Can you do a learners with a temporary ID?

Last Updated on 6 months by Drivers Licence

Yes, it is possible to apply for a learner’s license in South Africa using a temporary identification document (ID). The process is as follows:

  1. Temporary ID document: Obtain a temporary ID document from the Department of Home Affairs if you do not have a valid South African ID card. This temporary ID will serve as proof of identification during the learner’s license application process.
  2. Study the learner’s license material: Familiarize yourself with the South African learner’s license material, which includes the rules of the road, road signs, and other important information. You can obtain the material from your local licensing department or access it online.
  3. Book an appointment: Contact your local licensing department or testing center to schedule an appointment for the learner’s license test. Inquire about any specific requirements or documents they may need for the application.
  4. Attend the learner’s license test: On the scheduled date, go to the licensing department or testing center to take the learner’s license test. The test usually consists of a written examination based on the learner’s license material. If you pass the test, you will be issued a learner’s license.
  5. Practice driving with a licensed driver: Once you have your learner’s license, you can start practicing driving with a licensed driver who has held a valid driver’s license for a minimum period (usually two years) and is over a certain age (often 18 or 21 years old).

It’s important to note that the requirements and procedures may vary slightly depending on the specific province or licensing department. It’s advisable to contact your local licensing department or testing center for accurate and up-to-date information regarding learner’s license applications using a temporary ID.