To exchange a foreign driving licence it is necessary to:
A foreign driving licence may be exchanged for a South African at the provincial Driving Licence Testing Centre situated in the same province that issued the permanent residence permit. The following documents are required:
The foreign driving licence is exchanged for a South African licence if all the above conditions are met and the officials are satisfied that the foreign driving licence is legal and valid and that the applicant is the legal owner of the licence. A temporary licence may be issued until the credit card format driving licence is issued.
The applicant needs to undergo an eye test, although no other examinations are needed.
The foreign driving licence is handed over in exchange for the South African driving licence.
Costs for exchanging a foreign driving licence vary depending on the municipality.
Driving licences are valid for five years and must be renewed four weeks before they are due to expire. If renewed after the expiry date it is necessary to apply for a temporary driving licence while waiting for the renewal to be issued, at an additional cost. Driving licences are renewed at the nearest Driving Licence Testing Centre.
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