• Steps to apply for a Four Wheeler driving license in Mumbai

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    Following the amendment of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, in order to legally drive in the country, all vehicle owners need to have a valid driving license. Only once the vehicle owner has been registered in the RTO in his/her jurisdiction and issued a license - learner’s license or permanent four wheeler driving license - can he/she drive. Along with the registration certificate, the insurance document of the vehicle/car (third-party insurance or comprehensive insurance) and the pollution under control (PUC) certificate, the vehicle owner has to carry the driving license at all times. If the vehicle owner meets with an accident or is pulled over by the traffic police, he/she will need to hand over his/her driving license, or the vehicle owner will be penalised and depending on the severity of the situation, could also be jailed.

    Once issued a learner’s driving license, vehicle owners in Mumbai have to apply for the permanent driving license. This can be done either at the RTO that issued the learner’s license or via the Maharashtra Department of Motor Vehicle website and the online portal of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. To take the driving license test, the applicant has to be well prepared with regard to his/her skills in controlling the vehicle and knowledge of the road signals and rules and regulations.

    Types of driving license issued in Mumbai

    The State Transport Department of Maharashtra issued driving licenses in Mumbai depending on the type of vehicle that the applicant wishes to drive:

    • Two-wheeler below 50cc.
    • Two-wheeler driving license with gears or gearless.
    • Four-wheeler driving license with gears or automatic.
    • Driving license for a heavy goods vehicle.
    • Driving license for a heavy or light passenger vehicle.
    • Driving license for a commercial vehicle.
    • Driving license for a transport vehicle.

    Eligibility criteria to apply for a four wheeler driving license in Mumbai

    To apply for a permanent driving license in Mumbai, candidates have to meet the below-listed requirements:

    • For four-wheelers (geared and automatic), the applicant has to be a minimum of 18 years old.
    • If the candidate wishes to be permitted to drive a commercial vehicle or a transport vehicle, he/she should be a minimum of 20 years old.
    • The candidate has to be medically fit to take the driving license test.
    • The applicant should already hold a learner’s license to be eligible to apply for the permanent driving license test.
    • The candidate should be well aware of the road rules and regulations and the meaning of the road sign boards and signals.

    Only 30 days after being issued the learner’s license can the candidate apply for the permanent driving license.

    Steps to apply for a driving license in Mumbai

    To apply for the permanent driving license online or offline, the applicant has to follow the steps mentioned below:

    Online procedure

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