Driver’s license renewal guide: How to renew your licence in SA

Driver’s license renewal guide: How to renew your licence in SA

For car owners and drivers, there always comes a time when driver's license renewal becomes necessary again.

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Although it's a fairly straightforward process, many people might not know where to start to renew driver's license. therefore offers a simple and definitive guide on how to renew driver's license in South Africa.

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What do you need to renew your driver's license?

The requirements for driver's license renewal are not many. According to, you need the following documents to renew driver's license South Africa:

  • Your South African ID book, temporary ID certificate, or passport along with a copy.
  • Your current driver’s licence card.
  • Four black-and-white or colour ID-sized photos.
  • Proof of residence.

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How much does it cost to renew driver's license?

The license renewal fees are affordable and payable in cash, as most centres do not accept other forms of payment. The license renewal price has been set at R140.

Where to renew drivers license.

Renewal of driver's license is done at Driving Licence Testing Centres. These are available in all cities and towns in South Africa.

How to renew driver's license.

The first step is to know when your driver's license will expire. It's usually printed on the card. It's strongly advisable to apply for renewal at least four weeks before the expiry date.

Once you have all documents and the applicable fee, visit your nearest driving license testing centre.

Ask for a licence renewal form and fill it out. Undergo an eye test to ascertain that your eyesight is suitable for driving.

Have your fingerprints scanned and logged. Make the applicable payment and hand in your form.

Processing usually takes about six to eight weeks, after which you will receive an SMS or post notification to collect your driver's licence card.

Make sure to bring your ID document and proof of payment when collecting your card.

Can someone else renew my car licence?

No, this is not possible because of the required eye test and fingerprints scanning.

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