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Driving License in Uttarakhand

As you are all set to drive your vehicle on Indian roads, one thing that you just can’t afford to miss out on carrying with you is your driving license. A driving license is an official document that gives you the legal freedom to operate your motor vehicle in public areas. In the state of Uttarakhand too, you cannot drive your motor vehicle without possessing a driving license. The state vehicle department of Uttarakhand has made it mandatory for all vehicle owners to get a DL in order to comply with the rules and regulations of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The Regional Transport Authority of Uttarakhand is entrusted with the responsibility of issuing a driving license to the citizens of its states.

Types of Driving License in Uttarakhand

In the state of Uttarakhand, a driving license is issued to an individual on the basis of the type of vehicle he wishes to drive or ride. The following types of driving licenses are issued in Uttarakhand.

  • Driving License for Motorcycle without gear: This type of license is issued to an individual who wishes to drive a motorcycle with or without gear. Motorcycles such as scooters, mopeds with an engine capacity not exceeding 50CC are also included in this category of DL.

  • Driving License for light motor vehicle: This type of license is issued to an individual who wishes to drive light motor vehicle such as a car or a bike with gear.

  • Driving License for transport vehicle: This type of license is issued to an individual who wishes to drive transport vehicles such as commercial cabs, truck, lorry, bus, etc.

Eligibility Criteria for Obtaining Driving License in Uttarakhand

The state of Uttarakhand has listed down eligibility criteria for individuals looking to obtain a driving license.

It is mandatory for the individual to comply with the eligibility requirements listed down by state motor vehicles department of Uttarakhand:

  • To apply for a permanent driving license, an applicant should have completed 18 years of age.
  • To apply for a learner’s license, an applicant should have completed 16 years of age.
  • To apply for a driving license for transport vehicles, an applicant should have completed the age of 20 years.
  • The applicant is eligible to apply for a permanent DL in Uttarakhand only after procuring a learner’s license.
  • The applicant can apply for a DL after 30 days or within 180 days from the date of obtaining a learner’s license.
  • The applicant should be well-versed with traffic rules and regulations.

Documents Required for Obtaining Driving License in Uttarakhand

To obtain a driving license in the state of Uttarakhand, the applicant will have to submit the below list of documents.

Age proof: An applicant can submit any one of the below documents:

  • Voters ID
  • Passport
  • Aadhar Card
  • Address proof
  • LIC policy bond
  • House or rental agreement
  • Utility bill issued in the name of the applicant

Address proof: An applicant can submit any one of the below documents:

  • Pan card
  • Birth certificate
  • School leaving certificate
  • SSC certificate

Other documents:

  • Application form 4
  • Learner’s license
  • 3 copies of passport size photographs
  • Form 5, in case the applicant is applying for DL for a transport vehicle
  • Application fee of Rs. 200

How to Apply for a Driving License in Uttarakhand?

An applicant can apply for a driving license in Uttarakhand by following both the online or offline process.

Here’s a detailed brief on how an applicant can obtain a driving license in Uttarakhand.

How to apply for driving license online in Uttarakhand?

  • Visit transport.uk.gov.in/pages/view/20/24-forms and download the form. On doing this, fill the form and submit it along with the documents to the RTO office.
  • The applicant can also visit parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/ website that allows an applicant to submit and upload the documents online. The applicant can then visit the RTO office along with the required documents.
  • On submission of the documents, the applicant will have to book a slot for taking the driving test.
  • The applicant will have to appear for the test on the given time and date.
  • If the applicant passes the test, he will be issued the driving license within a period of 2-3 weeks.

How to apply for driving license online at RTO office/offline?

  • The applicant will have to collect the form from the RTO office.
  • Fill the complete form and attach the required documents along with.
  • Pay the application fee and book a time slot for the driving test.
  • Appear for the test.
  • If the applicant passes the test, he will be issued the DL within a few weeks.
  • If the applicant fails the test, then he can reappear for the test after 7 days from the date of failing the test.

How to Get Duplicate Driving License in Uttarakhand?

In the state of Uttarakhand, if your driving license is stolen, torn or misplaced, then obtaining a duplicate driving license is a simple process if you follow the below steps.

