How can I get my permanent driving license?

If you want to apply for a new permanent driving license, follow this process that requires completing a few key steps:

1. Eligibility:

  • You must have a valid Learner’s License (LL) for the vehicle category you want the permanent license for.
  • You must have held your LL for at least 30 days and not more than 180 days.

2. Application Process:

  • Visit the Sarathi Parivahan website:
  • Choose your concerned state from the dropdown menu.
  • Click on “New Driving Licence” under the “Driving Licence” section.
  • Enter your Learning License Number and Date of Birth to proceed.
  • Fill out the application form accurately.

3. Documents Required:

  • Proof of Age: Birth certificate, passport, 10th-grade mark sheet, PAN card
  • Proof of Address: Aadhaar card, passport, voter ID, utility bills (electricity, water, gas, etc.)
  • Passport-sized photographs Usually, two recent passport-sized photos are required.
  • Learner’s License (Original copy)
  • Application fee

4. Driving Test:

  • Book your slot: Schedule your test online or at the Regional Transport Office (RTO).
  • During the test, you’ll need to:
    - Drive a vehicle of the type to which your application relates.
    • Demonstrate your capability to handle the vehicle safely.
    • Perform tasks specified in Rule-15 (2) of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR).
  • The test consists of two parts:
    • Track Test: You’ll drive the vehicle on a designated track, demonstrating your control, turning, and parking skills.
    • Road Test: You’ll drive on public roads, following traffic rules and signals.

5. Passing the Test:

  • If you successfully pass both tests, the RTO officer will approve your application.

6. License Issuance:

  • Once you pass the test, your permanent driving license will be issued.
  • The license will be sent to your address via speed post.
  • Keep a photocopy of the Learners’ License and the acknowledgement slip for reference.

7. Validity and Renewal:

  • A permanent driving license is valid for 20 years or until you turn 50 years old, whichever comes first.
  • After that, you’ll need to renew it periodically.

If your license is not delivered or renewed on time or delayed more than 30 days, register your complaint through the Sarathi Parivahan portal.

:tipping_hand_man:t5: Tips:

  • Practice driving: Familiarize yourself with the vehicle and practice driving in various conditions before your test.
  • Learn traffic rules: Thoroughly study the traffic rules and regulations of India.
  • Be confident and calm: Stay composed during your test and follow the instructions of the RTO officer.

The specific requirements and procedures may vary slightly depending on your state’s RTO. Consult your local RTO’s website or office for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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