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Driving License in Tripura

Obtaining a driving license in Tripura is essential if you want to drive your vehicle freely in the state. In India, the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 makes it essential for a vehicle owner to hold a driving license to drive his vehicle on Indian roads. The Motor Vehicles Department of Tripura is formed under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 to implement various provisions of the act, while also building an efficient and effective public transport system in the state. In Tripura, the Regional Transport Authority is entrusted with the responsibility of issuing driving licenses and conducting various services related to it. Read below about the application of DL in Tripura and also learn how you can obtain an International DL in the state, renew your DL and also get a duplicate DL issued.

Types of Driving License in Tripura

The Regional transport authority of Tripura issues a driving license on the basis of the type of vehicle an individual wishes to drive.

Following is the list of types of driving licenses issued in Tripura:

  • Motorcycles without gear: this DL type includes vehicles such as mopeds and scooters.
  • Motorcycles with gear: this DL type includes vehicles exceeding an engine capacity of 50cc and vehicles with gear.
  • Light motor vehicles: this DL type includes small and midsized cars, hatchbacks and sedans.
  • Transport vehicle: this DL type includes transport vehicles such as vans, buses, trucks, etc.
  • Commercial vehicle: this DL type includes cabs, small buses, jeeps, etc. used for commercial purpose.
  • Invalid carriage
  • Road roller
  • Motor vehicles of a specified description

Eligibility Criteria for Obtaining a Driving License in Tripura

The Regional Transport Authority of Tripura has issued the below list of eligibility requirements for an individual to comply with to obtain a DL in the state.

  • An applicant has to be above the age of 16 years and should obtain consent from his parents/guardian to be eligible to drive a vehicle without gear, with an engine capacity not exceeding 50cc.
  • An applicant has to be above 18 years to be eligible to obtain a permanent driving license in Tripura.
  • The applicant should be above the age of 20 years to be eligible to obtain a license for driving transport vehicles.
  • Applicant should be conversant with traffic rules and regulations.

Documents Required for Obtaining Driving License in Tripura

The following list of documents is to be submitted by the applicant for obtaining a driving license in Tripura:

  • Application fee of Rs. 200
  • Valid and original learner’s license
  • 1 passport size photograph
  • Application Form 4, if applying for private vehicle DL
  • Application form 5, if applying for commercial DL
  • Age proof documents such as school certificate, passport, birth certificate, identity card, PAN card, aadhar card and others.
  • Address proof documents such as ration card, passport, voter’s identity card, certificate issued from state/local/ central body, life insurance policy, etc.

How to Obtain a Driving License in Tripura?

In Tripura, an applicant can apply for a driving license after 30 days or within 180 days from the date of issuance of the learner’s license.

Online application Process for Obtaining DL in Tripura

Applying for a driving license in Tripura is an easy process as you can now apply for it online through parivahan.gov.in, the Ministry Of Road Transport and Highways website.

You will have to follow the below steps for the online procedure:

  • Visit parivahan.gov.in
  • Click on ‘online services’ and select ‘driving license related services’.
  • Select the name of your state-Tripura
  • Click on ‘apply online’ and then on ‘new driving license’ and then click on continue
  • Fill the applicant details and upload documents
  • You can also upload your photo and signature online, but you will have to check whether this facility is applicable for Tripura.
  • You can also book a slot for your DL test online (This facility is only applicable for few states, check if you can book the slot)
  • Then pay the application fees.
  • An application number will be generated which you will require when you visit the RTO for verification of the documents.
  • Take a printout of all the documents uploaded

You can also download the application form online through Tripura Governments transport website-tsu.trp.nic.in/transport/public/forms.aspx Once you have applied for the DL online, you will then have to visit the RTO along with the copies of your original documents. If you could not book the driving license test slot online, then you will have to book it at the RTO and then appear for the DL test.

Offline Application Process for Obtaining DL in Tripura

If you do not wish to apply for a DL online in Tripura, then you can directly visit the RTO and apply there.

  • Visit the nearest RTO office.
  • Collect the application form
  • Fill the form and attach all the relevant documents along with.
  • Pay the application fees and book a slot for your DL test.
  • Appear for the DL test on the given date and time.

If you pass the test, your DL will be issued to you via speed post. If you fail the test, you can reappear for the test.

How to Obtain Duplicate Driving License in Tripura?

In Tripura, the Regional Transport Authority issues a driving license only when an individual loses his DL or if the DL is destroyed or stolen.

