This is how to renew your car licence faster at the post office
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DURBAN - The SA Post Office (Sapo) 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 (NaTIS) website.
Sapo said 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,” it said.
Sapo said 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.”
Sapo advised that 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.
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.
Sapo said its 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,” it said.
Sapo advised that where its logo appears on the printed traffic fine, it can also be paid at any of its branches.
“Cards and cash are accepted as payment for motor vehicle licences,” it said.
Sapo’s online renewal facility for motor vehicle licences has been delayed by administrative and legal requirements and is expected to be launched in early 2022.