Driving Licence Form (DL Form)

A driving licence is a compulsory requirement for all those who wish to drive a motorised vehicle like a car, motorbike, scooter, truck, bus, etc. Under the Motor Vehicles Act or 1988, no person is allowed to drive a motorised vehicle in a public place without holding a valid driving licence. Now, there is some work involved if you want to get a driving licence made for yourself. Here is some information regarding the procurement of a driving licence application form.

Where is the DL Form Available?

A driving licence is a document which is issued by the Regional Transport Office / Authority (RTO/RTA) of a city. If you wish to apply for one, you can obtain the application form for the same at your nearby or local RTO/RTA. Alternately, many states have also made it easy for citizens to apply for a drivers licence online via the RTO/RTA website. For states which allow online application, you can simply download the application form from the website itself. This is beneficial as it saves you a trip to your local RTO to get the form physically. Once you have downloaded the form, you can simply fill it at your convenience and submit it at the RTO, along with the necessary documents.

Driving Licence Print Forms

Print Form for Driving Licence or Learner's Licence:

To print form, enter the following details and click on ‘Submit’:

  • Application Number.
  • Date of Birth.

Applicants can download any one of the forms mentioned below:

  • New Learner’s Licence (Form 2).
  • New Driving License (Form 4).
  • Addition of New Class of Vehicle to Driving License (Form 8).
  • New Learner’s Driving License (Form 2, 4).
  • Renewal of Driving License (Form 9).

Documents Required for RTO Form

After you have procured the application form from the RTO, the next step is the submission of documents. There is a list of specific documents which you must furnish for the RTO authorities, in order to obtain your licence. Following is the list of the required documents:

  • Duly filled and signed Application Form. (Can be downloaded from the RTO website).
  • Registration Certificate and Insurance Documents of the vehicle which will be used by you for the driving test.
  • A Letter of consent from the owner of the vehicle being used for the driving test (in case the applicant is not the owner of the vehicle).
  • Your Passport-sized photographs. (number as requested by your issuing RTO)
  • Necessary Fees (varies for different states. Find out the same from your concerned RTO authorities).

How TO get a Driving Licence in Step by Step Method

Follow the steps below to get a driving licence form:

  • Register yourself to sarathi.nic.in
  • Fill up the form properly and after the application number generates. Cell that are marked in red are mandatory to be filled up
  • Press on the button that says Submit. The message that will pop up is Your Application has been saved successfully
  • Note down the application number prior to submitting the form
  • Once youre are done with the application form, you must take an appointment at the RTO for Driving Licence. Click on Appointment for DL test to take the appointment
  • Click on DL Slot Booking and choose DL test for online applicants. You must login using your application number and date of birth to fix the time slot for your test
  • Select the time and date as per your convenience at reach the venue to appear for the test.

Drivers Licence Related Application Forms

  1. Application Form For Licence To Drive A Motor Vehicle (Form 4)

    Coming to the Driving Licence, it contains various fields pertaining to the particulars of the applicant, type of vehicle you wish to get the licence for, and other details pertaining to the driving test. Following are the broad categories or fields included on a Driving Licence Application Form.

    • Type of vehicle You must tick the category or class of vehicle which you are getting the licence for. E.g. motor cycle with / without gear, invalid carriage, light motor vehicle, transport vehicle, etc.

    • Particulars of the Applicant Full name, Son/daughter/wife of, permanent address, date of birth, place of birth, educational qualifications, Identification marks, Declaration of citizenship status, blood group, etc.

    • Whether or not the applicant has held a driving licence in the past. If yes, then details must be provided.

    • If the applicant has been convicted while holding the current licence. If yes, then details must be provided.

    • If the applicant has been disqualified for obtaining a licence to drive. If yes, then why.

    • If the applicant has been subjected to a driving test for fitness or ability to drive a vehicle in respect of which a licence to drive is applied for. If yes, then details must be provided as to the date of the test, testing authority and result of the test.

