Engine Change

Obtain a Police Clearance to Update the E-Natis status when a Vehicle Engine is Changed

What will happen if I do not obtain a Police Clearance after the engine was changed.

• The driver runs the risk to be arrested for driving a stolen vehicle.
• No vehicle transactions like license renewal, Road Worthy Certificate and/or change of ownership can be done.
• There is a risk that it can be a stolen vehicle with the added complications if you are in a accident or the vehicle is checked by a officer of the law.
• Identification problens when vehicle is stolen.

Where must the Police Clearance be done?

There are designated Police Departments who does the Police Clearance. Your police Clearance must be done where your vehicle is registered for example:
• Pretoria: if you live in Pretoria, Cullinan, Rayton and Bronkhorspruit areas.
• Centurion: If you live in the Centurion area. ( Midstream does not fall under Centurion)
• Langlaagte: if you live in Midrand and Johannesburg – excludes Roodepoort and Bedfordview
• Benoni: If you live in Edenvale, Kemptonpark, Alberton, Boksburg, Germiston, Benoni, Springs and Brakpan.
• Lenasia: If you you live in Randfontein, Krugersdorp, lenasia and Soweto.
• Vereeniging: if you live in vereeniging and Vandrbijlpark.

What documents do you need for us to do a police Clearance for a Stolen recovered vehicle on your behalf.

3.1. Private individual: Scan and email documents to us. Originals must be supplied with vehicle.
3.1.1. The owner must obtain a receipt from the seller of the engine:
• If a engine re-seller/scrap yard etc obtain a receipt showing the new engine number. Make sure it is on a official document.
• If obtained from another vehicle, that vehicle information must be updated with a new engine number first or must be scrapped.
• In the instance where the engine number has been removed by machining and or a new block has been fitted with no engine number contact us for further info.
3.1.2 Download and complete the client sheet.
3.1.3. Download the affidavit for individual to authorize us to do a police clearance on your behalf.
3.1.3. Download, read and sign Terms and Conditions.
3.1.4. Original Registration Certificate also known as Log Book
• If the vehicle is financed obtain a copy of the Log Book from the Financial Institution. This copy must be scanned and not faxed and must carry the bank stamp.
3.1.5. Owners ID ( very clear copy with no stamps or blemishes we will certify)
• If a Non-South African a copy of the passport and Traffic Register.
3.1.6. Proof of address not older than 3 months.
3.1.7. Data Dot Certificate
3.1.8 Valid License
3.2. Business
Documents as above with the following changes:
3.2.1. Download and complete affidavit for business must be done by the company proxy or responsible person.
3.2.2. Proxy ID (Very clear copy with no stamps or blemishes – we will certify)
• If a Non-South African a copy of the passport and Traffic Register.
• If the proxy and the person signing the affidavit is two different people also supply copy of that persons ID
3.2.3. BRN Certificate (Very clear copy without stamps or blemishes)


4.1. Scan and email all documents to us ( No faxes) – We will collect originals when we collect the vehicle.
4.2. We will prepare documents.
4.3. We will obtain a Request for police Clearance ( RPC ) at the relevant licensing department.
4.4. On the morning of the appointment we will collect the vehicle at about 6:30 and return it between 13:00 AND 16:00 with the clearance certificate.