Before applying for a drivers license, you must have a learners license. You must be over the age of 18 before you can apply for a drivers license for a motor vehicle and over the age of 16 to apply for a license to operate a motor cycle (with an engine capacity of up to 125 cc). When applying for a drivers license you are required to complete form DL1 and indicate which type of vehicle you would like to drive. This form must be submitted together with your ID document, four identical black and white photographs of yourself and the required fee. Thereafter, your fingerprints will be taken, and you will be required to undergo an eye test.
After your application has been processed, the drivers license testing centre will provide you with a date and time for your driving test. On the day of the test you will be tested according to the K53 testing standard to ensure that you know and understand the road traffic signs, have a sound knowledge of the rules of the road and the different signals which a driver of a vehicle is required to give when driving on a public road and are generally capable of driving the type of vehicle specified on the application.
If you pass the drivers license test, you will be issued with a temporary drivers license while your credit-card-format drivers license is produced. The drivers license testing centre will notify you via post when your license is ready for collection and you need to produce your ID document when you collect the license card. Licenses not collected within 120 days may be destroyed.