Documents required for a duplicate driving license in Uttarakhand:

  • Application form LLD
  • Copy of an FIR, in case, if the DL is stolen
  • Copy of DL, in case, if the DL is damaged
  • If the applicant doesn’t have the copy of DL, then the license number has to be submitted.
  • Application fee of Rs. 200
  • Valid age and address proof

Online application process for obtaining Duplicate DL in Uttarakhand:

An applicant can apply for a duplicate DL onlline by following the below process:

  • An applicant can download the form from /transport.uk.gov.in/pages/view/20/24-forms and fill and submit it along with the relevant documents at the RTO.
  • Another way of applying for duplicate DL online in Uttarakhand is through parivahan.gov.in/parivahan. The applicant will have to fill the form and submit the documents online. An application number will be generated which the applicant will have to present at the RTO office. The applicant will have to visit the RTO along with the original documents. On verification, the duplicate DL will be issued to the applicant.

Offline application process for obtaining duplicate DL in Uttarakhand :

An applicant can apply for a duplicate DL offline by following the below process:

  • Visit the RTO office
  • Collect the form, fill and submit it along with the relevant documents.
  • On verification of the documents, the applicant will be issued a duplicate copy of the driving license.

An application for a duplicate DL has to be made within 6 months from the date of the loss.

How to Renew Driving License in Uttarakhand?

A driving license is valid for a period of 20 years or until the age of 50, whichever is earlier. An applicant is required to make an application for DL renewal within 30 days from the date of expiry of the permanent DL.

Documents required for renewal of driving license in Uttarakhand

  • Permanent driving license
  • Application form 9
  • Form 1-A i.e. medical certificate form
  • Three copies of passport size photographs
  • Application fee of Rs. 200

Online application process for renewal of DL in Uttarakhand

  • Online application process for renewal of DL in Uttarakhand
  • An applicant can download the renewal form from transport.uk.gov.in/pages/view/20/24-forms
  • The applicant can also visit the parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/ and download and fill the form online. The applicant will also have to upload the documents and pay the fee online.
  • On uploading the documents, an application number will be generated.
  • The applicant will have to visit the RTO office and submit the required documents. The application number has to be presented to the RTO officer verifying your documents.
  • On verification, the renewed DL will be issued to the applicant.

Offline application process for renewal of DL in Uttarakhand

  • An applicant can apply for renewal of DL in Uttarakhand by following the below steps.
  • Collect, fill and submit the form along with the relevant documents to the RTO office.
  • On verification of the documents, the applicant will receive the renewed driving license through speed post.

Note: In case of change of state or city, a no objection certificate has to be obtained by the applicant from the RTO that first issued his Driving license.

How to Get International Driving License in Uttarakhand?

If you reside in Uttarakhand, then you can apply for an International driving license that gives you the freedom to drive a motor vehicle on a foreign land.

Documents required for obtaining an International driving license in Uttarakhand:

  • Form 4A i.e. form for application for an International driving license in Uttarakhand
  • A valid passport and visa
  • Medical certificate Form 1-A
  • Passport size photographs
  • Valid age and address proof

Online application process for obtaining an International driving license in Uttarakhand :

  • Visit parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/ and submit the required details and upload the documents online.
  • On doing this, an application number will be generated.
  • Visit the RTO office along with the original copies of the documents.
  • Once the documents are verified, the International DL will be issued to the applicant.

Offline application process for obtaining an International driving license in Uttarakhand :

  • Visit the nearby RTO office, collect the form and attach all the relevant documents.
  • Submit the duly filled form and the documents.
  • On verification of the documents and the form, the International driving permit will be issued to the applicant in person.

Driving License Test Procedure in Uttarakhand

A driving license is issued in the state of Uttarakhand on the basis of an applicant’s driving skills. The applicant applying for a driving test which will be conducted in the presence of a motor vehicle inspector. An online examination will also be conducted and the questions will be based on traffic rules and regulations of the state. Out of 20 questions, an applicant will have to answer at least 12 questions correctly. The applicant will also have to get his own vehicle for the test to be conducted.

FAQs on Driving License in Uttarakhand

How to check driving license status in Uttarakhand?

You can check the status of your driving license in Uttarakhand online on parivahan.gov.in/sarathiservice9/stateSelection.do or you can visit the RTO office and enquire about it there.

What is the fee for addition of a new class to a driving license issued in Uttarakhand?

The fee for an addition of a new class to a driving license issued in Uttarakhand is Rs. 500.

When do I need to submit a no objection certificate for obtaining a driving license?

You will have to submit a no objection certificate for obtaining a driving license if you are applying for a duplicate, renewal or international DL from an RTO office that issued you your original driving license.

For obtaining a learner’s license in Uttarakhand, do I need to submit a medical certificate?

Yes, you will have to submit a medical certificate for obtaining a learner’s license in Uttarakhand.

If I pass my learner’s license test, but if I fail during my driving license test for permanent, will I be eligible to obtain it?

If you fail the driving license test for getting a permanent DL, you can reappear for the test after a span of 7 days.

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