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Document Requirements

When signing up to drive with Bolt in South Africa, you will need to provide the following documents:

Inspection Report

  • Vehicle inspections can be performed at a TRA service centre
  • The inspection report must not be older than three months.

Note: Cars operating in Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Polokwane and Port Elizabeth must perform a vehicle inspection before activation.

Motor Vehicle License Disc with Operator Card

Visit your nearest roadworthy centre to request the license disc application form needed to submit to the licensing department.

Operating License/Permit

This document can be obtained from the Department of Transport. The following documents are needed to submit your application:

For Individuals 

1 x certified copy of each document

For a Company 

1 x certified copy of each document

  • ID (RSA ID or passport)
  • PrDP
  • Proof of Address
  • Tax clearance certificate & Compliance PIN (obtainable at SARS Offices)
  • Double Disc (Roadworthy Certificate)
  • Certificate of Registration
  • The ID of each director
  • Company Registration Documents (All pages required)
  • Proof of Address registered to either the company or a director(s)
  • Tax clearance certificate & Compliance PIN of the company
  • Double Disc (Roadworthy Certificate) Certificate of Registration

Motor Vehicle Registration Document (NaTIS)

The document is obtained when you purchase and register a vehicle in your name. If the vehicle is financed, a copy of this document can be obtained from the dealership or the bank​​.

Road Worthy certificate

It is mandatory that you have your vehicle tested for road-worthiness before you can be registered as a driver with Bolt. You can find more information in Road Worthy Certificate.

Insurance Requirements

Bolt facilitates Passenger Liability Insurance for drivers to ensure all passengers are sufficiently covered in the event of an accident.

You are automatically registered for the cover when your account is activated, however, you are strongly advised to have a comprehensive vehicle insurance policy to ensure you have financial protection should anything happen to your vehicle.

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