A valid driving license allows its holder to operate motorised vehicles anywhere in the country, and it also serves as proof of age, address and identity. However, the process to obtain the driving license is known to be long and tedious, often confusing many. Mumbai, and most places in the state of Maharashtra, has taken a step in the right direction, simplifying the process significantly by digitising most forms, applications etc.
A license is issued to a person who has adequate knowledge of the functioning of the road and transport system of the country.
The basic appointment process followed while applying for the learning license needs to be followed for the permanent driving license as well. You also need to bring with you your learner’s license for the test.
The driving test consists of driving the given vehicle through a predetermined track in the presence of an official from the RTO. If you fail to clear your test, you can reappear by booking a new appointment after a period of seven days.
When your driving license is stolen, misplaced or damaged, duplicate license can be obtained by following the simple procedure stated by the Department. In the case of stolen or misplaced license, file an FIR immediately with the local police, and then proceed to the RTO with all necessary documents to apply for this duplicate driving license.
In order to be able to acquire a driving license in Mumbai, you need to have the following at the time of application.
All countries that have signed the UN convention recognise the validity of an international license issued in India for a period of one year. Holders of this license are expected to get a permanent license in the country of residence during this period. In order to gain this license, candidates must go to the local RTO with all necessary documents, and complete any tests posed to them at the discretion of the authorities present there.
The required documents are stated below.