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Driving License in Kota

The very first rule a vehicle owner needs to follow while driving his vehicle on Indian roads is obtaining a driving license that gives him the freedom to ply his vehicle in public areas of the country. An individual who does not possess a driving license is not legally permitted to drive/ ride his vehicle in India. The Transport Department of Kota works as per the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 that makes it mandatory for a vehicle owner to hold a valid driving license. To obtain a driving license in Kota, an individual will first have to apply for the same by following the process mentioned below.

Types of Driving License in Kota

The Transport Department of Kota issues a driving license on the basis of the following vehicle categories.

Driving license issued for bike without gear: This type of DL is issued to people who ride bikes such as scooters or mopeds without gear.

Driving license issued for light motor vehicles: This type of DL is issued to people who drive light motor vehicles and motorcycles with gear.

Driving license issued for commercial/transport vehicles: This type of DL is issued to people who drive transport or commercial vehicles such as cab, trucks, trailers, etc.

Eligibility Criteria for Obtaining a Driving License in Kota

Only on fulfilling the below eligibility criterion, a driving license is issued in Kota.

  • DL for a motorcycle without gear is issued to an individual who has attained the age of 16.
  • DL for light motor vehicle or vehicle with gear is issued to an individual who has attained the age of 18.
  • DL for heavy or commercial vehicle is issued to an individual who has attained the age of 20.
  • The individual applying for a permanent driving license in Kota should hold a valid Learner’s license.
  • The individual applying for a DL can do so after 30 days or within 180 days from the date of issuance of the learning license.

Documents Required for Obtaining a Driving License in Kota

When applying for a driving license in Kota, an individual will have to submit the below listed documents:

  • If applying for a DL for private vehicle, application Form 4
  • If applying for a DL for commercial/transport vehicle, application Form 5
  • 3 passport size photographs
  • Original copy of the learner’s license
  • Age and address proof documents such as passport, LIC policy bond, voter’s ID, birth certificate, school certificate, etc.
  • Application fee of Rs. 200

How to Apply for Driving License in Kota?

Applying for a driving license in Kota is an easy process as the applicant can apply for a DL online or offline.

Online application process to apply for a driving license in Kota

  • Visit www.transport.rajasthan.gov.in and then click on ‘online application submission for license’.
  • Then click on apply
  • You will be directed to Ministry of Road Transport and Highways website parivahan.gov.in
  • Select the name of the state- Rajasthan
  • Click on ‘apply online’, then select ‘new driving license’, and click on ‘continue’
  • Fill in the applicant details
  • On submission of the form, an SMS will be sent which the applicant will require during the time of the DL test.
  • The applicant then further continues with uploading the documents, his photo and signature online.
  • Once the documents are submitted, the applicant can also book the driving license test slot online and also pay the applicant fees online.
  • The applicant will then have to appear for the driving test on the selected date and time.
  • If the applicant passes the test, he will be issued the driving license.

Offline application process to apply for a driving license in Kota

If the applicant does not wish to apply for a DL online, then he can do so offline directly at the RTO office in his jurisdiction.

  • Visit the nearest RTO office.
  • Collect the required application form. The applicant can also procure the application form online form here. www.transport.rajasthan.gov.in/content/transportportal/en/transport/downloads/Forms.html
  • Fill and submit the form with the required documents.
  • Pay the application fees.
  • Book a slot for the driving license test.
  • Appear for the test on the scheduled date and time.
  • On passing the test, the DL will be issued to the applicant.

How to Apply for a Duplicate Driving License in Kota?

Under any condition if the applicant loses his driving license or if the license is stolen or damaged, then he will receive the duplicate driving license in Kota on submission of the below documents.

