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How to Renew Driving Licence Online

Is your driving licence going to expire soon? The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had announced that several of the services provided by the Regional Transport Offices (RTO) will be made available online as well.

  • 19 Nov 2021
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How to Renew Your Driving Licence Online

Is your driving licence going to expire soon? If yes, then the ongoing pandemic and need for social distancing is no excuse for not renewing it on time. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had announced that several of the services provided by the Regional Transport Offices (RTO) will be made available online as well. If your driving licence is due for renewal, you will be pleased to know that it is one of the 18 services provided by the RTOs that is available online now. You can do it through Aadhaar-based authentication.

In addition to licence renewal, the other services that can be availed online at the Parivahan Sewa website include change of address in driving licence, replacement of driving licence, international driving permit, change in name, change in biometrics etc. The Government has made a motor insurance mandatory while driving on the Indian roads.

Renewal rules

Application for driving licence renewal is accepted in the last 30 days of the validity of the existing licence. If the renewal is applied not more than 30 days after the expiry of the licence, the renewal is done with effect from the date of expiry. However, in case of a delay of more than 30 days between the date of expiry and date of application, the renewal is made with effect from the date of receipt of proper application. Besides, a fee of Rs 30 is also charged in such cases. An application made after five years of expiry of the driving licence requires the formalities of a fresh licence. As driving licence is compulsory while driving a car, car insurance is also compulsory.

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How to renew your driving licence at Parivahan Sewa?

Visit Parivahan Sewa’s official website and do the following:

  • Click on online services and then go to the driving licence-related services section. Select your state from the given options. On entering your state name, a new webpage meant for services in the respective state will open. Click on the “Apply for DL Renewal” option.
  • The Instructions for Application Submission page will appear which will brief you about the stages for application submission and the list of documents that are required. Here you can also download Form 1A which is required if you are above 40 years of age. Click “Continue” and provide your driving licence details such as the licence number and date of birth.
  • You will also have to confirm your personal details, choose your state and the RTO, class of vehicles, and category of licence etc. Click on “Proceed”. Enter your personal information such as your phone number, blood group type and employer category, if any.
  • You will find another list of choices, where you need to choose “Renewal of DL”. On this page, you can make present and permanent address changes, fill in emergency contact numbers, etc. You can also opt for organ donation here, in case of accidental death.
  • You can now submit your application.

The next stage is the uploading of documents. Once you have done the needful, you can pay the renewal fee and verify your payment status. Presently, Rs 200 is charged as the renewal fee. Retain a copy of the confirmation for future references.

Make sure you renew

It is good news that the renewal of a driving license is now more convenient than ever. As a driving licence holder, you would know that it is the most important document on the road. It is the first thing that the police asks for when you are stopped because of an incident, or a routine check. Driving without a valid driving licence attracts a penalty of Rs 5,000. However, now that renewing a driving licence is so convenient, do not let the pandemic be an excuse for non-renewal.

As you would have noted, the online driving licence renewal process involves the confirmation of personal details, filling up of necessary information, submission of the application, uploading of mandatory documents, and payment of the renewal fee. Make sure you keep your documents ready to be uploaded before applying. We hope that you have a smooth renewal experience and get a valid driving licence in no time.

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