Necessity of Driving Licence
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.
This is a temporary licence valid up to 6 month only. It is issued to learn driving of Motor Vehicles.
One become eligible for permanent licence after expiry of one month from the date of issuing the learner licence.
Q: Where do I have to approach for Driving Licence?
Ans. To your Local Transport zonal office.
Q: What are the office timings of Transport Zonal Office?
Q. What is the eligibility for obtaining a learners licence?
Q. What are the documents which are required for learner licence?
Ans. The documents required along with the learner application form are as follows :
Remember to bring the originals of the documents whose attested copies are enclosed.
Q. What is the prescribed Fee for learner licence?
This fee includes all kind of fee payable for licences excluding photograph card, which is to be paid at the time of permanent driving licence.
Q.What is the criteria/procedure adopted to issue Learner Licence?
Ans. 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 learners test like Road signs, Traffic rules & regulations with the learners licence application form.
Q.What is the expected time for learner licence issuance?
Q. Who are eligible for permanent licence ?
Q. Where to approach for permanent licence?
Ans. Approach your local zonal office of the Licensing Authority zonal offices .
Q. Which documents are required?
Ans. Please carry the following :
Remember to bring your original documents along with the above.
Q. What is the criteria/procedure of issuing for permanent licence?
Ans: 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.
The driving licence is required to be renewed after expiry of its validity. You have to approach to your local zonal office during public dealing hours for the same.
Q. How long is the driving licence valid?
Ans. Your licence is valid for 20 years from the date of issue or till you turn 50 years of age, whichever happens earlier. However, if your licence is for a commercial, passenger or goods vehicle it must be renewed after every three years.
Q. Do I require a medical certificate at the time of renewal ?
Ans. You require medical certificate if :
Documents required for renewal of Driving Licence
For Private Licence :
For Commercial Licence :
In case of Private licence the record is not verified if the particulars seems 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 Licence is issued in case of loss, theft,or on mutilation
We recommend you to keep the photocopy of your 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.
Q. What is the procedure to get a duplicate licence?
As: You will require :
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.
International driving permits 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 your visiting within one year period. Following documents are to be produced at the time of applying for a International driving permit :-
The International driving permit is issued from 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM from HQ :
International Driving Licence Unit,
The procedure and documents are same as renewal of driving licence except record confirmations may be asked from issuing authority of that state. You have to apply to your local zonal office for the same.