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Organisation : KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport
Facility Name : Drivers Licence Renewal
Province : KwaZulu-Natal
Country : South Africa
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How To Renew Drivers Licence In Kwazulu-Natal?

Your credit card type driver’s licence is valid for five years only counting from the date of issue and needs to be renewed after this time. Although the expiry date appears on your licence, You may renew your licence at any time before it expires. The new licence will be valid for five years from the date of renewal.

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To renew your licence, you need to complete the relevant application form, DL1, at your nearest Drivers Licence Testing Centre in KwaZulu-Natal. You may renew at any Driver’s License Testing Centre in the country, but you will also have to collect your card there.

Forms To Complete:
Application for renewal of driver’s licence, DL1. This form is available from our website by clicking from Drivers Licencing Testing Centres or may be downloaded from the eNaTIS website

Documents Required For Drivers Licence Renewal

Produce acceptable identification (ID Document or Passport as well as a certified copy thereof) as defined by legislation (as of 1 November 2015, Road Traffic legislation viz. Regulation 32A to the National Road Traffic Act, 93 of 1996 compels a person or body of persons to provide documentary proof of their full names, Identity Numbers/Business Registration, Residential and Postal Addresses, as promulgated in Government Gazette 38142);.

ID sized photographs (N.B. For a normal renewal you need to provide one photograph, but if you also need a temporary drivers licence then two photographs are a requirement in terms of the National Road Traffic Act, 93 of 1996.) If a temporary licence is required the applicant is issued with a temporary driver’s licence, which is valid for six months. Additionally, the applicant needs to provide proof of residence.

The following documents are acceptable:
Any utility account, for example, Electricity account, municipal account or other utility account; In the case where the utility account is not in the name of the owner, the person in whose name the utility account is issued must make an affidavit declaring that the owner resides at the address and the affidavit must be accompanied by the utility account of such a person.

Other Acceptable Documents Are:
A bank statement; A recent lease or rental agreement; Municipal rates and taxes invoice; Telephone or cellular account; Valid TV licence; Recent long term or short term insurance policy document issued by an insurance company; A statement of account issued by a retail store.

In the case of a person who resides at an informal settlement or rural area:
** A letter with an official date stamp from the ward councillor confirming the postal and residential address;
** A letter from the local tribal authority confirming the postal and residential address

The above documents must be either an original document or a certified copy thereof and must not be older than 3 months.

That you will not be required to take a driver’s licence examination. However, you will have to undergo an eye test. N.B. Due to COVID you will be required to bring an eye test from an optometrist. If it is found that your sight conditions have deteriorated from the date of the last issue, new conditions will be attached to your licence.

Legal framework:
The National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act 93 of 1996), Regulation 108


Your renewed driver’s licence should be ready in six to eight weeks.

Application Cost For Drivers Licence Renewal

To renew your drivers licence the cost of R250.00 is charged. If you also require a temporary licence, the cost is R90.00

FAQ On KZN Transport Drivers Licence Renewal

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ On KZN Transport Drivers Licence Renewal

Q: What is the process for renewing a driver’s license in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa?
A: The process for renewing a driver’s license in KZN, South Africa, involves visiting a driving license testing center (DLTC) and completing the necessary application forms. The applicant must also undergo an eye test, pay the required fees, and submit all required documents.

Q: What documents are required to renew a driver’s license in KZN?
A: The documents required to renew a driver’s license in KZN include a copy of the applicant’s ID document, a certified copy of the applicant’s driver’s license, proof of residential address, and the required fee.

Q: How long does it take to renew a driver’s license in KZN?
A: The renewal process typically takes around 20 to 30 minutes once all required documents and fees are submitted.

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  2. A Keevy

    this portal to check on the drivers licence renewal progress IN GAUTENG does NOT WORK


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