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You must first own a driving license to legally drive your motor vehicle in India. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 makes it mandatory for every vehicle owner to hold a driving license to freely move his vehicle on Indian roads. In the state of Manipur too, it is important for an individual to hold a driving license to be able to ply his vehicle in public areas of the state. In the state of Manipur, the Regional Transport Authority has been shouldered with the responsibility of issuing driving licenses to the citizens of the state. Applying for a driving license can be a hassle-free process if you follow the below mentioned procedure.
So here is all you need to know about the application process of driving license in Manipur and various services related to it.
A motor insurance policy is mandatory for every vehicle registered at Manipur RTO as per The Motor Vehicle Act, 1988.
A driving license in Manipur is issued on the basis of the class of the vehicle.
Here are some of the common types of driving licenses issued in the state of Manipur.
The candidate is required to produce the below documents while applying for a driving license in the state of Manipur.
The state of Manipur lets you obtain a driving license in an easy way as you can simply apply for it online by following the below mentioned procedure:
You can also apply for a driving license offline in Manipur by following the below-mentioned steps:
If your driving license is stolen, mutilated or lost, then you can easily apply for a duplicate driving license in Manipur.
While applying for a duplicate driving license, the applicant will have to submit the below documents:
Procedure for applying for a driving license in Manipur:
The validity of a non-transport vehicle in Manipur is 20 years or until the age of 50, whichever is early for the applicant. The renewed DL issued to the applicant is valid for 5 years. The validity of the DL for a commercial vehicle is for 3 years, post which a renewed DL will be issued for the same for a period of 1 year. The applicant is required to renew the DL within 30 days from the date of expiry.
Documents required for renewal of Driving License in Manipur:
Procedure for applying for renewal of Driving License in Manipur :
An applicant can apply for renewal of driving license through parivahan.gov.in. The applicant can fill and submit the form online and can also upload the documents and pay the fees online.
If not the online process, application for renewal can also be done offline by visiting the nearest RTO and collecting the form from there. The form can also be downloaded online through Manipur Transport website, manipurtransport.in/download-forms/
After filling the form, the applicant will have to submit the same along with the relevant documents. If the applicant has applied for renewal of DL online, then he will have to visit the RTO with the relevant documents. On verification of the documents, the renewed DL will be issued to the applicant via speed post.
Any individual who is moving abroad and wishes to drive a motor vehicle can apply for an International DL in Manipur to legally be able to ply his vehicle there anytime, anywhere. An International driving license obtained in Manipur is valid for a period of 1 year from the date of issue.
Documents required for applying for an International DL in Manipur:
Procedure for application of International Driving Permit in Manipur:
An applicant can apply for an International DL online in Manipur through parivahan.gov.in. Applying through this website lets the applicant fill and submit the form online. The applicant can also upload the scanned copies of the documents online. On doing this, an application number will be generated which will be required when the applicant visits the RTO for the verification process of the documents. Once, the documents are verified by an RTO official, the IDP will be issued to the applicant.
If the applicant doesn’t wish to apply for IDP online, then he can easily do so offline by collecting the form from the RTO and filling and submitting it there along with the relevant documents, post which on verification, he will be issued the International driving permit.
To obtain a driving license in Manipur, an applicant will have to pass the driving license (DL) test which will be conducted in presence of a motor vehicles inspector. The applicant will be allowed to appear for the test, only after 30 days from the date of issuance of the learner’s license. The test is conducted to test the driving skills of the applicant and to understand whether he is well aware of the traffic rules and the vehicle he is driving. The applicant will also be asked several questions related to road safety. If the applicant fails the test, then he can reappear for the test after a period of 7 days. If the applicant fails the test on 3 consecutive occasions, then he will be allowed to reappear for the test only after a period of 60 days.
How can I know my driving license status in Manipur?
You can check your driving license status in Manipur at the RTO office where you applied for the DL. You can also check it online on sarathi.nic.in. You will have to click on status of license, select state, enter DL number and date of birth. On doing this, the status of your DL will be displayed online.
Is there any fee for change of address in a DL issued in Manipur?
Yes, you will have to pay a fee of Rs. 200 for the change of address in the DL issued in Manipur.
How is license delivered in Manipur?
In the state of Manipur, a driving license is delivered via speed post.
I have just shifted to Manipur from Delhi, can I renew my license here?
Yes, you can renew your driving license in Manipur after getting a no objection certificate (NOC) issued from the RTO that issued your DL in Delhi.
Which are the other documents that I have to carry while driving my vehicle in Manipur?
You will have to carry the below documents with you while driving your vehicle in Manipur:
Is smart card DL issued in Manipur?
Yes, smart card DL is issued in Manipur, but only in few cities of the state.