How To Get A Driver’s License In Namibia

How To Get A Driver’s License In Namibia

What is Driver’s Licence?

A driver’s license is a legal authorization, or the official document confirming such an authorization, for a specific individual to operate one or more types of motorized vehicles — such as motorcycles, cars, trucks, or buses — on a public road. Drivers licenses are often plastic and the size of a credit card.

How To Get A Driver’s License In Namibia

You will need to be at least 16 years old to acquire an A1 type permit. Then an age of 18 years for those who want a Class A, B, BE, C1, C, C1E license at the time of application.

Documents to be provided

Documents required to obtain your driving license:

  • An ID
  • An Application Form
  • A visual test
  • A receipt of applicable fees

For applicants who are very old (over 65 years of age), a medical certificate must accompany the application form. This helps to reassure that they are truly capable of driving without causing accidents.

For Foreigners

The driving licence requirements in Namibia state that you must have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence. An international driver’s licence is also required if your driving licence is not in English.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

At what age can you get your license in Namibia?

The Namibian Road Traffic and Transport Laws requires a learner driver to be 17 years of age before such a person can get a learners licence. This means that since you have a learners licence, you should have mastered the rules of the road and the more than 400 road signs.

Can you buy a car without a license in Namibia?

A few requirements to buy a new car (with bank financing) is essentially that you must have bank account. You must have a valid Namibian Driver’s license. You need to have good credit (not on some sort of blacklist) and you need to be employed permanently (at least for the last six months).

Can I use my South African drivers Licence in Namibia?

To drive a vehicle in Namibia, you need a valid driving licence and must carry it with you when you are driving. If your driver’s licence is not printed in English, it is advisable to travel with an International Driver’s Licence.

Do you need an international driver’s license in Namibia?

The driving licence requirements in Namibia state that you must have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence. An international driver’s licence is also required if your driving licence is not in English.

How long does a learners license last in Namibia?

A Namibian learners license is valid for a period of 18 months from the date of issue.

How do I register for driving school in Namibia?

In order to start driving classes, you must first register in a driving school of your choice in Namibia.

  1. Obtain police clearance from the Namibian police regarding the motor vehicle.
  2. Put motor vehicle through roadworthiness.
  3. Apply at registering authority to register and license motor vehicle on your name.

Can a foreigner buy a car in Namibia?

A foreigner may have a Namibian registered vehicle in Namibia even if he does not live here. In answer to your questions : 1) Tax based on value of vehicle : In Namibia we have VAT @ 15% on the value of goods sold, but it has to be included in the selling price and is not a tax to be paid seperately by the buyer

How do I check if my driving Licence is ready?

If and when you want to check if your Driving license is ready;

  1. Log into your eCitizen account.
  2. Select NTSA tab.
  3. Then select on check status.
  4. You will then get a notification regarding whether your License is prepared or not.

How to Renew your Driver’s Licence in Namibia?

Take the following documents to your nearest NaTIS office:

1. Driving Licence Renewal Notice; OR Application for Renewal of Driving Licence form if Renewal Notice is not available.

2. Certified copy of Namibian ID; OR Clear copy of Traffic Register Number Certificate; OR Valid Namibian Driving Licence Card.

3. Expired DL Card:
• Hand in expired Driving Licence Card – Affidavit required if card is not presented
• Affidavit/explanation letter for late renewal (Expiry more than 12 months, but less than 5 years)
• Driving Licence expired more than 5 years – Complete Retest will be required for Learners Licence (Regulation 113, as amended).

4. Fees for production of the card (an additional money for Professional Authorisation holders (PA) is charged).

5. Driving Licence Card production takes approximately 3-6 weeks (applicants are urged to apply at least 6 weeks before the driving licence card expires). An additional money is charged for issuing a temporary driving licence if the card is renewed after it has expired.

How do I renew my South African drivers license online?

You can renew your licence online for as long as your photo is valid (licence photos are valid for 10 years). A licence can be renewed online even if expired by up to five years. You’ll need your licence number to renew online. You can also renew online with a mySA GOV account.

Does FNB renew driver’s license?

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Is driving in Namibia Safe?

Namibia is generally regarded as a safe country to travel and self drive in, provided you take the usual precautions. In fact, I’d say that the roads are just as safe as Europe and the US, if not safer due to the lack of traffic. Outside these areas, there’s very few people on the roads in Namibia.

How many NaTIS are there in Namibia?

NaTIS, a subdivision of Transport Information and Regulatory Services, manages 37 registering authorities (NaTIS offices) countrywide of which only some ​are managed by local authorities. Majority are managed by RA.

How does vehicle finance work?

It is, essentially, a credit agreement between you and the financier of the car – who is generally an individual, a public group, a private group or a financial institution, who borrows money with the expectation of having the car loan amount repaid along with interest and additional fees.

What is the maximum permissible length of a bus in Namibia?

(b) Except as provided in subsection (d), it shall be lawful to drive or operate upon any highway in this state any motor bus which does not exceed 45 feet in length, and eight and one-half feet in width, exclusive of detachable wind deflection devices which have been approved by the State Department of Transportation 

Do South African citizens need a visa for Namibia?

If you’re a South African citizen and you’re heading into Namibia the good news is that you don’t need a visa to enter the country. Tourists can stay for a maximum of 90 days in Namibia if they can produce a return ticket and their passport is valid for at least another 6 months. The visa is issued at arrival.