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Driving Licence Renewal in Kanpur - Online & Offline Procedure

Team AckoApr 19, 2024

Kanpur, a prominent city in Uttar Pradesh, holds cultural and industrial importance. The commercial significance and large population of the city make its roads one of the busiest due to the constantly moving traffic. However, no citizen is legally allowed to drive or ride a vehicle without having a Driving Licence that is valid for the vehicle type.




Similarly, driving vehicles after DL expiry is illegal as per The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Thus, when your Driving Licence reaches its expiry date, you must apply for renewal. Here are the online and offline steps you can follow to renew Driving Licence in Kanpur. 

Steps to renew Driving Licence online in Kanpur

Follow these steps for online renewal of Driving Licence in Kanpur.

Step 1: Visit the RTO platform:

Step 2: From the “Online Services” section, select “DL Services”.

Step 3: Select the state where you live (Uttar Pradesh for Kanpur).

Step 4: Now, move to “DL renewal”, check the instructions and click “Continue”.

Step 5: Fill in the information related to your Driving Licence and Date of Birth.

Step 6: Verify yourself with the captcha and push the “Get Details” button. Step 7: See if all the DL information is correct, then select your Kanpur RTO for further process.

Step 8: Under your RTO, you need to choose the DL renewal option again.

Step 9: Now, fill in your online form and submit it along with the soft copies of the process-required documents.

Step 10: You will get your application ID and acknowledgement slip.

The RTO will accept your application, verify all the documents and renew the licence. 

Steps to renew Driving Licence offline in Kanpur

You can also visit the Kanpur RTO directly to renew your Driving Licence offline in Kanpur.

Step 1: Visit the Kanpur RTO and get the DL renewal form.

Step 2: Fill in the form and attach the essential documents.

Step 3: Submit your application and supporting documents to the RTO.

Step 4: Pay the requested fee and obtain a slip of acknowledgement.

The RTO will take a couple of days to renew your Driving Licence. 

Documents required for DL renewal in Kanpur

You need to prepare the following documents when submitting a DL renewal application in Kanpur.

  • Passport photos

  • Address proof

  • Age proof

  • Original DL

  • Application filled out in Form 2

  • Self-attested physical fitness proof in Form 1

  • Medical Certificate in Form 1A (for applicants over the age of 40 or when applying for commercial DL renewal)

DL renewal Kanpur: How to schedule an appointment online

For services related to DL renewal, you can use the online platform to schedule an appointment in Kanpur.

Step 1: Visit the RTO platform (Parivahan) online and find DL services inside “Online Services”.

Step 2: Select “Uttar Pradesh” and look for the “Appointments” tab.

Step 3: You will find “LL and DL Services” under “Slot Booking”.

Step 4: Now, fill in your application details to select an appointment slot. 

Driving Licence renewal fees in Kanpur

Here are the charges associated with Driving Licence renewal in Kanpur.

Type of service Fees (in Rs.)
DL renewal 200
DL renewal when the grace period is over 300

Grace period for renewal of Driving Licence in Kanpur

For an expired Driving Licence, you get 30 additional days to submit a DL renewal application. It is called the grace period. If you take longer than the grace period to submit your application, the process requires higher charges. 

How to check Driving Licence renewal status in Kanpur 

Here is how you can know the status of your DL renewal application status in Kanpur.

Step 1: Visit Parivahan and reach the DL service section inside Online Services.

Step 2: Select “Uttar Pradesh” when redirected to the Sarathi platform.

Step 3: Inside the “Application Status”, you can fill in your details and “Submit” to view the status.

Why should you apply for DL renewal in Kanpur?

Here is why you need to apply for DL renewal in Kanpur.

  • Riding/driving motor vehicles in Kanpur with an expired DL is a punishable offence.

  • Taking longer than the grace period for application increases the cost of the DL renewal.

  • Not renewing a DL for 5 years means that you need to apply as a new applicant.

Validity of a Driving Licence in Kanpur

Here is what you must know about the validity of Driving Licences in Kanpur.

  • A Driving Licence obtained for private vehicles stays valid for 20 years or at least till the driver grows to the age of 40, depending on what occurs first.

  • A Driving Licence obtained for commercial vehicles stays valid for 5 years.

  • A Driving Licence obtained for vehicles carrying hazardous items gets 3 years of validity. 

Learner’s Licence renewal in Kanpur

Learning Licences are not renewable technically. But you can apply for a new LL in Kanpur if the original is about to expire. Here are the steps to do the same.

Step 1: Move to the RTO portal and check out the Online Services.

Step 2: Select the section for services related to Driving Licence.

Step 3: Pick Uttar Pradesh and move to the section “Apply for LL”.

Step 4: Read the given information and “Continue”.

Step 5: Now submit your application within the option “Applicant holds LL”. 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 a few important questions and their answers about renewing DL in Kanpur.


Where can I get the form for Driving Licence renewal in Kanpur?

You can visit the official Transport Department website of Uttar Pradesh to download the form for DL renewal. Or, you can visit the local RTO office in Kanpur to get the form.

What happens to an expired DL after 5 years in Kanpur?

After 5 years of expiry, a Driving Licence can’t be renewed. Hence, the DL holder will have to submit an application for a new licence.

Can I apply for DL address change along with its renewal in Kanpur?

Yes, you can request for address change while applying for Driving Licence renewal. However, you can submit both applications and necessary documents along with the charges for renewal and address change. 

Do I need to visit the Kanpur RTO to collect my licence after renewal?

Usually, the RTO sends the DL after renewal to the address of the applicant via postal service.

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