Individuals who have shifted their residential address will have to make an application to their respective Regional Transport Office to reflect the change in their driving licence. The first step to having your residential address changed in your driving license is to obtain a No Objection Certificate / Clearance Certificate from the RTO from where you attained your driving license. Once you have obtained the CC / NOC, you will be required to go to the nearest RTO if you wish to apply for a change of address.
Process of Changing Driving Licence Address:
If you are planning on changing your address on your DL, you would need a caste certificate and an income certificate issued by Tahsildar. Along with the caste certificate, one has to submit other documents like duly-filled application form, address proof(like ration card, passport, voters ID, telephone bill, or water bill).
A caste certificate is a document that proves that one belongs to a particular caste, especially if a person belongs to a “scheduled castes”. If you do not have a caste certificate, you can collect the application forms that are available either online or from the local office in your city, town, or village.
Documents to Change of Address in Driving License Online
- Clearance Certificate / No Objection Certificate
- Form No. 7
- Change of Address form
- Post cover
- Passport-sized photograph
- Proof of current residential address
After you have gathered the aforementioned documents, you will be required to visit the RTO nearest to your home and meet an official at the Driving Licence section where a superintendent will verify all your documents and reveal how much money you will have to pay to make changes to your address in your driving licence. Once you get the details from the superintendent, you will be required to pay the fees. After you have paid the fee, you will receive a receipt at the fee counter after which you will be requested to furnish the file to the authorities and get an acknowledgment.
Procedures after applying for a change of address in driving license
Once you have completed the aforementioned procedure, your updated driving licence will be sent to your residential address via the Indian postal services within 30 days after you make an application. Individuals who shift from one state to another can follow the same procedure to make changes to their address, but a NOC will be mandatory in case a change of address is applied for in a different state, while individuals who have shifted their residential address to a town or city in the same state can simply submit a CC and have the necessary changes made.