Frequent question: Is UK driving Licence valid in South Africa?

The South African law requires a valid driving licence showing your photo in one of the official 11 languages of the RSA (one of which is English). You are perfectly fine with your UK licence – unless the law has changed and I didn’t notice. Hi we have a booking with Hertz next year.

Is a UK driver’s license valid in South Africa?

You can drive in South Africa with a valid UK photocard driving licence for up to 12 months. If you have a paper licence, you should also get an International Driving Permit (IDP) before you travel.

Is a foreign drivers license valid in South Africa?

To drive in South Africa, foreigners must have a full license from their country of residence. Licenses printed in English are valid, an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) must be obtained if the license is in any other language.

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Do I need an international drivers license for South Africa?

To drive in South Africa, you’ll need to have a valid driving license from your country of residence. If the language on your current driving license is not English, you will need an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) in South Africa; otherwise, you are subject to a fine if the authorities require your documents.

Which countries accept UK driving licence?

You’re able to drive in the UK for 12 months on a license issued in a ‘designated country’, which includes:

  • Australia.
  • Barbados.
  • Hong Kong.
  • Monaco.
  • Singapore.
  • Falkland Islands.
  • Republic of Korea.
  • South Africa.

How do I change my international driving licence to South Africa?

Go to the driving licence testing centre (DLTC) in the province where you obtained your permanent residence. Complete the Application for exchange of a driving licence form (DL1) at any driving licence testing centre. Complete the notification of change of address or particulars of person or organisation (NCP) form.

How do I get an international driving permit in South Africa?

What documents do I need to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP)

  1. Valid South African driving licence.
  2. ID document or valid passport.
  3. One (1) passport size photograph per International Driving Permit type (Photographs can be taken at selected stores. Please confirm with the store before collecting your IDP).

How much does an international drivers license cost in South Africa?

The IDP application fee of R265. 00. PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to retake a driving test when applying for an IDP.

How long does it take to get an international driving licence in South Africa?

The application process is about 20 to 30 minutes and requires two ID photos, a current SA licences and passport as well as a payment of R265. ALSO SEE: How powerful is your SA driver’s licence when travelling overseas?

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Can you drive in South Africa with a German licence?

According to the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic, German driver’s licenses are accepted in South Africa if the holder of the license has only temporary residence. … If a person has or obtains permanent residence in South Africa, they must apply for a South African driver’s license.

Are UK driving Licences valid in EU?

UK photocard driving licences will continue to be valid while driving in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. … Those who live in an EU country – or in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland – and are currently using a UK driving licence, will have to exchange it for a local one.

Can I drive in UK with international licence?

In short: International licence holders visiting the UK can drive on their valid foreign licence for up to 12 months from when they become resident. … – If you hold other kinds of international licence, you can drive for up to 12 months with it. And then you will need to take a driving test in the UK.

Can I drive in Spain with UK licence?

Can I drive in Spain with a UK licence? Yes, you can drive in Spain using your full UK driving licence. But you must be at least 18 years old and, obviously, it must be in-date. Unlike in some other European countries, you don’t need an international driving permit to drive there.

Can I drive in the UK with my Nigerian license?

Any person with a valid driving licence issued in their country of origin is permitted to drive in the United Kingdom for at least 12 months. … After this period, you will need to exchange your international driving licence for a UK licence, or pass the DVSA’s UK driving test.

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Can I use my UK driving licence in Spain after Brexit?

The grace period when UK driving licences will be recognised for driving for residents in Spain has been extended to 28 February 2022, the British Embassy in Madrid has announced. The extension follows negotiations between London and Madrid to ease the post-Brexit transition for British residents in Spain.