2 Feb 2018 01:18: -
Applying for a driver's licence
Before you apply:
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Where to apply
You can apply at your nearest driving licence testing centre.
When you apply, you should:
Your application will specify, in accordance with your learner's licence, which type of vehicle you would like to drive (motorcycle, car, minibus etc).
Once you have applied for the licence and have passed the eye test, a date will be set for your driving test.
The driving test uses the K53 method and the examiner for driving licences will ensure that you:
Study materials are available at libraries or can be bought at various shops to help you prepare for your driving test. Many people hire a driving instructor.
Once you have passed the driving test, you will be issued with a temporary driving licence while your credit card format driving licence is prepared.
Once the credit card format licence is ready for collection, you will be notified in the post. 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:
How much does it cost?
The cost of application is determined by the type of driver's licence you are applying for:
Heavy Motor Vehicle:
Light Motor Vehicle:
A temporary driving licence costs R45.
Passing your licence
Once you've applied for your driver’s licence, you will need to get driving lessons to prepare for your test. You will also need to understand the rules of the road and traffic signs, and demonstrate your ability to drive a vehicle. Once you are ready to take the test, the traffic officer will test your knowledge and skills to determine whether you’re ready to get on the road.
Collecting your licence
When you pass your test, you will receive a temporary licence. A few weeks later you will receive a letter to notify you to collect your driver's licence card. If you cannot fetch your driver's licence, you can send someone else to get it for you.
They will need: