How do I get my Learning Licence?

I. NECESSITY: The first step you need to take before learning to drive a vehicle is to obtain a learner licence for that class of vehicle. It is issued to learn driving of Motor Vehicles. II. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: a. ADDRESS PROOF: (To produce any ONE of the following) · Electoral Roll · LIC Policy · Passport · Pay slip issued by any office of the Central Government or a State Government or a Local body · Any other document(s) as may be prescribed by the State Government viz., Ration Card/Water Bill/Electricity        Bill/Bus Pass b. AGE PROOF: (To produce any ONE of the following) · School Certificate · Birth Certificate · PAN Card · Certificate granted by a registered medical practitioner not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon. c. PHOTOGRAPHS: · In all the computerized offices, it is enough to submit ONE recent passport size photograph. · Wherever computerization is not done, the applicants may need to submit three numbers of recent passport size photographs. d. MEDICAL CERTIFICATE: · Applicant shall submit the CMV Form-1 as a self-declaration for physical fitness. · Applicants above the age of 50 years shall submit CMV Form-1A issued by a registered medical practitioner. III. FEE DETAILS · Please refer to the link “How much fee to be paid” depicting the fee structure for various services from RTO,      including Learner Licence available in Portal. · However, there may be some additional fee viz., user charges/service charges etc., that may vary from State to State. To know more on these details, please follow the link “Get Fee Details of a State” available in Portal. · To know the fee details as defined by the CMV Rule, for various transactions, please follow the link Central Motor  Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 1989 (http://morth.nic.in). IV. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS a. AGE BETWEEN 16 AND 18 · The applicant shall have attained the age of 16 years in case of Motor Cycle without Gear. · The consent/declaration of the parents shall be given before the licencing authority. b. AGE 18 YEARS AND ABOVE · The applicant shall have attained the age of 18 years in case of motor cycle with gear or light motor vehicle. c. FOR TRANSPORT VEHICLE · The applicant shall have attained the age of 20 years in case of  Transport vehicle (Auto rickshaw cab, Taxi, Goods    Vehicle, Bus etc.) · One year driving experience of light motor vehicle is required. · The minimum educational qualification is a pass in the 8th Std at the school level. · Medical certificate in form No.CMV-1 and CMV-1A is necessary in case of transport vehicle. V. TEST DETAILS · Applicants who already possess either a valid driving licence or a valid learner licence for a different class are   EXEMPTED from the preliminary test, while applying for a new Learner Licence for a different class. · In most places of the country, written test is being conducted for the applicants who have passed SSLC and above       for obtaining LL. This test will be of multiple choice objective type questions. · In case of others, oral test will be conducted. · In few offices of the licensing authorities of the country, ONLINE  computer based tests are being conducted at the    RTA/RLA/DTO Offices. · Some of the states have enabled the scheduling of appointments to appear for preliminary test as per the    convenience. To avail such services, please follow the link “An appointment for Driving Test/LL Test” available in Portal. · In case of failure in the LL Test, the applicant can reappear for test on the next day onwards. VI. SYLLABUS FOR PRELIMINARY TEST · Traffic signs and signals, rules of the road regulations made under the Section-118 of Central Motor Vehicle Act. · Duties of driver when his vehicle is involved in an accident resulting in death or bodily injury of a person or damage   to property of a third party. · Precautions to be taken while passing un-manned railway crossing. · The Documents he should carry with him while driving a vehicle. VII. WHERE TO APPLY FOR LEARNER LICENCE? · Applicants can apply for Learner Licence ONLINE by following the link “Issue of a Learning Licence to me”. · Applicants can also take the print out of the duly filled-in ONLINE application along with the reference number and   the same can be submitted at the chosen RTO office. · Wherever the ONLINE transactions are not enabled, the applicants shall submit the application in the  prescribedCMV Form-2 / Unified Form tothe jurisdictional licensing authority. VIII. WHAT IS THE VALIDITY OF LEARNER LICENCE? The Learner’s licence is valid through out India for a period of 6 months only. In case of expiry of the LL, the applicant needs to repeat the process afresh.

How do I get my Driving Licence?

