Driving Licence Renewal

Driving Licence Renewal

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.NoType of VehicleValidity
1.Transport Vehicle3 years
2. Non-Transport Vehicle5 years

Note: If driving Licence expired more than 5 years ago, a new driving test would be conducted for renewal of the License.

Renewal Fee

The prescribed fee for renewal of the driving license is tabulated below:

S.NoPurposeAmount
1.Renewal of Driving LicenseRs.200
2.Renewal of driving licence for which the application is made after the grace period.Rs.300

Documents Required

The following are the documents to be submitted along with the application form of driving license:

  • Copy of applicant’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 licence 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.

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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.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 1

Step 3: Click on “Apply Online” and select “Renewal of Driving Licence” to apply for driving licence renewal.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 2

Step 4: On the next page, read the following instructions carefully and click on the “Continue” button to proceed further.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 3

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 “Proceed” button.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 4

Step 6: The details of the driving licence page is shown to verify the details displayed and click on “Confirm” button to proceed.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 5

Step 7: Select the required service and click on the “Proceed” 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 “Proceed” button to proceed further.

Upload the Document

Step 9: Click on “Upload Documents” button to upload the required documents and click on the “Next” button.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 6

Step 10: Press the “Ok” button to continue for uploading the documents.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 7

Step 11: Select the address proof from the documents list, upload the same and click on the “Submit” button.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 8

Step 12: On the next stage, select the age proof from the document list, upload the same and click on the “Confirm” button.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 9

Step 13: Select the “Form-1” for uploading and click on the “Upload” button to confirm. Click on the “Next” button to continue.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 10

Payment of Fee

Step 14: Select the “Fee Payment” and click on “Next” to make the fee payment.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 11

Step 15: Read the below-given instruction carefully and “click here to continue e-payment” for the continuation of the payment process.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 12

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 “Pay Now” for continuing the payment process.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 13

Step 17: On the next page, verify all the details and click on “Proceed for payment” for the continuation of the payment process.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 14

Step 18: Click on the “Continue” button to log in to the bank for the continuation of the payment process.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 15

Step 19: Upon successful payment, the acknowledgement message for payment successful will be shown. Click on the “Print Receipt” button to generate payment receipt.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 16

Step 20: The payment receipt will be generated and verify the details given in the payment receipt.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 17

Upload the Photo and Signature

Step 21: In the next step, click on “Upload Photo and signature” button to upload the photo and signature and click on the “Next” button.

Step 22: Read the below-given instructions carefully for the size of the photo and signature and click on “Upload and View files” button.

Step 23: After uploading the “Photo and signature” successfully, the message will be displayed and then click on the “Next” 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 “Print Driving Licence” option which is present on the same portal.

Step 26: Enter the respective application number and date of birth and click on the “Submit” button to print your renewed driving licence.

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Driving Licence Renewal – Image 18

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