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To be able to drive a vehicle in Kollam, it’s imperative for an individual to obtain a driving license as it freely allows him to drive a motor vehicle in public areas of the city. The Kollam RTO is given the responsibility of providing driving license related services to the citizens of the city. To ensure smooth functioning of the transport system, the Kollam RTO has regulated a strict application process for an individual to obtain a driving license in the city. One can now easily apply for a driving license online in Kollam. To know more about the DL application process in Kollam, read the below guide.
A driving license in Kollam is issued depending on the types of vehicle an individual wants to drive. Below are the vehicle categories on the basis of which the DL is issued by the Kollam RTO.
A driving license in Kollam is issued to an individual on meeting the below eligibility requirements.
The below documents have to be submitted to the Kollam RTO or have to be uploaded online while applying for a driving license in the city.
An application for obtaining a driving license in Kollam can be made by an individual who holds a valid learner’s license. A leaner’s license issued in Kollam is valid for 6 months. Hence, an applicant has to make an application for obtaining a permanent DL within 6 months or after 30 days from the date of the issuance of the learning license.
An application has to be made at the Kollam RTO either online or offline.
Online application process for obtaining a driving license in Kollam
Offline application process for obtaining a driving license in Kollam
A duplicate driving license in Kollam is issued to an individual by the Kollam RTO on the grounds of theft, damage or loss of the original license. The application for obtaining a duplicate driving license has to be made within 6 months from the date of loss as not doing so would make an individual liable to obtain a special permission from the Headquarters of the Kerala Transport Department.
Documents required for obtaining a duplicate driving license in Kollam
Procedure to obtain a duplicate driving license in Kollam
An application for availing a duplicate driving license in Kollam can be made online through mvd.kerala.gov.in. The applicant will have to fill the form and submit it online along with the above-mentioned documents. On doing this, an application number is generated and the applicant will have to visit the RTO with the relevant documents. Once the documents are verified, the applicant will receive the duplicate DL at his registered address. The application for duplicate DL can also be made at the RTO and the form can be downloaded through mvd.kerala.gov.in.
Renewal of driving license has to be done on the expiry of the original license. A driving license issued in Kollam is valid for 20 years or until the age of 50, whichever is earlier. An individual is given a grace period of 30 days to renew the license to be able to freely drive the vehicle in public areas of the country.
Documents required for renewal of driving license in Kollam
Procedure for renewal of driving license in Kollam
An application for renewal of DL in Kollam can be done online through mvd.kerala.gov.in or directly at the RTO office. Once the application is processed, the applicant will have to visit the RTO for verification of the documents. On the basis of verification, the renewed DL is issued to the applicant on the same day. If the applicant does not renew the DL within 30 days, then he will have to pay an additional charge of Rs. 1000 on a yearly basis for late renewal. A driving license issued in Kollam cannot be renewed after 5 years and the applicant will have to apply for a fresh DL.
Countries that have signed the UN convention recognize the validity of an International DL issued in Kollam. Holding an international driving license gives an individual the legal freedom to drive his vehicle on a foreign land. An international DL is issued for a period of 1 year to an individual who is above the age of 18 years.
Documents required for obtaining an international DL in Kollam
Procedure to obtain an international DL in Kollam
Application for an international DL can be made by an individual who holds a permanent DL issued by the Kollam RTO. The application can be processed online through mvd.kerala.gov.in or directly at the RTO. The applicant is required to submit the above documents, pay the fees and give the DL test, if the application is made within 3months from the date of issuance of the permanent DL. On the basis of verification of the documents, the IDP is issued to the applicant.
Driving license test is a mandatory procedure that an applicant has to go through to obtain a driving license in the city of Kollam. The test is conducted to assess the driving skills of the applicant. The applicant is required to pay the test fee and give the test on the same category of vehicle that he is applying the license for. During the test, the applicant has to drive his vehicle along an ‘S’ or ‘H’ shaped track. If he passes the test, then the DL is issued to him. And on filing the test, he will have to pay the application fee again and re-appear for the test after 7 days. The test is a mandatory process as per the rules of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
What is the validity of renewed DL in Kollam?
A renewed DL issued for a private vehicle in Kollam is valid for 5 years and renewed DL for a commercial vehicle is valid for 1 year.
How can I check my DL status in Kollam?
You can check your driving license status in Kollam mvd.kerala.gov.in or at the RTO office where you applied for the DL. You will have to submit your application number and date of birth to know the status of your license.
Can I renew my DL issued in Kollam anywhere in India?
Yes, you can renew your DL issued in Kollam anywhere from the country by obtaining a no objection certificate from the Kollam RTO.
Can I appear for the driving test in Kollam after a year of application?
You have to appear for the DL test in Kollam within 6 months from the date of application of the permanent DL.
What happens if I fail the DL test for the 3rd time in Kollam?
If you fail the DL test for the 3rd time in Kollam, then you can re-appear for the test after 30 days.