Drivers Licence Renewal Online : How to Get An Appointment
How to Book Online for Your Appointment
Step 1: Visit the website of natis to begin. Ensure that you have quick internet else the whole process will be very slow for you.
You can do this on your phone right now without having to wait to use a PC. Finish reading the rest of the steps below and then complete it. Its simple and intuitive enough.
Step 2: Select your province. Whether Eastern Cape or Gauteng province to continue as these provinces are currently the only ones that allow online booking renewal of drivers license. The page will load an interface for you.
The interface has options for you to select such as
- book now for learners license test
- book now for driving license test
- book now for driving license card renewal
- book now for prdp application
- view motor vehicle renewals
- query drivers license card / check drivers license card
- Report motor crash (in terms of damage only)
Step 3: Select the reason for which you are booking. For instance, if you are there for driver’s license renewal, select to book now for the driver’s license card renewal. A new page load / opens up for you.
Step 4: Enter your details requested such as your ID numbers, Your surname as is on your driver’s license card, and Your first name exactly as on your card then select next. Continue to select the date of your convenience for the earliest booking that you find available.
What about the eye test?
You can do the eye test on the day of the payment at the DLTC or; go to a recognised eye specialist where a certificate will be issued that will be accepted at the testing station.
I selected my preferred testing station but cannot get a booking for my preferred date and time.
If the date and time that you prefer is not available, it could be that it has been already allocated as the system is live or the testing station is fully booked for the date and time you prefer. You can either wait until booking timeslots become available or try a different testing station.
The date and time is not convenient for me at the testing station.
You can either try for a date and time at a different testing station that is more convenient or select a different date and time as all testing stations have specific days on which they test certain licence categories and it could be that the times are already allocated.
Penalties for an expired driving licence.
Currently, there are no penalties for renewing an expired driving licence, however, you are encouraged to renew your licence as soon as it nears its expiry date and obtain a temporary driving licence if you require it before you receive your driving licence card.
What to do if you can’t book a driver’s licence renewal appointment online
The National Traffic Information System (Natis) has launched a new feature for drivers in Gauteng who are struggling to renew their driver’s licences.
A new “request a slot” feature on the organisation’s website will now allow a user to fill in their information and request a slot to renew their driver’s licence at one of their preferred driving licence testing centres (DLTCs).
According to Gauteng Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo, the programme aims to reduce the backlog of an estimated 430,000 outstanding driving licence renewals in the province – and that 35,000 new slots will be made available each month.
How it works
When visiting the Natis website, you are prompted to select the province where you want to renew your driver’s licence.
Currently, only Gauteng and the Eastern Cape support online bookings – and Gauteng is the only province where the “request a slot” system is active.
Selecting Gauteng returns an array of services that can be performed at local DLTCs, with the new feature being the first option in the list.
Clicking on the “request a slot” feature brings up a submission form where drivers are asked to enter their:
- ID number
- Mobile number
- Email address
- Preferred DLTC
- Alternative DLTC
The last step is then to submit the filled-in form and confirmation of a booked slot will be sent to the provided email address within 30 days of making the request, said Mamabolo.