Booking Requirements

List of requirements for Learner's License

Applicant must be a minimum of 17 years of age. Most testing stations, however, will allow an applicant to apply for a test date up to 3 months prior to their 17th birthday, provided that the testing station has suitable test dates available. The test date itself needs to be after the applicant’s 17th birthday.


  • Applicant must be in possession of a valid South African green bar-coded ID Book, an ID Card or South African Passport.
  • Foreigners should first obtain a traffic registration number (TRN) before being able to apply for a South African Learner’s License.
  • Applicant must be able to provide proof of residence.
  • Applicant must pass an eye test conducted by the testing station or obtained from an optometrist.
  • Applicant must meet the health requirements as stipulated on the application form.
  • Applicants over the age of 65 must provide a medical clearance certificate.
  • Applicant must pay the prescribed application fee applicable for that province.

List of requirements for Driver's License

When booking a driver’s license test at a South African Traffic Department test station, you are typically required to meet certain requirements. Please note that specific requirements may vary slightly depending on the province or municipality. Here is a general list of requirements:

  1. Age: You must be at least 18 years old to apply for a Code B (light motor vehicle) driver’s license. Different age requirements may apply for other license categories.

  2. Learner’s License: You must have a valid learner’s license for the relevant vehicle category. The learner’s license allows you to practice driving under certain conditions and is a prerequisite for the driver’s license test.

  3. Booking and Payment: You need to make a booking for the driver’s license test at the designated Traffic Department test station. Payment of the required fees may be necessary at the time of booking.

  4. Identification: You must provide a valid identification document, such as your South African ID card or passport, to prove your identity and citizenship.

  5. Proof of Residence: Some test stations may require proof of your residential address. Acceptable documents may include utility bills, bank statements, or an affidavit confirming your address.

  6. Eye Test: You will need to undergo a vision screening or eye test to assess your visual acuity and peripheral vision. Your eyesight should meet the minimum requirements for driving.

  7. Form completion: You may need to complete an application form, providing personal details and information required for the driver’s license test.

  8. Passport Photos: Bring two recent passport-sized color photographs of yourself. These photos are typically required for your driver’s license card.

  9. Vehicle Roadworthy Certificate: If you are using your own vehicle for the driver’s license test, it must be roadworthy and comply with the necessary safety standards. The vehicle should have a valid license disk and appropriate insurance.

  10. Test Fee Payment: Ensure that you have the necessary funds to pay the required test fees. Different categories of driver’s licenses may have different fees.

It’s important to note that this list serves as a general guide, and you should consult the specific requirements provided by your local South African Traffic Department or licensing authority for accurate and up-to-date information.


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