Maritzburg Sun (South Africa)
Post Office launches online licence renewals
You can now renew your motor vehicle licences from any mobile electronic device.
The SA Post Office offers a full renewal process, including payment, which will be done online, leaving only the last step of accessing the actual disc. This will be done in one of two ways: the SA Post Office can deliver the disc to the customer at an affordable delivery fee of R75 or the disk can be collected from a Post Office counter at no charge. No commission is charged on the renewal transaction.
Payment is done through Masterpass, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices and the Apple App Store for Apple devices. It is safe and secure.
The customer will receive an SMS when the disk arrives at the destination Post Office for collection or when it goes out for delivery. Turnaround time is three working days, while it may be up to two days longer for outlying areas.
The service is available for vehicle owners in all provinces of South Africa except, currently, the Western Cape.
The online renewal facility for motor vehicle licences supplements the renewal service at selected Post Office branches, and customers will still be able to renew their vehicle licences at these branches. Customers who renew a vehicle licence at a Post Office branch receive the new disc immediately.
The online renewal process is quick and simple once a vehicle owner has completed the once-off registration process. The Post Office has taken all the necessary steps to ensure that customer data is secure.
The service is available on the website https://www.sapomvl.co.za.
The SA Post Office also offers bulk motor vehicle licence renewal for fleet operators and business, both big and small. This service entails the collection of all necessary documentation from company premises, taking them back to the Post Office for processing, printing of the discs and delivery back to the offices of the