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Driving Licence in Chandigarh: How to Apply Online/offline

Team AckoSept 23, 2022

Chandigarh is a prominent city and a Union Territory (UT) in India, which serves as a joint capital for Punjab and Haryana. The city is known for its greenery and clean roads, and it is the third cleanest city in India, as per the Swachh Bharat survey of 2018. If you wish to drive/ride a vehicle on the "clean roads" of this city, you must follow traffic rules, including carrying valid documents such as a Driving Licence (DL). If you are planning to get a DL, this article explains the detailed process of obtaining a Driving Licence in Chandigarh.

Driving Licence in Chandigarh

Types of Driving Licences in Chandigarh

You can obtain the following types of Driving Licences in Chandigarh.

Type of Driving Licence Vehicle type
Driving Licence for two-wheelers without gear Gearless scooters, electric scooters/bikes, mopeds, etc.
Driving Licence two-wheelers with gear Geared scooters, bikes, etc.
Driving Licence for private Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) Cars (hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs), vans, etc.
Driving Licence for transport vehicles  Commercial buses, vans, trucks, etc.
Driving Licence for other categories Commercial vehicles carrying dangerous goods, etc.

Driving Licence application process in Chandigarh

The Chandigarh DL application process can be completed either online or offline. This section highlights the processes of both methods.

How to apply for a Driving Licence online in Chandigarh

You can follow the steps mentioned below to apply for DL online in Chandigarh.

  • Step 1: Visit the RTO’s online portal (Parivahan) to access Driving Licence services.

  • Step 2: Select the “DL Services” option from the “Online Services” menu.

  • Step 3: Select your state name (Chandigarh) and click on “Apply for Learner’s Licence” (LL).

  • Step 4: Provide your details, upload the required documents and pay the applicable fees to book an LL test slot.

  • Step 5: Appear for the test on the designated date and collect your LL upon test clearance.

  • Step 6: Visit the Parivahan portal and select the “Apply for DL” option from the services menu.

  • Step 7: Choose “Applicant holds LL”, fill out the online form and upload the required documents.

  • Step 8: Book a slot for the driving test after 30 days by clicking on “Appointments”.

  • Step 9: Pay the DL and DL test fees and download/print the acknowledgement receipt.

Appear for the driving test on the designated date. An RTO official will monitor the test. Upon test clearance, the RTO will record your biometrics data. The Driving Licence will be dispatched via post to your residential address.

How to apply for a Driving Licence offline in Chandigarh

The following steps will help you to apply for a DL offline in Chandigarh.

  • Step 1: Visit your respective RTO and obtain the LL application. You can also download it through the Chandigarh RTO website.

  • Step 2: Fill out the application form and keep all the required documents handy.

  • Step 3: Visit the RTO, submit the form and documents and pay the LL fees to schedule a test slot.

  • Step 4: Take the LL test and collect the Learner’s Licence upon test clearance.

  • Step 5: Schedule a slot for the driving test after 30 days.

  • Step 6: Pay the Driving Licence and driving test fees and collect the payment receipt.

  • Step 7: Visit the RTO to undergo a driving test.

Upon clearance of the driving test, the RTO will capture your biometrics data and issue the Driving Licence. You will receive the DL at your residential address via post.

How to check Driving Licence application status in Chandigarh

You can check the status of your DL application once you complete all the processes. The following steps will help to view the Driving Licence application status in Chandigarh.

  • Step 1: Visit the Parivahan portal’s official website.

  • Step 2: Choose “DL Services” from the “Online Services” menu.

  • Step 3: On the next page, choose the state name (Chandigarh).

  • Step 4: Click on the “Application Status” button.

  • Step 5: Provide details, like your application number and date of birth.

  • Step 6: Input the captcha code and click “Submit” to view the DL application status.

Driving test procedure in Chandigarh

You must clear the driving test to obtain a permanent DL in Chandigarh. Here’s the procedure involved in the Chandigarh RTO driving test.

Driving test for four-wheelers

  • There are mainly two types of tests for four-wheelers: ground and road tests.

  • During the ground test, you will be asked to drive the vehicle in the “U” and “T” pattern tracks.

  • The road test requires you to drive on public roads to test your driving skills with respect to traffic rules.

  • The RTO inspector will oversee the test and monitor your driving skills.

  • You can apply for a retest if the RTO inspector is not satisfied with your driving skills.

Driving test for two/three-wheelers

  • Two/three-wheeler DL applicants have to undergo two types of tests: ground and road tests.

  • During the ground test, one has to ride/drive the vehicle in the “8” and “T” pattern tracks.

  • The road test involves driving/riding the vehicle on public roads to evaluate the driving skills with respect to traffic rules and regulations.

  • If you cannot clear the test, you can retake the test after 7 days.

Driving Licence fees in Chandigarh

Here are the fees related to Driving Licence in Chandigarh.

