If your vehicle licence expires this month, you may want to pay close attention.
With more than one million motor vehicle licences expiring this month, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) is urging vehicle owners to be proactive and avoid penalties.
The RTMC is sending out email and SMS reminders to owners whose motor vehicle licences are expiring every month.
"Vehicle owners are encouraged to update their email and telephone contact details at online.natis.gov.za to receive the reminders," the RTMC said in a statement.
It said owners can renew on the same portal and have their motor vehicle licences delivered within three to five days.
"Numerous extensions to the motor vehicle licence expiry date that were granted during the Covid-19 period have resulted in a high number of renewals falling within the months of August, September, October, November, and December. As a result, a total of 1,049,412 motor vehicle licences are expiring this month and must be renewed by the end of the month," the RTMC added.
There is a 21-day grace period after the expiry date, after which, without additional costs, arrears and penalties for late renewal will be changed.
The RTMC said to assist vehicle owners, the RTMC is sending out email reminders with MVL1 forms.
"To avoid queues and time wasting, owners can fill the form on-line and make the necessary payment at the convenience of their homes. A new motor vehicle licence will then be sent by courier within three to five days. To take advantage of this convenient and cost-effective method of renewal, vehicle owners are encouraged to register their profiles at online.natis.gov.za in five easy steps. Those who have registered already can login and finalise the renewal in less than 10 minutes," the RTMC said.