Driving License

As per Motor Vehicle Act 1988, a valid Driving Licence is necessary to drive any motor vehicle on public roads.

There are two stages to get a Permanent Driving Licence.

Stage I : Obtaining a Learner's Licence

Stage II : Obtaining a Permanent Licence

Applicants for a Learner's Licence should appear personally before the Licensing Authority with the following:

» Application Form No. 2 (available with the department)

» Fees of Rs. 50/- for each class of vehicle

» Proof of age, appropriate for relevant class of vehicle. For example Birth Certificate, Secondary School Certificate, Life Insurance Policy, Passport etc.

» Proof of residence like Ration Card, Electoral Roll, Electricity / Telephone Bill etc., showing the name of the person.

» Medical Certificate in Form No. 1A wherever applicable.

» 3 recent passport size photographs of the applicant.

» Applicants for Transport Vehicle Licence must apply in Form No. 8 and produce a Permanent Driving Licence for Light Motor Vehicle held by him, at least for one year.

Applicants for Learner's Licence shall pass a test regarding basic traffic signs and driver's responsibilities. The Learner's Licence so issued is valid for a period of six months from the date of issue and is renewable for another period of six months, during its validity.

The applicant should appear in person along with a registered motor vehicle of the relevant category before the Licensing Authority with the following:

» Application in Form No.4 (available with the department)

» Fee of Rs. 125/- for test and Licence

» Valid Learner's Licence held by the applicant for the relevant class, which is older than 30 days

» 4 recent passport size photographs of the applicant

» Applicants for Transport Vehicle Licence should enclose a Training Certificate in Form No. 5 issued by a recognised driving school.

The applicant shall pass a driving test on a vehicle of the type he has applied for.

Licence to drive a Non-Transport Vehicle is valid for 20 years from the date of issue or until the holder attains the age of 50 years, whichever is earlier. After that, the Licence is renewed every 5 years. Transport Vehicle Licence is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue or renewal.

  • The applicant should have completed 16 years of age to drive a Motor cycle up to 50CC.
    • The applicant should have completed 18 years of age to drive a Motor cycle above 50 CC and other vehicles like Light Motor Vehicles or any specified category.
    • The applicant should have completed 20years of age to drive Transport Vehicle and one year experience in driving Light Motor Vehicle.
    • Educational Qualification should be 8th pass for driving the Transport Vehicle with One year experience in Non-Transport of the same category.
    • Form 2: If the applicant is less than 18 years of age, parent/guardian should also sign the application for licence to drive Motor Cycle below 50CC, in the presence of the Licencing Authority or person authorised in this behalf by the Licencing Authority.
    • Form 1- Self declaration: In case if the applicant applies for Transport Licence copy of the previous Driving Licence shall be submitted.
    • Form 1A- Medical Certificate: In case of Transport Vehicle category or for an applicant who have attained the age of 50 years and applies for any category with one recent passport size photograph.

Address Proof: (Any one of the following document)
• Electoral Roll
• Life Insurance Policy
• Passport
• Pay slip (Issued by any Central Government /State Government or Local Body with employees address as per Service Register )
• Proof of Nationality

Note:
If any one of the above certificates is not available, a Sworn Affidavit along with house owner’s address proof to the satisfaction of the Licencing Authority may be enclosed. Provided the applicant before an Executive Magistrate or a First Class Judicial Magistrate or a Notary public as evidence of age and address proof.

Age Proof: (Any one of the attested copy of the following)

  • Birth Certificate
    • School Certificate
    • Certificate issued by a Medical Officer of the rank of Civil Surgeon.

Proof of Nationality:

  • By Birth then proof thereof
    • By Naturalisation then proof thereof
    • By Decent then proof thereof etc.,
    • Foreigner/ NRI, the particulars of his native country, address and other details of Personal ID’s, Passport, VISA, Legal Documents issued by Commissioner of Police, MRO and other Competent Authority.


Note:
• The applicant needs to appear for online test after taking the photograph, signature and thumb impression.
• If the applicant has a valid LL or DL of different category then no need to go for test again the Learner’s licence is generated without the test.


Validity: 6 months from the date of issue.

  1. b) Requirements for Duplicate Learner’s Licence:
  • Copy of Learner’s Licence or details such as Learner’s Licence No, Applicant name, S/o, Date of Birth, Date of Issue etc.,

Validity: Same as the Learner’s Licence 

  1. c) Requirements for Retest to obtain Learner’s Licence:
  • Cash Receipt or application number for which the applicant has given the last learner’s licence test.

Note:
The applicant is eligible for retest after 7 days from the date of last online test.

Fees for Learner’s Licence:

Sl.No.

Class of Licence Category 

Application Fee

 Service Charge

1

Fresh Learner’s Licence Fees

 Rs. 30/- (for each Class of Licence category)

Rs. 30/-

2

Duplicate Learner’s Licence

Rs. 15/-

Rs. 30/-

3

Retest Fee 

nil

Rs.30/-


Delivery of Documents - Same day.