Type of service Fees (in Rs.)
Issuance of Learner’s Licence (LL) 950 (Single class of vehicle) ; 450 (Additional fee for addition of vehicle class)
Issuance of Driving Licence (DL) 1020
Issuance of duplicate DL 620

Eligibility for Driving Licence in Chandigarh

You must meet the following criteria to obtain a DL in Chandigarh.

  • You must have attained the age of 18 years.

  • You should hold a valid Learner’s Licence (LL).

  • You should appear for a driving test after 30 days of the issuance of LL.

  • You should clear the driving test.

  • The LL cannot be older than 6 months from the date of issuance.

Documents required for Driving Licence in Chandigarh

The following documents are required to apply for a DL in Chandigarh.

  • Form 1 (Fitness Certificate)

  • Form 1A (Medical Certificate for applicants above 40 years of age or commercial vehicle Driving Licence)

  • Form 2 (Driving Licence application form)

  • Valid Learner’s Licence

  • Age and address proof (Aadhaar card, Passport, Voter ID card, birth certificate, etc.)

  • Passport-size photographs

How to apply for a Driving Licence renewal in Chandigarh

You can refer to the following steps to apply for DL renewal in Chandigarh.

  • Step 1: Submit the DL renewal application via the Parivahan website and download or print the acknowledgement receipt.

  • Step 2: Submit the online application to the RTO and update the details as applicable.

  • Step 3: The RTO will verify the documents and issue the renewed Driving Licence.

Duplicate Driving Licence in Chandigarh

You can apply for a duplicate copy of the DL if you lose or damage the original Driving Licence. The following sections highlight the required documents and the process to get a duplicate DL in Chandigarh.

Documents required for duplicate DL in Chandigarh

Here are the documents required to get a duplicate copy of the DL in Chandigarh.

  • Form 2 (Duplicate DL application form)

  • Copy of First Information Report and affidavit (For loss or theft of DL)

  • Challan clearance report from the Traffic Police Department of Pune

  • Original DL (If damaged and available)

  • Photocopy of the DL (If available)

  • Address and age proof for reference

Steps to apply for duplicate Driving Licence in Chandigarh

The following steps will help you apply for a duplicate copy of the DL in Chandigarh.

  • Step 1: Apply for the Duplicate DL through the Parivahan website and print/download the acknowledgement receipt.

  • Step 2: Submit the documents and the online application to the RTO.

  • Step 3: The RTO will verify the documents and issue a duplicate Driving Licence.

Note: You must apply for a duplicate DL within 180 days of loss/theft of the original Driving Licence.

International Driving Permit application in Chandigarh

If you are planning to get an International Driving Permit in Chandigarh, this section will provide all the details about IDP, including the required documents and the application process.

Documents required for IDP in Chandigarh

Here are the documents you need to have to apply for an IDP in Chandigarh.

  • Form 1A (Medical Certificate)

  • Form 4A (Application form for IDP)

  • Copy of your Driving Licence

  • Copy of Passport and Visa

  • Copy of air ticket for verification

  • Passport-size photographs (4 copies)

Steps to apply for IDP in Chandigarh

You can follow the following steps to apply for an International Driving Permit in Chandigarh.

  • Step 1: Vist the Parivahan website and navigate to the “Driving Licence Services” menu

  • Step 2: Click on “Apply for IDP” and input your details, like the DL number and date of birth.

  • Step 3: Follow the instructions to upload the documents and submit the application online.

  • Step 4: Note the application number and download/print the acknowledgement receipt.

Visit the RTO and submit the online application for verification purposes. The RTO will verify the documents and issue the International Driving Licence.

RTO offices and codes in Chandigarh

You can apply for a Driving Licence in Chandigarh at the following RTO.

RTO office RTO code Address
Chandigarh CH-01 Registering & Licensing Authority, Sector 17, Chandigarh - 160017

Disclaimer: The information mentioned on this page is compiled from different websites and government sources. The information may be updated from time to time. Hence, please refer to the respective government websites and verify before making any DL-related decisions.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some of the most common questions and their answers related to DL in Chandigarh.

What is the validity of a Learner’s Licence in Chandigarh?

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The validity of a Learner’s Licence in Chandigarh stands at 6 months.

Is there a driving test to obtain a Learner’s Licence?

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There’s no driving test for LL. You have to clear a theory test to obtain the Learner’s Licence.

What happens if I do not clear the driving test?

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If you fail the driving test, the RTO will not issue the Driving Licence. You can apply for a retest to prove your driving competence and obtain the DL.

Can I apply for an International Driving Permit without getting a Driving Licence?

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No, you cannot apply for an IDP without getting a DL. A Driving Licence is mandatory to apply for an International Driving Licence.

Is a duplicate Driving Licence valid?

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Yes, a duplicate DL is valid and has the same value as the original Driving Licence.

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