Apply for Driving License in Himachal Pradesh

You can apply for a driving license in Himanchal Pradesh by visiting the nearest RTO, by visiting the official website of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, or the official website of Himachal Pradesh. The process to apply for a driving license is simple and hassle-free.

Methods to Apply for a Driving License

The different methods to apply for a driving license are mentioned below:


The procedure to apply for a driving license at an RTO is mentioned below:

  • Visit the nearest RTO.
  • Request for the application form. The application form can also be downloaded from the official website of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
  • Your full name, father’s name, address, education qualification, date of birth, the place where you were born, blood group, and identification are the details that must be mentioned in the application form.
  • Submit the relevant documents.
  • Once you have cleared the test, you will be provided a learner’s license. You can apply for a permanent license between 30 days and 180 days after you get the learner’s license.


On the Official Website of Himachal Pradesh

The procedure to apply for a driving license on the official website of Himachal Pradesh is mentioned below:

  • Visit
  • Download the application form. Fill the form and submit it at the nearest RTO.
  • Submit the relevant documents.
  • Choose the date and time for the driving test.
  • Once you have cleared the test, the license will be sent to the registered address within 3 weeks.

On the Official Website of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

The procedure to apply for a driver’s license on the official website of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways is mentioned below:

  • Go to
  • Click on ‘Online Services’.
  • Click on ‘Driving License Related Services’.
  • Select the state as Himachal Pradesh on the next page.
  • Click on ‘Apply Online’.
  • Click on ‘New Driving License’.
  • On the next page, click on ‘Continue’.
  • Fill the application form and submit the relevant documents.
  • Choose a slot.
  • Make the payment on the next page.
  • Once you pass the test, the license will be sent to your address.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria that must be met in order to apply for a driving license are mentioned below:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must know the traffic rules and regulations.
  • You must have a learner’s license for at least 30 days.
  • In the case of a commercial driving license, you must be at least 20 years old.

Documents Required

  • Passport-size photographs
  • Learner’s license
  • Application form 4 and 5
  • Proof of address such as LIC Policy, Employer’s Certificate, Ration Card, Passport, or Voter’s ID
  • Proof of identity such as Educational Certificate, Passport, or Birth Certificate

Apart from applying for a license, you can check the status of the payment, apply for a duplicate license, and make changes to the license as well.

Driving License in Himachal Pradesh FAQs

  1. Is the Driving License provided in Himachal Pradesh valid across India?

    Yes, the Driving License provided in Himachal Pradesh is valid across India.

  2. In case I fail the driving test, can I retake one?

    Yes, you can retake the driving test in case you fail the initial one. However, you can retake the test only after 7 days and a fee of Rs.50 must be paid.

  3. Where should I submit the application form?

    You must submit the application form along with the relevant documents at the RTO.

  4. How long is the DL valid for in the case of transport vehicles?

    In the case of transport vehicles, the DL is valid for 3 years.

  5. What are the different application forms that must be submitted?

    The different application forms that must be submitted are mentioned below:

    • 3 passport size photographs
    • Form 4

News About Apply for Driving License in Himachal Pradesh

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    raffic violators will need to shell out more for traffic offences in Himachal Pradesh as the government has modified fines and compounding limits for various offences as per the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019. The modifications will result in heavy fines. As per the notification, two sets of fines have been set for compoundable offences. They are - on-the-spot payment of the fine and one where the offender challenges it and goes to the court. It needs to be mentioned here that if found guilty in court, the offender will be charged 1.5 times the amount that the person would have paid on the spot.

    For driving without license, a fine of Rs.5,000 will be imposed while for violation of speed limits Rs. 1500 will be charged. Offence will be charged Rs.2,500 as a first-time offence for using mobile phone while driving. For second and subsequent offences Rs.10,000 will be charged. Driving without wearing the safety belt will result in a fine of Rs.1,000. The amended rules also discourage anyone suffering from any disease/disability which threaten the safety of others from driving. If found doing so, the person will be fined Rs.1,000 the first time and Rs 2,000 subsequently.

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  • Vehicle crackdown in Jammu and Kashmir

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    This began when a vehicle that had a registration not belonging to Jammu and Kashmir was used by militants in an attack against the CRPF personnel on 25 March. There were 3 CRPF personnel who lost their lives in the attack. The state government has thus made it mandatory for all vehicle owners not having a J&K registration, to apply for a fresh registration number belonging to Jammu and Kashmir. Vehicle owners have been given 15 days to submit the documents with the local RTO for fresh registration.

    12 April 2021

  • e-Parivahan for online services launched in Himachal Pradesh by State Transport Department

    The State Transport Department of Himachal Pradesh has launched ''e-Parivahan Vyavstha'' as an online portal for obtaining various permits, driving licences, and registration certificates. There will be other citizen-centric services that the platform will provide in order to facilitate easier procedures for people who want to get various certificates or permits issued as well as renew their driving licences and registrations.

    26 February 2021

  • DL of truck drivers to be suspended for three months if vehicle found overloaded

    The Regional Transport Authority (RTA) in Gurugram has decided to suspend the driving license (DL) of truck drivers if their vehicle is found to be overloaded. Earlier, on violating the loading of truck beyond the permissible limit, a driver would have had to pay a challan of Rs.80,000. However, the rule has been curbed since the overloading of truck kas been considered a major reason behind accidents in Gurugram.

    In November, a total of 133 challan for overloading of trucks was issued with fine amounting to Rs.96.16 lakh. For the month of December, a total of 136 challan was issued with total fine collected Rs.72.62 lakh for overloading of trucks in Gurugram.

    28 December 2020

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