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37 000 motorists have renewed their vehicle licence via the Post Office’s online portal. Photo: File.

37 000 and counting – public making use of Post Office online car licence renewals

‘The full renewal process, including payment, is done online, leaving only the last step of accessing the actual disc,’ said the Post Office.

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37 000 motorists have renewed their vehicle licence via the Post Office’s online portal. Photo: File.

The South African Post Office (SAPO) said there has been a healthy uptake in people making use of its online motor vehicle licence renewal service, which launched at the end of January 2022.

LICENCE RENEWALS AT POST OFFICE TAKING OFF

SAPO spokesperson Johan Kruger said 37 000 vehicle licenses have been renewed across the country. However, most renewals occurred in Gauteng.

According to the Post Office, the facility’s teething problems have been resolved and it now works efficiently. It can be accessed at https://www.sapomvl.co.za/

HOW IT WORKS

“The full renewal process, including payment, is done online, leaving only the last step of accessing the actual disc,” said Kruger.

Motorists can access the disc by having it delivered by the Post Office for a R75 fee. Alternatively, it can be picked up for free from the SAPO branch selected by the customer.

The following documents are required for online license renewals at SAPO branches:

  • A certified copy of the vehicle owner’s ID
  • Vehicles registered in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) require proof of address not older than three months.

The documents must be uploaded to the licence renewal system. Customers will receive an SMS when the disc is available at the destination Post Office or when it is out for delivery. The turnaround time is approximately 10 days.

“The online renewal facility for motor vehicle licences does not replace the current renewal service available at selected Post Office branches.

“Many customers prefer to pay their licence and leave immediately with the new licence, and they can do that at a Post Office branch.

“As with the online renewal, the customer pays only the licence fee as it appears on the renewal notice and the Post Office does not charge any commission,” said Kruger.

The service is available in all provinces except the Western Cape, for the moment.

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