• Driving Licence Online Apply

    You need to have a valid driving licence to legally drive in India. The Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 states that no individual will be allowed to drive a motor vehicle in a public place without a valid driving licence. It is a punishable offence.

    Applying for a driving licence is a very easy procedure. Unlike decades ago, people can now go online and can submit an application in a few seconds. You do not have to stand in a long queue to submit your DL application.

    Application for Services on Driving Licence

    • Enter DL Number and Date of Birth in the respective fields and click on ‘Go’.
    • On clicking ‘Go’, the website will automatically fill the ‘Last Endorsed Details’.
    • In the ‘Submit Request to’ section, you have to select the state and RTO from the dropdown menus of the ‘Apply to State’ and ‘RTO’ sections.
    • Click on ‘Proceed’ to go to the next step.

    How to Apply for Driving Licence?

    Applying for DL can be done in two ways

    • Online Mode
    • Offline Mode

    How to Apply for DL Online

    • Step 1: Click on the website parivahan.gov
    • Step 2: Select the online services tab and click on the “Driving Licence Related Services” option.
    • Step 3: Select the State from which you wish to apply.
    • Step 4: Click on “Apply for Driving Licence” option.
    • Step 5: Complete the applicant details.
    • Step 6: Upload scanned copies of the necessary documents.
    • Step 7: Pay the application fee.
    • Step 8: Book a slot for a driving licence test
    • Step 9: Appear for the test as per the schedule.
    • Step 10: The DL is delivered to the applicant's doorstep if they pass the test.

    How to Apply for DL Offline

    • Step 1: You need to get Form 4 which is the application form for a driving licence in India. The Form can be downloaded from the state transport official website. Alternatively, you can also visit the nearest RTO to procure Form 4.
    • Step 2: Fill up the application form completely and submit it with other documents like age proof and address proof at the nearest RTO.
    • Step 3: Pay the application fee.
    • Step 4: Book a slot for the driving test.
    • Step 5: Give the test at the RTO Office.
    • Step 6: You will obtain a driving licence if you pass the test.

    Why Should You Apply for Driving Licence (DL) Online?

    It is ideal to apply for your DL online, as it is more convenient and takes lesser amount of time than going through the entire process manually. You can simply download the licence application form from the internet and furnish it with all the necessary documents after filling up the form duly. Once this process is completed smoothly, you can appear for the test and obtain the licence.

    Please note that online registration for LL is only for vehicles which are used for personal use and not for commercial transport purposes. In a single online application form the applicant can apply for LL for more than one category of vehicle. The preliminary test is common for all vehicles irrespective of the category of vehicle for which the LL is applied.

    Eligibility Criteria for Driving Licence

    Types of Vehicles allowed Criteria
    Vehicles without gears with engine capacity up to 50cc
    • 16 years of age and parental consent.
    Vehicles with gears
    • 18 years of age.
    • Must be aware of the traffic rules and regulations.
    Commercial vehicles
    • 20 years of age (18 years of age in some states)
    • Should have completed formal education till 8th grade.
    • Should be trained from government or government- affiliated training centre.

    Documents Required to Apply for a Driving Licence

    Any one of the below for age proof:

    • Birth certificate
    • School matriculation certificate
    • Attested copy of the passport
    • Pan Card
    • Passport

    Any one of the below for address proof:

    • Voter ID
    • Ration Card
    • Valid passport
    • LIC policy bond
    • State or Central Government payslip

    Other documents

    Fees for DL and LL

    You can pay the fee either through SBI challan or online. The DL fees for the different categories of licence are given below:

    Licence Issued Old Fee New Fee
    Applying for a new driving licence Rs.40 Rs.200
    Driving licence test Rs.50 Rs.300
    Renewing a driving licence Rs.50 Rs.200
    Applying for a new learner’s licence Rs.30 Rs.200
    Renewing a learner’s licence Rs.40 Rs.200
    Applying for an International driving licence Rs.500 Rs.1,000
    Driving school licence issue and renewal Rs.2,000 Rs.10,000
    Issuing a renewed driving licence Rs.50 Rs.200
    Fee for appeal against RTO Rs.100 Rs.500
    Issuing driving schools with duplicate licence Rs.2,000 Rs.5,000

