Applying for Driving Licence in SA

In order to drive legally on South African Roads, you need a driving licence, but even before you apply for driving licence, you must have a learners licence first.

There are Different licences that are issued for the various categories of motor vehicle:-
Code A1, Code A, Code B, Code C1, Code C, Code EB, Code EC1, Code EC.

To apply for a driving licence go to the nearest driving licence testing centre (DLTC) to book a test date with the following documents:

– your learner’s licence.
– your identity document (ID).
– four identical black-and-white photographs.
– Proof of postal and residential address e.g. utility bill. If the utility bill is not in your name, the of owner of the bill must make an affidavit declaring that you live at the address and the utility bill must be attached to the affidavit.
if you stay at an informal settlement, you must bring a letter with an official date stamp from the ward councillor confirming your postal and residential address
– a booking fee.


Once you pass test drive, you will be notified when your driving licence card is ready for collection. You must collect your driving licence at the DLTC where you made your application.