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A driving license is an important document in India. A valid driving license allows its holder to operate motor vehicles (cars, bikes and other motor vehicles) anywhere in India. Driving on India roads without a valid driving license is a serious offence and is punishable by law. In addition, a valid driving license also acts as proof of age, address and identity
The state of Maharashtra issues two types of driving license:
Learner’s License - A temporary driving license which has a validity of 6 months. A learner’s license is mandatory to apply for a permanent license.
Permanent License - A fixed license with a validity of 20 years.
A permanent license can be expanded into the following categories:
Mumbai is an important financial centre of India. Getting a driving license is no longer tedious and time consuming. There are a number of Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) located across Mumbai. The entire application process has been digitized and can be accessed online through the official e-portal of Mumbai RTO. In addition, there are multiple agents and driving schools whose services can be availed for issuing a driving license. In Mumbai, a driving license is issued to an individual with the following eligibility:
The documents required to apply for a personal driving license are:
Simply follow the mentioned steps to apply for a learner's license:
For renewal, you need to visit the RTO and submit the renewal form along with the requested documents. Once the application/documents are verified, a renewed driving license will be issued.
In case your driving license is lost, damaged or misplaced, you can apply for a duplicate license. You need to visit the RTO with the following documents - First Information Report (FIR), learner’s license, damaged card (if available), KYC (ID and Address Proof). Post successful verification, a duplicate driving license will be dispatched to your residence within a few days.
Just like India, every country has established rules and regulations regarding driving license. Most of the countries require an individual to possess an international driving license to operate a motor vehicle in foreign land. If you want an international driving license, you need to apply for one at the RTO with the following documents and submit the same. Post verification, an international driving license will be issued in your name.