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Driving Licence in Gujarat: How to apply online/offline

Team AckoSept 23, 2022

Gujarat is one of the fastest-growing states and is known for its industrial and economic opportunities. The transport system has played a big part in its constant growth. As a consequence, the state experiences a consistent movement of traffic in most of its cities. The RTOs regulate this traffic by implementing several rules, one of which includes issuing Driving Licences (DLs) to drivers/riders. If you want to apply for a Driving Licence in Gujarat, this article will help you understand the process.

Driving Licence in Gujarat

Types of Driving Licences in Gujarat

A Driving Licence can be of the following types.

Type of DLs for vehicles Examples
Gearless two-wheeler DLs Scooters, bikes, etc., that have no gearbox
Geared two-wheeler DLs Scooters, bikes, etc., with a gearbox
Light Motor Vehicle DLs Hatchback, SUV, and sedan cars, etc.
Transport/commercial vehicle DLs Transport buses, vans, trucks, etc.
Other vehicle types Vehicles that move hazardous products, etc.

Driving Licence application process in Gujarat

Applying for a Driving Licence in Gujarat can be an online or offline process. The sections mentioned below show the steps for both online and offline methods. 

How to apply for a Driving Licence online in Gujarat

Here is the online approach to submitting your DL application in Gujarat.

  • Step 1: Visit the online portal named Parivahan Sewa

  • Step 2: Find the “Online Services” menu and pick DL Services mentioned inside.

  • Step 3: On the redirected page, you can pick “Gujarat” and get to the LL application section.

  • Step 4: Fill your application, submit the required documents and pay the fee. 

  • Step 5: Take the LL permit test as per the provided slot and hold it for at least 30 days before applying for DL.

  • Step 6: Go back to the RTO platform to apply for permanent DL, this time as an applicant who has LL.

  • Step 7: Complete the documentation process and pay the fee to get a preferred slot for the driving test.

  • Step 8: Take the receipt’s printout and take it to your driving test at the RTO.

  • Step 9: Complete the process successfully and wait for the DL to be dispatched.

When you complete the procedure, your application goes for verification, after which the DL is sent to your house address.

How to apply for a Driving Licence offline in Gujarat

If needed, you can choose the offline approach for DL application in Gujarat.

  • Step 1: Download the LL application form via Parivahan (Form 2) or get it by visiting your nearest RTO.

  • Step 2: Submit your LL application attached with supporting documentation and the fee requested at the RTO.

  • Step 3: Appear for your examination and get the permit for a Learner’s Licence.

  • Step 4: As an LL holder, you can apply for DL and appear for the driving skill test on the scheduled date. 

  • Step 5: Completing the whole process successfully will get you a permanent licence to drive in Gujarat.

Upon successful completion of the process, the RTO will send the DL to your house address through post. 

How to check Driving Licence application status in Gujarat

The status of your DL application is trackable via the Parivahan platform with these steps.

  • Step 1: Visit the online RTO portal, move to DL services and choose “Gujarat”.

  • Step 2: On the redirected Sarathi home page, you will find the “Application Status” tab.

  • Step 3: Enter birth date, application number, etc., to obtain the DL application status.

Driving test procedure in Gujarat

Here are the key factors associated with the driving test procedure in Gujarat.

Driving test for four-wheelers

  • The exam is conducted under the supervision of an RTO inspector.

  • The exams test your ground/road driving skills.

  • The ground driving skills are about driving in patterns like “H”, “T”, “U”, etc.

  • The road driving skills are about driving in compliance with traffic rules.

  • Not passing this test means a re-test.

Driving test for two or three-wheelers

  • DLs for two-wheelers and three-wheelers also include two types of riding tests.

  • The ground test is about riding skills tested over patterns like “8” and “T”.

  • An inspector looks over the process.

  • An applicant needs to apply for a re-test in case the inspector isn’t satisfied with the process.

Driving Licence fees in Gujarat

Driving Licence fees depend on the type of service you request the RTO for. See the below table to understand the charges associated with DL in Gujarat.

Type of service Fees (in Rs.)
Issuing LL for different vehicle types 150
Test/retest fee for LL 50
Test/retest fee for DL 300
Issuing DL for different vehicle types 200

Eligibility for Driving Licence in Gujarat

Here’s what you need to be eligible for a DL in Gujarat.

  • To apply for a two-wheeler gearless vehicle DL, a person needs to be 16 years of age or above.

  • To apply for a geared motor vehicle DL, a person needs to be 18 years of age or above.

  • To apply for a heavy transport motor vehicle DL, a person needs to be 20 years of age or above.

  • Acquiring a Learning Licence and holding it for a month is mandatory to become eligible for a permanent DL application. 

Documents required for Driving Licence in Gujarat

The process of obtaining a permanent Driving Licence in Gujarat involves the following documents. 

  • Application in Form 2

  • Physical fitness declaration in Form 1

  • Medical Certification under Form 1A (For applicants aged 40 or over, or people applying for transport DL)

  • Valid Learner’s Licence

  • Address proof

  • Applicant’s photographs

  • Age proof

How to renew Driving Licence in Gujarat

Follow these steps for DL renewal in Gujarat.

  • Step 1: Visit the Sarathi Parivahan platform.

  • Step 2: Add requested details, pay the standard fee and download the slip.

  • Step 3: Let the officials verify everything and send your renewed DL.

Duplicate Driving Licence in Gujarat

A duplicate DL document is required when you lose/damage the original. The procedure for the same involves the following.

Documents required for duplicate DL in Gujarat

These are the documents you may need to support your application. 

  • Duplicate DL application in Form 2

  • FIR for the loss of DL

  • Challan clearance report obtained from the Traffic Police in your city

  • Original DL in case of damage-related application

  • Proof of address and age

  • Photocopies of original DL if possible

Steps to apply for a duplicate Driving Licence in Gujarat

With all the mentioned documents, you can submit your application using these steps.

  • Step 1: Complete duplicate DL request submission online via the Sarathi website and download its receipt. 

  • Step 2: Go to the RTO in your city for verification.

  • Step 3: The officials will verify your documents and dispatch a duplicate licence via post to your house. 

Important: You must apply for a duplicate DL within 180 days of losing it. 

International Driving Permit application in Gujarat

The IDP or International Driving Permit in Gujarat is offered as a permit to drive/ride motor vehicles in countries other than India. 

Documents required for IDP in Gujarat

These are the documents associated with the application for IDP in Gujarat.

  • IDP application in Form 4A

  • Medical Certificate in Form 1A

  • Passport copies

  • Visa copies

  • Air ticket copies

  • Existing DL copy

  • Four photos in passport-size

Steps to apply for IDP in Gujarat

The following steps will help you apply for IDP in Gujarat.

  • Step 1: Apply for your International Driving Permit online through the Sarathi platform

  • Step 2: Take a printout of the acknowledgement of the application.

  • Step 3: Visit the city RTO to go ahead with the verification. 

In a few days, the RTO will speed post or courier the IDP to your residence.


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 common questions and answers associated with Driving Licence in Gujarat.

Do I need a Learner’s Licence before applying for DL in Gujarat?

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Yes, an LL is required if you want to apply for a Driving Licence in Gujarat.

Can I get a permanent DL without having to appear for a driving test?

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No, a skill test is essential for applicants who want a permanent DL.

When should I apply for a duplicate DL in Gujarat?

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You can apply for a duplicate Driving Licence in Gujarat in case of loss, theft, or damage to the original document.

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