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Apply for a professional driving permit<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Professional driving permit criteria​​​​​​​</h2></span> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>covid-19 PDP renewals</h4><p>All those with PDPs that expired that expired between 26 March 2020 up to, and including 31 August 2020, remain valid and the grace period for renewals has been extended to 31 August 2021.</p> </div></div></span> <h4> The following vehicles need a PDP for operation:</h4><ul><li>Any vehicle used for professional transport of people.</li><li>Any vehicle which carries more than 12 people, including the driver – whether a car or minibus.</li><li>All buses.</li><li>Any goods vehicles weighing more than 3 500 kg.</li><li>Any vehicle designed to carry dangerous or flammable material and is heavier than 3 500kg.</li><li>All breakdown vehicles.</li></ul><h4>There are age restrictions in place for the motor vehicle categories, as follows:</h4><ul><li>you should be 18 years or older to hold a PrDP for a goods vehicle</li><li>you should be 21 years or older to hold a PrDP for a passenger vehicle</li><li>you should be 25 years or older to hold a PrDP for a dangerous goods vehicle.</li></ul><h4> You can only get a PDP if: </h4><ul><li>you have a valid driver’s licence for the vehicle you will be using;</li><li>you are above the driving age;</li><li>you are medically fit;</li><li>you have never been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and</li><li>you have never been convicted of reckless driving or a violent offence.</li></ul><p>If you meet the requirements above, you can proceed. </p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> <b></b>The owner/operator of a vehicle requiring a PDP may not let someone else drive that vehicle on a public road, unless they hold a PDP in the same vehicle category.</p></div></div> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​How to apply</h2></span></span><span> <div class="lrg-icon-content bordered"><div class="lrg-icon lrg-check"><p> <b>​​​​​​Supporting documents you need:</b></p><ul><li>RSA ID book/card or valid RSA passport/Traffic Register Certificate/valid foreign ID</li><li>1 x ID sized photographs</li><li>valid driver’s licence</li><li>medical certificate </li><li>police clearance - this can be done at the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/See-all-City-facilities/Our-service-facilities/Drivers%20licence%20testing%20centres">DLTC</a></li><li>training certificate (HASCOM) (if applicable)</li><li>proof of address</li><li>If you live in an informal settlement, you must bring a letter with an official date stamp from your <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Meet-the-City/City-Council/Find-your-councillor-ward-or-subcouncil">ward councillor</a> confirming your postal and residential address</li></ul></div></div></span> <p> <strong>Step 1:</strong> Once you have gathered all the documents outlined above, download and complete a PDP Permit Application Form from the document downloads below. You can also get one from any <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Work%20and%20business/See-all-City-facilities/Our-service-facilities/Drivers%20licence%20testing%20centres">drivers licence testing centre</a>.</p><p> <strong>Step 2:</strong> Submit the completed form, along with all the supporting documents, at a drivers licence testing centre. </p><p> <strong>Step 3:</strong> Once your application has been processed at the centre, your fingerprints will be taken and your PDP card will be ordered.</p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> <b></b>We will notify you when your PDP card is ready; you will need to collect it at the same testing centre you applied at. <strong>Cards not collected within 120 days are destroyed</strong>.</p></div></div></span><span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact us</h2></span><span> <div class="contact"><h4>Traffic Services</h4><address><ul><li>Telephone: <br><a title="title" href="#">021 480 7700</a><br><br>E-mail: <br><a title="title" href="mailto:0traffic.services@capetown.gov.za">traffic.services@capetown.gov.za</a>​</li></ul></address></div></span>GP0|#c6262b03-de2e-4afb-a302-1f8b76bf2536;L0|#0c6262b03-de2e-4afb-a302-1f8b76bf2536|Driving and vehicles;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#4fafd405-ee2c-4ec8-87ee-79828064c3d1;GPP|#54dbab3a-0b2f-4602-8af5-3d651c59a5f4To drive certain kinds of vehicles, you must apply for a PDP with the City.0

 

 

Flammable Materials: Dangerous Goods Certificate Application Form122410GP0|#f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7;L0|#0f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7|Application form;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#3a03f9b9-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f82;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2002-02-01T10:00:00Z
Flammable Substance Certificate Application200303GP0|#f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7;L0|#0f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7|Application form;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#3a03f9b9-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f82;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2002-01-31T22:00:00Z
Medical Certificate Application Form33184GP0|#f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7;L0|#0f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7|Application form;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#3a03f9b9-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f82;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2005-10-31T22:00:00Z
Professional Driving Permit Application Form1566213GP0|#f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7;L0|#0f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7|Application form;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#3a03f9b9-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f82;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2013-12-31T22:00:00Z
Verification (Proof of Address and Personal Particulars) Document Guideline187182GP0|#63522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33;L0|#063522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33|Guideline;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#d8892104-ce90-493e-b813-93c488f4b1d3;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-08-31T22:00:00Z

 

 

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