    Following the above is the section asking for confirmation regarding the submission of required documents like learners licence, photographs, medical fitness certificate (if not exempt), payment of fees, etc.

    Date of application

    Signature or thumb impression of the applicant.

    The immediate next section concerns the Certificate of Test of Competence To Drive wherein the details of your driving test results must be provided.

  2. Application Form For Grant Or Renewal of Learners Licence (Form 2)

    If you wish to acquire a new learners licence or renew your existing learners licence, then you must submit a duly filled Form 2. The form requires you to provide your personal details like name, age, date of birth, educational qualifications, identification marks, blood group, etc. Further the application requires you to provide any information pertaining to the issue of a previous learners licence or if the applicant has previously been disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence or learners licence. The next section of the application form concerns the details regarding the fitness certificate which is required to be submitted along with this application. The applicant must also indicate if they have been exempted from the medical test or the preliminary test for this purpose. The concluding section of the form requires the parent / guardian (in case of a minor applying for the licence) to provide consent to the applicant for obtaining the licence. It also includes the results of the applicants driving test, indicating whether or not they have successfully passed the test. The form will require the signature of the applicant, parent/guardian and also the licensing authority, wherever required.

  3. Form For Application For Renewal Of Driving Licence (Form 9)

    Driving licences are issued only for a fixed number of years, after which they must be renewed. If you have to renew your Drivers Licence, you will be required to fill up Form 9 which is for the renewal of an expired drivers licence. Along with the form, the applicant is required to submit their recently taken photograph as well. The form begins with personal details like applicants name, along with the name of any immediate family member. You also need to provide details pertaining to the expired drivers licence like the licence number, date of its issue, licensing Authority which first issued the license and also the licensing authority which last renewed the license. Further applicants must check the class of vehicle for which they wish to renew their licence. The concluding fields of the form require the applicants permanent and temporary address and the applicants declaration that the renewal of license has not been refused / revoked or the applicant has not been disqualified for holding / obtaining a driving licence. Along with this form, the applicant must also attach their expired licence.

  4. Application For Duplicate Driving Licence (Form L.L.D)

    In case you have misplaced or lost your driving licence and with to get a duplicate licence issued for yourself, you are required to fill up Form L.L.D. The purpose of this form is to intimate the concerned authority about the loss or destruction of an existing drivers licence. This form requires you to provide details like your missing drivers licence number, issuing authority, your name, mother/father/spouse/guardians name, permanent and temporary address, along with the circumstances of loss or destruction of the licence. At the end, the form requires the signature or thumb impression of the applicant.

  5. Application Cum Declaration Form of Physical Fitness (Form 1)

    In order to obtain a drivers licence, applicants must fill in the application declaring their physical fitness. This form is split in two sections wherein the first section requires details like the applicants name, immediate family members name, permanent address, date of birth, identification marks. The second section requires the applicant to make any declaration regarding any aspect of their physical fitness. The applicant must declare truthfully if they suffer from any medical conditions like epilepsy, loss of muscular ability in any limb, night blindness, colour blindness, hearing disability or any other disease which might cause hindrance in the operation of a motor vehicle. Please note that applicants must submit this form along with the Medical Certificate in Form 1A.

  6. Medical Certificate (Form 1A)

    It is mandatory for all drivers licence applicants to submit the Medical Certificate or Form 1A along with the certificate of physical fitness to the concerned authorities. This form is broadly divided into 3 sections. Applicants are required to give their name and any identification marks present on their body like a mole or scar. The next section asks the applicant to make a declaration regarding any medical ailment of condition which they may be suffering from like defects of vision (colour blindness, night blindness, etc.), deafness or any deformity or loss of memory which might interfere with the driving of a motor vehicle. Under the optional section, the applicant may provide their blood group or Rh factor. The certificate must be verified and signed by an authorized medical practitioner or medical officer, declaring that the applicant has been examined by them and also point out any discrepancy in the required details.

