Window to renew your drivers licence extended


All learner's licences, driving licence cards, temporary driving licences and professional driving permits that expire between 26 March 2020 and 31 August 2020 will be valid until the 31st of January 2021.

Renewing your drivers' licence – what you need to do:

Renew your driving licence card four weeks before its expiry date. Any later and you’ll need to apply for a temporary driving while for your licence to be issued.

Note: You don’t need to take a driving test when you renew your driving licence.

You’ll need to undergo eye testing and have your fingerprints will be taken.

You could also have your eyes tested by an optometrist and submit the report at the driving licence testing centre (DLTC). If your eyesight has worsened from the date on which your licence was issued, new conditions will be attached to your licence.

How it's done:

1. Visit your nearest testing centre with the following items:

  • Your original identity document (ID) as well as a copy of your ID, old driving licence card or valid South African passport
  • Four black-and-white ID photographs (confirm with the DLTC how many photos they require)
  • Proof of residence e.g. utility account. If the utility bill is not in your name, the owner of the bill must provide 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, bring a letter with an official date stamp from the ward councillor confirming your residential address
  • The prescribed application fee (phone the testing centre to confirm the amount).

Note: All Gauteng residents should apply online for the renewal:

2. Complete form DL1: Application for renewal of driving licence card.

3. Complete the 'notification of change of address or particulars of person or organisation (NCP)' form.

How long does it take?

Your new driving licence will be ready in four to six weeks.

How much does it cost?

Contact your local licencing office to find out the cost.

Forms to complete

Application for renewal of driver’s licence (DL1). The form is available at the driving licence testing centre.

For more information, contact your nearest traffic office:



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