Here are a few documents that need to submitted by an applicant while applying for a duplicate DL in Tripura:

  • Application Form LLD
  • Driving license, if you require a duplicate one in case of damage
  • Three passport size photographs
  • FIR copy, if the license is lost
  • Age and address proof documents

Procedure for obtaining a Duplicate DL in Tripura:

An applicant can apply for a duplicate DL in Tripura through parivahan.gov.in. The applicant can fill and submit the form online and can also upload the documents and pay the fees online. Once the application fees is paid, an application number is generated after which the applicant will have to visit the RTO along with the copies of his original documents. On verification of the documents, the duplicate DL will be sent to the registered address of the applicant via speed post.

The applicant can also apply for a DL offline by visiting the RTO and collecting the form from the office. The applicant will then have to fill the form and attach all the relevant documents along with. Once the documents are submitted, on verification, the applicant will receive the duplicate DL.

How to Renew Driving License in Tripura?

Driving license issued for a private vehicle in the state of Tripura is valid for 20 years or until the age of 50. A driving license issued for a commercial vehicle is valid for 3 years. An applicant has to renew his DL issued in Tripura within 30 days from the date of expiry.

For driving license renewal, an individual will have to submit the below documents:

  • Driving license
  • Passport size photographs
  • Application Form 2
  • Form 1 and Form 1A
  • Attested copy of passport and visa
  • Application fee of Rs. 500
  • Age and address documents

Procedure for applying for renewal of driving license in Tripura:

For renewal of driving license in Tripura, an applicant will have to follow the below process:

The applicant can apply for renewal of DL in Tripura through parivahan.gov.in or can directly visit the RTO and apply for the same or can even download the form online tsu.trp.nic.in/transport/public/forms.aspx. The applicant will have to submit the original documents to the RTO office, post which, on verification, he will be issued the renewed DL within few days.

How to Obtain an International DL in Tripura?

An international driving license in Tripura can be obtained by an individual who wishes to drive a motor vehicle in foreign land.

The applicant applying for an International driving license in Tripura will have to submit the below listed documents:

  • Valid driving license
  • Valid passport and visa
  • Application form 4A
  • 3 passport size photographs
  • Medical certificate
  • Application fees

Procedure for obtaining an International Driving License in Tripura:

An applicant can apply for an International DL in Tripura by following the online or offline process:

  • The applicant can visit parivahan.gov.in/parivahan and apply for an International DL by filling the form online and also submitting the documents and paying the fees online.
  • The applicant can also download the form online through tsu.trp.nic.in/transport/public/forms.aspxor can obtain it from the RTO office.
  • Once the form is filled, the applicant will have to visit the RTO with the required documents and on verification of the same, he will be issued the International DL.

Driving License Test Procedure in Tripura

Driving license test procedure in Tripura is conducted as per Rule 15 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. A DL test is conducted in the presence of a Motor vehicle Inspector who decides if the applicant is competent to receive the DL. The applicant has to carry his own vehicle for the test and the vehicle should be of the same class that he is availing the license for. While appearing for the test, the applicant will have to drive his vehicle and will also be asked several questions related to traffic rules and regulations.

FAQs on Driving License in Tripura

How can I check driving license status in Tripura?

You can check driving license status in Tripura online tsu.trp.nic.in/transport/public/sarathi/license_citz.aspx. You will have to enter your license application number and also your date of birth.

Where can I apply for a DL in Tripura?

You can apply for a DL in Tripura at the below RTO offices:

  • West Tripura

Office of the Joint Transport Commissioner, West Tripura, Agartala , Telephone: (0381) 232-4601, Email:jtctripura@gmail.com

  • South Tripura

District Transport Office , Udaipur, South Tripura, Telephone: (03821) 223724

  • Ambassa

District Transport Office , DM Office Premises Ambassa, Telephone: (03826) 222214 (DM Office phone)

  • North Tripura

District Transport Office , Near Kailashahar Circuit House, Kailashahar, North Tripura, District Transport Office, Dharmanagar, North Tripura

Can I avail smart card DL in Tripura?

Yes, you can avail smart card DL in Tripura.

What is the validity of learner’s license in Tripura?

A learner’s license issued in Tripura is valid for a period of 6 months.

Is there any application fees for DL test in Tripura?

Yes, you will have to pay an application fee of Rs. 50 for DL test to be conducted.

Will I be asked to drive while applying for renewal of driving license in Tripura?

No, you will not be asked to drive while applying for renewal of DL in Tripura.

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