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How to renew your car licence faster

7 December 2021

The SA Post Office says motorists can significantly reduce transaction times for the renewal of motor vehicle licences at Post Offices by registering on the national traffic information system website (NATIS).

Motorists who are registered on the NATIS website will receive an SMS to remind them that they should renew their vehicle licences.  The SMS, which contains reference numbers that speed up the renewal transaction, is sent the month before the licence renewal is due. Vehicle owners can also choose to receive a reminder with the same information through email.

Presenting the SMS or printed renewal reminder eliminates a number of steps for the renewal transaction at a Post Office counter and saves a great deal of time. In order to speed up the renewal process, the renewal notice can be printed by customers and presented at the Post Office when renewing the vehicle licence.

To register on the NATIS website, go to https://www.natis.gov.za/. Click on online services, then vehicle renewals to register and subsequently download and print the notice, or to receive a renewal reminder SMS.

In KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, proof of address is required every second year and the safest option is to bring along proof of address when renewing your vehicle licence.

Post Office branches offer a bulk drop-off and collect service for fleet renewals. This is impractical for private motorists however, since there may be traffic fines outstanding that have to be paid first before the system allows the licence to be renewed.

Where a Post Office logo appears on the printed traffic fine, it can also be paid at any branch of the SA Post Office.


For enquiries on this service and any other, please contact the SA Post Office on:

SMS enquiries     31133
E-mail                Customer.Services@postoffice.co.za
Customer Services telephone 0860 111 502
Twitter               @PostofficeSA
Facebook           @PostofficeSA

Issued by the SA Post Office
Enquiries: Johan Kruger, 082 337-3116