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Online Car License Renewal – Your Go To Guide for available options in SA

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If you are one of those folk who delay your Car License Renewal every year because it’s inconvenient and time consuming, then this is especially for you.

Gone are the days where you had to queue at the Post Office to renew your Motor Vehicle License. License Renewal can be done online with not 1 or 2, but 12 Service Provider options to choose from.

What are my Online License Renewal options?

No need to Google “Renew License Online”, we give you a brief outline of options to help you pick the most convenient one, applicable to your area.

  1. eNatis

To renew your License Disc on the NaTIS platform, go to www.natis.gov.za/ , Log in and select “View Motor Renewals” or if you haven’t registered on the NaTIS platform, select “Online Services” – “Renew Motor Vehicle License”, complete your details and “Register”.  Then choose the relevant License Disc / Car and capture your payment details.  You can choose to either have your License Disc couriered to your address or to collect it from your nearest Driver License Testing Centre.

  1. Supa Quick

The Supa Quick License Renewal service with Supa Quick and Disky, using WhatsApp.  Simply go here:  www.supaquick.com/renew-vehicle-licenses-with-supa-quick-and-disky , and scan the QR Code.  (You can also find QR Codes to scan inside 190 Supa Quick stores countrywide.)  You will receive a WhatsApp message and, by following the easy prompts, you can make payment and collect your license disk at a selected Supa Quick store within five to ten working days.

  1. Post Office

Renew your License Disc through the Post Office online portal by visiting www.sapomvl.co.za/ .  Documents that you will need to upload include a certified copy of the car owner’s ID and a recent proof of address, only for cars registered in KZN.  The full License Renewal process, including payment, is done online. The actual disc can either be delivered to you at a small additional cost or you can collect it from a selected Post Office branch.  Turnaround time from renewal to delivery (or collection) is 10 working days.

  1. Pick n Pay

Pick n Pay’s online License Renewal service is available for all areas in SA.  Go to pnp.claimexpert.site/register to register on the Pick n Pay Vehicle License Disc Online Renewal Portal.  Set up your profile on the portal and opt to pay at a Pick n Pay store.  Pay in-store at the till by providing your cellphone number as your payment reference and they will courier your Vehicle License Disc to your chosen address within 10 business days.  When making payment, you can also pay any outstanding fines that could be blocking your License Disc Renewal.

  1. MotorHero

MotorHero offers a simple 5-Step process to renew your License Disc.  

1. Go to their website www.motorhero.co.za/Home/RenewNow and enter your vehicle’s details.

2. Enter your personal details.

3. See your quote. Complete your payment.

4. Get confirmations and status updates via SMS.

5. Get your License Disc delivered to your door within 7 to 21 working days.  What makes MotorHero standout from the rest, is that payment arrangements are possible with PayFlex providing the option of 4 instalments over 6 weeks, for those who qualify.  It simply can not get any more convenient than this.

  1. FNB with nav>> Car

If you’re an FNB customer, License Disc Renewal can now also be done via the nav>> Car platform on your FNB app.  Sign in to your FNB app and link nav>> Car to an existing banking profile.  Register your car – which you can do manually or by scanning the bar-code on a current, non-expired License Disc.  Accept the T’s & C’s, choose the account to pay from, and pay. Within about 10 business days, your new License Disc will be delivered to your door.

  1. ChatBack

License Renewal can easily be done with ChatBack.  This service is  available in Gauteng, Free State, Western Cape, KZN and North West. There are 3 ways to get started:  Scan the QR code you will find at  www.chatback.co.za/ OR SMS “Renew” to 4415 OR WhatsApp “Renew” to 066 202 6685.  Next you will have to provide your vehicle registration number as well as its tare weight and the expiry date of your current vehicle license.  Pay the quote and get redirected to WhatsApp to complete the process.  You will have to provide your ID or Drivers License and a Utility Bill.  Within the next 10 business days, your new License Disk will be delivered to your door.

