Procedures/Formalities for obtaining Learner's licence and Driving licence from a Licencing Authority

For Learner’s Licence:   (Fees: Rs. 30/- only)

Documents Required:
  1.     Application for grant of Learner’s Licence (Form 2)
  2.     Self declaration as to the physical fitness (Form 1)
  3.     Medical Certificate, if necessary (Form 1-A)
  4.     Passport size photograph (3 Copies)
  5.     Old licence, if any
  6.     Address Proof (Ex.: Ration Card, Voter ID, LIC Policy)
  7.     Age Proof (Ex.: Birth Certificate, SSLC)
Note: Every applicant for a learner’s licence shall present himself before the licensing authority on such date, place and time.
 
Preliminary Test:

Knowledge Required for the applicant:
  1.     He/she must know the traffic signs, traffic signals and the rules of the road regulations.
  2.     He/she must know the documents to carry with him/her while driving a motor vehicle.
  3.     He/she must know the duties of a driver when his vehicle is involved in an accident.
  4.     He/she must know the precautions to be taken while passing an unmanned railway crossing.
Note: The applicant must possess "adequate knowledge" means answering correctly at least 60% of the questions put to him/her.
Outcome: A Learner’s Licence issued by the Licensing Authority will be in Form 3.

For Driving Licence:   (Fees: Rs. 250/- only)

Rs. 200/- (for Licence Card)  + Rs. 50/- (for Driving Test)

Documents Required:
  1.     Application for Driving Licence (Form 4) / For International Driving Licence (Form 4-A)
  2.     Learner’s Licence issued by the authority (Form 3)
  3.     Medical Certificate, if necessary (Form 1-A)
  4.     Passport size photograph (3 Copies)
  5.     A driving certificate in issued by the school, if any (Form 5) – Mandatory for transport vehicles only
  6.     Address Proof (Ex.: Ration Card, Voter ID, LIC Policy)
  7.     Age Proof (Ex.: Birth Certificate, SSLC)
Note 1: Application to Driving Licence shall be made only after a minimum of 30 days of issue of Learner’s Licence.
Note 2: Applicant shall bring a vehicle by himself with all its necessary documents updated.


For International Driving Licence:   (Fees: Rs. 500/- only)
Documents Required (In addition to the above requirements):
  1.     Valid proof of Indian Nationals; if valid proof of passport.
  2.     Valid proof of visa, wherever applicable.
Note 2: If licence is required in book format (Form 6), the fee shall be Rs. 40/- only.
 
Outcome: A Driving Licence issued by the Licensing Authority will be in Form 7 (Laminated card/Smart Card).

For Addition to Driving Licence:   (Fees: Rs. 200/- only)

Documents Required:
  1.     Application for the addition of a new class of vehicle to a driving licence (Form 8)
  2.     Learner’s Licence issued by the authority (Form 3)
  3.     Old Driving Licence (Form 6/Form 7)
  4.     Medical Certificate, if necessary (Form 1-A)
  5.     A driving certificate in issued by the school, if any (Form 5) – Mandatory for transport vehicles only
Note 1: Application to addition to Driving Licence shall be made only after a minimum of 30 days of issue of Learner’s Licence.
Note 2: Applicant shall bring a vehicle by himself with all its necessary documents updated.


For Renewal of Driving Licence:   (Fees: Rs. 250/- only)

Documents Required:
  1.     Application for the renewal of driving licence (Form 9)
  2.     Old Driving Licence (Form 6/Form 7)
  3.     Medical Certificate, if necessary (Form 1-A)

For Duplicate of Driving Licence:   (Fees: Rs. 250/- only)

The Duplicate licence shall be issued within a maximum period of 60 days from date of application.
Outcome: A Driving Licence issued by the Licensing Authority will be in Form 7 (Laminated card/Smart Card).

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