Foreigners who need Drivers License in South Africa

Foreigners who need Drivers License in South Africa

 

Foreigners who need Drivers License in South Africa

How can I apply for my Drivers License?

If you are a foreigner and you want to obtain your Drivers License in South Africa, you can do so by registering at the nearest Driving Licence Testing Centre (DLTC). Firstly you will need to do a Learners License test and then a Drivers License test. There are certain documentation requirements when applying for this. You will also need to do an eye test at the testing centre.

Learners License

The Learners Licence is a theory test whereby you will be tested on your knowledge concerning road rules, road signs and vehicle controls. You will need the following to apply for your Learners License:

  • Passport (original + copy)
  • TRN Certificate (original + copy)
  • 2x ID Photos
  • Booking fee (This fee differ from each Province in South Africa)

Drivers License

The Drivers License test is a practical test and you will be evaluated on your parking capabilities and the handling of road traffic situations.

You will need the following to apply for your Drivers License:

  • Passport (original + copy)
  • TRN Certificate (original + copy)
  • Learners License (original + copy)
  • 4x ID Photos
  • Booking fee (This fee differ from each Province in South Africa)

Traffic Registration Number (TRN)

In order to receive a (TRN), you need to have a valid passport. You can apply for a (TRN) at a driving licence testing centre (DLTC) and complete the form application and notice in respect of traffic register number (ANR).

You will need the following documentation to apply for the (TRN):

  • Valid PASSPORT (original + copy)
  • Valid VISA (original + copy) must be valid for at least 6 months
  • Proof of residence (original + copy)
  • 2x ID Photos (black & white)

If you have a WORKING PERMIT / VISA you will also need ONE of the following documentation:

  • Original employment letter on letterhead (addressed to the traffic department, originally signed with date in the recent month)
  • Recent payslip & bank statement (copy + original, to show that tax is deducted)
  • If you are self-employed, SARS & CK papers are required (copy)

If you have a STUDY PERMIT / VISA you will also need ONE of the following:

  • Registration paper (with subjects) for the recent year (original + copy)
  • Original letter on letterhead from school / university, stating that you are a student there (addressed to the traffic department, originally signed with date in the recent month)

If you use your SPOUSE, PARENT OR COMPANY PERMIT / VISA you will need ALL of the below documentation:

  • Spouse ID (original + copy)
  • Marriage Certificate (original + copy)
  • Your spouse original employment letter on letterhead (addressed to the traffic department, originally signed with date in the recent month)
  • Proof of your spouse income (original + copy)

It may take up to 6 weeks to process your application for the TRN certificate. You will also be able to use your TRN to buy a vehicle in South Africa.

For more information on TRN and anything associated, please contact our offices at info@toponedrivingschool.co.za or 0861 488 863.

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