How to Apply for Driving Licence in Punjab

A driving licence is an official document which allows you to drive a vehicle in the country. The type of vehicle you are authorised to drive depends on the type of driving licence you have. Here is everything you need to know about getting a driving licence in Punjab.

Types of Driving Licences in Punjab

  • Driving licence for motorcycles with gears
  • Driving licence for motorcycles without gears
  • Driving licence for invalid carriage
  • Driving licence for Light Motor Vehicle (LMV)
  • Driving licence for Medium Goods Vehicle (MGV)
  • Driving licence for Medium Passenger Vehicle (MPV)
  • Driving licence for Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV)
  • Driving licence for Heavy Passenger Vehicle (HPV)
  • Driving licence for road rollers

Eligibility Criteria and Documents Required to Apply for a Driving Licence in Punjab

Eligibility criteria
  • You should have a valid learner’s licence
  • The minimum age to apply for a driving licence is 20 years (commercial vehicle)
  • You need to be at least 18 years old or more (Light Motor Vehicle-LMV)
  • You have to be 16 years of age or more to drive a non-geared motorcycle (up to 50cc engine capacity)
  • If you are below the age of 18, you have to submit a letter of consent signed by your parent or guardian
Documents required
  • Form 4
  • Passport-size photographs
  • Form 1 (medical certificate)
  • Form 1A (Physical Fitness Certificate)
Any one of the documents for proof of age:
  • Passport
  • Ration card
  • Voter ID
  • PAN Card
  • Birth certificate
Any one of the documents for address proof
  • Aadhaar card
  • Ration card
  • Voter ID
  • Electricity bill
  • Phone bill

Steps to Apply Online for a Driving Licence in Punjab

You can apply for a driving licence in Punjab by paying the application fee. The amount will be Rs.200.

  • 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.

Steps to Apply Offline for a Driving Licence in Punjab

  • Step 1: First, you should visit the RTO and collect the application form
  • Step 2: 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 Punjab

You can apply for a duplicate driving licence in Punjab if your original driving licence is stolen, lost or damaged.

Documents required for obtaining a duplicate driving licence in Punjab

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

Olps.punjabtransport.org/forms.aspx

Steps to Apply for a Duplicate Driving Licence in Punjab

  • Step 1: Download the application form from the website, Olps.punjabtransport.org/forms.aspx
  • 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 Punjab

Your driving licence in Punjab 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 Your Driving Licence in Punjab

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

Steps to Renew Your Driving Licence in Punjab

  • Step 1: Go to the website, Olps.punjabtransport.org/forms.aspx
  • 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 Punjab

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.

Documents Required to Get an International Driving Licence in Punjab

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

Apply for an International Driving Licence in Punjab

An applicant applying for an International driving licence can do so by following both online or offline procedure.

Procedure to Apply Online for an International Driving Licence in Punjab

  • Step 1: Vist the website, Olps.punjabtransport.org/forms.aspx
  • 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

Procedure to Apply Offline for an International Driving Licence in Punjab

  • Step 1: Visit the nearest RTO
  • Step 2: Collect the required forms
  • Step 3: Submit the forms along with the required documents
  • Step 4: Your documents and forms will be verified and your international driving licence will be issued.

Driving Licence Test in Punjab

  • 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 Punjab

  1. What is the validity of learner’s licence in Punjab?

    A learner’s licence which is issued in Punjab will be valid for 6 months.

  2. How do I find the status of my driving licence in Punjab?

    You can check your driving licence status by visiting parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/orby enquiring directly with the RTO.

  3. Do I need to be physically present for the driving licence test or can I get it done online?

    Yes, you have to be present in front of the licensing authority to get your driving licence.

  4. Why is the driving test conducted?

    The driving test is conducted in will test your driving skills and your knowledge of the traffic rules andregulations.

  5. What is the fee I need to pay for addition of new class to driving licence?

    In order to add a new class to your driving licence, you have to pay a fee of Rs.50.

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