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Motor vehicle licence renewal: Here’s what you need to know

The metro urges everyone to have updated motor vehicle licences or face penalty fees.

The EMPD would like to remind motorists or owners of motor vehicles to ensure that they renew their motor vehicle licence annually at their nearest Driving Licence Testing Centre (DLTC).

Failure to do so could result in penalty fees or written notices, as stated in the National Road Traffic Act (Act 93 of 1996).

According to Kelebogile Thepa, the spokesperson for the EMPD, to renew a motor vehicle licence, motorists must complete an Application of Licencing a Vehicle (ALV) form at the registering authority or DLTC.

The form must be completed and accompanied by an original ID or a clear certified copy of the ID not older than three months, a valid driving licence, not a temporary driving licence, a South African passport or Traffic Register Number (TRN) accompanied by a valid passport with a valid work, study, spousal or relative permit.

If the owner’s physical address has not been verified or differs from the address on the National Traffic Information System (eNaTIS), proof of residence will be required.

An acceptable proof of address is either the utility account in the owner’s name, a clothing account, a lease agreement, a bank account statement or if the owner is staying with someone, the landlord’s utility account accompanied by an affidavit by the owner of the property stating that the applicant is staying there.

In the case of a business entity, the application must be accompanied by a copy of the Business Register Number Certificate (BRNC) and the ID or certified ID copy of the company’s proxy or representative.

All these documents must not be older than three months.

The licence fee is determined by the type of motor vehicle to be licenced, and any penalty fees are payable by the owner.

Most registering authorities or DLTCs are cashless facilities that only accept bank cards.

In the case of companies, they pay through electronic funds transfer (EFT).

The company can apply at the finance department, and an EFT account is created for each company.

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