I. NECESSITY: A person holding an effective DRIVING LICENCE only, issued by a valid licensing authority is enabled to drive a motor vehicle in any public place. Such person is entitled to drive the vehicle belonging to the particular class of vehicle which is mentioned in his/her driving licence. II. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: a. ADDRESS PROOF: (To produce any ONE of the following) · Electoral Roll · LIC Policy · Passport · Pay slip issued by any office of the Central Government or a State Government or a Local body · Any other document(s) as may be prescribed by the State Government viz., Ration Card/Water Bill/Electricity Bill b. AGE PROOF: (To produce any ONE of the following) · School Certificate · Birth Certificate · PAN Card · Certificate granted by a registered medical practitioner not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon. c. VALID LEARNER LICENCE: · Learner License which is issued by an authorized licensing authority which is effective as on the date of application  for driving licence as well as on the date of the competency test. d. PHOTOGRAPHS: · In all the computerized offices, it is enough to submit ONE recent passport size photograph. · Wherever computerization is not done, the applicants may need to submit three numbers of recent passport size      photographs. e. MEDICAL CERTIFICATE: · Applicants above the age of 50 years shall submit CMV Form-1A issued by a registered medical practitioner. III. FEE DETAILS · Please refer to the link “How much fee to be paid” depicting the fee structure for various services from RTO,    including Driving Licence available in Portal. · However, there may be some additional fee viz., user charges/service charges etc., that may vary from State to State.  To know more on these details, please follow the link “Get Fee Details of a State” available in Portal. · To know the fee details as defined by the CMV Rule-32, for various transactions, please follow the link Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 1989 (http://morth.nic.in). IV. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS a) Age: FOR TRANSPORT VEHICLE · The applicant shall have attained the age of 20 years in case of Transport vehicle (Auto rickshaw cab, Taxi, Goods    Vehicle, Bus etc.) · One year driving experience of light motor vehicle is required. · A certificate issued by the registered driving school/training establishment. FOR NON-TRANSPORT VEHICLE · The applicant shall have attained the age of 18 years in case of Non-Transport vehicle (Motor Cycle with out Gear,  Motor Cycle with Gear, Light Motor Vehicle, etc.) b) Learner Licence. · Minimum of 30 days from the date of issue of Learner Licence · Learner Licence should be valid as on the date of application. c) Vehicle related documents: Some of the states may insist the following documents: · Valid Registration Certificate of the vehicle on which the test is to be given. · Valid Insurance Certificate of the vehicle. · Valid Pollution/Emission Test Certificate. V. TEST DETAILS · Some of the states have enabled the scheduling of appointments to appear for driving test as per the convenience.  To avail such services, please follow the link “An appointment for Driving Test/LL Test”. · The applicant shall appear for the driving test on the respective class of vehicle mentioned in his Learner Licence. · In case of failure in the first attempt of the driving test, the applicant is eligible to appear for the second appearance  only after a minimum period of seven days from the date of first appearance. · In case of failure in the second attempt of the driving test, the applicant is eligible to appear for the third  appearance only after a minimum period of seven days from the date of second appearance. · In case the applicant does not pass even after three appearances, he/she shall not be qualified to re-appear for such   test before the expiry of sixty days from the date of last such test. · Person who passed a test in driving a motor cycle with gear shall deemed also to have passed in a test in driving    motor cycle without gear. VI. SUBJECTS FOR DRIVING TEST · Refer this link Rule-15 of the CMV. VII. WHERE TO APPLY FOR DRIVING LICENCE? · Applicants can apply for Driving Licence ONLINE by following the link “Issue of Driving Licence to me”. · Applicants can also take the print out of the duly filled-in ONLINE application along with the reference number and   the same can be submitted at the chosen RTO office. · Wherever the ONLINE transactions are not enabled, the applicants shall submit the application in the prescribed CMV Form-4 / Unified Form to the jurisdictional licencing authority. VIII. WHAT IS THE VALIDITY OF DRIVING LICENCE? · Driving licence issued is valid throughout India. · Driving licence is issued for 20 years or 50 years of age whichever is earlier · Driving licence issued for transport vehicle will be valid for three years.

How shall I get my address changed in the Licence?

I. NECESSITY: It is mandatory to get the endorsement of change of address in the driving licence in case of a person re-locating from one place to another across the country. But it is advisable to get the endorsement done on the DL in order to communicate to the respective members of the family, particularly in the event of any untoward incident. II. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: 1. VALID DRIVING LICENCE: Driving Licence issued by an authorized licensing authority which is effective as on the date of application for change of address in driving licence. 2. FEE DETAILS · Please refer to the link “How much fee to be paid” depicting the fee structure for various services from RTO,    including addition of a class of vehicle to the existing Driving Licence. · However, there may be some additional fee viz., user charges/service charges etc., that may vary from State to State.  To know more on these details, please follow the link “Get Fee Details of a State”. · To know the fee details as defined by the CMV Rule, for various transactions, please follow the link Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 1989 (http://morth.nic.in). 3. ADDRESS PROOF: (To produce any ONE of the following) · Electoral Roll · LIC Policy · Passport · Pay slip issued by any office of the Central Government of a State Government or a Local body · Any other document(s) as may be prescribed by the State Government viz., Ration Card/Water Bill/Electricity Bill 4. NO OBJECTION/GENUINENESS CETIFICATE · A certificate issued by the previous licensing authority stating that there is no objection to carry out any    transactions on the particular licence. · Such certificate is applicable only for those applicants whose changed address is outside the jurisdiction of previous   licensing authority. III. WHERE TO APPLY FOR CHANGE OF ADDRESS IN DRIVING LICENCE? · Applicants can apply ONLINE for change of address in Driving Licence by following the link “Updations to my    Driving Licence”. · Applicants can also take the print out of the duly filled-in ONLINE application along with the reference number and  the same can be submitted at the chosen RTO office. · Wherever the ONLINE transactions are not enabled, the applicants shall submit an application on plain paper/Unified Form to the jurisdictional licensing authority, requesting for endorsing change of address in the DL

How to get a duplicate for my Licence?