  7. Application for Addition Of New Class Of Vehicle To Driving Licence (Form 8)

    If you wish to add another class of vehicle to your existing drivers licence, you will need to fill out the Form 8. You will be required to furnish details like your name, your authorized driving licence number, issuing authority, and name of any immediate family member. In the following section, you must tick the additional class of vehicle which you wish to apply for. Following this, applicants must tick mark the documents which they are enclosing (medical certificate in Form 1A, Learners Licence in Form 3, Driving Licence in Form 6/7, Driving Certificate in Form 5 for Transport vehicles), along with the amount of fees paid towards submission of the form. The concluding section of the form is a Certificate of Test of Competence To Drive which must be filled in by the authorized officer of the testing authority.

  8. Application Form For Intimation of Temporary/Permanent/Change of Address For Authorized Licence Holder (Form LCA)

    If you wish to change your temporary / permanent address as is given on your drivers licence, this is the form which you need to submit. You will be required to put in necessary details like your name, fathers name, changed address (along with a proof of the changed address), Address as mentioned in the Drivers Licence (unchanged address), validity of the drivers licence, licensing authority which last issued / renewed the licence and the fee paid towards the change of address on the drivers licence. The applicant must duly sign the form themselves before submitting the same.

Common Fields Included In A Driving Licence Form :

Coming to the Driving Licence, it contains various fields pertaining to the particulars of the applicant, type of vehicle you wish to get the licence for, and other details pertaining to the driving test. Following are the broad categories or fields included on a Driving Licence Application Form.

  1. Type of vehicle You must tick the category or class of vehicle which you are getting the licence for. E.g. motor cycle with / without gear, invalid carriage, light motor vehicle, transport vehicle, etc.
  2. Particulars of the Applicant Full name, Son/daughter/wife of, permanent address, date of birth, place of birth, educational qualifications, Identification marks, Declaration of citizenship status, blood group, etc.
  3. Whether or not the applicant has held a driving licence in the past. If yes, then details must be provided.
  4. If the applicant has been convicted while holding the current licence. If yes, then details must be provided.
  5. If the applicant has been disqualified for obtaining a licence to drive. If yes, then why.
  6. If the applicant has been subjected to a driving test for fitness or ability to drive a vehicle in respect of which a licence to drive is applied for. If yes, then details must be provided as to the date of the test, testing authority and result of the test.

Following the above is the section asking for confirmation regarding the submission of required documents like learners licence, photographs, medical fitness certificate ( if not exempt), payment of fees, etc.

Date of application

Signature or thumb impression of the applicant.

The immediate next section concerns the Certificate of Test of Competence to Drive wherein the details of your driving test results must be provided.

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News About Driving Licence Form

  • Police track illegal login attempt on MVD portal

    The cyber cell of the Kozhikode City police have been able to track people suspected of unlawfully trying to log in to the official portal of the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD), parivahan.gov.in in order to renew their expired driving licence by using the official ID and password. The illegal attempt to login was first noticed in the first week of March by the department after which the matter was reported to the police.

    The attempt was first noticed by a motor vehicle office who received an SMS alert regarding the login attempt after office hours. The matter was reported to the Regional Transport Officer. The police then tracked the IP address which led them to the suspected persons.

    26 April 2021

  • Final Merit List for UPPSC ACF RTO 2018 recruitment exam released

    Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has released the final merit list for the UPPSC ACF RTO 2018 recruitment exam. The results can be checked on the official website of UPPSC till 25th February. It needs to be mentioned here that the exam was conducted for 16 vacancies for the post of Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) and for 76 vacancies for Range Forest Officer (RTO). A total of 92 vacancies have been filled up via the exam. Of the 92 selected candidates, 18 are women. The results of the UPPSC ACF RTO 2018 main exam was declared in the month of December 2020. Based on the marks scored in the main exam, a total of 294 candidates were called for interviews.

    01 February 2021

  • Driving licence of riders not wearing helmets to be suspended in Odisha

    The transport department Odisha will be strictly implementing the rules which states that the driving licences will be suspended if the rider or the pillion rider are riding without helmets. The licence of the rider will be suspended if the pillion rider is found to be without a helmet.

