Where Can I Get an International Driving Permit in South Africa

What is an International Driving Permit?

An International Driving Permit, often referred to as an international driving license, is a translation of a domestic driving

license that allows the holder to drive a private motor vehicle in any country or jurisdiction that recognizes the document.

Where Can I Get an International Driving Permit in South Africa?

An International Drivers Permit must be applied for in the country in which you obtained your driver’s license before you travel.

South African residents can apply online through the South African Automobile Association.

How do I get a driving permit in South Africa?

Go to the nearest driving license testing center (DLTC) to book a test date. Take the following with you:

Gauteng residents should apply online for their driving license: https://online.natis.gov.za/#/

Complete the Application for driving license form (DL1) at the DLTC.

Keep the receipt as proof of payment and as confirmation of the test date and time.

On the date of the test, you must be at the DLTC at the specified testing time. Your receipt and learner’s license will be verified before you proceed to the test.

You will be assessed by a qualified examiner.

If you pass the test, your fingerprints will be taken and you will undergo an eye test at the DLTC. Alternatively, you may have an eye test performed by a qualified optometrist and submit the form at the DLTC. 

If you pass the driving test, you must pay the issuing fee to receive a temporary driving license, which you will use while you wait for the ordered driving license card.

You will be notified when your driver’s license card is ready for collection. You must collect your driving license at the DLTC where you made your application.

How long does it take to get a driving permit in South Africa?

Your driving license should be ready within four to six weeks. A temporary driving license is issued immediately.

How much does it cost to get a driving permit in South Africa?

The booking fee costs from R220 to R300, depending on the Driving Licence Testing Centre (DLTC). After passing your test,

the fee to be issued with your driver’s license card is approximately R250, depending on the DLTC.