YOU need to renew your driver’s licence four weeks before its expiry date.

If you renew it after the set date, you’ll have to apply for a temporary licence at an additional cost while waiting for the new one to be issued.

  • To apply for your new licence, you need to go to your nearest driver’s licence testing centre with the following documentation: Your original ID or valid passport, as well as a certified copy of the same, and your old driver’s licence card.) Four black-and-white ID photos. Confirm with the centre how many photos will be required.) Proof of residential address. If the utility bill is not in your name, the owner of the bill must make an affidavit declaring that you live at the address.) If you live in an informal settlement, bring a letter with an official date stamp from the ward councillor confirming your residential address.) Prescribed application fee. You’ll undergo eye test and your fingerprints will be taken. If your sight has worsened, new conditions will be attached to your licence.