Driving License Renewal

Driving without a valid Driving License is an offence in India. This makes it necessary to renew the Driving License before its expiry date. A permanent Driving License (DL) is valid for 20 years or till the age of 50.

For renewing or updating a Driving License, the holder needs to visit the nearest Regional Transport Office (RTO). The grace period for renewing a DL is 30 days, within which one should complete the formalities. If the expiry date of the license was 5 years before the application date, the holder may be asked to apply for a fresh license.

frequently asked questions

What are documents required for Renewal of Private Driving License?

  • Application form (Form No. 9)– Can be collected from the nearest     RTO  
  • Medical certificate (Form No.1 and Form No.1A) – Can be collected     from the nearest RTO  
  • Expired Driving License
  • 2 Passport size photographs
  • Valid proof of age (Birth certificate, voter Id, Aadhaar card, pan     card, passport, etc.)
  • Residential Proof
  • Fees

What are documents
required for Renewal of Commercial Driving License?

  • All the documents as required in Private License
  • Valid Medical Certificate in form No.1A (Mandatory)
  • In case of HMV, Driver Refreshing Training Certificate is     necessary as well
  • One day/short period of Refresher Training course for all other     category of Commercial vehicles is also necessary

How to Update Address On Driving License?

A Driving License Holder should have his current address mentioned on the license. To change the address, one must connect with the RTO office that originally issued the license or at the nearest one.

A change of address must be notified to the RTO within 30 days of moving to a new address. In case the holder is migrating to another state, he must acquire a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the RTO office which originally issued the license.

The required documents are stated below.

  • Original Driving License bearing the old address
  • Residential Address Proof for the new address
  • NOC
  • Fees

How to apply for duplicate driving License?

As it is mandatory for a driver to carry a valid Driving License, it is important to immediately begin with the process of getting a duplicate license when you lose the original one or if gets stolen.

The required documents are stated below.

  • Application form
  • Details of the permanent Driving License
  • FIR (In case of stolen license)
  • Passport size photographs
  • Fees

If the license is for a commercial, passenger, or goods vehicle it must be renewed after every three years. Medical certificate is required for applicants above the age of 40 and for commercial drivers. All duplicate copies of documents submitted must be strictly attested by Notary Public or a Gazetted Officer.