How to Get a Driving License in Gujarat

The Commissionerate of Transport, Government of Gujarat is responsible for ensuring an efficient public transportation system, issuance of computerized learner's licence and 4 KB SCOSTA-based smart-card driving licence in the state of Gujarat.

Overview of DL in Gujarat

The procedures related to acquiring a new driving license may vary for renewal of driving license or addition of another category in the existing driving license. The various categories are listed below:

  1. Acquiring a new driving license
  2. Change in particulars in driving license/acquiring a duplicate driving license
  3. Additional category in a driving license
  4. International driving license
  5. Renewal of driving license

Acquiring a New Driving License in Gujarat

An applicant who wishes to acquire a driving license in Gujarat has to apply in the prescribed form as per regulations of the government of Gujarat. Applicants have to clear both computer and driving tests to acquire a license.

Eligibility criteria for driving licence in Gujarat

The eligibility criteria for acquiring a new driving license in Gujarat is listed in the table below:

Minimum Age (Completed) Vehicle Particulars Additional Requirements
16 years Two wheelers without gear -
18 years Two wheelers with gear, tractor, car and non-transport vehicles -
20 years Transport vehicles
  • Passed Class 8
  • Experience of driving a light motor vehicle for at least one year

Documentation required for DL in Gujarat

The documents required for acquiring a new driving license in Gujarat are listed in the table below:

Type of documents Particulars
Age proof
  • Birth certificate
  • School leaving certificate
  • Pan card
  • L.I.C. policy
  • Certificate from a civil surgeon
  • Passport
Address proof
  • Passport
  • Electricity bill
  • Electoral Voter I-Card
  • L.I.C. policy
  • Telephone Bill
  • House Tax receipt

Procedure for acquiring a new driving license in Gujarat

An applicant should acquire a learning license to be eligible to apply for a new driving license. An applicant should fill out form No.2/4 along with the medical certificate in form No.1 (A). If an applicant wishes to acquire a driving license for any goods vehicle, he should log on to www.sarathi.nic.in.

The procedure for obtaining a driving license is as follows:

  • A learning license is valid for six months
  • An applicant may appear for a driving test after 30 days of receiving the learning license
  • Applicants should drive the same kind of vehicle at the test as mentioned in the application form
  • An applicant can book an appointment for driving test online at http://drivingtesttrack.in/getappointment.htm. An applicant has to enter his learning license number and date of birth to get an appointment.

Fee structure of DL in Gujarat

The government of Gujarat charges Rs.200 for a smart card driving license. An additional Rs.50 is charged depending on the category of vehicle.

Change in Particulars in a Driving License and Acquiring a Duplicate Driving License

In order to make any changes in a driving license, an applicant should fill out form L.L.D mentioning all details of the original driving license. Applicants should pay Rs.200 along with the application. If an applicant does not remember the number of his original smart card, he can request for the same in an application with details of his address, name and date of birth. A fee of Rs.25 should be paid for the same. If an applicant wishes to change specific particulars in his driving license such as name and address, he can request for the same in an application along with a fee of Rs.200 and a NOC (no objection certificate) from the licensing authority.

Additional Category in a Driving License

  • There are various categories which can be added in a driving license as listed below:
    • Transport vehicle in L.M.V. license
    • Hazardous goods in transport driving license
    • Authorization for transport vehicle
    • Any other additional category for two wheelers
0.1 Transport Vehicle in L.M.V. License
  • Applicants should be aged 20 years or above, passed standard 8 and have at least one year of experience driving any light motor vehicle
  • Form no.8 should be filled out
  • Original driving license should be submitted
  • Certificate of training in form No.5 should be submitted
  • Rs.200 should be paid for a smart card
0.2 Hazardous Goods in Transport Driving License
  • An applicant should specify his particulars in an application
  • A certificate of training (three days) from any state/central government centre should be submitted
  • Rs.50 should be paid as fees
  • The endorsement is valid for one year

Authorization for Transport Vehicle

  • An application should be submitted in form T.V.A
  • A certificate of good conduct from a police station should be submitted
  • A training certificate should be be submitted in form no.5
  • Rs.50 should be paid as fees
0.3 Any Other Additional Category for Two Wheelers
  • An application request should be submitted in form-8
  • Original driving license should be attached
  • Rs.200 should be paid for a smart card driving license
  • Applicant may take the driving test 30 days after receiving the learner’s license.

International Driving License

  • International driving license is issued to Indian citizens who report to the RTO in person
  • Form 4 (A) and medical certificate in Form – 1 (A) should be filled out
  • Rs.500 should be paid as fees
  • Copies of visa, passport, 3 passport-size photographs and current driving license should be submitted
  • A driving permit is issued for one year or until the expiry of current driving license, whichever is earlier
  • Duplicate international driving permit is not renewed after expiry
  • The permit is delivered to an applicant in person

Renewal of Driving License

  • A 30-day grace period is allowed for the renewal of a driving license
  • In case an individual applies for renewal of license before 5 years of the expiry date, he need not take a test. The license, however, stands valid from the date of renewal
  • An application in form no. 9 should be filled out
  • Original driving license should be submitted
  • In case an applicant is aged 50 years or is applying for a renewal of license (transport), a medical certificate in form 1A should be submitted
  • Rs.50 in addition to Rs.200 as a smart card fee should be paid. For any delay, Rs.50 has to be paid
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate) of the concerned R.T.O. should be submitted

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News about Driving License in Gujarat

  • Kids driving without driving licence on the rise in Ahmedabad

    The Ahmedabad police conduct a drive in which policemen were stationed outside schools to catch children who were driving vehicles without a driving licence. The spots where the police would be was decided after proper examination and analysis of the spots in the city where the offenders could be found. In the drive, 223 children driving a vehicle without a driving licence were caught by the police. To get the vehicles back from the police which have been seized, the parents will have to pay the fine levied by visiting the district court.

    4 September 2018

  • Ahmedabad RTO To Come Up With A Special Cell To Suspend Driving Licence of Repeat Offenders

    For the last three years, the Ahmedabad Regional Transport Office has been issuing challans to people who break traffic rules. An approximate of 19 lakh challans were issued in this period, out of which 45,610 people have been caught violating the rules more than fives times. The Ahmedabad RTO received a list of these offenders and were asked to suspend their driving licence. The RTO officers were able to successfully suspend 610 licenses. When question why they couldn’t suspend more DLs, the officers stated that they do not have enough staff to carry out the task and the procedure was too manual and long.

    After considering the issue, G.S. Parmar, Ahmedabad Regional Transport officer is going to set up a seperate cell in the Ahmedabad RTO who will be dedicated to this task. They will be deployed to work on the suspending the license of repeat offenders.He stated that the RTO Cell will have at least five staff, who will only work on the process of suspending driving licences of repeat offenders. That is a big step and we hope it works!

    21 January 2018

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