Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government

31 Jan 2018 01:18 -


9 months ago

All you need to know when Replacing your Lost, Stolen or Destroyed Driving Licence...

All you need to know when Replacing your Lost, Stolen or Destroyed Driving Licence

If your driving licence is lost, stolen or destroyed, you can apply for a replacement licence by completing form DL1 at any driving licence testing centre.

In order to replace your licence if it has been stolen, you will need to obtain an affidavit from the police stating the circumstances in which the licence was stolen.

If your licence has been misplaced or

lost, you will need an affidavit from a commissioner of oaths. You also need to complete Part C of form DL1: Application for Driving Licence, obtainable from your nearest driving licence testing centre.

You will be issued a temporary driving licence which is valid for six months or until the replacement driving licence is issued, whichever occurs first.

To apply for a replacement licence, you need to complete form DL1 at any driving licence testing centre.

You must provide:

  • your ID.
  • four black and white or colour photographs,
  • an affidavit from the police,
  • and a proof of address.

The temporary permit costs R45, while the fee for a replacement licence is R140.

For more information, contact:

Driving Licence Helpdesk

(021) 483 2080 / 2078 / 2469 / 6401 / 0520