Team AckoOct 20, 2022
Surat, the second-largest city of Gujarat, is known for its diamond and textile industry. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, and it is also one of the major commercial and economic hubs of Gujarat. Such rapid growth attracts more people, bringing more vehicles on to the road. And to ride/drive vehicles legally, you need to have a valid Driver’s Licence (DL). If you have learnt to drive recently and want to get a licence, this article will help you with the process involved in obtaining a Driving Licence in Surat.
Following are the types of Driving Licences you can apply for in Surat.
Driving Licence to ride gearless two-wheelers
Driving Licence to ride two-wheelers with gears
Driving Licence to drive private vehicles
Driving Licence to drive commercial vehicles
Driving Licence to drive commercial vehicles carrying dangerous goods
The Driving Licence application process in Surat is fairly straightforward, thanks to the easy online procedure. You can also opt for the traditional offline method to get your DL. This section highlights the steps for both processes.
You can refer to the steps mentioned below to submit the DL application online in Surat.
Step 1: Visit Regional Transport Office (RTO’s) official website (Parivahan) and go to the “Online Services” section and click on the “DL Services” option.
Step 2: Choose the state of residence (Gujarat) and select “Apply for LL (Learner’s Licence)” from the available list of services.
Step 3: Provide the required information and documents, pay the application fees and book an appointment to take the test.
Step 4: Appear for the test on the designated date and collect your LL after test clearance.
Step 5: Next, you can schedule the driving test after a gap of 30 days through the Parivahan portal.
Step 6: Take up the test on the designated date.
Step 7: After you clear the test, you can proceed with the biometrics and other formalities.
Once the formalities are completed, your DL will be dispatched to your address through post.
The steps mentioned below elaborate on the offline procedure to get a DL in Surat.
Step 1: Get the LL application from the RTO. Alternatively, you can download it from the Surat RTO’s official website.
Step 2: Fill out the application form with the required information and provide your signatures wherever required.
Step 3: Submit the application and the documents to the RTO.
Step 4:Pay the applicable fees and select a convenient test slot.
Step 5: Go through the theory test on the designated date and collect the LL after test clearance.
Step 6: Schedule an appointment for the DL test after a gap of 30 days.
Step 7: Undergo the driving test and proceed with the RTO formalities if you clear the test.
After the completion of RTO formalities, your Driving Licence will be dispatched to your address through post.
Also, read: All about RTO Offices in India
You can check the status of your DL application in Surat by referring to the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Visit the Transport Ministry’s official website (Parivahan)
Step 2: Go to the Driving Licence section by clicking on “Online Services” and selecting the state of residence (Gujarat).
Step 3: Click on the “Application Status” button.
Step 4: Provide your application number and date of birth.
Step 5: Click the “Submit” button to view the application status.
To be eligible to get a DL in Surat, you need to clear the driving test. This section throws light on the procedure of the DL test for different types of vehicles.
Four-wheeler DL applicants need to drive the vehicle on a test track set up by the RTO.
You need to perform various manoeuvres such as parallel parking, reverse parking, etc.
Next, you need to drive the vehicle on roads to test your driving skills in real-world situations.
An RTO inspector will monitor the test.
If the RTO official is not satisfied with your driving skills, you can retake the test after a week.
Two/three-wheeler DL applicants must drive/ride the vehicle in an “8” pattern track without stopping or stalling the vehicle.
Next, you have to ride or drive the vehicle on roads in real-world traffic situations.
The RTO inspector will observe your driving skills.
If the official is not happy with your driving, you can retake the test after a gap of 7 days.
The table below denotes the Driving Licence service fees in Surat.
|Type of service||Fees (in Rs.)|
|Test or repeat test for LL||50|
The following are the eligibility criteria to get a Driving Licence in Surat.
You must possess an active Learner’s Licence, which is not older than 6 months from the date of issuance.
You must be at least 18 years old to apply for DL.
You should appear for a driving test after a gap of 30 days after getting the LL.
You will receive the DL only if you clear the driving test.
You need to furnish the following documents to get a DL in Surat.
Form 1 (Self-declaration of physical fitness)
Form 1A (Medical Certificate if the applicant is above 40 years of age or for commercial vehicle DL)
Form 2 (DL application form)
Valid Learner’s Licence
Age and address proof (Voter ID card, Aadhaar card, Passport, birth certificate, etc.)
You can follow the below-mentioned steps to renew your DL in Surat.
Step 1: Make an application for DL renewal online through the Parivahan website.
Step 2: Submit the online application to the RTO and update your details as applicable.
Step 3: After document verification, your renewed Driving Licence will be dispatched through post.
The RTO allows you to get a duplicate copy of the DL if you damage or lose the original Driving Licence. Here are more details about the same.
You need to submit the following documents to get a duplicate copy of the Driving Licence in Surat.
Form 2 (Duplicate DL application form)
Affidavit and FIR (For loss/theft of DL)
Challan clearance report
Original DL (If damaged and available)
Copy of the DL (If available)
Address and age proof for reference
You can refer to the following steps to submit an application for a duplicate DL in Surat.
Step 1: Apply for the duplicate Driving Licence through the Parivahan website.
Step 2: Submit the online application and required documents to the RTO.
Step 3: After verification of the application and documents, you will get a duplicate copy of your Driving Licence.
Note: You must apply for a duplicate DL in Surat within 6 months from the date you damage or lose the original Driving Licence.
An International Driving Permit or IDP allows you to drive vehicles in foreign countries. This section is all about the process involved in getting an IDP in Surat.
Following are the documents you need to possess to get an International Driving Permit in Surat.
Form 4A (IDP application form)
Form 1A (Medical Certificate)
Passport and Visa copies
Air ticket for verification
Passport-size photographs (4 copies)
Following are the steps that you need to follow to make an application for an IDP in Surat.
Step 1: Visit the Parivahan website.
Step 2: Access the Driving Licence menu by navigating to the “Online Services” section.
Step 3: Select “Apply for IDP” and follow the instruction to submit the application.
Step 4: Visit the RTO for verification purposes on the designated date.
After document verification, the RTO will issue the International Driving Permit.
You can apply for a DL in the following RTO in Surat.
|RTO office||RTO code||Address|
|Nanpura||GJ-05||RTO Office, Ring Road, Nanpura, Surat, Gujarat ‒ 385001|
Here are some of the most common questions and their answers related to the Surat Driving Licence application process.
You can submit the LL online application in Surat on the Parivahan portal.
You can appear for a driving test after a gap of 30 days since you got the Learner’s Licence.
Yes, you can retake the driving test (after 7 days) if you fail to clear it on the first attempt.
Yes, you can get an IDP if you possess a valid permanent DL in Surat.
Yes, the duplicate copy of the DL has the same value as the original Driving Licence.
You can visit the Parivahan website to get the DL online application in Surat.
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.
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