How To Register A Driving School In Namibia

How to Obtain Driving License in Namibia?

Successful completion of a driver education course is required by many agencies before young drivers receive their driver license or learner’s permit.

In some countries students taking driver’s education have the opportunity to receive a waiver for successful course completion which allows them to receive a learner’s permit or driver’s license without taking some of the tests.

What do you learn at driving school?

Below are the basic driving skills to be taught in a driving school

  • Vehicle control.
  • Hazard perception and crash avoidance.
  • Proper driving distance between vehicles.
  • Speed management.
  • Merging, lane changing and dealing with blind spots.
  • Scanning the road ahead and using mirrors.
  • Correct road positioning.

What are Online Driving Courses in Namibia?

An online driving education is one of the most affordable and convenient ways to acquire driving education. Many driver’s education courses are available online. It is up to the relevant government authority to accept any such programs as meeting their requirements.

Online drivers ed may be taken as a substitute for classroom courses in 13 states. Some car insurance agencies offer discounts to those students who have completed a driver’s education program.

Online programs allow parents to administer the behind the wheel driving instruction. Many studies have also started looking at the relationship between online activity, especially among the young adults, and driving licence holding.

How much does it cost to learn driving in Ghana?

Applicants in Namibia who may require more than 48-hours of training may enter into some other arrange with the school in question.

How do I start a driving school in Namibia?

In order to start driving classes, you must first register in a driving school of your choice in Namibia. 18 years and above is the age required to join a driving school. The driving lessons take three months for learner’s license at most, and the Namibians can apply.

How long does it take to learn or how do you drive a car in Namibia?

According to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), it takes most people 45 hours of lessons to learn how to drive, plus 22 hours of practising. An intensive courses could help you discard your L-plates after just 10 hours of instruction – but that’s the exception, not the rule.

How do you drive an automatic car?

Put your right foot on the left-hand pedal (the brake) and push down, start the car using the key or start button, and (with your foot still on the brake), move the shifter to ‘D’ (if you want to drive forward) or ‘R’ (if you wish to reverse).

How do I get a Namibian drivers license?

You will need to be at least 16 years old to acquire an A1 type permit. Then an age of 18 years for those who want a Class A, B, BE, C1, C, C1E license at the time of application.

Is a South African drivers Licence valid in Namibia?

Your South African driver’s license is valid in Namibia and will be accepted at the border.

What must I do when my motor vehicle becomes permanently unfit for use (scrap) 

  • Owner must apply on approved form at the registering authority to deregister motor vehicle.
  • Owner must pay all penalties and arrears licence fees if applicable.   

What must I do, if I did not receive a renewal notice to renew my vehicle licence or driving licence in Namibia?  

  • Owner must apply on the approved form to renew motor vehicle licence or driver licence. 
  • A Certified copy of ID of owner must accompany the application. 
  • Owner must pay all penalties and arrears if applicable.  
  • Please note that if you did not receive a renewal notice, you still remain liable to renew your vehicle or driving licence and no penalties or arrear licence fees will be waived if licence is not renewed before the expiry date.   

What side of the road does Namibia drive on?

On the left.

First and foremost, in Namibia we drive on the left side of the road. Passengers in the back as well as the front seats must wear seatbelts. To drive a vehicle in Namibia, you need a valid driving licence and must carry it with you when you are driving.

What must I do after I sold my motor vehicle in Namibia? 

  • Seller  and buyer must complete approved form and the seller must notify the registering authority within 21 days of sale, Failure would result in the registered owner  be held liable for penalties and arrear licence fees which might accumulate on the vehicle if the licence have expired and the buyer did not register the vehicle on his/her name. 
  • After the seller gave notice of sale the buyer has 21 days to register the vehicle on his name. Failure to do so will result in penalties and arrears accumulating on his/her name.  
  • The seller must hand over certificate of registration i.r.o motor vehicle to the buyer.    

Is driving a car easy in Namibia?

Learning to drive a modern car is incredibly easy. Automatic transmissions, power steering, power brakes, anti-lock brakes, etc. Take someone to the nearest empty parking lot, and let them get the feel of it. Then move on to parking and driving on rural roads.

​What must I do when I buy a second hand motor vehicle in Namibia?   

  • Obtain the registration certificate i.r.o the motor vehicle from the owner/seller.  
  • Obtain police clearance from the Namibian/SADC police regarding the motor vehicle. 
  • Put motor vehicle through roadworthiness at the vehicle testing station. 
  • Apply at registering authority to register and license motor vehicle on your name. Please note that after the seller gave notice of sale the buyer has 21 days to register the vehicle on his name. Failure to do so will result in penalties and arrears accumulating on his/her name.    ​

How do I deregister a car in Namibia?

  1. Application for motor vehicle deregistration/scrapping form.
  2. Certified copy of acceptable identification (Namibian ID document, Namibian Drivers License or a Natis Traffic Register Certificate)
  3. Original vehicle registration certificate.
  4. Relevant Fees.

What must I do when I inherit a motor vehicle in Namibia?  

  • Obtain letter from the executor that confirms the inheritance of the motor /vehicle. The letter must describe the vehicle positively e.g. indicate the chassis, engine etc number of the motor vehicle. 
  • Obtain registration certificate i.r.o the motor vehicle or if not available the executor letter will be sufficient. 
  • Put motor vehicle through roadworthiness. (not applicable  if the person is the spouse of the deceased) 
  • Obtain police clearance from the Namibian police regarding the motor vehicle.  
  • Apply at registering authority to register and license motor vehicle on your name.   

What must I do when I buy a motor from liquidation in Namibia? 

If acquired from judicial attachment in execution, the following documents must be submitted: 

  1. Letter from Messenger of the court;
  2. Tax invoice containing the full particulars of motor vehicle; 
  3. A copy of the Warrant of Execution 
  4. A copy of the Notice of Sale 
  • Obtain police clearance from the Namibian police regarding the motor vehicle.
  • Put motor vehicle through roadworthiness. 
  • Apply at registering authority to register and license motor vehicle on your name.   

What must I do when I export my motor vehicle in Namibia? 

  • Apply on approved from at the registering authority.  
  • Pay all outstanding penalties and arrears license fees if applicable.  
  • Obtain notice of export from registering authority.   

What must I do when my motor vehicle is stolen in Namibia?  

  • Report the theft of the motor vehicle within 24 hours to the police. 
  • With seven (7) days s/he must notify the registering authority if the motor vehicle has not been recovered and apply for deregistration of the motor vehicle. A Registration certificate of the motor vehicle must accompany the application. 
  • Pay all outstanding fees penalty and arrear fees if applicable.   

What must I do if my motor vehicle particulars have changed in Namibia?  

  • Obtain Police clearance certificate for the motor vehicle. 
  •  Apply on the approved form at the registering authority to have the particulars updated on NaTIS. 
  • Pay all outstanding penalty and arrear license fees if applicable. Obtain updated documents (registration certificate and clearance disc with new particulars).  

What must I do when I sell my motor vehicle but I want to retain my licence number in Namibia?  

The owner must transfer the licence number to the new motor vehicle or to any other vehicle belonging to him/her before selling the motor vehicle, failure to do so will result in losing the number.