Ok , so I'm pretty much done with my Driver License Registration here
It will be ready in 10 days and I did it all myself without a "Dispante"
The only thing is the lady at Detran told me its Validity will be tied to My South African license....which expires in December 2016 . So it means I would have to renew the SA license , which as far as I know from my research can only be done in Person in South Africa or do the whole Brazil License here from Scratch next year! If only I'd known I would have renewed my License before I left SA.....I already spent almost R$300 Reais on all the tests and taxes and its only going to last a Year??
I thought they take your old License away and it ceases to be of importance but the Lady at Detran assured me you keep it as it's linked to the Brazilian....Is this really the case?
Anyhow other than that it was straight forward , the psychological test was harder than I thought.....lost's of rapid confusing exercises on a stop watch and they really had to be performed well and neatly as well as a lot of personal questions as well as a kind of IQ test , the last few patterns of which made no sense at all....I handled it all alone with my Portuguese so that was nice , but I think you will struggle if your Portuguese is very basic.
Other than that it really is not that difficult folks , no need to fear it or worry about the Beurocracy, my biggest grievance is it's so Damn expensive.