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Applying For Drivers

You need a driving licence to drive legally on South African roads. Different licenses are issued for the various categories of motor vehicles.

We currently offer: Code B: This is for a motor vehicle. You must 18 years or older to apply

What you should do

Go to the nearest driving license testing centre (DLTC) to book a test date with the following:

  • R135 (Note the price is subject to change)
  • an identity (ID) document
  • four black and white identical photographs. You must first confirm with the DLTC how many photos they require before taking photos.
  • a booking fee.

Complete Application for driving licence form (DL1) at the DLTC.

Keep the receipt as proof of payment and as confirmation of the test date and time.

On the date of the test, you must be at the DLTC at the specified testing time. Your receipt and learner’s license will be verified before you proceed to the test.

You will be assessed by a qualified examiner.

If you pass the test, they will take your fingerprints and you will undergo an eye test at the DLTC.

If you pass the driving test, you must pay the issuing fee of R140.00 to receive a temporary driving licence, which you will use while you wait for the ordered driving license card which will take up to 8 weeks. You will be notified when you’re driving license card is ready for collection. You must collect your driving license at the DLTC where you made your application.