NATIS Online Booking PDP Online Application (2024)

To make things easier for road users natis online booking has been extended to pdp online application. The move to take applications for driver’s licences online has been a very good one- hailed by ordinary road users, but it has been even more valuable to professional drivers; those who rely on driving to make their daily income.

As you know, the PDP licence (now called PRDP licence) is designed for professional drivers; those who earn their living through driving. It is not just some ordinary piece of paper; it is all about ensuring safety. Because professional drivers spend more time on the road, they are more at risk of causing or being involved in accidents.

In order to prevent such accidents drivers are subjected to tests to show that they have the required mental and physical conditions. They also need to have good eye sight, and the right temperament as well as behavior.

NATIS Online Booking PDP Online Application

Applying for a PDP or PRDP is not a very difficult procedure; it just requires one to take a few minutes from his schedule to put in his details.

Applicants may go to the nearest driving licence testing centre (DLTC) to them, and ask to be given an application for professional driving permit form (PD1).

It may be done online by visiting the NATIS online portal, and filling the form as well as booking for an appointment.  The website address is and it can be accessed with any internet enabled device, including a desktop computer, laptop, or tablet.

The internet enabled device does not have to belong to the applicant personally; it may be a public computer system. Furthermore, there is no geographical restriction; the device can be anywhere in South Africa.

While filling form (either on the website or physically) it is important to complete the notification of change of address or particulars of person or organization (NCP) form. This will help the authorities to have the proper details of all applicants.

Having filled the forms, and booked the appointment, what remains is for the applicant to show up at the driving licence testing centre (DLTC). Applicants looking to renew their PDP (PrDP) should note that it does not have to be the same testing center where they obtained their previous licence.

When Going For The Appointment, Please Remember To Take The Following With You:

Proof of Identity. This is usually your Identity document (ID), driving licence card, or valid South African passport.

Four identical black-and-white photographs. These photos must be recently taken, and some DLTC offices have provisions to take the passports right there in their offices. However, unless you can confirm whether such provisions exist at the particular office you are visiting, it is always better to take the passports before visiting the office.

If you wish to take the passports there, please tell the officials as soon as you get there so as not to disrupt the queue. You are also advised to confirm with the DLTC how many photos they require before you have photos taken.

You must also bring along a valid driving licence; and the licence must have the same code of vehicle for which you are applying, meaning that it will enable you to drive exactly the same vehicle.

Training certificate (if applicable). This will mostly be required if it is a new application; if you have not been issued with a PrDP before. However, NATIS says that a training certificate may not be necessary depending on the type of vehicle one is applying to drive professionally.

Medical certificate (only valid if not older than two months). In order to avoid unnecessary delays, it is best to get this ahead of your visit. The point is to show that you are physically and mentally fit to carry out your duties; and that you will not pose a threat to other road users.

If you have any previous professional driving permits, they will be very good in showing your proficiency.

Proof of postal and residential address. This is usually a utility bill such as electricity, water or telephone. However, if the utility bill is not in your name, then you will need to get the owner to make an affidavit declaring that you live at the address. Then you will need to attach the utility bill to the affidavit.

If you stay at an informal settlement, then you will need to bring a letter with an official date stamp from the ward councilor. That letter will serve to confirm your address.

Eye Test Results. In order to save time and effort, it is better to have the eye test done just before showing up for the appointment. You will need to do it at a qualified eye doctor, but it must not be more than two months since you did it.  You can also do an eye test right there at the DLTC center.

The prescribed fee. However, it must be noted that most NATIS offices do not accept cash payments at the counter. The payment is usually R250, and it should be paid to the bank using the following details:

How To Pay For PrDP

According to the NATIS website, the application fee is R250. However, that fee should not be brought to the testing center in cash. It should rather be paid directly to the bank. The bank account to pay the deposit is given below.

Account name: Ideco AFISwitch (Pty) Ltd

Bank: ABSA

Branch: Business Banking Johannesburg North

Account Type: Cheque

Account number: 4074078548

Branch code: 630256

Reference: the Reference should be the ID number of the applicant. Please note that this is a very important step; without this it may not be possible to register the payment against the applicant’s name.

It is only after the payment is made and confirmed that the application will be accepted. You will therefore need to bring the payment slip along with you to the DLTC center.

After the payment is confirmed, you will be referred to the nearest police station to request a conviction report. Most DLTC centers have live capturing units (LCU), and they can send the report electronically to the police station.

Furthermore, while the payment is usually R250, it may be more. Every municipality has its own rate, and while the difference is usually not much, it is good to have an idea of the rate before appearing for the appointment at the DLTC.

Getting The PDP

At this stage you have done everything you need to do; and you may go about your normal activities. The PDP will be produced within 4 weeks, and after that you will be notified when it is ready.

However, it cannot be sent to your residential or postal address as it is a very sensitive document, and no provision has been made to send it to applicants as at this time. However, when going to the DLTC center, it is important to take a form of identity along.

Note that the window for collection is quite small; therefore, any cards not collected within 120 days will be destroyed, and there will be no compensation.

If Your PrDP Is Lost

In the event that you have lost your PrDP, the first step is to make a formal report to the police for a loss of document. You will need to apply for a temporary driver’s licence, to enable to move about.

You will then go about the process of getting a new one as described above. It is important to note that all the processes will still have to be followed; especially the eye test. Payments will be made through bank, although some offices may accept payment through debit or credit card. It is a good idea to first confirm from the DLTC office you intend to visit, so as to know the exact mode of payment.



This is all you need to know about NATIS online booking, which is the PDP online application. Please note that just going online (to the website given above) will not be enough to get the PDP; applicants will still need to follow a procedure which includes passing a fitness test, an eye test, and a proof of good character which will be provided by the police.

The process is not difficult; it can be done within a day. Please find out where the nearest NATIS office, or the DLTC testing center is, so as to find out the accepted form of payment, the fee, whether they can take passport photos, and so on.