Duplicate Driving License
Duplicate Driving License
No person is allowed to drive motor vehicles in a public area unless he/she has a valid driving license. If a driving license is lost, according to the Indian Motor Vehicle Act 1988, the person who lost the driving license has to apply for a duplicate Driving license. The Duplicate Driving license is a document issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India. In this article, we will look at the procedure for obtaining a Duplicate Driving license in India.
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Duplicate Driving license
A Duplicate Driving license is a copy of an existing driving license that is issued to a person in case his Driving license is lost. RTO offices all across India are given the authority to issue a Duplicate Driving license to an individual whose original license is stolen. A Duplicate Driving license can be issued from the same RTO that issued the original license. If the applicant has their application number handy, the applicant can visit the Sarathi Parivahan web portal and apply for duplicate driving license.
A duplicate driving license will be issued in the following circumstances:
- When the driving license is lost or destroyed
- When the driving license is defaced or torn or entirely written up
- When the photograph affixed to the driving license requires replacement
Steps after Losing Driving license
You have lost your Driving license, follow the below-mentioned steps at first to get a duplicate one.
- Approach to the police station that has jurisdiction over the area where your driving license lost.
- Make a complaint that a driving license has lost and got a copy of the First Information Report (FIR).
- Visit the notary office to obtain an affidavit on stamped papers. The affidavit will be a proof that you took an oath before the concerned officer that your license is lost.
The following documents are needed to be submitted, to obtain the duplicate driving license :
- Application in Form n prescribed format
- Original driving license is written or defaced if available.
- Attested photocopies of DL if possible in case of loss of license.
- Fees as prescribed along with user charges
- Proof of Address: Aadhaar Card, Passport, Ration Card or House agreement
- Proof of Age: Pan card, Birth Certificate, Transfer certificate or 10th Class mark sheet
- Application Fees for Driving License
- Medical Certificate – Form 1 which is to be signed by a certified Government doctor
Duplicate Driving License Application Procedure
The application procedure for obtaining a duplicate Driving License in India is explained in detail below:
Access Sarathi Parivahan Portal
Step 1: Access the home page of the Ministry Transport and Highways of Road (Parivahan web portal).
Step 2: Click on Apply Online on the left side of the home page and select and click on Services on Driving License.
Step 3: List of Driving License services page will be displayed then click on Continue option.
Step 4: Provide your driving license number and Date of birth and click on the GO option.
Step 5: Applicant Name with few other details will be displayed.
Step 6: Select the applicable state and RTO and then click on Proceed.
Step 7: Details of the Driving License will be displayed. Verify the applicant details and click on Confirm to proceed further.
Step 8: Driving License services will be displayed, select the service as a duplicate driving license checkbox and click on the Proceed button.
Step 9: The issue of NOC transaction page will be displayed. Select the required details from drop boxes displayed and click on Confirm option, then Data Accepted Successfully message will be displayed. To the left side of the page declaration box and captcha will be shown.
Step 10: Put Tick Mark on the declaration box and provide the captcha then click on Submit
Step 11: Acknowledgement form will be generated with the Applicant details and the service requested. (Issue of NOC)
Step 12: Click on Next button to proceed.
Step 13: Select the radio button Upload Documents to upload the required documents and click on the “Next” button.
Step 14: Click on “OK” button to continue for uploading the documents.
Step 15: Select the address proof from the list of documents, upload the same and click on “confirm” option.
Step 16: In the next stage select the age proof from the list of documents and upload the document and click on the confirm option.
Step 17: Select the form 1 from the list of documents for uploading and click on upload and then confirm. Click on NEXT option.
Upload Photo & Signature
Step 18: In this step click on the radio button “Upload Photo and Signature” to upload the Photo & signature and click on Next button.
Step 19: The page will display as depicted below, read the instructions for the size of photo & signature and click on “Upload and View files.
Step 20: The below message will appear after the photo and signature are successfully inserted and click on to “Next” option to go to the next page.
Step 21: Select the Fee Payment option and click on “Next” to continue for fee payment.
Step 22: In this window see the instructions and click on “Click here to continue e-Payment” for the continuation of the payment process.
Step 23: In the next page check all the details, and click on “Proceed for Payment” for continuation on payment process.
Step 24: Click on “Continue” option to log in to the bank for payment process.
Step 25: After successful payment, the payment success acknowledgement window appears, after seeing the details click on “Print Receipt” to generate payment receipt.
Step 26: The payment receipt will be generated, check all the details in the payment receipt.
Get Duplicate Driving License
On verifying the details, the duplicate driving license will be issued to the applicant. The applicant can print the duplicate driving license from the official website of Parivahan.
From the home page click on Print License details and then select Print Learners License option. The link will redirect to a new page
Click on Proceed option to print the Driving license.
Provide the application number and date of birth (DOB), by clicking on the submit button the duplicate Driving license will be shown. The applicant can take print out of the same.