The Motor Vehicle Crashes section on the NaTIS website also makes it easy for people to report accidents online instead of calling the South Africa Police Services, Insurances, or Emergency Rescuers to report the incidents. Please note that you cannot apply for a drivers license in South Africa for free, and the relevant authorities at NaTIS dispose of driving permits that are not collected within 120 days.
How to check my drivers licence status online in South Africa
A vehicle owner should create a profile on the NaTIS website to get a motor vehicle renewal notice (MVL2) two months before its expiry date. This way, you can renew your drivers license on time. Here is how you check a drivers license status online:
- Visit the NaTIS website.
- Click Query Driving License Card.
- Fill out your ID type, ID Number, Surname, and Initials.
- Click Next.
- Fill out the remaining details to see your drivers license status.
How can I track my license card status via SMS?
South Africa has an SMS service for you to check your license card’s progress after applying for renewal. Here is how to check if a drivers license is ready for collection in South Africa via text:
- Text your ID number to 33214.
After a few minutes, you should receive a message indicating the license’s status. However, please be aware that this is not a government-provided programme.
Therefore, you cannot use free texts and similar packages on your phone contracts to send an SMS to this number because it will not be delivered. Instead, you need airtime to access this service.
How long is a drivers licence status check process?
It takes four to six weeks for your official drivers license card (the one that fits so neatly in your wallet) to be ready. However, checking your document’s status online or via SMS is instant