What you should do
- Go to the nearest driving licensing testing centre (DLTC) to book a test date and confirm the booking.
- Take the following with you:
- an identity document (ID)
- two identical black-and-white ID photographs (before you have photographs taken you should confirm with the DLTC how many photos they require)
- a booking fee.
- Proof of postal and residential address e.g. utility account. If the utility bill is not in your name, the of owner of the bill must make an affidavit declaring that you live at the address and the utility bill must be attached to the affidavit.
- If you stay at an informal settlement, you must bring a letter with an official date stamp from the ward councillor confirming your postal and residential address
- All Gauteng residents should apply online for their learners licence: https://online.natis.gov.za/#/
- Complete the Application for learner’s licence form (LL1), which is available at the DLTC. If you are 65 years or older, you must also complete a Medical certificate form (MC), which is also available at the DLTC.
- You will go for an eye test at the testing centre or you may have an eye test performed by a qualified optometrist and submit the form at the testing centre.
- Before you write the learner’s licence test, you must study road signs, motor vehicle controls and road rules to have a basic knowledge of a motor vehicle and road signs.
- On the day of the test you must submit the following:
- the booking receipt
- your ID.
- If you pass the test you must pay the issue fee.
How long does it take
The learner’s licence is issued on the same day if you passed and paid the relevant fee.
Forms to complete
- Application for a learner’s licence form (LL1)
- An applicant over 65 years of age or older requires a Medical certificate form (MC)
These forms are available at any driving licence testing centre and on eNatis.