NATIS: Drivers License Renewal Online South Africa


Your South African driving licence card needs to be renewed four weeks before its expiry date. If you renew it after the expiry date, you will have to apply for a temporary driving licence at an additional cost while waiting for your new driving licence to be issued.

To apply for your new licence, you need to go to your nearest DLTC (Driving licence Testing Centre) with the following documentation:

  • Your original identity document (ID) or valid South African passport, as well as a certified copy of same, and your old driving licence card
  • Four black-and-white ID photographs (before you have photographs taken confirm with the DLTC how many photos they require)
  • Proof of residential address e.g. utility account. If the utility bill is not in your name, the owner of the bill must make an affidavit declaring that you live at the address and the utility bill must be attached to the affidavit
  • If you stay at an informal settlement, you must bring a letter with an official date stamp from the ward councillor confirming your residential address
  • Prescribed application fee

You will undergo eye testing and your fingerprints will be taken. Alternatively, you can have your eyes tested by an optometrist and submit the report at the driving licence testing centre (DLTC). If your sight has worsened from the date on which your licence was issued, new conditions will be attached to your licence.

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12 thoughts on “NATIS: Drivers License Renewal Online South Africa”

  1. Good day
    I would like to know what I have to do to renew my lost Drivers Licence during COVID 19.
    Please let me know soon as I am very concerned about it. I have an Affidavit from the police explaining the situation
    Thank you.

  2. I need to know the cost of an expired drivers license that expired in February and I also need to know if I will be penalized even if we are still on quarantining/ lockdown

  3. Reginald Vela Zulu

    I need to renew my driver’s license with Pdp please give me advise as the lockdown continues

  4. Jan Labuschagne

    I was about to renew my drivers licence at end April when lockdown was announced. My licence expires May 31, 2020.
    I am unable to make application for renewal until June 1, 2020

    What are my rights and options?

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