I. NECESSITY: A person holding an effective DRIVING LICENCE issued by a valid licensing authority only is enabled to drive a motor vehicle in any public place. Such person is entitled to drive the vehicle belonging to the particular class of vehicle which is mentioned in his/her driving licence. In case of loss of such driving licence, the holder of the driving licence can apply for a duplicate driving licence. II. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: · Some states may insist for the FIR registered at the nearest (jurisdictional) police station by mentioning the Name and Date of birth of the applicant. a) Copy of the VALID DRIVING LICENCE, if any: · A copy of the Driving Licence which is issued by an authorized licencing authority which is effective as on the date of application for issue of duplicate driving licence. b) FEE DETAILS · Please refer to the link “How much fee to be paid” depicting the fee structure for various services from RTO,  including addition of a class of vehicle to the existing Driving Licence available in Portal. · However, there may be some additional fee viz., user charges/service charges etc., that may vary from State to State.   To know more on these details, please follow the link “Get Fee Details of a State”. · To know the fee details as defined by the CMV Rule-32, for various transactions, please follow the link Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 1989 (http://morth.nic.in). III. WHERE TO APPLY FOR DUPLICATE DRIVING LICENCE? · Applicants can apply ONLINE for Duplicate Driving Licence by following the link “Updations to my DrivingLicence”. · Applicants can also take the print out of the duly filled-in ONLINE application along with the reference number and   the same can be submitted at the chosen RTO office. · Wherever the ONLINE transactions are not enabled, the applicants shall submit an application on plain paper/  Unified Form to the jurisdictional licensing authority, requesting for issue of the duplicate DL

How to obtain an International Driving Permit?

I. NECESSITY: International Driving Permit is a document which enables the citizens of India to drive motor vehicles in other countries as a stop-gap arrangement till they obtain the driving licence of that country. I. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A. DOCUMENTS: · Original VALID DRIVING LICENCE. · A valid passport issued by our country. · Visa/permission to visit the particular country. · Air tickets, if any. · Six number of passport size photographs. III. FEE DETAILS · Please refer to the link “How much fee to be paid” depicting the fee structure for various services from RTO,    including the issue of international driving permit available in Portal. · However, there may be some additional fee viz., user charges/service charges etc., that may vary from State to State.  To know more on these details, please follow the link “Get Fee Details of a State”. · To know the fee details as defined by the CMV Rule-32, for various transactions, please follow the link Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 1989 (http://morth.nic.in). IV. WHERE TO APPLY FOR INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMT? · Applicants can apply ONLINE for International Driving Permit by following the link “Updations to my Driving licence”. · Applicants can also take the print out of the duly filled-in ONLINE application along with the reference number and  the same can be submitted at the chosen RTO office. · Wherever the ONLINE transactions are not enabled, the applicants shall submit an application using the unified form/Form-4A to the jurisdictional licensing authority. V. WHAT IS THE VALIDITY OF INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT? · The validity international driving permit is for a period of 1 year from the date of approval by the licensing authority.

How to add another Class to my Driving Licence?

