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Additional Endorsement of Driving Licence (AEDL)

Team AckoApr 10, 2024

A Driving Licence (DL) is a mandatory document to drive or ride a motor vehicle in India. The DL mentions the category of vehicles you are authorised to drive. But what if you wish to add a new vehicle category to your licence? In such a scenario, the Additional Endorsement of Driving Licence (AEDL) comes to your rescue. Read on to find out all about AEDL, including its process and required documents.




What is the Additional Endorsement of Driving Licence (AEDL)?

Additional Endorsement of Driving Licence (AEDL) refers to the process of adding a new vehicle category to the existing Driving Licence. For instance, if you have obtained a DL to ride a motorcycle with gear and also wish to drive a car, you may apply for AEDL and add the LMV (Light Motor Vehicle) class to your Driving Licence. That way, you are legally authorised to drive a car on roads.

Eligibility Criteria for AEDL

You must meet the following criteria to apply for the Additional Endorsement of Driving Licence.

  • You must be of a minimum age of 18 years.

  • You should have possessed your Driving Licence for a minimum duration of two years.

  • There should not have been a driving ban exceeding six months in the period leading up to your application for the AEDL.

  • Your driving history should be clean.

Documents Required for Additional Endorsement of Driving Licence (AEDL)

The following documents are necessary to apply for the Additional Endorsement of Driving Licence (AEDL).

  • A valid Driving Licence.

  • Proof of address (Aadhaar card, Passport,  rental agreement, Voter ID, etc.).

  • Proof of age (Birth certificate, PAN card, 10th-grade mark sheet, transfer certificate, etc.).

  • Driving certificate and Form no. 5, 14 and 15 (for transport vehicle licences).

  • Application fees.

  • Medical certificate (Form 1) signed and attested by a certified Government doctor.

  • Endorsement of a Driver's Licence in the transport category.

How to Apply for Additional Endorsement of Driving Licence (AEDL)

Here are the steps to apply for AEDL.

  • Visit the Parivahan Sewa website.

  • Click on "Online Services."

  • Select "Driving Licence Related Services."

  • Choose your state of residence.

  • Click on the menu option "Services on DL."

  • Click on "Continue."

  • Enter your Driving Licence Number and Date of Birth.

  • Click on "Get DL Details."

  • Detailed information about your Driving Licence will be displayed.

  • Select the appropriate RTO/ARTO.

  • Click on "Proceed."

  • On the application page, provide your mobile number.

  • Click on "Confirm."

  • Choose "Additional Endorsement to DL”.

  • Upload the required documents based on the available services.

  • Proceed to make the payment.

  • After a successful payment, book a time slot for your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few common questions and their answers related to the Additional Endorsement of Driving Licence (AEDL).


How can I apply for AEDL endorsements in India?

To apply for AEDL endorsements, you typically need to visit the Regional Transport Office (RTO) or licencing authority in your area. They will provide you with the necessary application forms and guide you through the process.

Are AEDL endorsements mandatory in India?

AEDL endorsements are not mandatory in India. However, they are highly beneficial for drivers who wish to enhance their driving skills, improve their employability, or pursue professional opportunities in specific sectors, such as transport and logistics.

Are AEDL endorsements applicable to all types of Driving Licences?

Yes, AEDL endorsements can be obtained for various types of Driving Licences, including those for private vehicles, commercial vehicles, and two-wheelers. The availability of specific endorsements may vary based on the license type and regional regulations.

Are there any additional requirements or tests to obtain AEDL endorsements?

Yes, to obtain AEDL endorsements, you may be required to undergo additional training programs or pass specific tests conducted by authorised driving schools or institutes. The requirements vary depending on the type of endorsement sought.

How do AEDL endorsements contribute to road safety?

AEDL endorsements contribute to road safety by promoting responsible driving practices and enhancing driver competence. Drivers with additional endorsements are trained in advanced driving techniques, defensive driving, and specific skills, making them more equipped to handle challenging road situations and reduce the risk of accidents.

Can AEDL endorsements be transferred from one state to another in India?

Yes, AEDL endorsements can be transferred from one state to another in India. However, the specific transfer process may vary, and you may need to follow the guidelines set by the receiving state's transport authority.

Can I apply for multiple AEDL endorsements at once?

Yes, you can apply for multiple AEDL endorsements simultaneously if you meet the eligibility criteria for each endorsement. However, the requirements and training programs may differ for each endorsement, so it's essential to understand the specific guidelines for each endorsement you wish to pursue.

Can I upgrade my existing Driving License to include AEDL endorsements?

Yes, it is possible to upgrade your existing Driving License to include AEDL endorsements. You would need to fulfil the necessary requirements and pass any additional tests or training programs associated with the desired endorsement. The process and eligibility criteria may vary depending on the licencing authority and regional regulations.

Can I obtain AEDL endorsements if I hold an International Driving License?

The eligibility to obtain AEDL endorsements with an International Driving License may vary. Some endorsements may be available to drivers with an International license, while others may require a locally issued Driving Licence. It is advisable to check with the regional transport authority for specific guidelines and requirements.

Disclaimer: The above content is for informational purposes only. It is recommended to take the help of an expert before making a decision.

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