Driving Licence in Goa

The procedure to apply for a driving license online in Goa is simple. A form is filled online with all the required information. An applicant has to submit his/her fitness certificate along with the other details. It is then followed by applying for a learner’s license and then, finally a permanent license.

According to the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, a person has to follow certain rules before driving a two-wheeler or four-wheeler on the road. The entire process to apply for an online driving license in Goa is explained in detail below.

Procedure To Apply For A Driving License In Goa Online

For clear understanding, the process is described in separate sections below:

Eligibility Criteria to apply for a Driving Licence in GOA

To apply for a driving license in Goa, the following eligibility requirements have to be met:

  • An individual should be at least 18 years old to get a license for light motor vehicles and motorcycles.
  • An individual should be 20 years old to get a license to drive light and professional transport vehicles like auto rickshaws, taxis, motorcycles, pickup trucks, etc.
  • An individual who is below 18 and at least 16 years old can get a driving license for motorcycles that do not exceed 50 cc.

Documentation required to apply for a driving licence in GOA

If an applicant meets the eligibility criteria mentioned above, the next step is to keep all the essential documents handy. These include:

  • A passport size photo.
  • A copy of the PAN card.
  • A copy of the medical fitness certificate.
  • A copy of the parent/guardian’s written consent with date and signature, if the applicant is a minor.
  • A copy of the address proof (Passport/Life insurance policy/Voter ID/Ration card).
  • A copy of the birth certificate (School certificate/Birth certificate/Affidavit signed by the executive magistrate).

Acquaintance With The Road Rules

Before applying for the learner’s and permanent driving license, it is vital to do the following:

  • Understand and learn the basic road signs.
  • Understand and learn the basic rules of traffic.
  • Take a few demo tests in advance so that the actual test is not messed up.
  • The learner’s license test includes 20 questions, out of which 16 answers (or 80%) have to be correct in order to receive the learner’s license.

Types Of Licenses in Goa

The government of Goa issues two types of driving licenses, which include:

  • Learner’s License: Before applying for the permanent driving license in Goa, an applicant has to get a learner’s license first. This is a temporary license which has a validity of 6 months and is issued when the applicant is in the process of learning a motor vehicle.
  • Permanent License: After 1 month of getting a learner’s license (i.e. from the date of issue), an applicant becomes eligible to apply for a permanent license.

How To Apply For A Learner’s License In Goa Online?

  • Step 1: The foremost step to apply for a Goa learner’s license online is to download the PDF format of Form 1 and Form 1A.
  • Step 2: Form 1A is a medical certificate, which has to be filled by a certified medical practitioner, who is appointed by the state government.
  • Step 3: Form 1 is a duly-filled declaration form for the physical fitness. This includes the applicant’s name, permanent address, date of birth, identification marks, and disease-based questions. After this, either the thumb impression or signature has to be given at the bottom right corner.
  • Step 4: Both form 1 and form 1A documents have to be scanned. Save them on the computer or pen drive.
  • Step 5: The next step is to fill the Form 2 online. Unlike the manual way of approaching the area’s Assistant Director of Transport for submitting the Form 2, it can be done effortlessly online. For this, go to the official e-services portal of the Goa Government.
  • Step 6: From the list of links shown, click on “RTO services.”
  • Step 7: A list of sub-links is displayed from which click on the link named “Application for grant of learner's license (Form 2).”
  • Step 8: An online editable format of Form 2 opens now.
  • Step 9: Fill all the required details in the fields. These include the applicant’s name, mobile number, PAN number, email ID, type of motorcycle, permanent address, temporary address, date of birth, birthplace, identification marks, educational qualification, citizenship status, blood group, etc.
  • Step 10: Upload the passport size photograph, form 1, form 1A, parent/guardian’s consent letter, birth proof, and address proof.
  • Step 11: Enter the captcha code as shown and click on the “submit” button.
  • Step 12: Once the application is successfully submitted, the applicant receives an “application reference number” followed by an SMS/e-mail notification to take the learner’s license test.
  • Step 13: The applicant can choose the test date and test time as per his/her convenience.
  • Step 14: An appointment slot is fixed, which has to be shown at the RTO along with the original documents at the time of the test.
  • Step 15: The test has 20 questions, out of which 16 answers need to be correct to receive a learner’s license.
  • Step 16: Once the test is cleared successfully, the learner’s license is issued to the applicant by post.

All the forms relating to driving license can be downloaded at the official website of Goa Government. From the menu, choose Departments > Transport. At the bottom, all the forms are listed, each with a download button.

Note: The fee for applying a learner’s fee in Goa is Rs.30. If there are any issues in the application process, the applicant can contact the regional RTO office for both online and offline.

How To Apply For A Permanent License In Goa Online?

After receiving the learner’s license, the applicant can learn driving a vehicle under the supervision of a person who has a permanent license. However, if the applicant is applying for a commercial license, then he/she has to take his/her driving lessons from a certified school.

