How to pay and renew your vehicle license online

How to pay and renew your vehicle license online

City officials are hard at work, according to SABC News Western Cape, with more than 1.3 million vehicle license renewals done in the past six months. This large amount is a cause of great concern as long queues and crowded places increase the risk of the COVID-19.

The City of Cape Town urges all motorists to apply online with the e-Services site or practice social distancing at licensing offices and traffic departments.

The City of Cape Town has provided the following guidelines on how to pay and renew your license online:

Firstly, you will need to register on the e-services site if you have not already done so.

Required documents will be your proof of residence and a copy of your ID.

Next, you need to activate the vehicle licensing renewal option to fill in relevant information to get the City’s banking details and your deposit reference number.

With the banking details and your deposit number, you will be able to do an EFT payment directly from your banking app.

All applications for renewing your vehicle license should be made a month in advance of its expiry date.

Your license will be received after fourteen working days once the payment has reflected. However, there may be unforeseen delays as the South African Postal Service delivers all licenses.

If you do not receive your disc, you are welcome to contact their call centre: 086 010 3089.

A motor dealer who needs to renew trade plates can only do so in person at a motor vehicle licensing office. 

The complete list of documents accepted as proof of address can be found on the Western Cape Government website or download from their Verification Documents Guideline.

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