Lost Drivers License – Tamil Nadu
Lost Drivers License – Tamil Nadu
A lost drivers license from Tamil Nadu Government can be easily replaced with a duplicate license by applying with the concerned Regional Transport Office (RTO). Drivers license in India are handled by the respective State Governments through the Regional Transport Offices setup across the State. Hence, in case of a lost Drivers license, the concerned RTO office must be approached with the following application and documents.
Lost Drivers License – Reapplication
Step 1: The holder of the license must reapply for a duplicate license. While reapplying, the license holder should not have been disqualified.
Step 2: Prepare the application for duplicate license in Form LLD which is for intimation of loss or destruction of driving licence and application for duplicate. A copy of the application form is reproduced below. Click here to download Lost Tamil Nadu Drivers License Application Form.
- License should not be disqualified.
Step 3: Along with the application, attach the following documents:
- Application and Intimation of loss or destruction of driving licence in the form shown above.
- Details of lost Driving Licence
- Police FIR Copy (in case of theft of drivers license)
- Passport size photos-2 copies
Step 4: Submit the application and documents in person at the concerned RTO Office. The applicant must appear in person while making the application.
Step 5: Pay the fee for application. The fee for obtaining duplicate drivers license in Tamil Nadu is Rs.15 + service charge of Rs.50. Hence, the total fee is Rs.65.
Step 6: The maximum processing time for getting duplicate license is 15 days on submission of the required documents and application.
Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicle Rules on Lost Drivers License
The following are the rules relating to issue of duplicate license for lost drivers license provided in the Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.
Licences lost or destroyed – Intimation
If at any time a driving licence is lost or destroyed the holder of the driving licence shall forthwith intimate the fact in writing in Form LLD in duplicate to the Licensing Authority having jurisdiction over the area in which he has his place of residence at the time.
Upon the receipt of the intimation specified in rale 25 the licensing authority shall, if satisfied after making such enquiries as it thinks fit that a duplicate driving licence may properly be issued, issue a duplicate driving licence. The fee for a duplicate driving licence issued under this rule shall be as specified in the Table under rule 49: Provided that where the driving licence concerned was issued by some other licensing authority, the particulars of the driving licence and of any endorsement thereon shall be obtained from that authority before issuing the duplicate driving licence.
License Lost – Delivery
When a duplicate driving licence has been issued upon representation that a driving licence has been lost and the licence is afterwards found by the holder, it shall be delivered to the licensing authority. Any other person finding a driving licence shall deliver to the holder of the licence or to the nearest police station.
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