Can I collect my license on Saturday?

Last Updated on 6 months by Drivers Licence

Business hours will be from 07:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays and 07:00 to 13:00 on Sundays. Unfortunately no services will be available on public holidays

In South Africa, the process for collecting a driver’s license typically follows a specific timeline:

  1. After Passing the Test: Once you’ve successfully passed your driver’s license test (both the theoretical and practical), you’ll receive a temporary driver’s license. This temporary license serves as a placeholder until your physical license card is ready for collection.

  2. Waiting Period: There’s a waiting period after passing the test before your physical driver’s license is ready for collection. This period can vary depending on the licensing department or traffic office in your area. It’s advisable to inquire at the office where you applied for your license to get the specific timeline for collection.

  3. Notification: Some licensing departments might notify you via SMS or email when your driver’s license is ready for collection. However, it’s essential to keep track of the approximate collection date based on the information provided to you when you applied.

  4. Collection Process: Visit the licensing department or traffic office where you completed your test and application to collect your physical driver’s license. You’ll need to bring your temporary license and any additional documentation as requested by the office.

  5. Identification Requirement: Ensure you have the necessary identification documents, such as your ID card or passport, as they’ll likely be required for the collection process.

It’s crucial to note that the collection period may vary based on factors such as the backlog of applications, the efficiency of the licensing department, or any unforeseen circumstances. Always check with the specific licensing office or department where you applied for your license to get accurate information about when your driver’s license will be ready for collection.