After one month of receiving the learner’s license, an applicant is eligible to apply for the permanent license. The steps for this are as follows:

  • Step 1: Keep a scanned copy of the learner’s license handy.
  • Step 2: The next step is to fill the Form 4 online. Unlike the manual way of approaching the area’s Assistant Director of Transport for submitting the Form 4, the process can be now easily done online.
  • Step 3: Go to the official website of the Goa Government. Navigate to the e-services portal.
  • Step 4: From the list of links shown, click on “RTO services.”
  • Step 5: A list of sub-links is displayed from which click on the link named “Application for license to drive a motor vehicle (Form 4).”
  • Step 6: An online editable format of Form 4 opens now.
  • Step 7: Fill the required details. These include the applicant’s name, mobile number, email address, PAN number, type of motorcycle, permanent address, temporary address, birthplace, date of birth, educational qualification, identification marks, citizenship status, blood group, etc.
  • Step 8: Upload the medical certificate (Form 1A), learner’s license, and the certificate from the driving school.
  • Step 9: Enter the captcha code and click on the “submit” button.
  • Step 10: Once the application is submitted, the applicant gets an “application reference number” followed by notification via SMS/e-mail to take the permanent license test.
  • Step 11: On the test day, the applicant has to bring his/her vehicle. Note that the vehicle type has to be the same that was written at the time of filling the application.
  • Step 12: During the driving test, the applicant has to drive in front of the RTO authority. The test can also involve asking questions about the general traffic rules, road regulations,
  • Step 13: The results are announced in a few hours. If the applicant fails, he has to redo the entire process.
  • Step 14: If the applicant passes the test, he/she gets his/her driving license through the post in a few days.

Note: The fee for applying for a permanent driving license in Goa is Rs.40. However, if the applicant wants his/her permanent driving license card to be laminated, then the fee is Rs.200.

How To Renew A Driving License In Goa Online?

  • Step 1: Have a scanned copy of form 1, form 1A, driving license, address proof, and passport size photo ready before renewing the license online.
  • Step 2: The next step is to fill the Form 9, which can be easily done online.
  • Step 3: Go to the official Government website of Goa. Navigate to the e-services portal.
  • Step 4: From the list of links shown, click on “RTO services.”
  • Step 5: A list of sub-links is displayed from which click on the link named “Application for renewal of driving license.”
  • Step 6: An online editable format of Form 9 opens now.
  • Step 7: Fill the required details. These include the applicant’s name, mobile number, email address, PAN number, license number, issue date, licensing authority, date of renewal, vehicle authorized to be driven, expiry date, and the reason for a delay in the renewal (if renewed after the grace period).
  • Step 8: Upload the form 1, form 1A, passport size photo, driving license, and address proof.
  • Step 9: Enter the captcha code and click on the “submit” button.
  • Step 10: The application will be processed and the renewed license is issued by post.

Things to keep in mind:

  • A permanent driving license is valid only until the date that is mentioned at the back of the card.
  • If the date has expired, usually a duration of 30 days is granted as the grace period for renewing the license.
  • If the license holder renews it within 5 years from the expiry date, he/she is exempted from the test. However, the license will be valid from the date of renewal.
  • Keep a scanned copy of form 1, form 1A, driving license, address proof, and passport size photo handy.
  • A renewal fee of Rs.50 + card fee of Rs.200 has to be paid if the license is being renewed before the expiry date.
  • An additional fee of Rs.50 has to be paid for each year for missing the renewal.

*Disclaimer

News About Driving Licence in Goa

  • 315 drunk driving cases registered in Goa in 4 hours

    The Goa police has registered 315 drunk driving cases after a drive against drunk driving was conducted. The drive was conducted on the 10th of August from 7pm to 11pm in the night. The drive was conducted at 100  locations across the state. Any vehicle driver who had more than 200mg/100ml of alcohol in their blood was prosecuted and will have to go through a hearing in the court. The licence of the offenders will be suspended by the Goa police. One such offender was an auto driver who was carrying 15 filled LPG cylinders at Porvorim. The amount of alcohol in his blood was much higher than the legal amount. The police is planning to file cases against all the offenders and punish them accordingly.        

    14 August 2018

  • Goa government issues advisory against drunk driving

    Goa police has issued an advisory against drunk driving after one of its own, a constable named Vishnu Naik was arrested for drunk driving a police vehicle. The whole incident of the drunk driving was caught on CCTV camera. The constable reportedly failed an alcometer test. The Goa police have been left red faced after the news of its constable getting arrested for drunk driving and colliding with a four wheeler from behind spread like wildfire.

    As per the advisory released by the Goa police department, any driver who is found to be drunk driving for the first time and the measure of alcohol in the blood exceeds 30 mg per 100 ml of blood will have to pay Rs.2000 as fine and might have to spend 6 months in jail. For any subsequent offences, the fine levied by the Goa police will be Rs.3000 and the person in question may have to spend 2 years in imprisonment. As per the Goa police, heavy fines have been imposed on the drunk driving offence as it one of the major reasons of accidents occurring on the streets of Goa. The driving licence of drunk driving offender will also be suspended for 6 months.   

    30 July 2018

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