South African Drivers License
Renewal or replacement of RSA credit card format driving licence
Kindly note the following before reading this notice:
Renewal of Driving Licence Card for applicants who reside outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa:
Applicants should note that a Driving Licence Card cannot be renewed without the applicant applying in person as new fingerprints, photographs, signature and an eye test needs to be submitted.
Applicants planning to visit the Country are permitted to renew their licences, however, should they not be in the Country at the time of delivery, are entitled to nominate a relative or other person to collect the licence on their behalf. Such applicants must follow the procedure as referred to in Section 1 and ensure that:
It takes approximately six weeks for the Driving Licence Card to be delivered to the DLTC. Applicants can therefore apply for a Temporary Driving Licence and submit this together with their application for a renewal, to enable them to drive, until the card is delivered.
Applicants outside the borders of the RSA who's Driving Licence Cards have expired or were lost / stolen and who are not in a position to return to the RSA to have the licence renewed:
The RTMC is in a position to issue a confirmation letter should such applicant have a valid licence, this will be established on the National Traffic Information System. The letter will serve as proof that the applicant has a valid licence and this will enable them to convert to a foreign driving licence in the country of current residence.
Please note that the confirmation letter cannot be interpreted as a driving licence when produced to a law enforcement official.
Process to Follow
Request the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) in writing for a Confirmation Letter of your drivers licence.
Applicants requiring confirmation letters are requested to include their RSA identity number and postal address, the provided address is where the confirmation letter will be posted, upon applying for a confirmation letter.
Information supplied by:
Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)
Contact person for driving licence queries:
Mr. David Motloung
Ms Laetitia Botma
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