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Driving Licence in Mumbai: How to apply online/offline

Team AckoSept 22, 2022

Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is a densely populated city. It is also called the “City of Dreams” and attracts a lot of people from different parts of the country. And more people lead to more vehicles. Note that if you want to drive/ride a vehicle in this city legally, you must possess a valid Driver’s Licence (DL). If you are a beginner driver planning to get a DL, this article is for you. Read ahead for the detailed process of getting a Driving Licence in Mumbai.

Driving Licence in Mumbai

Types of Driving Licences in Mumbai

Here are the types of Driving Licences you can apply for in Mumbai.

Types of Driving Licence Vehicle type
Driving Licence for gearless (automatic) two-wheelers Gearless scooters, electric scooters/bikes, mopeds, etc.
Driving Licence for geared (non-automated) two-wheelers Geared scooters, bikes, etc.
Driving Licence for private Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) Cars (hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs), vans, etc.
Driving Licence for transport (commercial) vehicles  Commercial buses, vans, trucks, etc.
Driving Licence for other categories Commercial vehicles carrying hazardous goods, etc.

Driving Licence application process in Mumbai

The Driving Licence application process in Mumbai can be completed either online or offline. The following sections explain both methods.

How to apply for a Driving Licence online in Mumbai

Here are the steps to apply for a DL online in Mumbai.

  • Step 1: Log on to the Parivahan portal to access online Driving Licence services.

  • Step 2: Click on “DL Services” by selecting the “Online Services” option.

  • Step 3: Select the state name “Maharashtra” from the drop-down list and select “Apply for Learner’s Licence” on the next page.

  • Step 4: Follow the instructions, apply for LL online, and schedule an appointment for a test.

  • Step 5: Take the test on the designated date at the RTO and collect the LL on test clearance.

  • Step 6: Visit the Parivahan website and choose “Apply for DL” from the Driving Licence services menu.

  • Step 7: Select “Applicant holds DL” and follow the instructions to apply for a Driving Licence. 

  • Step 8: Click on the “Appointments” option on the DL Services menu and book an appointment for the driving test after 30 days of LL issuance.

  • Step 9: Pay the Driving Licence fees and download/print the acknowledgement receipt for future reference.

Appear for the driving test on the designated date. An RTO official will monitor your driving skills. Upon test clearance, the RTO will record your biometric data. You will receive the Driving Licence at your residential address via post.

How to apply for a Driving Licence offline in Mumbai

You can refer to the steps mentioned below to apply for DL offline in Mumbai.

  • Step 1: Visit the RTO and collect the Learner’s Licence application form. You can also download the form via the Parivahan website.

  • Step 2: Fill out the form with the correct information and compile the required documents.

  • Step 3: Submit the duly filled form and documents to the RTO and pay the applicable fees. Collect the acknowledgement receipt and select a slot for the LL test.

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

  • Step 5: You can pick a slot for the driving test after 30 days.

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

  • Step 7: Take the driving test at the RTO on the designated date.

Upon test clearance, the RTO will record your biometric data and issue the DL. Your Driving Licence will be dispatched to your residential address via post.

How to check Driving Licence application status in Mumbai

If you have already applied for a DL in Mumbai, you can check the application status online by following the steps mentioned below. 

  • Step 1: Visit the Parivahan portal’s official website to access Driving Licence services.

  • Step 2: Select “Driving Licence Related Services” by navigating to the “Online Services” menu.

  • Step 3: Select the state of residence (Maharashtra) on the next page.

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

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

  • Step 6: Input the captcha code and click “Submit” to view the Driving Licence application status in Mumbai.

Driving test procedure in Mumbai

This section will help you understand the driving test procedure for DL issuance in Mumbai.

Driving test for four-wheelers

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

  • The ground test requires you to drive the vehicle on the “U” and “T” pattern tracks.

  • The road test requires you to drive on public roads to evaluate your driving skills.

  • An RTO inspector organises and monitors the driving test.

  • If your driving skills are not up to the mark and the RTO inspector is unsatisfied with your driving skills, you have to retake the test.

Driving test for two/three-wheelers

  • There are two types of driving tests for two/three-wheelers: ground and road tests.

  • The ground test requires you to ride/drive the vehicle “8” and “T” pattern tracks.

  • The road test requires you to ride/drive on public roads to evaluate your driving skills with respect to traffic rules and regulations.

  • If you fail to clear the test, you can apply for a retest after a week.

Driving Licence fees in Mumbai

Here are the approximate fees related to a Driving Licence in Mumbai.

