Duplicate registration certificate or licence for a motor vehicle  

About a duplicate document for a motor vehicle
You can apply for a duplicate motor vehicle document such as a registration or deregistration certificate, or some other document, if:

  • the chassis number or VIN has changed
  • the engine number has changed
  • you have lost or destroyed your motor vehicle document.
You must apply for a duplicate registration/deregistration certificate in person. And you must be the titleholder of the vehicle.
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What you should do

  1. Go to your nearest registering authority. Take along your identity document.
  2. Complete the Application for duplicate registration/Deregistration certificate in respect of motor vehicle (DRC) form and the Declaration in respect of lost documents form (DCT).
  3. Pay the prescribed fee, and the registering authority will issue you with a duplicate document.
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How long does it take

It may take up to seven days to process.

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How much does it cost

Contact your local licensing office for the cost.

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Forms to complete

  • Application for duplicate registration/Deregistration certificate in respect of motor vehicle (DRC)
  • Declaration in respect of lost documents (DCT).

Forms are obtainable at the registering authority.

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Last modified
10 Apr 2014