before four weeks of its expiry date. Otherwise you will have to apply for temporary license till the renewal is done.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Place some external links which might help.
Ads by Google
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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.