Renewal of Drivers Licence

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 will also be sent a renewal notification in the post. 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. 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.

Steps to follow
Produce acceptable identification 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.)

Fees as prescribed by legislation. Click here for tariffs as of 1 January 2011

Note that you will not be required to take a driver's licence examination. However, you will have to undergo an eye test. If 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

Service standard
Your renewed driver's licence should be ready in four to six weeks.

Costs differ from province to province as determined by MECs.
Click here for tariffs as of 1 January 2011

Forms to complete
Application for renewal of driver's licence, DL1. This form is available from our website by clicking here from Drivers Licencing Testing Centres or may be downloaded from the eNaTIS website

Location and contacts
Any Driver's Licence Testing Centre in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. For a list of Drivers Licencing Testing Centre's please click here.

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