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    Default Car`s License early Renewal question

    Hi Alll, Quick question. A friend of mine is going abroad for a period of 6-9months, He should be back by December if all goes well.

    His vehicle license is expiring in August of this year. How long before the expiry date date can he renew his license? He went to the post office this morning, but he got the "System are offline" excuse. He is leaving this friday.

    His car will still be use use by a family member while he is gone, so it needs to be licensed for insurance purposes.

    Yes, he can go to the police department and get a affidated etc etc.... But that is only valid for a few weeks

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Car`s License early Renewal question

    Why not get him to fill out the renewal forms and you go get his license.
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    Default Re: Car`s License early Renewal question

    He can renew at any time. The license is always valid for 12 month, so he will recieved”credit” for the months the license is still valid, and will need to pay in the difference to take it back to 12 months. The new disc will be issued and will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

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    Default Re: Car`s License early Renewal question

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Why not get him to fill out the renewal forms and you go get his license.
    We wanted to, but

    If the owner is not renewing the license himself, he must sign a police affidavit allowing me to take license out on his behalf, as well as a certified copy of his ID. (Big sign up at post office) these affidavits and certified copies are only valid for certain period (4weeks i Believe). His license expires in 4 Months.

    Its not as simple as taking a letter and a copy of ID anymore, unless someone else has another way?

    He is fine with loosing out on 4 months license if he renews early, rather that than an unlicensed vehicle for 4-5 months,

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    Default Re: Car`s License early Renewal question

    My local post office never asks me for identification when renewing my licence. I just give them the form and pay.
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    Default Re: Car`s License early Renewal question

    Quote Originally Posted by Vormoto View Post
    We wanted to, but

    If the owner is not renewing the license himself, he must sign a police affidavit allowing me to take license out on his behalf, as well as a certified copy of his ID. (Big sign up at post office) these affidavits and certified copies are only valid for certain period (4weeks i Believe). His license expires in 4 Months.

    Its not as simple as taking a letter and a copy of ID anymore, unless someone else has another way?

    He is fine with loosing out on 4 months license if he renews early, rather that than an unlicensed vehicle for 4-5 months,
    its become a ballache, the company has a number of vehicles and in the past we simply sent a driver, a copy of the proxy ID and cash to get our licenses renewed. As you said lately its an avidavit + certified ID copy and even then they are giving him grief to renew.
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    Default Re: Car`s License early Renewal question

    Quote Originally Posted by Vormoto View Post
    Hi Alll, Quick question. A friend of mine is going abroad for a period of 6-9months, He should be back by December if all goes well.

    His vehicle license is expiring in August of this year. How long before the expiry date date can he renew his license? He went to the post office this morning, but he got the "System are offline" excuse. He is leaving this friday.

    His car will still be use use by a family member while he is gone, so it needs to be licensed for insurance purposes.

    Yes, he can go to the police department and get a affidated etc etc.... But that is only valid for a few weeks

    Thanks!
    I don't know why people bother with the Post Office anymore.
    The City Council issues licenses and they will renew at any time and he will pay the balance of the current amount's credit and the new year's fee.
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    Default Re: Car`s License early Renewal question

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    I don't know why people bother with the Post Office anymore.
    The City Council issues licenses and they will renew at any time and he will pay the balance of the current amount's credit and the new year's fee.
    Depends which province you're in. In the Northern Cape no municipality can renew your licence, only the post office. Not sure what the situation in the OP's Eastern Cape is. In the Western Cape you have to renew a Cape Town registered car in Cape Town. I tried to renew a Cape Town registered car in Beaufort West, which is Western Cape after I moved to the NC. No go they said. You have to do it in Cape Town.

    It varies from province to province.

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    Default Re: Car`s License early Renewal question

    Quote Originally Posted by Olyfboer View Post
    Depends which province you're in. In the Northern Cape no municipality can renew your licence, only the post office. Not sure what the situation in the OP's Eastern Cape is. In the Western Cape you have to renew a Cape Town registered car in Cape Town. I tried to renew a Cape Town registered car in Beaufort West, which is Western Cape after I moved to the NC. No go they said. You have to do it in Cape Town.

    It varies from province to province.
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    Default Re: Car`s License early Renewal question

    Quote Originally Posted by Scheepers85 View Post
    He can renew at any time. The license is always valid for 12 month, so he will recieved”credit” for the months the license is still valid, and will need to pay in the difference to take it back to 12 months. The new disc will be issued and will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
    This is correct, License has been taken out, got credit for remaining months, new expiry date 12 months from now.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Car`s License early Renewal question

    Quote Originally Posted by Vormoto View Post
    This is correct, License has been taken out, got credit for remaining months, new expiry date 12 months from now.

    Thanks
    Yes I did the same 2 years ago when we went to Europe for 3 months , I did 2 cars and was told that they accept money anytime , but do believe that the actual owner has to do it recently but only at the post office? at the license center anyone can , this is to stop the motor trade using the convenience of the post office ? is that correct?
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