    Difference Between Driving Licence (DL) and Learner's Licence (LL)

    In India, there are two types of Driving Licences issued. These is the Learner's Licence and the Permanent Licence. The validity of Learner's Licence is only for six months and is given to people who wish to start learning to drive or ride a vehicle. An individual can obtain a permanent DL on passing written and practical exams, and only after a month of issuance of the initial learner's licence. Thus, one can apply for a DL only after getting a learner's licence. There needs to be a gap of one month between the two applications.

    Do's and Don'ts

    • Do check the form once you have filled it in for errors or omissions.
    • Do carry the original documents with you when you go for your driving test.
    • Do remember that a Learner's Licence is valid only for 6 months.
    • Don't submit fraudulent documents along with your application as you will be liable for penal action.
    • Don't forget to attach a copy of your Learner's Licence when applying for a Driving Licence.
    • Don't drive or ride (this includes while practicing) without a valid licence or documentation with you at all times.
    • In the case of Learner's Licence holders, Don't ride or drive without a permanent driving licence holder present. Being caught driving/riding alone could disqualify you from obtaining a Driving Licence.

    FAQs on How to Apply for Driving Licence

    1. What is the validity of a Learner's Licence?
    2. A Learner's Licence is valid for a period of 6 months from the date of issue.

    3. Is a Learner's Licence issued in Delhi valid across India?
    4. Yes, a Learner's Licence issued in any state or Union territory is valid throughout the country for the duration of licence validity.

    5. What are the documents to be submitted pertaining to my car when I am applying for a Driving Licence?
    6. You will have to submit the following details pertaining to your car when applying for a driving licence:

    7. Is a medical certificate compulsory when applying for a licence?
    8. If you are someone above 50 years of age, then a medical certificate is compulsory.

    9. Will I get a refund if I don’t clear my driving test?
    10. No, you will not get a refund if you don't clear your driving test.

    News About Driving Licence

    • Test slots for driving license in the national capital reduced by 50%

      In order to check on the spread of COVID-19, the Transport Department in Delhi has reduced the test slots by 50%. Earlier, around 1,000 slots were allotted for driving license tests on a daily basis. However, that has been reduced by 50%. The available slots will be provided to individuals who have applied for the tests during the lockdown period. Candidates will be allowed to make an appointment for a single category at a time. In the case of a different category, another appointment has to be made at a later date.

      15 June 2021

    • Surge seen at RTOs as driving licence tests began from 14 March

      After the announcement made by the Delhi state government on allowing people to appear for their driving tests, around 300 people appeared for the tests at the 13 RTOs in the city. The Delhi government had issued an order which allowed people to appear for their tests on 12 March after the approval was given by the Minister of Transport, Kailash Gahlot. Initially, the tests were supposed to be scheduled and conducted from 21 March but the RTOs’ inspectors and staff along with the department were able to provide appointments from 14 March.

      A total of 413 appointments were made of which 311 appeared for the tests. The highest number of driving skill applicants were from the Surajmal Vihar RTO in East Delhi with 60 applicants appearing for the tests.

      29 March 2021

    • Adhere to traffic rules, truck drivers told

      An awareness program on road safety and traffic rules was conducted by the Shamshabad Police on Thursday for truck drivers and transporters. Shamshabad ACP V Bhaskar conducted the session on drunk driving, overloading, driving by unauthorised persons and booking cases under the section of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against the vehicle owners and violators of road safety.

      The truck drivers were asked by the officials to follow the traffic guidelines as per the Telangana Public Safety (Measures) Enforcement Act and asked the truck owners to do a background check while employing drivers.

      11 January 2021

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