How to get your car licence quickly in South Africa

The South African Post Office says the demand for renewing vehicle licences online on its website remains high, but that motorists can do a number of things to speed up the process.

The group said individuals who renew vehicle licences can avoid any unnecessary delay by making sure:

  • ID copies are certified (certification not older than three months);
  • Documents are signed;
  • Proof of address is not older than three months.

If you renew a company-owned vehicle, the following requirements apply:

  • The proxy letter must be on the company letterhead and signed by the proxy;
  • BRNC form must be attached (this is the Business Register Number form – essentially, it is an ID document for businesses);
  • The ID of the proxy must be certified;
  • Proof of address of the company must be submitted.

“The Post Office is introducing measures including increasing the team working on licence renewals to keep up with demand,” it said.

“The full renewal process, including payment, is done online, leaving only the last step of accessing the actual disc. This is done in one of two ways: the SA Post Office can deliver the disc to the customer at R75 or the disc can be collected from a Post Office counter at no charge.”

Payment is done through Masterpass, which users can download from the Google Play Store for Android devices and the Apple App Store for Apple devices.

The service is available for vehicle owners in all provinces of South Africa except, currently, the Western Cape. The SA Post Office said it is working to extend the service to this province as well. The renewal service at selected Post Office branches remains available.

Customers who renew a vehicle licence at a Post Office branch pay the licence renewal fee and leave with the new disc immediately.

The post office said it also offers bulk motor vehicle licence renewal for fleet operators and businesses, both big and small.

This service entails the collection of all necessary documentation from company premises, taking them back to the Post Office for processing, printing of the discs and delivery back to the offices of the customer, it said.

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How to get your car licence quickly in South Africa