Have you acquired a motor vehicle from the estate of deceased person or have you acquired a vehicle that was previously repossessed and which you now want to register?

  • To apply for registration of both the above vehicle types you will need the following:

  • A duly completed application form (form MVR1A or RLV).

  • Your RSA identity document (if you are a local resident) or an identity document issued by a foreign country (if you are a person not permanently resident in the Republic) or a traffic register number certificate.

  • A certificate of incorporation or name change as issued in terms of the Companies Act if the vehicle is to be registered to a company.

  • A founding statement or a certificate of name change issued in terms of the Close Corporations Act if the vehicle is to be registered to a close corporation.

  • In the case of a vehicle acquired from the estate of a deceased person the application must also be accompanied by a document substantiating the circumstances under which such motor vehicle was acquired. This document may be a letter of Executorship and a letter from the appointed executor of the estate detailing the right of ownership.

  • In the case of a vehicle that was previously repossessed you will require the following additional documentation:

  • A court order; or

  • The voluntary surrender documentation signed by the owner of the vehicle. However, the title holder may submit an affidavit should the owner refuse to complete the voluntary surrender documentation.