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This is to inform you that if you have international Driving Licence then you must approach South African Home Department for converting the same into South African Driving Licence to enable you to drive in South Africa
2.         Consulate, however, provides an Interpretation Letter for Indian Driving Licence which is normally accepted by the local authorities and most of Indians working in South Africa have obtained such a letter in this regard from the Consulate which allows them to drive in the country. The letter issued by the Consulate will be valid till the validity of the Driving Licence.
The application has to submit the following documents/fee:

  • Self-attested copy of passport (first page and last page):
  • Self-attested copy of visa/work permit:
  • Form is same as application for Misc Services on Indian passport (available at http://www.passport.gov.in/nri) or will be provided at the Counter of the Consulate.
  • Fee ZAR 400.00 (including ICWF Fee of Rand 30.00) payable either EFT or via Credit/Debit Card ZAR 412 only;
  • Self-attested copy of valid driver’s license issued from India.
  • Original Driving Licence is required for physical verification which would be returned immediately. The applicants are requested to bring their Indian passport along with SA-ID/Permanent residence in original.
  • Proof of Residential address in South Africa.
  • Any other document as specified by the Consular Officer:

Banking details:
Bank: FNB
Branch: Rosebank, Johannesburg (253-305)
Account No.: 5037 1108 299
Account Name: Consulate General of India
Reference: Applicant name and service required

Note: Original proof of payment is required. Cheques/cash deposit/cashis not accepted. The applicant may deposit fee via Card payment at the consulate or via EFT.
PROCESSING TIME: FIVE WORKING DAYS
Timing for submission of application: 09:00 to 12:00 hrs.
Timing for collection of services: 15:00 to 16:00 hrs.


 

Email-reply
Good Day.
This is with reference to your e-mail enquiry regarding Interpretation Letter for Indian Driving Licence.
For Information on Interpretation Letter for Indian Driving Licence, please visit the official website of Consulate General of India, Johannesburg - https:www.cgijoburg.govin.

We would like to inform you that if you have international driving licence then you must approach South African Home Department for converting the same into South African Driving Licence to enable you to drive in South Africa
Consulate, however, provides an Interpretation Letter for Indian Driving Licence which is normally accepted by the local authorities and most of Indians working in South Africa have obtained such a letter in this regard from the Consulate which allows them to drive in the country. The letter issued by the Consulate will be valid till the validity of the Driving Licence.
The application has to submit the following documents/fee:

  • Self-attested copy of passport (first page and last page):
  • Self-attested copy of visa/work permit:
  • Form is same as application for Misc Services on Indian passport (available at http://www.passport.gov.in/nri) or will be provided at the Counter of the Consulate.
  • Fee R 400.00 (including ICWF Fee of Rand 30.00) payable either EFT or Credit Card only:
  • Self-attested copy of valid driver’s license issued from India.
  • Original Driving Licence is required for physical verification which would be returned immediately:
  • Proof of Residential address in South Africa.
  • Any other document as specified by the Consular Offer:

Applications are accepted on all working days (Mon to Fri) between 0900 and 12hrs without any prior appointment.  For our list of holidays, you may visit our website mention above.
It takes one week to deliver this service. In case any further clarification is required, please do not hesitate to e-mail us.
Please be advised accordingly.


With regards,
Vice Consul (Consular)
Consulate General of India
No1 Eton Road,
Parktown2193
Johannesburg
Tel.No.011-422 1368
Email:vccons.jburg@mea.gov.in
Website:www.cgijoburg.gov.in