    According to Section 129 of the Motor Vehicles Act 2019, every person above the age of 4 must wear a helmet on a two-wheeler vehicle.

    8 December 2020

  • Road accidents and fatalities see a sharp fall in Kerala

    In Kerala, the number of road accidents has dipped by 34% in the period between January and September 2020. Along with this, the number of fatalities has also dropped by 40% due to various factors such as lesser frequency of heavy vehicles on the road along with stricter enforcement of traffic rules.

    The number of accidents dipped from 30,751 to 20,091 and the number of deaths decreased from 3,398 to 2,036 for nine months. Even though there was a substantial rise in private vehicles on the road, the number of fatalities and accidents have decreased in the city due to lesser number of buses and other vehicles during the pandemic, according to Shibu K., nodal officer for MVD’s Safe Kerala Project.

    19 November 2020

  • Possibilities of renewing International Driving Licences abroad

    The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has recently issued a statement wherein it has asked for comments and suggestions for amendment of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. It has done that as it wants to facilitate the issuance of International Driving Permit (IDP) which have expired while the holder of the permit is still living abroad. People who are living abroad will find it easier to renew their driving permits once the MoRTH rolls out this feature. The MoRTH has already rolled out a draft notification in this regard.

    14 October 2020

  • Validity of vehicle documents and driving licenses extended till 31 December due to Covid-19 pandemic

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government of India has decided to extend the validity of driving licenses and certain vehicle documents till 31 December 2020. The previous deadlines, which had been getting extended due to the pandemic, were in July and September. The documents for which validity will be extended are those which are included in the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989, and the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. This includes registrations, licenses, permits, and fitness certificates for vehicles. This is applicable for all the states and union territories and is meant to facilitate the safety of citizens who may not be able to step out due to the pandemic, thus giving them more time for this.

    28 September 2020

  • Road Safety Manual is mandatory for all Driving Licence applicants in Chandigarh

    The administration in Chandigarh has made it mandatory for all learners and licence renewal applicants to purchase the 200-page Road Safety Manual to promote safe driving practices. This new rule was amended and added to the Chandigarh Motor Vehicle Rules, 1990.

    The new rule is now known as Chandigarh Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2020. The order was issued on 4 September 2020 by the secretary of the transport department K K Yadav. The rule was put into effect immediately. The manual mentioned above will be available in 2 languages – Hindi and English and the price of the manual is Rs.150.

    10 September 2020

  • Driving Licenses available in the Vahan and Sarathi database

    Key officials from the home, finance, information technology (IT) ministry in a meeting with the road transport and highways ministry, has decided to scrap the year-old data sharing policy, citing ‘misuse of data’ is highly possible. Citizens of India will be able to view reports generated based on analysis rather than the government selling the bulk data comprising details of vehicle registration and license with any company. It was also decided that no sensitive and personal vehicle data will be shared even through the reports. The Government of India under the bulk data sharing policy which the transport ministry would release, the government could share and sell vehicle details of registered vehicles and driving licenses available in the Vahan and Sarathi database.

    The ministry also shared such data with enforcement agencies including automobile industries, banks, finance companies, among others, at specified rates for each data set. The officials during the meeting decided that applications received by organizations, or under process for the request of data sharing will be rejected and no further request for sharing of data will be entertained. As of now only a single request has been processed and is not yet approved by the transport ministry.

    26 June 2020

  • The RLA appointments reduced in Chandigarh

    As a measure to combat the coronavirus, the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) has made a decision to bring down the number of slots that has been allotted for works by half.

    One officer had said that on a few days, over 600 online appointments had been given to people for visiting the RLA office for any work related to transfer of registration certificates and issuing the learner’s driving licence. Now, as a precautionary step, the number of appointments has been reduced to 300 per day. In order to avoid a rush, people without an appointment will not be allowed.

    22 May 2020

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