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Driving License in Chandigarh

Chandigarh is a well-known city and union territory of India. It is a capital of the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana. The city has its own transport department that ensures efficient and effective working of the public transportation system and other transport related activities. The Chandigarh transport department is also entrusted with the responsibility of issuance of driving licenses, duplicate driving licenses, renewal of DLs, grant of International driving license and others.

Chandigarh Administrations’ transport department has digitalized the process of obtaining driving licenses online due to which it has now become easy for the residents of the city to obtain a DL in Chandigarh. And, as we all know that driving a motorized vehicle in Indian requires a valid driving license, here’s a brief about the process of obtaining a driving license in Chandigarh.

Types of Driving License in Chandigarh

In Chandigarh, different types of driving licenses are issued on the basis of the motor vehicle type you wish to drive or ride. So here are categories of driving licenses issued in Chandigarh.

  • Motorcycles with and without gear: This type of license is issued to individuals who wish to drive motorcycles such as scooters, bikes, mopeds, etc. This type of license includes both motorcycles with and without gear.

  • Light Motor Vehicles: This type of license is issued to individuals who wish to drive light motor vehicles such as two-wheelers, cars, auto rickshaws and others. This type of license includes both geared and automatic vehicles and is issued only for private vehicles.

  • Commercial vehicles: This type of license is issued to individuals who wish to drive a motor vehicle for commercial purposes. This will include vehicles such as cabs, small transport vans, jeeps, etc.

  • Transport vehicles: This type of license is issued to individuals who wish to drive vehicles such as trucks, tempos, buses, jeeps, large vans, etc. This type of license includes both medium and heavy vehicles.

Eligibility Criteria for Getting Driving License in Chandigarh

An applicant applying for a driving license in Chandigarh is supposed to meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • To be eligible to drive a motorcycle with an engine capacity not exceeding 50.c.c, the applicant should have attained the age of 16 years. In case the applicant is a minor and is applying for a license for a vehicle not exceeding the engine capacity of 50.c.c, then the application form should be signed by a parent/guardian, giving consent for obtaining the same.

  • To be eligible to drive a motorcycle with engine capacity exceeding 50.c.c or even a light motor vehicle, the applicant should have attained the age of 18 years.

  • To be eligible to drive a transport vehicle including medium and heavy vehicles, the applicant should have attained the age of 20 years.

  • The applicant should be well versed with traffic rules and regulations.

  • For the applicant to be eligible to obtain a driving license, first he/she has to obtain a learner’s license only after which he will be allowed to apply for a permanent DL.

  • The applicant can apply for a permanent driving license after 30 days and within 180 days from the date of obtaining the learner’s license.

Documents for Getting Driving License in Chandigarh

Here is a list of documents that an applicant needs to provide while applying for a driving license in Chandigarh:

  • Form 1 and Form 1-A i.e. the forms for declaration of physical fitness and medical certificate
  • Form 4 i.e. the application form for driving license
  • Original learner’s license
  • Age and address proof documents
  • Birth certificate

How to Apply for Driving License in Chandigarh?

Applying for a driving license in Chandigarh is a quick and hassle-free process as you can easily apply for it online or at the RLA office too. Given below is the procedure for both online and offline application process.

How to apply for a driving license online in Chandigarh?

  • Visit chdtransport.gov.in/Webpages/Regular_Licence_CL.aspx and download the application form
  • Fill the form and submit it along with all the relevant documents to the RLA office.
  • You can also submit the forms and the documents online at parivahan.gov.in
  • On submitting the documents and form online through parivahan.gov.in , you will receive an application number which you will have to present at the time of DL test.
  • Take the driving license test.
  • If you pass the test, collect your file or receipt from the examiner
  • You driving license will then be dispatched to you via speed post at your registered address.

How to apply for a driving license offline in Chandigarh?

  • Visit the RLA office and collect the form
  • Fill the form and submit it with the documents
  • Appear for the driving test and on passing the test, your driving license will be sent to the address mentioned in the application form.

How to Apply for Duplicate Driving License in Chandigarh?

If you are residing in Chandigarh and are looking to avail a duplicate driving license, then you can easily do so online by following the below steps. Also, a duplicate driving license can be availed only if its stolen, misplaced or torn.

Documents required for obtaining a duplicate driving license in Chandigarh

  • Application Form LLD
  • In case of damage to the license, it has to be submitted to the RLA.
  • Copy of an FIR, in case the license is stolen or misplaced.
  • Valid age and address proof
  • Duly filled application form 4
  • A nominal fee of Rs. 420

Online procedure for obtaining a duplicate driving license

  • Download the form from here. chdtransport.gov.in/Webpages/Duplicate_Licence_CL.aspx
  • Scan the copies of all the documents and form and upload them here. parivahan.gov.in/sarathiservice/uploadMain.do
  • An acknowledgement will be generated and then you will have to visit the RLA office.
  • You will have to carry the copies of all the filled up documents that you submitted online.
  • On verification of the documents, the duplicate driving license will be sent to the applicant’s address via speed post.

