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Document Requirements

The following documents are required for the approval of your vehicle to the Bolt platform:

  • Vehicle Inspection Report
  • Motor Vehicle License Disc with Operator Card (Double Disc)
  • Vehicle Insurance (optional)
  • Vehicle Certificate of Registration
  • Operating License (Permit)

Obtaining an Inspection Report

  • Vehicle inspections can be performed at a TRA service centre
  • All vehicles added to operate in Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Polokwane and Port Elizabeth service areas must perform a vehicle inspection before activation 
  • A vehicle inspection report is not needed for vehicles that are newer than three months in Garden Route, Rustenburg and Pietermaritzburg. You can upload your vehicle certificate of registration instead.
  • Please note that the inspection report must not be older than three months

Obtaining a Motor Vehicle License Disc with Operator Card

Complete the following steps to apply for your license disc with operator card:

  • Visit your nearest roadworthy centre to request the extra form that you can submit to the licensing department
  • This document is obtainable at any Licensing Department and takes between 1-3 days to receive
  • This document indicates that the car can be used as a passenger vehicle

How to obtain an 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 the following documents)

  • 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

For a Company (1 x certified copy of the following documents for each vehicle)

  • 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

How to obtain a Motor Vehicle Registration Document (NaTIS)

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

Insurance Requirements

  • Bolt facilitates Passenger Liability Insurance for drivers to ensure all users 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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