Post Offices open for car license renewal

Post Offices open for car license renewal

Post Offices are open again under Level 3.

The South African Post Office says that motor vehicle licensing is once again available at all Post Office branches that offer the services.

Car licensing is available in:

  • Gauteng
  • Free State
  • Northern Cape
  • North West
  • Limpopo

Here is the full list of Post Office Branches that offer renewal services:

https://www.postoffice.co.za/Products/Domestic/mvlbranches.html

Motorist who have not received a renewal notice can download the form and complete it in advance to save time:

https://www.postoffice.co.za/Products/Domestic/vehiclelicenserenewalform.pdf

 The Post Office has advised motorist to avoid the following dates:

  • 4th – 7th of every month, as branches deal with SASSA payments
  • 21st of every month. Car owners receive 21 days grace after expiry of their car licence, and Post Offices find that customers flock to the branches on this day to renew at the last minute.

The Post Office also offer a bulk renewal service for fleet owners.

An identity document is necessary for the license renewal, and cash and card payments can be accepted.

Opening Of Licensing Services in Ekurhuleni has not yet resumed.

The City’s licensing services will NOT open on 1 June 2020.

Resumption of these services is subject to hygiene, disinfection control, social distancing and sanitising measures – all necessary to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Before the offices can open for business, the Gauteng Provincial Government must first inspect and approve compliance of licensing facilities in relation to the COVID-19 regulations.

VALIDITY PERIOD OF LICENSES EXTENDED

As per the Government Gazette No43339 of 20 May 2020:

All learner’s, driving and temporary driver’s licenses, as well as motor vehicle license discs, temporary permits, roadworthy certificates and professional driving permits that expire during the period 26 March – 31 May 2020 are deemed valid, and their validity period is further extended with 90 days from 1 June 2020.

Motor trade number licenses that expire during the same period are still valid and extended for a further grace period of six months, from the date of publication of these directions (20 May).

The public will be notified and updated on 5 June, in regard to the resumption of licensing services in Ekurhuleni.

Sources: BusinessTech, Ekurhuleni


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