How to Get a Driver’s License in Botswana

How to Get a Driver’s License in Botswana

What is a Driver’s License?

A driver’s license is a legal authorization, or the official document confirming such an authorization, for a specific individual to operate one or more types of motorized vehicles—such as motorcycles, cars, trucks, or buses—on a public road. Such licenses are often plastic and the size of a credit card.

How to Get a Driver’s License in Botswana

An International Driving Permit is a translation of your national driving license. The IDP allows motorists to drive vehicles in foreign countries. You must always have your IDP along with your national license at all times.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the basic requirements for drivers license?

What are the requirements?

  • Must be at least 17 years old.
  • Duly accomplished APL Form.
  • One photocopy and original LTO-accredited medical certificate.
  • Original and one photocopy of Practical Driving Course (PDC)
  • Original valid student permit.
  • For minors, a notarized parental or guardian’s consent with a valid government ID.

Do I need an international drivers license in Botswana?

To drive in Botswana, you must at least 18 years old (may vary by car category) and have held your license for 1 year. Drivers under the age of 22 may incur a young driver surcharge. You will also require an international driver’s license.

How do I get an international driving permit in Botswana?

How to get your IDL

  1. Apply Online. Start your application for International Driver’s License Get the IDL.​
  2. Upload Photos​ Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​
  3. Get Approved​ Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!

How long does it take to process a driver’s license?

How many days will it take for the processing of the license to operate (LTO)? The timeline given for the processing of the LTO is ninety (90) days.

What is the cost of an international driving Licence?

You can get an IDP over the counter at the Post Office. They cost £5.50 and you must: live in Great Britain or Northern Ireland. have a full UK driving licence.

What is the driving age in Botswana?

BWgovernment. This is a legal document issued by the Department of Road Transport and Safety in accordance with the Road Traffic Act, which permits one to drive. This service is offered to both citizens and non-citizens who are 18 years and above. WHERE CAN I OBTAIN THIS SERVICE?

How to get a drivers license step by step?

New York State residents age 16 or over can apply for a New York driver license.

  1. Step 1: Determine what license class and type you need. Class.
  2. Step 2: Get a learner permit.
  3. Step 3: Practice driving and take a pre-licensing course.
  4. Step 4: Pass a road test.

How much is a practical driving course?

After all, it can range anywhere between PhP2,500 to as much as PhP8,000, depending on the authorized DEC, not to mention the time required to attend, which is time taken off from work. Fortunately, the LTO offers FREE PDCs to qualified applicants at select NCR West branches.

How much does it cost to register a car in Botswana?

Individuals and Companies BWP 169.00.

How much does it cost to make a license?

 The booking fee costs from R220 to R300, depending on the Driving Licence Testing Centre (DLTC). After passing your test, the fee to be issued with your driver’s licence card is approximately R250, depending on the DLTC.

Is it legal to buy a driving licence?

Mbalula retweeted: “It’s a criminal offence to buy a driver’s licence (like a) ngathi ligwinya (vetkoek). It will get you, the traffic department and the driving school arrested.”