How long is PDP valid?

In South Africa, a Professional Driving Permit (PDP) is valid for a period of 24 months from the date it’s authorized, as stated in the National Road Traffic Act, 1996. This information can be found in several sources, including:

However, it’s important to note that the validity of your PDP can be affected by certain conditions:

  • Suspension or cancellation: If your driving license or PDP gets suspended or cancelled, your PDP becomes invalid during the suspension or cancellation period.
  • Application for renewal: If you apply for a new PDP before the expiry date of your current one, the new permit will be valid for 24 months from the date after the expiry date of your old one.

Therefore, it’s crucial to:

  • Monitor the expiry date of your PDP: Keep track of your PDP’s expiry date to ensure timely renewal.
  • Apply for renewal before expiry: Don’t wait until the last minute to apply for a new PDP. Aim to initiate the renewal process well in advance to avoid any potential complications.
  • Check for updates: Be aware that regulations and procedures might change over time, so it’s always recommended to consult reliable sources like the official NaTIS website or government resources for the latest information on PDP validity and renewal procedures.