  1. a) Requirements for Fresh Driving Licence:
  • Form – 4 - Application for issue of Fresh Driving Licence
    • Valid Learner’s Licence in Form–3 should be more than 30 days old from the date of issue.
    • One recent passport size photograph
    • Driving Certificate in Form-5 from any Government recognized Driving School, if the applicant is to drive Transport Vehicle.
    • Valid DL of Non-Transport Category of One year experience in the same category for which Transport Vehicle category is required.
    Note:
    • Applicant should appear in person along with respective class of vehicles for which LLR is issued with documents i.e., RC, IC and PUC for undergoing driving test before the Motor Vehicle Inspector and should pass the test. If failed the applicant should appear for retest after 7 days.
    • The applicant is exempted from test for a Non-Transport category provided the applicant hold a Driving Licence to drive such class of vehicle issued by a competent authority of any country outside India and defence personnel who has been discharged from service.
    • Driving test is must for Transport Category vehicle.
  1. b) Requirements for Retest:
  2. Cash Receipt or application number for which the applicant has given the Driving test.
    2. The applicant is allowed for retest after 7 days from the date of last test.
    3. If the applicant failed for 3 consecutive times with a gap of 7 days between the tests then the applicant is not allowed for retest for next 60 days from the date of last test.


Fees:

Sl.No.

Class of Licence Category

Application Fee (in Rupees)

Service Charege (in Rupees)

Smart Card Fee(in Rupees)

1

Duplicate Licence


15/-

Rs. 150/- for all Non-Transport DL

Rs. 50/- for LMV Transport DL

Rs. 100/- for Other than LMV Transport DL

200/-

Validity: 

Sl.No.

Class of Licence Category

Age of the applicant

Licence Validity

1

Non-transport

Less than 50 years 

20 years or till the age of the applicant attained 50 years which ever is earlier

2

Non-transport

More than 50 years 

5 years

3

Transport 

 Less than 50 years 

3 years or till the age of the applicant attained 50 years which ever is earlier

4

Transport 

 More than 50 years 

3 years

5

Transport Hazardous

 

1 Year or till the age of the applicant attained 50 years which ever is earlier

Delivery of Documents – Same day

Requirements for Duplicate Driving Licence.

  • Form LLD - duly signed by the driving licence holder with two specimen signatures (to be filled in the office where the licence was last renewed).
    • One recent passport size photograph.

Note:
The applicant is eligible to duplicate licence in case of original licence is Lost/Defaced/Torn

Fees:

Sl.No

Class of Licence Category

Application Fee (in Rupees)

Service Charge (in Rupees)

Smart Card Fee (in Rupees)

1

Duplicate Licence

15/-

Rs. 150/- for all Non-Transport DL
Rs. 50/- for LMV Transport DL
Rs. 100/- for Other than LMV Transport DL

 200/-

Note:
The licence should be issued with clear mark in Red as “DUPLICATE”.


Delivery of documents – Same Day

Requirements for Renewal of Driving Licence:

  • Form – 9 and written application for smart card
  • Form –1 - Application-cum-Self declaration as to the physical fitness
  • From -1A – Medical Certificate for Transport Vehicle category and also for persons who have age above 50 years for any category.
  • Original Driving Licence
  • Two recent passport size photographs

Note: If the applicant applied 5 years after the expiry the applicant needs to go for Retest (Test of Competency)

Fees:

Sl.No

Class of Licence Category

Application Fee (in Rupees)

Late Fees(in Rupees)

Service Charge (in Rupees)

Smart Card Fee (in Rupees)

1

Renewal of Driving Licence

Rs. 50/- if applied with in grace period.Or Rs.100/- if applied after the grace period.

Late Fees at the rate of 50/- rupees for a period of delay of one year or part thereof reckoned from the date of expiry of grace period for a period of 5 years.

Rs. 150/- for all Non-Transport DL Rs. 50/- for LMV Transport DL Rs. 100/- for Other than LMV Transport DL

 200/-

Validity:

Sl.No.

Class of Licence Category

Age of the applicant

Licence Validity

1

Non-transport

Less than 50 years

5 years or till the age of the applicant attained 50 years which ever is earlier

2

Non-transport

More than 50 years

5 years

3

Transport

Less than 50 years

3 years or till the age of the applicant attained 50 years which ever is earlier

4

Transport

More than 50 years

3 years

5

Transport Hazardous

 

1 Year or till the age of the applicant attained 50 years which ever is earlier


Delivery of documents – Same Day

Requirements for Change of Address in Driving Licence:

  • The applicant should possess a valid Driving Licence with address proof.
    • The applicant should write an application in proper format mentioning the details of new address whether temporary or permanent with original Driving Licence to the Licencing Authority of the jurisdiction where the applicant resides.

Fees:

Sl.No

Class of Licence Category

Application Fee (in Rupees)

Test Fees(in Rupees)

Service Charge (in Rupees)

Smart Card Fee (in Rupees)

1

Change of Address on Driving Licence

30/-

nil

Rs. 150/- for all Non-Transport DL
Rs. 50/- for LMV Transport DL
Rs. 100/- for Other than LMV Transport DL

 200/-

Validity: Same as on the driving licence


Delivery of documents – Same Day

 

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