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Driving a car or riding a two-wheeler gives a sense of freedom to those who are immensely passionate about travelling by roads. In today’s times where getting a car insurance or two wheeler insurance has become important, holding a driving license is also mandatory. A driving license is a mandatory document issued by the government of India giving an individual the legal freedom to drive a motor vehicle on Indian roads. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 makes it mandatory for individuals to possess a driving license and states that no individual can drive a motor vehicle without a valid driving license.
Obtaining a driving license in Andhra Pradesh is an easy procedure. In order to apply for a permanent driving license, it’s mandatory for an individual to first obtain a learner’s license. Further, for getting a driving license in AP, it’s also important for individuals to fit the eligibility criteria determined by the state.
The procedure for application of driving license, international driving license, renewal of an expired driving license, issuance of a duplicate driving license in Andhra Pradesh is listed below.
The regional transport department of Andhra Pradesh issues licenses based on the type of the vehicle you ride or drive.
In Andhra Pradesh, a driving license is issued on the basis of following vehicle type:
Driving license for motorcycles without gear: This type of DL is issued to individuals who ride motorcycles like scooters and mopeds without gear with engine capacity not exceeding 50cc. For applying for this type of driving license, an applicant should have completed 16 years of age.
Driving license for light motor vehicles: This type of DL is issued to individuals driving light motor vehicles such as a car, bike with engine capacity exceeding 50cc, with/without gear, etc. For applying for this type of driving license, an applicant should have completed 18 years of age.
Driving license for transport vehicles: This type of DL is issued to individuals driving heavy motor vehicles such as Lorries, trucks, trailers, etc. For applying for this type of driving license, an applicant should have completed 20 years of age.
You will require the below documents to procure a driving license in Andhra Pradesh
Age proof documents: You can produce any one of the below documents:
Address proof documents: You can produce any one of the below documents:
To be eligible to drive a motor vehicle in the state of Andhra Pradesh, an individual has to meet the below requirements.
How to obtain Driving License Offline in Andhra Pradesh?
To obtain a driving license offline in Andhra Pradesh, you will have to follow the below procedure. An applicant is eligible to apply for a permanent driving license after holding a learner’s license for a period of 30 days.
How to obtain Driving License Online in Andhra Pradesh?
Note: The online application facility is available only in few cities of Andhra Pradesh.
A duplicate driving license is issued in Andhra Pradesh on the following grounds:
Documents required for getting a duplicate driving license:
The applicant will have to submit the above documents at the RTO from where he first obtained his original driving license. In case of change of state, the applicant will have to get a no objection certificate from the RTO that issued his original duplicate driving license.
One can also apply for a duplicate license online by following the below steps:
In Andhra Pradesh, a driving license has to be renewed within 30 days from the date of expiry.
For renewal of your driving license, you will have to follow the below process:
To get an International driving license in the state of Andhra Pradesh, an applicant must meet the below requirements:
For undergoing the driving test, Andhra Pradesh transport department offers four different tracks- Nagole Driving test facility, Kondapur Driving test facility, Gannavaram Nagole Driving test facility, and Ampapuram Nagole Heavy Vehicle Driving test facility.
Applicants can choose any of the nearest test locations.
The applicants will have to bring their vehicle for driving test according to the class of the vehicle selected. The applicant will have to undergo the test in the presence of a motor vehicle inspector who will assess the applicants driving skills. The motor vehicle inspector will decide if the applicant is qualified to obtain the test. Following the driving test, the applicant will have to take a test related to road signals and road safety. If an applicant fails the test, he can reappear for the test within a period of 7 days.
Note: An individual will not be allowed to appear for the test without a seat belt (for LMV) and without a helmet for 2 wheelers.
How to check driving license status in Andhra Pradesh?
You can check your driving license status in Andhra Pradesh by following the below mentioned steps.
Procedure to check driving license status online in Andhra Pradesh?
Visit www.aptransport.org and click on document delivery status Select license as module type. Enter application number or learning license number. Click on get details and the status of your DL application will be displayed online.
Procedure to check driving license status offline in Andhra Pradesh?
Applicants can check the status of their driving license offline by visiting the RTO office where they applied for their DL. To get an update on your DL status, you will have to provide the RTO official with details such as your application number, learner’s license number or date of birth.
How to make corrections in driving license?
To make any correction in your driving license, you will have to follow the below steps.
I do not have my application number. Can I still check for my driving license status online?
Yes, you can check the status of your driving license in Andhra Pradesh without having an application number Visit this link aprtacitizen.epragathi.org/#!/appstatus and enter the relevant information and your DL status will be displayed online. You can request a correction in your driving license at the RTO that issued our original driving license.
Can I change the date of my driving license test online?
Yes, you can change the date of your driving license test online and opt for a suitable date and time as per your convenience. You will be charged a small fee for this.
What is the fee for an addition of new vehicle type in the existing DL?
The fee for an addition of new vehicle type in the existing DL is Rs. 500.
Does Andhra Pradesh offer smart card driving license?
No, Andhra Pradesh does not offer smart card driving license