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Name of the Organization : Road Traffic Management Corporation
Type of Facility : Renewal of Driving Licence Card
Location : Tshwane
Website : Archived Link
RTMC Renewal of Driving Licence Card
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Kindly note the following before reading this notice :
** Your South African drivers license card serves as valid proof that you have a South African drivers license.
Related : South African Police Service Reporting a Crime & Missing Person : www.southafricain.com/4346.html
** When you’re drivers license card expires, it does not mean that your drivers license has expired – only that the card serving as valid proof that you hold such a license has expired.
** When you renew your card you will not be expected to undergo a drivers license test.
** The process to follow should your drivers license card be lost or stolen is the same as for the renewal of a drivers license card that is about to expire/has expired.
1. Renewal of drivers license card in the case of applicants within the borders of the Republic of South Africa:
1.1 Applicants must submit the following at the appropriate drivers license testing centre (DLTC):
** A duly completed form DL1
** Identification (ID) document
** Certified copy of the ID document (for filing purposes)
** Four photographs (same format as that required for ID documents)
** The card issuing fee
1.2 The new drivers license card should be available for collection at the DLTC at which the application was submitted within approximately six weeks. If the application for a new card is submitted within 2 months of expiry, the expiry date is extended for 3 months. If the card has already expired at the time of application, an application for a temporary drivers license should be made at the same time.
1.3 If an applicant knows that he or she will be unable to receive the drivers license card in person at the driving license testing centre, the application must be accompanied by the following :
** A certified copy of the ID document of the person who will collect the card on the applicant’s behalf – An affidavit in which the applicant states why he or she will be unable to receive the card in person, and lists the name and ID number of the person who will receive the card on his or her behalf
** The person whose name and ID number appears on the affidavit must, when collecting the card on behalf of the applicant, present his or her ID document
** If an applicant is unable to receive the card in person due to unforeseen circumstances, the person who collects the card on behalf of the applicant must submit the following:
** His or her ID document and a certified copy thereof
** A certified copy of the ID document of the applicant
** An affidavit in which the applicant explains the nature
** of the unforeseen circumstances preventing him or her from receiving the card in person and lists the name and ID number of the person who will receive the card on his or her behalf
2. Renewal of driving license card in the case of applicants who reside outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa :
** One needs to apply in person for renewal of a drivers license card as new fingerprints, photographs; a signature and an eye test are required
** Should the applicant know that he/she will not be in the country at the time of delivery, he/she may nominate a relative or other person to collect the card on his/her behalf. Such an applicant must follow the procedure explained in 1.3 above. In addition, the applicant must, when personally submitting the application, notify the relevant DLTC that he or she has nominated another person to collect the card upon delivery
** As in the previous instances, such applicants can apply for a temporary drivers license and submit this together with their application for a renewal
3. Applicants outside the borders of the RSA whose drivers license cards have expired or were lost/stolen and who are not in a position to return to the RSA to have the license renewed :
** The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) is in a position to issue a confirmation letter should such an applicant have a valid license (this will be established on the eNaTIS). The letter will serve as proof that the applicant does indeed hold a valid license and this will enable him/her to convert the license to a foreign driving license in the country in which he/she currently reside
** Please note that such a confirmation letter cannot be interpreted as a drivers license when presented to a law enforcement official
** Applicants requiring confirmation letters are requested to include their RSA ID number and postal address (to which the letter will be mailed) with their application