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Driving License in Allahabad

Procuring a driving license in Allahabad is an easy process. The first step towards getting a permanent driving license in Allahabad is to obtain a learner’s license. As per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, it’s mandatory for an applicant to obtain a driving license to be able to drive his vehicle in public areas of Allahabad. To make the application process simpler and faster, the Allahabad RTO offers an online application facility that can be availed by the citizens of the city. Read the below guide to understand the driving license application process in Allahabad, in brief.

Types of Driving License in Allahabad

Depending on the type of vehicle you want to drive, a driving license is issued to an individual in Allahabad:

  • Motorcycle with gear
  • Motorcycle without gear
  • Invalid carriage
  • Medium goods vehicle
  • Medium passenger vehicle
  • Heavy goods vehicle
  • Heavy passenger vehicle
  • Road roller
  • Motor vehicle of a specified description

Eligibility criteria for obtaining a Driving License in Allahabad

In Allahabad, a driving license is issued to an individual on the basis of the below eligibility criteria:

  • To obtain a permanent driving license, the applicant should be above the age of 18 years.
  • To obtain a commercial driving license, the applicant should be above the age of 21 years.
  • To obtain a DL for a motorcycle with an engine cc of 500c, the applicant should be above the age of 16 years.
  • The applicant should hold a valid learner’s license
  • Application for permanent DL in Allahabad can be made after 30 days or within 180 days of the issuance of the learner’s license.

Documents Required for Obtaining a Driving License in Allahabad

  • Original learner’s license
  • Application form 4
  • Application form 5, if applying for a commercial DL
  • Application fee of Rs.200
  • Passport size photographs
  • Age and address proof documents such as passport, Aadhar card, PAN card, LIC policy bond, etc.

How to Obtain Driving License in Allahabad?

To obtain a driving license in Allahabad, an applicant has to go through a procedure that requires him to first fill and submit relevant documents, pay the fees and then finally pass the driving license test. Applying for a driving license in Allahabad is an easy process as the applicant can do so online or offline, whichever suits him the best.

Online application process to obtain a driving license in Allahabad

Applying for a driving license in Allahabad is easy and the applicant is required to follow the below process:

  • Visit UP state Transport Government website- www.uptransport.co.in
  • Click on online services
  • Select driving license and then click on sarathi-4
  • You will be directed to parivahan.gov.in
  • Select the name of your state-For Allahabad, select Uttar Pradesh
  • Click on apply online and then select new driving license
  • Fill in the applicant details
  • Upload the documents
  • Pay the application fees
  • Book a slot for the DL test
  • Appear for the DL test
  • On passing the test, the DL will be issued to the applicant

Offline application process to obtain a driving license in Allahabad

  • If not offline, the applicant can also apply for a driving license directly at the RTO office.
  • Visit the nearest RTO office
  • Collect the application form or download it online from www.uptransport.co.in
  • Fill the application form and submit it along with the relevant documents
  • Pay the application fees
  • Schedule a slot for your driving license test
  • To give the test, reach the RTO an hour before the scheduled time
  • If the applicant passes the test, then the DL will be delivered to doorstep.

How to Obtain a Duplicate Driving License in Allahabad?

When an applicant’s driving license is stolen, misplaced or damaged, then he can apply for a duplicate driving license directly at the RTO office or online through parivahan.gov.in. Application for a duplicate DL in Allahabad should be made within a period of 6 months from the date of loss.

Documents required for obtaining a duplicate driving license in Allahabad

  • Application in Form LLD
  • Age and address proof documents
  • Application fee of Rs. 250
  • FIR copy, if the license is stolen
  • Driving license details

**Procedure for obtaining a duplicate driving license in Allahabad

To apply for a duplicate driving license, it’s mandatory for an applicant to register an FIR if the license is stolen. Application for duplicate DL can be made online or directly at the RTO office. The applicant will have to submit the above documents and form to the RTO office post which an RTO official will verify them and issue the duplicate DL.

How to Renew Driving License in Allahabad?

A driving license issued in Allahabad is subject to renewal on its expiry after 20 years or until the age of 50, whichever is early for the applicant. A grace period of 30 days is provided to the applicant to get the DL renewed, post which an application fee is charged on a yearly basis.

Documents required for renewal of driving license in Allahabad

  • Application in Form 9
  • Age and address documents
  • Application fee of Rs.200, Rs. 300 for applications made after the grace period
  • Additional application fee of Rs. 1000 for per year late renewal
  • Expired driving license

Procedure to renew driving license in Allahabad

Application for renewal of driving license in Allahabad can be done directly at the RTO or online through parivahan.gov.in/parivahan. If applying online, then the applicant can fill the form, upload the documents and pay the application fees online. The applicant will then have to visit the RTO to get the documents verified on the basis of which he will be issued the renewed driving license. If applying offline, then the applicant will have to fill the form that can be downloaded online through www.uptransport.co.in or can be collected from the RTO office too. The applicant will then have to fill the form and submit it along with the relevant documents to the RTO office. Once the documents are verified, the renewed DL will be issued to the applicant on the same day.

How to Obtain an International Driving License in Allahabad?

An International Driving License in Allahabad is issued to an individual who is travelling abroad and intends to drive a motor vehicle there. An international driving permit issued in Allahabad is valid for a period of 1 year from the date of issuance.

Documents required for obtaining an International Driving License in Allahabad

  • Valid passport
  • Application in Form 4A
  • Valid visa
  • Age and address proof documents
  • Application fee of Rs.1000
  • Passport size photographs

Procedure to Obtain a Driving License in Allahabad

Application to obtain an International Driving License in Allahabad can be done online through /parivahan.gov.in/parivahan or directly at the RTO office. Once the form and the documents are submitted the international DL is issued to the applicant on the basis of verification of the same.

Driving License Test Procedure in Allahabad

Appearing for a driving license test in Allahabad is necessary as the test is conducted to judge the applicant’s driving skills. For the test, the applicant will have to bring his own vehicle on the basis of which he will be issued the DL. The test is conducted as per rule 15 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 in presence of a motor vehicles inspector. During the test, the applicant will be asked to drive or ride his vehicle along an ‘S’ or ‘H’ shaped track. If the applicant passes the test, then the DL will be issued to him at his doorstep. However, on failing the test, the applicant will have to pay the application fee again and can re-appear for the test after 7 days.

FAQs on Driving License in Allahabad

What happens if I renew my driving license after 5 years in Allahabad?

You cannot renew your driving license after 5 years in Allahabad and will have to apply for a fresh driving license instead.

My original DL was issued by the Delhi RTO, can I obtain an International DL from Bhopal RTO?

Yes, on submission of a no objection certificate issued from the Delhi RTO, you can obtain an IDP from Bhopal RTO.

Can I send my friend for giving the DL test on my behalf?

No, you cannot send your friend for giving the DL test on your behalf as the test is conducted on to judge your driving skills. So it’s necessary for you to visit the RTO in person to give the DL test.

How can I check my driving license status in Allahabad?

You can check your DL status online in Allahabad through or can also check for it directly at the RTO where you applied for it.

What is the validity of a renewed DL in Allahabad?

A renewed driving license issued in Allahabad is valid for a period of 5 years from the date of issuance.

Can I obtain a driving license at the age of 60?

Yes, you can obtain a driving license at the age of 60, but on submission of medical certificate and physical fitness Form 1 and Form 1A.

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