Documents required for obtaining a duplicate driving license in Kota

  • 3 passport size photographs
  • Application fee of Rs.200
  • Application Form LLD
  • Copy of FIR, if the license is stolen
  • Driving license details
  • Driving license, if applying for duplicate DL due to damage

Procedure to apply for duplicate driving license in Kota

A driving license in Kota can be applied online through parivahan.gov.in or the applicant can directly apply for duplicate DL at the RTO office. On applying online, the applicant will have to visit the RTO office to get the documents verified only on the basis of which he will be issued the duplicate DL. If the applicant is applying for duplicate DL offline, then he can procure the form from the RTO or download the form online www.transport.rajasthan.gov.in/content/transportportal/en/transport/downloads/Forms.html. On filling the form and submitting the documents, the duplicate driving license in Kota will be issued to the applicant on verification of the documents by an RTO official. If the applicant does not apply for a duplicate DL within 6 months from the date of loss, then he will have to obtain a special permission from the State Transport Department.

How to Renew Driving License in Kota?

An applicant will have to renew his driving license in Kota after 20 years from the date of its issuance or on attaining the age of 50, whichever is earlier. A driving license issued for a commercial or transport vehicle is subject to renewal after 3 years from the date of issue. Grace period of 30 days is given to a DL holder to renew his driving license and if the applicant applies for renewal after the grace period, then an additional fee is charged.

Documents required for renewal of driving license in Kota

  • Application form 9
  • Application fee of Rs. 200, Rs. 300 after grace period
  • Additional fee of Rs. 1000 per year for late renewal on the expiry of grace period.
  • Driving license
  • Medical certificate Form 1A and physical fitness Form 1
  • Driver refreshing training certificate, if applying for renewal of DL for commercial/ transport vehicle.
  • Age and address proof documents.

Procedure to apply for renewal of driving license in Kota

For renewal of driving license in Kota, an applicant will have to follow the below mentioned process. Renewal of DL in Kota can be done online through parivahan.gov.in or directly at the RTO office. The applicant can submit the form, documents and pay the fees online or can complete these formalities at the RTO office. Once the application process is complete, the applicant will have to visit the RTO along with the copies of the original documents. On verification of the documents, the renewed driving license will be issued to him on the same day.

How to Obtain an International Driving License in Kota?

An International driving license is acquired by an individual for driving a motor vehicle abroad. If any resident of Kota wishes to drive his motor vehicle on a foreign land, then he will have to obtain an International Driving Permit that allows him to legally ride or drive a motor vehicle overseas. Documents required for obtaining an International driving license in Kota

  • Original driving license
  • Application fee of Rs. 1000
  • Valid passport
  • Valid visa
  • Age and address proof documents

Procedure to apply for an International driving license in Kota

International driving license in Kota can be obtained through parivahan.gov.in or directly at the RTO office. The applicant can submit the form, documents and make the payment online or offline and once this process is done, the applicant will have to submit the original documents to the RTO office for verification. Once the documents are verified, the international driving permit will be issued to the applicant.

Driving License Test Procedure in Kota

To obtain a driving license in Kota, it’s important for an individual to pass the driving license test on the basis of which the RTO issues the DL to the applicant. The applicant can apply for a driving license test 30 days after the date of issuance of the learner’s license. The test is conducted in presence of a motor vehicles inspector who checks the applicant’s ability to drive the motor vehicle.

If the applicant fails the DL test, then he will be eligible to re-appear for the test after 7 days from the date of failing the test.

FAQs on Driving License in Kota

Is driving license issued in Kota valid all over India?

Yes, a driving license issued in Kota is valid all over India

What is the validity of an International driving license issued in Kota?

An international driving license issued in Kota is valid for a period of 1 year.

On what grounds can I be denied a driving license in Kota?

The Kota RTO can deny you a driving license if you are medically unfit.

How can I check my driving license status in Kota?

You can check your driving license status in Kota on sarathi.nic.in or can directly check the same at the RTO office where you applied for the DL.

What is the fee for addition of new class to the DL?

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What is the fee for smart card DL in Kota?

The fee for smart card DL in Kota is Rs. 200.

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