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Driver’s license Requirements in South Africa: Everything You Need to Know

A comprehensive guide to collecting your driver’s license in South Africa

Driver license Requirements in South Africa: Everything You Need to Know
Driver license Requirements in South Africa: Everything You Need to Know

Congratulations on passing your driving test! Now it’s time to collect your driver’s license. The process is relatively simple, but there are a few things you need to know in order to make it go smoothly.

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps of collecting your driver’s license in South Africa. We’ll cover everything from the required documents to the payment process.

What are the requirements?

To collect your driver’s license in South Africa, you will need to bring the following documents to the Driver’s License Testing Centre (DLTC):

  • Your valid identity document (ID)
  • Your current driving licence card, if you are renewing your licence
  • Two recent, passport-sized photographs
  • The prescribed application form, which can be obtained from any DLTC
  • The prescribed fee, which is currently R250 for a new licence and R150 for a renewal

When can I collect my license?

Your license will be available for collection at the DLTC where you applied for it within approximately six weeks. If you applied for a new license within two months of its expiry, the expiry date will be extended for three months.

What if I need to change my address?

If you need to change your address on your license, you can do so at any DLTC. You will need to bring your valid ID, your current driver’s license, and proof of your new address.


Collecting your driver’s license is a simple process, but it’s important to gather all the required documents and payment in advance. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can make sure the process goes smoothly and you can be on your way to driving safely and legally in South Africa.


  • To avoid any delays, it is a good idea to apply for your driver’s license well in advance of the date you need it. check in link
  • If you are applying for a new license, make sure you have completed all the required driving lessons and tests.
  • If you are renewing your license, make sure your current license is not expired.

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