How to Get Driving licence in Jharkhand

Under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 you need to have a valid driving licence to drive a motor vehicle in Jharkhand. You can get a driving licence after you have a held a learner’s licence for 30 days. If you want to apply for a driving licence in Jharkhand, this guide will take you the process.

Types of Driving Licences in Jharkhand

Driving licence for Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) Cars and bikes with gears
Driving licence for motorcycles without gear Scooters and mopeds
Driving licence for transport vehicles Heavy motor vehicles like lorries, trucks, and trailers

Eligibility Criteria and Documents Required to Get a Driving Licence in Jharkhand

Eligibility criteria
  • You should have held a learner’s licence for at least 30 days
  • You should be over 18 years of age or more to get a driving licence in Jharkhand
  • You need to be 16 years of age or more to drive a motor vehicle which has an engine capacity up to 50cc
  • You have to be 20 years old and more (commercial vehicle)

Documents required

  • Valid learner’s licence
  • Form (application form)
  • Passport size photograph
  • Form 5 (commercial licence)
Any of the following documents:
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • LIC policy bond
  • Educational certificate
  • Aadhaar card

Apply Online for a Driving Licence in Jharkhand

You can apply for a driving licence in Jharkhand by paying the application fee. The amount will range from Rs.500 to Rs.800.

  • Step 1: Visit the website parivahan.gov.in/parivahan
  • Step 2: Select 'Online services’
  • Step 3: Click on ‘Driving licence related services’
  • Step 4: Choose your state
  • Step 5: Select ‘Apply online’
  • Step 6: Click 'Select new driving licence’
  • Step 7: Type the details in your application form
  • Step 8: Upload all required documents
  • Step 9: Upload your photograph
  • Step 10: Print out the documents and application form for future reference
  • Step 11: Book your time slot for the driving test
  • Step 12: Make the payment of the application fee
  • Step 13: You will get a web application number
  • Step 14: Visit the Regional Transport Office (RTO) in time for the test. Make sure to take all your original documents with you.

Apply Offline for a Driving Licence in Jharkhand

  • Step 1: First, you should download the application form from jhtransport.gov.in/forms.html
  • Step 2: Print the application form, fill in all the details and attach all required documents
  • Step 3: Submit the documents at the RTO
  • Step 4: Pay the application fee at the counter
  • Step 5: Book your slot for the driving test
  • Step 6: Appear on time for the test (at least half an hour early)
  • Step 7: If you pass the driving test, your driving licence will issued

Apply for a Duplicate Driving Licence in Jharkhand

You can apply for a duplicate driving licence in Jharkhand if your original driving licence is stolen, lost or damaged. You will have to pay an application fee of Rs.350.

Documents Required to Get a Duplicate Driving Licence in Jharkhand

  1. LLD form (application form to get a duplicate driving licence)
  2. Your original driving licence (if your licence is damaged)
  3. Copy of the FIR (if your driving licence is lost)

Procedure to Apply for a Duplicate Driving Licence in Jharkhand

  • Step 1: Download the application form from the website, jhtransport.gov.in/forms.html
  • Step 2: You can also download the form from parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/
  • Step 3: Once you download the form, fill in the details and attach the documents
  • Step 4: After the officials at the RTO have verified your documents, your duplicate driving licence will be issued.

Renew Your Driving Licence in Jharkhand

Your driving licence in Jharkhand is valid for a period of 20 years or until you reach the age of 50 (whichever is earlier). You can renew your driving licence by paying a fee of Rs.250.

Documents Required to Renew a Driving Licence in Jharkhand

  • Your original driving licence
  • Form 9 (application form to renew your driving licence)
  • Form 1 (physical fitness form)
  • Form 1A (medical certificate

Procedure to Renew Driving Licence in Jharkhand

  • Step 1: Go to the website, jhtransport.gov.in/forms.html
  • Step 2: Download the application form and fill in the details
  • Step 3: Attach the required documents
  • Step 4: Submit the application for at the RTO
  • Step 5: Pay the application fee
  • Step 6: Once your documents have been verified, your new driving licence will be issued

Apply for an International Driving Licence in Jharkhand

With an international driving licence, you can drive a motor vehicle aboard. The licence will be valid for a period of 1 year from the date of the licence being issued. You will have to pay an application fee of Rs.500 to apply for an international driving licence.

Documents Required to Get an International Driving Licence in Jharkhand

  • Form 4A (application form to get an international driving licence)
  • Passport
  • Indian driving licence
  • Flight ticket
  • Visa
  • 5 photographs (passport size)

Procedure to Apply for an International Driving Licence in Jharkhand

  • Step 1: Vist the website, jhtransport.gov.in/forms.html
  • Step 2: Download the application form and print it
  • Step 3: Fill in the details and attach all documents
  • Step 4: Submit the form at the RTO
  • Step 5: Pay the application fee
  • Step 6: Once your documents has been verified, you will get your international driving licence

Driving Licence Test Procedure in Jharkhand

  • The driving test will judge your driving skills
  • Your knowledge of traffic rules and regulations will also be tested
  • It will be conducted according to the rules of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
  • If you do not pass the test, you can reappear for it after 7 days

FAQs on Driving Licence in Jharkhand

  1. How can I check the status of my driving licence in Jharkhand?

    You can check the status of your driving licence by visiting parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/

  2. How much time will it take for me to get a learner's licence in Jharkhand?

    Learner's licence in Jharkhand will be issued on the very same day of your documents and application being verified.

  3. What form should I submit for a smart card driving licence in Jharkhand?

    You have to submit Form 7 in order to apply for a smart card driving licence in Jharkhand.

  4. What is the fee I need to pay to change the name on my driving licence ?

    You have to pay a fee of Rs. 10 to change the name on your driving licence.

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