Offline procedure for obtaining a duplicate driving license

  • Collect the form LLD from the RLA office.
  • Fill the form and submit all the relevant documents to the RLA office.
  • On verification of the form and documents, the RLA will dispatch the applicant’s duplicate driving license via speed post.

How to Renew Driving License in Chandigarh?

In Chandigarh, a driving licence is valid for 20 years or until the age of 50, whichever is earlier. After the date of expiry, a DL issued in Chandigarh is subjected to renewal, and for its renewal, an applicant will have to follow the below mentioned procedure. Note: An applicant applying for renewal of driving license in Chandigarh has to apply for it 30 days before the date of expiry of the licence.

Documents required for renewal of driving license in Chandigarh

  • Form 9 i.e. application form for renewal of driving license
  • Original driving license
  • Form 1 & Form 1A
  • Self attested copy of any one of the address proof
  • An affidavit of address proof, if required.

Steps for renewal of driving license online in Chandigarh

  • Download the application form chdtransport.gov.in/Webpages/Renewal_Licence_CL.aspx
  • Scan copies of all the documents required for application
  • Apply online here parivahan.gov.in/sarathiservice11/stateSelection.do and upload the scanned copies of all the documents.
  • Take the print out of the acknowledgment generated online and visit the RLA office along with the duly filled form and documents.
  • On verification of the documents, a fee receipt will be provided and then the applicant will have to visit the photo studio at the RLA office to record biometrics and get a photograph clicked.
  • An application fee of Rs. 420 has to be paid.
  • The applicant will then receive the renewed driving license via speed post.

Steps for renewal of driving license offline/ RLA office in Chandigarh

  • Collect the application form from the RLA office.
  • Fill the form and submit it along with the relevant documents.
  • On verification of the documents, a fee receipt will be handed to the applicant.
  • The applicant will have to get a photograph clicked and his biometrics will be recorded. This has to be done at the photo studio at the RLA office.
  • An application fee of Rs. 420 has to be paid.
  • The renewed driving license will be dispatched at the applicant’s registered address.

The applicant will have to pay an additional fee of Rs. 50 per year for late renewal of the driving license.

How to Apply for International Driving License in Chandigarh?

An individual residing in Chandigarh can apply for an International driving license by following the below mentioned steps. An International driving license can be availed by any individual wishing to drive a motor vehicle in a foreign land. This license issued in Chandigarh is valid for a period of 1 year and also requires an applicant to hold a permanent driving license issued in the city. The Chandigarh Administration Transport Department does not provide an online application facility for availing an International driving permit, but only allows the applicant to download the form online.

Documents required for obtaining an International Driving License in Chandigarh

  • Form 4A
  • Medical certificate and physical declaration form
  • Valid Passport and visa, attested if required
  • 3 latest Passport size photographs
  • Travel ticket
  • Original driving license
  • Copy of address proof and its affidavit, if required

Procedure for application of obtaining an International Driving License in Chandigarh

  • Download the form online chdtransport.gov.in/Webpages/International_DL_CL.aspx or collect it from the RLA office.
  • Fill in the forms and submit it at the RLA office along with all the relevant documents.
  • Pay an application fee of Rs. 500
  • The applicant will then have to collect the International driving permit from the DL distribution center at the RLA.

Driving Test Procedure for Driving License in Chandigarh

Rule 15 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1989 states that an applicant has to pass the ‘Test of Competence Test’ to obtain a driving license. In the Union Territory of Chandigarh, a driving test is conducted as per the rule of MVA and below is the procedure mentioned for the same.

The applicant is expected to display his driving skills by successfully driving along the test tracks by following the road signs and markings done on the track. Applicant will have to drive along various curves, incline and decline features, T-intersections, reverse from a blind alley and others. The driving test is conducted in the presence of the Motor Vehicle Inspector on whose satisfaction the driving license will be issued to the applicant.

So, an applicant has to make sure that he does the following things correctly, in order to pass the test:

  • Adjust the rear view mirror properly
  • Take suitable measures before starting the engine
  • When driving downhill, lower the gears quickly
  • Regulate speed from time to time as per road and traffic conditions
  • Make proper use of clutch, gears, brakes, steering and horn and others

FAQs on Driving License in Chandigarh

What to do if a person applying for a driving license in Chandigarh does not have a birth certificate?

If the person applying for a DL in Chandigarh does not have a birth certificate, then an age confirmation certificate is required to be obtained from any government hospital.

What if an applicant fails the driving license test?

If an applicant fails the driving license test, then he can reappear for the test after 7 days from the date of failing the test.

How can I check driving license status in Chandigarh?

You can check driving license status in Chandigarh on sarathi.nic.in. Click on status of license and enter your DL number and date of birth. On doing this, the driving license status will be displayed on the homepage.

What is the fee for obtaining learner’s license in Chandigarh?

The fee for obtaining a learner’s license in Chandigarh is Rs. 950/-

Can the form for conductor license be availed online?

No, the form for conductor’s license cannot be availed online.

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