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Can I Apply for PDP Online?

The Requirements to Apply for PDP Online


How Can I Apply for PDP in South Africa?

You will be required to complete the following forms:

  • Application for professional driving permit form (PD1)
  • Medical certificate application form (MC)

These forms are available at your nearest driving licence testing centre and on the eNatis website(link is external).



What is PDP in South Africa?

To drive on a public road in South Africa transporting goods, dangerous goods or passengers for an income you must have a professional driving permit (PrDP).

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Who Can  Apply for a PDP in South Africa?

A PrDP applies to the following motor vehicle categories:

  • a goods vehicle with a gross vehicle mass exceeding 3 500kg
  • a breakdown vehicle or a bus
  • a minibus weighing more than 3 500kg or designed to carry 12 or more people (the driver included)
  • light motor vehicles, indicated in the economic sector for carrying passengers for reward (taxi-cab)
  • a motor vehicle designed to carry 12 or more people
  • any vehicle for which an operating licence is issued
  • dangerous goods vehicle (e.g. fuel tanker).


What are the Requirements to Apply for a PrDP in South Africa?

The following are requirements needed to obtain a PrDP if you:

  • have a valid driving licence for the type of vehicle in question
  • have been certified as medically fit by a doctor
  • have been certified by an approved training body (only required for category D (dangerous goods) vehicles)
  • do not have a criminal record for (in the past five years):
    • driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a drug having a narcotic effect
    • driving a motor vehicle while the concentration of alcohol in your blood or breath exceeded a statutory limitation
    • in the case of an application for a category P and D permit, an offence of which violence was an element.
  • have never had your driving licence suspended
  • have never been convicted of a criminal offence or paid an admission-of-guilt fine.
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How Can I Apply for PrDP in South Africa?

  • Go to your nearest driving licence testing centre (DLTC) and complete the Application for professional driving permit form (PD1).
  • All Gauteng residents should apply online for a professional driving permit:
  • Complete the notification of change of address or particulars of person or organisation (NCP) form.


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