  1. EasyRenew

For those with vehicles registered in Gauteng and KZN wanting to renew their License Disc with EasyRenew, here’s how to get started.  Go to their website www.easyrenew.co.za and create a secure profile.  Add vehicle details and attach relevant documents.   They will send you an email with the amount due.  Once payment is made, they will submit the License Renewal for processing and you should have your License Disc within 10 working days.

  1. License ZA

Renewing your License Disc with License ZA, works on the same principle as EasyRenew, and is available in Gauteng, Limpopo, Free State and North West. Register a profile on www.licenceza.co.za  and list your vehicle/s, pay the invoice when it’s time for your License Disc Renewal and wait for your license to be delivered to your door. It’s quick and easy and you’ll get annual reminders notifying you when renewal is due.

  1. PayCity

You can renew your License Disc online with PayCity’s quick and easy service available at www.paycity.co.za .  You’ll need an image of your current License Disc, an ID copy and proof of address. The application takes approximately 6 minutes to complete and it then takes 5 – 12 business days for your new License Disc to be delivered. License Disc Renewal with PayCity is available in Gauteng, Cape Town (Metro only), Free State, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West.

  1. Renewonline

Renewonline is a renewal service, currently available in Gauteng and Limpopo.  With Renewonline you can either renew your License Disc at one of their selected retail outlets, or online via their website www.renewonline.co.za .  A list of the retail outlets that host License Renewal  is also available on the Renewonline website.  Once your License fees, the admin and delivery costs are paid, the renewal is processed and your License Disc is delivered to your chosen address.

  1. Sorted

Getting your License Disc Renewal sorted is simple with Sorted.  Visit their website www.sorted.co.za to register a profile.  Upload a picture of your current License Disc and a copy of your ID, make payment and in about 2 – 7 working days, you can expect delivery of your License Disc.  This service is available in Gauteng and Western Cape.

What are the fees related to online License Renewal?

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Service (or admin) and Delivery charges apply to all online renewals and vary from one Service Provider to the next ranging between R147 and R460. These charges are added to the Government Mandated Fees for the actual License Discs.  Nobody likes to pay more than they have to, but in this case,  paying a little extra for your License Renewal, for the sake of convenience, will save you a lot of time, and hassle.

Can I still renew my license at the Post Office?

Online License Disc Renewal, does not replace the renewal service available at selected Post Offices. 

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If you still prefer to make payment and leave with your new license disc in your hand, then you can still do this at a Post Office Branch offering the service.  As with the online renewal via the Post Office, you only pay the license fee as it appears on the renewal notice and the Post Office does not charge any commission.  

If this is your preferred option to do your License Renewal, here’s what you’ll need and what to do:

  1. If your vehicle is used for public transport or is a heavy load motor vehicle, you must obtain a roadworthiness certificate.
  2. Go to your nearest registering authority or post office that issue motor vehicle licenses and take the following with if your vehicle is registered in your name:
    • your identity document
    • proof of residential address e.g. utility account. If the utility bill is not in your name, the owner of the bill must make an affidavit declaring that you live at the address and the utility bill must be attached to the affidavit. 
    • if you stay at an informal settlement, you must bring a letter with an official date stamp from the ward councillor confirming your residential address
    • motor vehicle license renewal notice (MVL2). If you did not receive a renewal notice, complete form ALV (Application for Licensing of Motor Vehicle)
  3. For a vehicle registered in an organisation or company’s name, bring the following:
    • business certificate of the organisation or company
    • identity document of proxy
    • letter of proxy
    • motor vehicle license renewal notice (MVL2). If you did not receive a renewal notice, complete an Application for Licensing of Motor Vehicle form (ALV).
  4. Pay the license fee specified on the notification.
  5. Receive your printed license and Bob’s your uncle.

Should I consider online License Renewal?

Absolutely! Online License Renewal is the way to go!  Tried & Tested. 

Your Motor Vehicle License Renewal is due annually.  If you fail to do so before its expiry date, you are liable to pay late licensing penalties.  You do however get a 21-day grace period which is calculated from the date of expiry on your current license disc.

Whether you’re renewing your vehicle license online, or at a Post Office,  avoid paying those penalty fees and get it done.  

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