PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN A DRIVING LICENCE IN INDIA

Definition:

  • A driving License is an official document issued by the government which certify that the holder is suitably qualified to drive vehicle whether it is commercial or personal.
  • As per the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, no person can drive in a motor vehicle in any public place unless he hold a valid driving license issued to him by government authorizing him to drive a vehicle under different category.
  • Driving license can be applied only after 30 days of issue of Learner’s License.
  • Driving License is made for the class of vehicle as per the application of Learner’s License.

KIND

The Drivng license has two kind:

  1. Learner’s License
  2. Permanent License

ELIGIBILITY

  • A learner’s license is essential for obtaining a Permanent License.
  • The eligible age for obtaining a learner’s license for private vehicle and without any gear is 16 years only after consent of parent or guardian of applicant is given.
  • The minimum age for private motor to apply for the permanent license is 18 years.
  • The minimum age for commercial vehicle to apply for the permanent license is 20 years and should possesses a Learner’s License.
  • One has to abide with traffic rules and regulation.
  • While applying for obtaining a Learner’s License, applicant has to apply in the prescribed format to the Local Transport Office in your region ,along with following document :
  • Two recent passport size photo
  • Attested copy of Address proof
  • Attested copy of Birth certificate
  • Declaration of Medical Fitness
  • Fees and stamp duty as per government guidance
  • After verification of attached documents, applicant has to go through the Learner’s Test.
  • Along with the application, a handbook of traffic rules, signs and regulation is attached.
  • On passing the Learner’s Test, you will be issued a learner’s license.
  • If Applicant failed the test then he has to again take the test.
  • For applying for a Permanent License Applicant can apply after 30 day and within 180 days of issue of the Learner’s License.
  • On passing the Test, Applicant will be issued a Permanent Driving License.

VALIDITY

  • Learner license is valid only for six month.
  • Permanent License can be made only after the expiry of one month from the date of issuance of the Learner’s License.
  • In the case of NON – TRANSPORT vehicle, the validity is 20 years or until the date on which a person has attain the age of fifty, whichever is less.
  • A person who has attained the age of 50 years can further have renewal of Driving license for 5 years.
  • In the case of TRANSPORT vehicle which carry goods of dangerous and hazardous nature, the validity is 01 years.
  • In the case of TRANSPORT vehicle which carry normal goods, the validity is 03 years.

INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE AND PERMIT

  • International Driving License is official document issued by the motor licensing authority of government which certify that the foreign holder is suitably qualified to drive vehicle in visiting country.
  • International permit is valid for a period of not more than one year from the date of issue or till the validity of driving license, whichever is earlier.
  • Application for the International Driving License can be made to the licensing authority having jurisdiction over the resides of the holder of the Driving license ordinarily resides or carries on business along with relevant documents.
  • Citizen are required to get their license from the country they‘re visiting within one year period.

 

ESSENTIAL DOCUMENT REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLYING FOR AN INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT 

  • Driving license
  • Attested copy of Address proof
  • Attested copy of Birth certificate
  • Valid passport
  • Valid visa
  • Fees and stamp duty as per government guidance
  • Two recent passport size photo

 

PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING DRIVING LICENCE

  • Application shall be made in Form 4 and should attach

 

  • A learner’s license with the applicant giving detail of Type of vehicle i.e. Two wheel or four wheel or Heavy vehicle.
  • Fees and Stamp Duty
  • Medical Certificate
  • Form will be submitted at fees Counter and receipt received.

 

  • Driving Test

 

  • The applicant should then appear for the Driving test with the Motor Inspector.
  • Applicant shall appear for Driving License Test only after he has held the Learner’s License for a period of 30 Days.
  • If applicant has not pass the test even after three Test then he shall re-appear only after the expiry of 60 days from the date of last test.

 

  • Interview

 

  • An interview of road signals and question regarding the road safety are questioned from the applicant.
  • If applicant is unable to pass interview then application can be rejected.
  • Generally interview and driving test is done together by the Motor Inspector.

 

 

  • Delivery of Driving License

 

The Driving license will be delivered to the applicant registered Address as given in the application through the Indian Postal Service.

 

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