South African motorists whose driver’s and vehicle licences expired during the COVID-19 pandemic are dealing with long queues at license departments due to a backlog. The deadline for lockdown expired vehicle licenses was on September 22nd, but they are also entitled to a 21 day grace period where they won’t get fined for expired disks. The driver’s license grace period is still valid for licenes that expired between March 26th, and August 31st have until January 31st 2021 to renew.

If your vehicle disk is expired, did you know you can renew it via WhatsApp? 

ChatBack allows you to renew your car license via WhatsApp in a seamless and paperless way. Why stand in long queues when you can do it in these four easy steps on your mobile phone. Plus, they’ll deliver your disk to your door.

First, add the ChatBack number; 066-202-6685 to your contact list and send them a WhatsApp to sign up and get started:

Step 1: Submit your vehicle registration number

Step 2: Get a quote and make payment via PayFast

Step 3: Specify your delivery address and attach a copy or photo of your ID document and proof of residence

Step 4: Check the status of your license renewal by sending ‘status’ to the ChatBack WhatsApp number