I. NECESSITY: A person holding an effective DRIVING LICENCE issued by a valid licensing authority only is enabled to drive a motor vehicle in any public place. Such person is entitled to drive the vehicle belonging to the particular class of vehicle which is mentioned in his/her driving licence. II. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: i. ADDRESS PROOF: (To produce any ONE of the following) · Electoral Roll · LIC Policy · Passport · Pay slip issued by any office of the Central Government or a State Government or a Local body · Any other document(s) as may be prescribed by the State Government viz., Ration Card/Water Bill/Electricity Bill ii. AGE PROOF: (To produce any ONE of the following) · School Certificate · Birth Certificate · PAN Card · Certificate granted by a registered medical practitioner not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon. iii. VALID DRIVING LICENCE: · Driving Licence which is issued by an authorized licensing authority which is effective as on the date of application  for addition of another class of vehicle in the driving licence. · Learner Licence which is issued by an authorized licensing authority which is effective as on the date of application for driving licence as well as on the date of the competency test. iv. PHOTOGRAPHS: · In all the computerized offices, it is enough to submit ONE recent passport size photograph. · Wherever computerization is not done, the applicants may need to submit three numbers of recent passport size photographs. v. MEDICAL CERTIFICATE: · Applicants above the age of 50 years shall submit CMV Form-1A issued by a registered medical practitioner. III. FEE DETAILS · Please refer to the link “How much fee to be paid” depicting the fee structure for various services from RTO,  including addition of a class of vehicle to the existing Driving Licence available in Portal. · However, there may be some additional fee viz., user charges/service charges etc., that may vary from State to State.  To know more on these details, please follow the link “Get Fee Details of a State” available in Portal. · To know the fee details as defined by the CMV Rule-32, for various transactions, please follow the link Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 1989 (http://morth.nic.in). IV. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS a) AGE: FOR TRANSPORT VEHICLE · The applicant shall have attained the age of 20 years in case of Transport vehicle (Auto rickshaw cab, Taxi, Goods    Vehicle, Bus etc.) · In case of transport vehicles one year driving experience of light motor vehicle is required. · A certificate issued by the registered driving school/training establishment. b) Learner Licence. · Minimum of 30 days from the date of issue of Learner Licence · Learner Licence should be valid as on the date of application. c) Vehicle related documents: · Valid Registration Certificate of the vehicle on which the test is to be given. · Valid Insurance Certificate of the vehicle. · Valid Pollution/Emission Test Certificate. V. TEST DETAILS · Some of the states have enabled the scheduling of appointments to appear for driving test as per the convenience. To avail such services, please follow the link “An appointment for Driving Test/LL Test” · The applicant shall appear for the driving test on the respective class of vehicle mentioned in his Learner Licence. · In case of failure in the first attempt of the driving test, the applicant is eligible to appear for the second appearance only after a minimum period of seven days from the date of first appearance. · In case of failure in the second attempt of the driving test, the applicant is eligible to appear for the third  appearance only after a minimum period of seven days from the date of second appearance. · In case the applicant does not pass even after three appearances, he/she shall not be qualified to re-appear for such   test before the expiry of sixty days from the date of last such test. · Person who passed a test in driving a motor cycle with gear shall deemed also to have passed in a test in driving    motor cycle without gear. VI. SUBJECTS FOR DRIVING TEST · Refer this link Rule-15 of the CMV. VII. WHERE TO APPLY TO ADD A NEW CLASS OF VEHICLE TO THE EXISTING DRIVING LICENCE? · Applicants can apply for adding a new class of vehicle to the Driving Licence ONLINE by following the link “Updations to my Driving Licence”. · Applicants can also take the print out of the duly filled-in ONLINE application along with the reference number and   the same can be submitted at the chosen RTO office. · Wherever the ONLINE transactions are not enabled, the applicants shall submit the application in the prescribed      CMV Form-8 / Unified Form to the jurisdictional licencing authority. VIII. WHAT IS THE VALIDITY OF DRIVING LICENCE? · Driving licence issued is valid throughout India. · Driving licence is issued for 20 years or 50 years of age whichever is earlier. · Driving licence issued for transport vehicle will be valid for three years.

How do I get endorsement in DL to drive Hazardous goods vehicle?

I. NECESSITY: In order to drive a transport vehicle carrying hazardous goods, a person holding an effective DRIVING LICENCE with a transport category class of vehicle only is entitled to apply for necessary endorsement in the driving licence. II. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A. DOCUMENTS: · Original VALID DRIVING LICENCE. · A certificate issued by the authorized training centers like IOCL, HPCL, BPCL etc. B. DRIVING LICENCE: · Applicant shall hold a VALID DRIVING LICENCE. · Shall have transport category of goods vehicle other than the LMVcategory in the DL. III. FEE DETAILS · Please refer to the link “How much fee to be paid” depicting the fee structure for various services from RTO,    including endorsement to drive a hazardous goods vehicle available in Portal. · However, there may be some additional fee viz., user charges/service charges etc., that may vary from State to State. · To know the fee details as defined by the CMV Rule, for various transactions, please follow the link Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 1989 (http://morth.nic.in). IV. WHERE TO APPLY FOR HAZARDOUS ENDORSEMENT TO DRIVING LICENCE? · Applicants can apply ONLINE for Hazardous endorsement to Driving Licence by following the link “Updations to my Driving Licence”. · Applicants can also take the print out of the duly filled-in ONLINE application along with the reference number and   the same can be submitted at the chosen RTO office. · Wherever the ONLINE transactions are not enabled, the applicants shall submit an application using the unified    form to the jurisdictional licensing authority, requesting for the hazardous endorsement in DL. V. WHAT IS THE VALIDITY OF HAZARDOUS GOODS ENDORSEMENT IN DRIVING LICENCE? · The validity of Hazardous endorsement is for a period of 1 year from the date of issue of the training/refresher    course certificate from the authorized institutes. · The validity shall also be restricted to the transport validity, in case the transport validity is less than one year from the date of such application.
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