How to check if drivers license Card is ready for collection South Africa

Motorists who have a driver’s licence being processed by the traffic department can check the progress of the application via its online web portal.Check if your drivers license is ready for collection in South Africa via the  via the NATIS online web portal or via SMS service. You have a limited time to collect your driver’s license and if you do not collect it within 90 days it will be destroyed.

Collect your drivers licence card from the same testing center where you applied.

Check my drivers Card licence status online South Africa

  1. Visit the NaTIS Website on
  2. Click on the “Query Driving Licence Card” link in the home page.
  3. Fill the application with the following details and click on the “Next” button
    Select the Identification Type
    Enter Your Identification Number
    Enter Your Surname
    Enter Your Initials

How to check Drivers License Status SMS

To check via SMS, SMS your ID number to 33214 and you will receive your response. Please note that this is not a Government service and therefore not free.

You will get one of the following outcomes

  •  Application Received – meaning the application has been received
    from the DLTC and not yet processed.
  • Production Queue – meaning the processing and manufacturing of your
    card is in process.
  • Produced and Ready for Collection – meaning that, the card has been
    produced and the card will be ready for collection in 14 days.
  • Problem Card – There is a problem with the production of your card,
    and you must return to the testing centre.
  • Dear applicant please contact your center for details regarding your card – This means you need to call the nearest Drivers License Training Centre where you applied and they will be able to assist you further.

Drivers License Renewal Responses

When you query for the status of your drivers license either online on the eNatis Website of on SMS here are some of the responses and their meanings

  • Request doesn’t exist or not received/ Unknown ID: It means your application isn’t submitted for this ID number
  • Request received by CPF: It means the request for of renewal the driving license has been received
  • Request in processing Zone: It means the system is working on it, and your request is in progress.
  • Request approved and posted: It means your renewing driving license request has been approved, and the renewal status is Booking Online Applications

How long does it take for a Drivers license to be ready for collection?

It takes four to six weeks for a license to be ready for collection from the licensing centre. You will receive an SMS when your Drivers license is ready for collection

Can someone collect my license on my behalf?

If you can’t collect your new licence yourself, you can ask someone to do it on your behalf. All you need to do is a certified copy of your ID, a certified copy of the person collecting on your behalf’s ID and an affidavit explaining that you have permitted them to receive on your behalf as you can’t do so in person.

What is the fine for expired drivers license in South Africa?

Fines for expired Drivers Licenses start at R500.

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