Before you change your car’s ownership, you should first know the steps involved and then also, the cost involved. Probably, you may have bought a used or new vehicle!
For simplicity, we have designed this post to address all these issues. We have stated the cost involved in changing a vehicle’s ownership in South Africa as well as the necessary procedures one must follow to get this done at ease.
Changing Owner Or Title Holder Particulars For A Car
In South Africa, whatever changes to the particulars of the car owner or title holder should be passed along to the right registering authority within 21 days after such change. In this case, the notification of change of address or (NCP) particulars of person or organisation form should be used.
In the situation where one sells his/her car, he/she ought to notify the appropriate registering authority on the Notification of change of ownership/Sale of motor vehicle (NCO) form. The new owner ought to register the vehicle in his/her name.
Procedures For Car Ownership Change
Here are the steps to follow in order to change the ownership of a car in South Africa.
Proceed to the nearest registering authority.
If you have to change your address, you ought to carry the following along:
- A copy of your identity (ID) document (South African citizen). A foreign citizen is required of both the original and certified copy of his/her ID issued by his/her country of origin and his/her temporary residence permit.
- An evidence of a residential address, for instance: utility account.
- If one stays at an informal settlement, he/she ought to carry along a letter with an official date stamp from the ward councillor confirming his/her residential address.
- A South African citizen is required to complete and submit form NCP only. For a foreigner, he/she ought to complete the NCP form together with the Notice in respect of traffic register number (ANR) form.
If you are selling the car:
- The seller ought to complete the NCO form and submit it to his/her registering authority.
- The seller ought to deliver the registration certificate to the buyer.
- The buyer ought to complete the Application for registration and licencing of motor vehicle form (RLV) for submission.
- The buyer ought to present the vehicle registration certificate, if the car was registered in South Africa.
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Car Change Of Ownership Cost
Change of ownership of a car will cost you R150.0—R165. 00. In other words, the car change of ownership cost is R150—R165. 0. The cost of this procedure will differ based on numerous factors such as the make and model of the car, the province in which you live and etc.
But then, late processing attracts an additional fee. With this, expect to pay around R100 to R500 for a change of ownership in South Africa.