Friday, 24 June 2011


No person shall drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds an effective Driving licence issued to him authorizing him to drive vehicle of that particular category.

Learner's Driving Permit

Contact Office

The application for Learner's License must be made to the Local Transport Zonal Office between 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM.

Supporting Documents/Photographs:
  • Residence proof- attested copy of any of the following                
  1. Ration card            
  2. Life Insurance Policy
  3. Port
  4. Voter Identity card
  5. Pay slip issued by any office in the Central/State or a local body
  6. Post office or Bank Pass Book indicating residential address
  7. House tax receipt
  8. House allotment letter issued by Estate Officer or DDA etc.
  9. Certificate from employer in case of Government Servent.
  10. Accident Life insurance Policy
  11. Marriage certificate issued by designated Magistrate
  12. Income tax Returns
  13. Residence Certificate issued by the District Administration.

  • Age Proof attested copies of any of the following :
  1. School certificate
  2. Passport
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. Certificate from Central/State Govt. or a local body
  5. Identity card/voter list
  6. PAN of Income
  7. Tax card
  8. Other authentic proof acceptable by M.L.O.


After verification of your documents you will have to go through a learner test. Before learner test, color blindness inspection is carried out.The learner test is conducted for a period of 20 minutes and it has 20 multiple objective type questions. The minimum marks to qualify are 12. The learning licence is issued to the applicant who has passed this test. A handbook is provided to go through and learn before about the contents of learner's test like Road signs, Traffic rules & regulations with the learners licence application form.


Rs.30/- For one category
Rs.60/- For two categories
Rs.90/- For three categories

Time Frame

The learner licence is issued to the applicant who has passed the learner examination. It is issued on the same date after 2-3 hours of completion of examination or after evaluation of the answer sheet. If the applicant does not quality the learner test, he is given chance after one-week time.

Note: Remember to bring the originals of the documents whose attested copies are enclosed.

Regular Driving License for Driving Motor Vehicle

Contact Office

Approach your local Zonal Office of the Licensing Authority.


  1. You should have a valid learner licence.
  2. You should apply after 30 days and within 180 days from the date of issuance of learner licence.
  3. You should be conversant about the vehicle systems, driving, traffic rules & regulations.

Supporting Documents/Photographs:

  1. Your valid original learner's licence.
  2. Application in Form 4
  3. Proof of age and residence (as attested photocopy as well)
  4. One recent passport size photograph
  5. Form No.5 in case of commercial licence.
  6. The vehicles for which category you are applying the licence.
  7. Your original licence in case of endorsements of categories.


After scrutiny of your documents you will be put through the driving test. For driving test you have to bring your vehicle with you. You will be tested for your driving skills, familiarization with the vehicle, traffic rules & regulations. You can be asked about the vehicle system and safety.

Note: Remember to bring the originals of the documents whose attested copies are enclosed.

Renewal of Driving License

Contact Office

You have to approach your local Zonal Office during public dealing hours for the same.

Supporting Documents/Photographs:

For Private Licence:

  1. Application in Form 9
  2. Rs.150 for fees and Rs.90 for the photograph and lamination of the licence.
  3. 2 copies of your recent passport size photograph.
  4. Driving licence held.
  5. Proof of age and residence.
  6. Medical form No.1 self declaration of physical fitness.

For Commercial Licence:

  1. The above documents as used in Private Licence
  2. Medical Form No.1 A in all cases.
  3. Driver refreshing Training certificate in case of HMV.
In case of Private licence the record is not verified if the particulars seem to be clear on the licence. However for commercial licence the particulars are verified from the issuing authority. The renewal of licence in case of private licence is done on the same day but for commercial licence the renewal is made after verification of the particulars.

Duplicate Driving License

It is recommend keeping the photocopy of licence safe, particulars of licence noted with you so that you may not face troubles in case of loss/theft. It would be easier to locate about your licence particulars from the record. If you can not provide the particulars it is advisable to go ahead for fresh licence instead of duplicate of licence.


For duplicate licence you have to approach the issuing authority and the particulars will be verified from their records. The validity of duplicate licence will be the same of your previous licence. The original issuing authority will issue your duplicate licence. If your licence is lost and expired by more than 6 months your case requires permission from Head Quarter of Transport Department.

Supporting Documents/Photographs:

Application in Form LLD
FIR of the lost licence
Challan clearance report from Traffic Police (in case of Commercial licence renewal).
Rs.150 for fees along with Rs.200 for photograph and lamination.
Obtaining International Driving License

International driving licenses are issued from various zonal offices. The validity of this permit is for one year. You are required to get your licence from the country you're visiting within one year period.

Supporting Documents/Photographs:

  1. Valid driving licence issued.
  2. Attested copy of address proof.
  3. Attested copy of Birth certificate
  4. Valid passport
  5. Valid Visa
  6. Fee of Rs. 500/-
  7. Five passport size photograph.
  8. Medical Form 1A
  9. The International driving license is issued from 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM from the Concerned Zonal Office

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