How to link Driving Licence to DigiLocker?

Before we speak about how to store your driving licence online in DigiLocker, we need to know more about DigiLocker.

The Government of India under the Digital India initiative introduced DigiLocker. This is a “Digital Locker” that citizens can use to save their important official documents on a cloud that is managed by the Indian Government. DigiLocker was introduced to eliminate the need to carry physical documents everywhere. Once a user registers for DigiLocker, he/she will be given 1 GB storage space to save all important documents.

Benefits of saving your driving licence on DigiLocker

  • You do not have to carry your driving licence everywhere. You can use your online account to show it anytime if required.
  • You do not have to remember the driving licence number. You can retrieve any information pertaining to your DL online.
  • If you are applying for any other document like PAN or Voter ID, the respective department can be able to use your driving licence as identity proof by directly accessing it from DigiLocker. You do not have to submit the DL manually.
  • Just like your physical DL, your digital driving licence on DigiLocker can also be verified. The officer has to just scan the QR Code on the digital DL or use the QR scan facility on the mobile app to spot verify the document.

How to link your driving licence to DigiLocker?

  • Visit the official DigiLocker website- digilocker.gov.in.
  • You will be asked to sign up if you are a new user. If you haven’t already registered on DigiLocker, please sign up.
  • Please note that you cannot sign up if you do not have an Aadhaar card. It is mandatory to give your Aadhar details if you want to use DigiLocker facility.
  • Once you have provided your Aadhaar card details and have signed in, please navigate to the “issued Documents” option seen on the left side of the screen.
  • Select “Pull Documents”.
  • In partner's name, select “Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways, All States”.
  • Select 'Driving Licence' in 'Document Type'.
  • You will be asked to enter basic details like your name, address, driving licence number, and date of birth. Please fill all the information and proceed.
  • Click on “Get Document” and the system will automatically fetch your driving licence.
  • Now, your document will be saved in your DigiLocker and you can access it anytime.

You will be allowed to show the digital copy of your DL for all purposes. All government departments can request for your documents online if they want it for administrative purpose. As your driving licence is exchanged online, it saves a lot of time. Haven’t tried DigiLocker yet? Go one and save all your important documents like your Aadhaar, PAN, your educational certificates, and bank account details and you don’t have to carry a bag full of documents anymore. This is very helpful especially if you lose your documents or any other unforeseen situation. You have it all saved in the cloud!

News about Digilocker

  • Digital form of DL to be now accepted in Indian railways

    The Indian railways will now accept the digital form of the driving licence as identity proof. The digital form of the driving licence and other documents such as Aadhar are stored in the Digilocker which is a virtual cloud created by the Indian government for the storage of the documents. A message has been sent by the national transporter to all the zonal principal chief managers stating that digital form of driving licence and Aadhar stored in the Digilocker can be accepted as legitimate form of identity documents. However, if the passenger shows the documents in the my uploaded section then it will not be considered a valid form of identity proof. The Digilocker has cloud-enabled protection and is a safe platform for the documents to be stored.      

    17 September 2018

  • Not mandatory to carry hard copies of DL and RC, digital copies to be accepted, says government

    The government has made it clear that it is not mandatory to carry the hard copies of the driving licence and registration certificate of the vehicle with the digital form of the documents available on the Digilocker and mParivahan to be accepted by the responsible authorities. Thee government has also issued an advisory regarding the same. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is also mulling over the idea of including insurance documents of the vehicle in the digital locker so that the carrying of the hard copy can be avoided.

    All this is an initiative by the government to prevent the rider from the hassle of carrying hard copies of the documents. Many citizens through the Right to Information Act (RTI) had complained that the digital documents stored in the digilocker and mParivahan app are not being accepted by officials which led the government to issue the advisory. The government has also said that for any documents to be seized by the responsible authorities in case of an offence committed by the rider, the hard copy need not be provided and the seizing of documents would rather be reflected in the online database.   

    14 August 2018

  • Karnataka bank customers can now avail the facility of ‘Digilocker’

    Digilocker is a technology launched by the Indian government under the supervision of union ministry of electronics and information technology. The move aims to transform India into a digitally operational society and the Karnataka bank has introduced the facility to its customers via the Moneyclick Internet Banking channel. The ‘digilocker’ will store the documents issued by the government such as the driving licence, LPG connection application, registration certificate etc in the digital form.

    Any Indian citizen who opts for a digilocker will get 1 GB of space on the cloud storage. This space on the cloud storage will be linked directly to the customer’s Aadhar number. To access one’s digilocker, he or she can log on to the net banking account and click on the ‘access digilocker’ option. This will redirect the customer to his or her digilocker account and all the government related documents can be accessed in the digital form. An advantage of using a digilocker account is that it allows the customer to validate the legality of the documents as they are directly issued by the registered users. The documents uploaded by the customer has to be e-signed.     

    23 July 2018

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