BEWARE OF DRIVING LICENCE SCAM, THE CITY DOES NOT ISSUE FREE LICENCES
The City of Ekurhuleni informs the public of a reported driving and learner’s licence scam. The scam, circulating on various social media platforms, promises free licences should an individual register on their fraudulent website.
Residents are urged not to respond to these false advertisements.
The processes for applying for a driving licence have not changed, and remain as follows:
HOW TO BOOK
Bookings must be done online – log on to https://online.natis.gov.za:
- Register your profile.
- Choose the Driving Licence Testing Centre (DLTC) and make a booking.
- You must pay for your pre-booking at the testing station at which the pre-booking was made.
- Payment must be made within three days of making the pre-booking.
- The eye test can be done on the day of the payment at the DLTC, or at a recognised eye specialist where a certificate will be issued.
- If the date and time (booking) you want is not available, you can either wait until booking timeslots become available or try a different testing station.
APPLING FOR YOUR DRIVING LICENCE
Once you have a learner’s licence, you can apply for your driving licence at your nearest DLTC. Here’s what you need to do:
- Provide your Identity Document (ID),
- Provide your valid learner’s licence,
- Complete the DL1 form, available from the DLTC,
- Provide two black and white ID photographs,
- Pay the prescribed fee,
- Using the K53 method, you will be required to pass a driving test that incorporates a yard test (parking manoeuvres) and a road test,
- If you pass the driving test, you will be issued with a temporary driving licence that will be replaced with a permanent driving licence within six months.
The City of Ekurhuleni has reserved Wednesdays for pensioners to renew their driving licences without having to make an online appointment. Pensioners can simply walk into any of Ekurhuleni’s Driving Licence Testing Centres and they will be assisted to renew their licences.