Type of service Fees (in Rs.)
Learner’s Licence (LL) issuance 151 per vehicle class
LL test 50
Driving Licence (DL) issuance 716

Eligibility for Driving Licence in Mumbai

You have to meet the following criteria to be eligible for a Driving Licence in Mumbai.\

  • The applicant must attain 18 years of age.

  • The applicant must possess a valid Learner’s Licence.

  • The applicant should undertake a driving test after 30 days of LL issuance.

  • The applicant should clear the driving test.

  • The applicant’s LL should not be older than 6 months from the date of issuance.

Documents required for Driving Licence in Mumbai

Here’s the list of documents required to get a permanent DL in Mumbai.

  • Form 1 (Certificate of physical fitness)

  • Form 1A (Medical Certificate if the applicant is above 40 years of age or for transport  category DL)

  • Form 2 (Application form for DL)

  • 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 Mumbai

The following steps will help you apply for DL renewal in Mumbai.

  • Step 1: Log on to the Parivahan portal, apply for DL renewal and download/print the acknowledgement receipt.

  • Step 2: Visit the RTO, submit the online application and update details as applicable.

  • Step 3: Upon document verification, the RTO will dispatch the renewed DL to your residential address.

Duplicate Driving Licence in Mumbai

The Mumbai RTO provides a duplicate copy of the DL if you lose or damage the original Driving Licence. The following sections explain the process and documents required to get a duplicate DL in Mumbai.

Documents required for duplicate DL in Mumbai

You need the following documents to get a duplicate copy of the DL in Mumbai.

  • Form 2 (Application form for duplicate DL)

  • Copy of FIR and affidavit (In case of theft/loss of DL)

  • Challan clearance report from the Traffic Police Department of Mumbai

  • Original Driving Licence (If damaged and available)

  • Photocopy of the Driving Licence (If available)

  • Address and age proof for reference

Steps to apply for duplicate Driving Licence in Mumbai

Please follow the steps mentioned below to get a duplicate copy of the Driving Licence in Mumbai.

  • Step 1: Log on to the Parivahan portal and apply for a Duplicate DL from the Driving Licence services menu.

  • Step 2: Pay the applicable fees and print/download the acknowledgement receipt for future reference.

  • Step 3: Visit the RTO on the designated date to submit the online application and documents.

  • Step 4: The RTO will verify the documents and issue the duplicate DL via post.

Note: You need to apply for a duplicate copy of the DL within 180 days from the date of loss of the original Driving Licence.

International Driving Permit application in Mumbai

This section provides information about the documents and process to get an International Driving Permit in Mumbai.

Documents required for IDP in Mumbai

Here’s the list of documents required to get an International Driving Licence in Mumbai. 

  • Form 1A (Medical Certificate)

  • Form 4A (IDP application form)

  • 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 Mumbai

Here are the steps to apply for an International Driving Licence in Mumbai.

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

  • Step 2: Choose “DL Services” from the “Online Services” menu, select the state name “Maharashtra”, and click on “Apply for IDP”.

  • Step 3: Enter your details, such as the DL number and date of birth, input the captcha code, and click the “Get DL Details” button.

  • Step 4: Verify the DL details, fill out the form and upload the required documents.

  • Step 5: Click “Submit” and print/download the acknowledgement receipt.

Visit the RTO on the designated date with the online application for verification purposes. The RTO will verify the documents and issue the International Driving Permit.

RTO offices and codes in Mumbai

Here are some of the prominent RTO offices in Mumbai where you can submit the application for a Driving Licence.

RTO office RTO code Address
Andheri MH-02 Regional Transport Office, D/111, Ambivali Village, Versova Road, Near Manish Nagar, Andheri (West), Mumbai ‒ 400053
Worli MH-03 25/Sir Pochkhanwala Road, Worli, Maharashtra ‒ 400025
Dahisar MH-47 Dy. Regional Transport Officer, Wing-A Link Rd, Kandarpada Anand Park, Dahisar West, Near Borivali, Mumbai ‒ 400068
Vashi MH-43 Block-T, Sector 19/B, APMC Market, Navi Mumbai, Vashi, Maharashtra ‒ 400705

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 common questions and their answers related to the Driving Licence in Mumbai.

What happens if I do not clear the driving test in Mumbai?

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If you fail the driving test, you can apply for a retest after 7 days.

Is Learner’s Licence mandatory to get a permanent DL in Mumbai?

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A Learner’s Licence or LL is mandatory to obtain a permanent Driving Licence in Mumbai.

Which form do I need to fill out to apply for a DL in Mumbai?

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You need to fill out Form 2 to apply for a permanent Driving Licence. You can obtain the form from the RTO or download it from the Parivahan website.

Do I need a Driving Licence to get an International Driving Permit in Mumbai?

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A DL is mandatory to apply for an International Driving Licence in Mumbai.

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