Process to Apply for Driving Licence Online?
Updated On Oct 15, 2023
You can now apply for your driver’s licence online. Read this article to find out how
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When you own a car there are a few documents that are extremely crucial and need to carry whenever the car is in use. These include the registration certificate of the car, the Pollution Under Control (PuC) Certificate, the Insurance Policy Document of the car and the driver’s license. Having these documents in check is far easier now since many of these documents can now at least be partly applied for online. In this article, we will tell you how to apply for your driving license online in India.
Procedure to Apply for a Learner’s Licence Online
The following steps will help you apply for a learner’s licence online. There may be slight variations depending on your state:
Step 1: Visit the Sarathi website and download the application for a Learner’s Licence.
Step 2: Fill up the form with the required information and the documents. Depending on your state, you can either submit this online or visit your nearest RTO to submit it. Once the documents are verified you can give the test.
Step 3: The learner’s licence test will either be scheduled on the same day or on another date. It will be held in your nearest RTO. The test is 20 questions regarding traffic rules and regulations.
Step 4: Depending on your state the licence will be issued the same day or within a few days after the test.
The learner’s licence is valid for six months, within which you must apply for and clear your driving test. Keep in mind that you cannot apply for a driver’s licence without a learner’s licence.
Procedure to Apply for a New Driving Licence Online
The following steps will guide you in applying for your driver’s license online:
Step 1: Visit the Sarathi website, it is the website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. On the home page, select the ‘Driving Licence’ option.
Step 2: Select the ‘Apply Online’ option and ‘New Driving License’ from the drop-down menu that appears.
Step 3: The instructions for applying for a driver’s licence online will be visible on the screen. Go through them carefully and click on the ‘Continue button once you have finished.
Step 4: On the next page you will have to select if you have a Leaner’s Licence number, foreign driving licence or a defence licence number.
Step 5: Enter your date of birth in the provided section in the required format and click on ‘OK’ once it is done. Also enter any other details required in the form such as your name, age and address.
Step 6: Once all the required information has been filled in, you will need to upload the required documents. In some cases, you may be required to also submit a passport size photograph along with your signature. Make sure to carry a copy of the same on the day of the test.
Step 7: After all this is completed, you will need to select the date and time for your appointment. Make sure to turn up before the appointment to complete any formalities required for the test.
If you have passed the test, the driving licence will be sent to your permanent address. If you want to check the status of your licence you can do so online.
In a nutshell, the best way to apply for your driver’s licence now is to do it online. It is far more convenient and less time consuming than having to physically line up at the RTO. Make sure to apply for the learner’s licence and then the driving licence. Additionally, keep your other important documents in check as well. Your car insurance, in particular, is very important. It will protect you in the event of a mishap. Just like your driver’s licence you can now purchase insurance online. Moreover, it allows you to compare the different insurance car companies, the car insurance quotes they offer and their network of cashless garages. On InsuranceDekho you can also check your car’s insurance premium on the car insurance premium calculator.
Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.