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RTMC Drivers License : Road Traffic Management Corporation

Organisation : Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)
Facility Name : Apply For Drivers License
Country : South Africa
Website : https://www.rtmc.co.za/index.php/faq-s

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How To Apply For RTMC Drivers License?

** Before applying for a drivers license, you must have a learners license. You must be over the age of 18 before you can apply for a drivers license for a motor vehicle and over the age of 16 to apply for a license to operate a motor cycle (with an engine capacity of up to 125 cc).

Related / Similar Facility : RTMC Confirmation Letter of Driving Licence


** When applying for a drivers license you are required to complete form DL1 and indicate which type of vehicle you would like to drive. This form must be submitted together with the following:
** Your ID document , any existing drivers licenses, four identical black and white photographs of yourself and the required fee
** Your fingerprints will be taken, and you will be required to undergo an eye test. After your application has been processed, the drivers license testing centre will provide you with a date and time for your driving test.
** On the day of the test you will be tested according to the K53 testing standard. You will be tested to ensure that you know and understand the road traffic signs, have a sound knowledge of the rules of the road and the different signals which a driver of a vehicle is required to give when driving on a public road and are generally capable of driving the type of vehicle specified on the application.
** If you pass the drivers license test, you will be issued with a temporary drivers license while your credit-card-format drivers license is produced.
** The drivers license testing centre will notify you via post when your license is ready for collection. You need to produce your ID document when you collect the license card. Licenses not collected within 120 days are destroyed

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FAQ On RTMC Drivers License

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ On RTMC Drivers License

Where can I go to if I have a complaint about my driver’s license test, as I am not satisfied with the answers of the testing centre and the Provincial Administration.
The matter must be referred to Mr J Mbele at (012) 309 3710 (office), (012) 309 3812 (fax), 083 680 7078 (cell) at the National Inspectorate for Driving License Testing Centres.

What is the procedure to follow when you are in prison and your driver’s license is to expire?
The National Road Traffic Act 1996 click here (Act No. 93 of 1996) stated that in the case of any person who was unable to apply for such a driving license, due to him or her having been admitted to any medical facility or detained in any state institution in terms of an order issued or sentence imposed by a court of law, the date determined in that notice shall upon proof, submitted by any such person of the date of his or her discharge from such facility or, release from such institution, be deemed to be a date six months after the date of such discharge, release or return. The above implies that you will be allowed to renew your driver’s license card upon your release if you can present proof of incarceration and release.

RTMC Hotline

Call : 0861 400 800

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