Driving Licence Renewal
As per the Motor Vehicles Act, it is mandatory for any drivers to hold a valid driving licence to drive on the road. In India, the driving licence is issued by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways is valid for a certain period. However, the application for renewal of driving licence has to made within 30 days from the date of expiry of validity. This article explains the procedure for renewal of driving license in detail.
Also, read about how to apply for Driving Licence.
Validity of Driving Licence
The validity of the driving licence is given below:
|S.No||Type of Vehicle||Validity|
|1.||Transport Vehicle||3 years|
|2.||Non-Transport Vehicle||5 years|
Note: If driving Licence expired more than 5 years ago, a new driving test would be conducted for renewal of the License.
The prescribed fee for renewal of the driving license is tabulated below:
|1.||Renewal of Driving License||Rs.200|
|2.||Renewal of driving licence for which the application is made after the grace period.||Rs.300|
The following are the documents to be submitted along with the application form of driving license:
- Copy of applicantâ€™s medical certificate.
- Proof of age: Any valid government-issued document like Aadhar card, PAN card , passport, voter ID card etc. have to be enclosed.
- Address proof: passport , driving licence, electricity bill, phone bill, lease agreement etc.
- Passport size photographs of the applicant have to be furnished.
- Copy of valid permanent driving licence has to be submitted.
- In the case of the address change, a permanent licence holder should update the same within one month at the RTO/RTA. Also, the person can visit the RTO office, which issued the original licenceÂ or at the nearest regional office or can apply online to modify the address.
- If the permanent driving licence holder has relocated to another state, then the licence holder from another state also has to submit a copy of NOC issued.
Offline Application Procedure
A driving license can be renewed using the form no. 9 that the applicant needs to fill with the required details and submit at the Regional Transport Office (RTO) along with the documents required to update or renew the driving license. This application form will be checked by the concerned authority of the RTO to understand the specifics of the applicant current driving license. A renewed driving license can be downloaded from online or can also be obtained from your nearby RTO office.
Note: The application form for the renewal of the driving licence is given below in the pdf format.
Online Application Procedure
The online application procedure for the renewal of the driving license is explained in detail:
Step 1: The applicant needs to access the official portal of Sarathi, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
Step 2: Select the respective state from the list of the state shown below.
Step 3: Click on â€œApply Onlineâ€ and select â€œRenewal of Driving Licenceâ€ to apply for driving licence renewal.
Step 4: On the next page, read the following instructions carefully and click on the â€œContinueâ€ button to proceed further.
Step 5: Now, enter the details of driving license number, date of birth, category of driving licence holder, state, RTO and Pincode and then click on the â€œProceedâ€ button.
Step 6: The details of the driving licence page is shown to verify the details displayed and click on â€œConfirmâ€ button to proceed.
Step 7: Select the required service and click on the â€œProceedâ€ button, then data accepted successfully message will be shown.
Step 8: The acknowledgement form will be generated with the applicant details and the service requested (Renewal of Driving License) and click on the â€œProceedâ€ button to proceed further.
Upload the Document
Step 9: Click on â€œUpload Documentsâ€ button to upload the required documents and click on the â€œNextâ€ button.
Step 10:Â Press the â€œOkâ€ button to continue for uploading the documents.
Step 11: Select the address proof from the documents list, upload the same and click on the â€œSubmitâ€ button.
Step 12: On the next stage, select the age proof from the document list, upload the same and click on the â€œConfirmâ€ button.
Step 13: Select the â€œForm-1â€ for uploading and click on the â€œUploadâ€ button to confirm. Click on the â€œNextâ€ button to continue.
Payment of Fee
Step 14: Select the â€œFee Paymentâ€ and click on â€œNextâ€ to make the fee payment.
Step 15: Read the below-given instruction carefully and â€œclick here to continue e-paymentâ€ for the continuation of the payment process.
Step 16: In the application fee window, calculate the fee and select the bank from bank or gateway and provide the captcha and click on â€œPay Nowâ€ for continuing the payment process.
Step 17: On the next page, verify all the details and click on â€œProceed for paymentâ€ for the continuation of the payment process.
Step 18: Click on the â€œContinueâ€ button to log in to the bank for the continuation of the payment process.
Step 19: Upon successful payment, the acknowledgement message for payment successful will be shown. Click on the â€œPrint Receiptâ€ button to generate payment receipt.
Step 20: The payment receipt will be generated and verify the details given in the payment receipt.
Upload the Photo and Signature
Step 21: In the next step, click on â€œUpload Photo and signatureâ€ button to upload the photo and signature and click on the â€œNextâ€ button.
Step 22: Read the below-given instructions carefully for the size of the photo and signature and click on â€œUpload and View filesâ€ button.
Step 23: After uploading the â€œPhoto and signatureâ€ successfully, the message will be displayed and then click on the â€œNextâ€ button.
Note: On verifying the above details, the licence will be renewed within 15 working days from the date of application.
Print Renewed Licence
Step 24: On approval of your application, the renewed driving licence can be taken the print out by the applicant.
Step 25: Click on â€œPrint Driving Licenceâ€ option which is present on the same portal.
Step 26: Enter the respective application number and date of birth and click on the â€œSubmitâ€ button to print your renewed driving licence.