The smart card driving licence has gained popularity over time in India. Most Indian states, today, issue driving licences in the form of a smart card as opposed to the traditional booklet form. Individuals who wish to convert the book driving licence to smart card driving licence will have to submit the necessary application form at the RTO along with the age and address proof documents.
A smart card driving licence is essentially a plastic card that has a microprocessor chip with a memory capacity of 64kb that stores all necessary information. The advantages of the smart card licence are as follows:
Smart card driving licences can be obtained offline from the nearest RTO or online through the official website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways – Parivahan. Since some Indian states do not issue smart cards, it is important to enquire whether the facility is available in the state or not.
The list of documents required to apply for a smart card licence are given below:
You can apply for a smart card driving licence at your nearest RTO by following the below-mentioned procedure:
Alternatively, you can also get the application form at the RTO.
Visit the official website of the transport ministry of your state to find out if smart card licences are issued.
No, you will not be required to undergo the test again. You will only have to submit an application to get a smart card driving licence.
You can submit your house agreement, ration card, recent electricity bill, Aadhaar card, recent gas bill, or your passport. If you are residing in a city different from the one where your permanent address is, you will have to submit the rental agreement along with the recent electricity or gas bill of the current address.
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