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    A driving licence, which is issued by an RTO in the country, is mandatory to have if you want to legally operate a motor vehicle in India. If you reside in Assam, you will need to get your driving licence issued by a District Transport Officer. Residents of Assam can apply for their driving licences through online or offline channels.

    Importance of Driving Licence in Assam

    • Gives you Authority to Operate Motor Vehicles: Regardless of how experienced you may be as a rider/driver, you cannot operate a motor vehicle in public places unless you have a driving licence. If you are caught riding or driving a vehicle without a licence, you could be imprisoned, fined, or both.
    • It Authorises You to Operate a Particular Class of Vehicle: A driving licence is usually issued for a particular class of vehicle. If you would like to operate other types of vehicles, you will need to apply for the addition of another class of vehicle. Thus, for example, if you have a two-wheeler driving licence, the licence, essentially, authorises you to operate two-wheelers in India.
    • Serves as Personal ID Proof: Your driving licence is recognised throughout India as a valid proof of ID. Thus, you can submit your driving licence as ID proof when travelling, for banking purposes, etc. Furthermore, your driving licence can also help police officers identify you in case of an unfortunate eventuality like an accident or crime, given that your driving licence will contain essential information about yourself.

    Eligibility to Apply for a Driving Licence in Assam

    The eligibility criteria that you will need to meet to apply for a driving licence in Assam are as follows:

    • An individual who is at least 16 years or older can apply for a driving licence to ride a two-wheeler with an engine capacity that does not exceed 50cc.
    • An individual who is 18 years or older can apply for a driving licence to ride/drive motorcycles with an engine capacity over 50cc and other light motor vehicles.
    • An individual who is over the age of 21 years can apply for a driving licence to drive transport vehicles.

    How to Apply for a Driving Licence in Assam

    Residents of Assam can apply for a driving licence online through the official website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways or by visiting a District Transport Office (DTO) or Regional Transport Office (RTO) in your jurisdiction.

    Process to Apply for a Driving Licence Online:

    First, you will need to visit the website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (Sarathi). You will need to select the state at which you reside. Online services are only available to residents of select states.

    Once you have selected the state that you reside in, you will be redirected to another webpage, where you will need to click on ‘Apply Online’ and select the type of licence that you wish to apply for.

    Next, you will need to key in certain details about yourself into the online application form, upload the necessary documents, and upload passport-size photographs and a signature of yourself (if applicable). You will then be able to book a slot for your test and pay the applicable fee.

    After completing the above-mentioned formalities, you will need to visit the RTO with the supporting documents on the date of the test. If you clear the test, the driving licence will be issued to you.

    Process to Apply for a Driving Licence through the RTO:

    If you wish to apply for a driving licence through offline channels, you will need to visit an RTO or DTO in your jurisdiction to obtain the application form from the RTO.

    Once you have the driving licence application form, you will need to fill it up with the required information and submit the form along with the documents to the RTO. You will also need to pay the applicable fee to the RTO.

    Once the concerned officials at the RTO verify your application form and documents, you can book a slot for your driving licence test. If you clear the test, the RTO will issue a driving licence to you.

    Documents Required to Apply for a Driving Licence in Assam:

    • Valid learner’s licence
    • Application form
    • 3 Passport-size photographs of yourself
    • Proof of age
    • Proof of address

    The driving licence, once it is issued by an RTO/DTO is valid for a period of 20 years or until the licence holder attains 50 years of age. Given that all individuals who operate two-wheelers/three-wheelers/four-wheelers are legally required to have a driving licence, you should ensure that you carry the licence with you while riding your vehicle.

    Frequently asked questions On Driving Licence

    How long is a learner’s licence valid for in Assam?

    A learner’s licence is valid for 6 months. You will need to apply for a permanent driving licence during this period.

    Is it mandatory to have a learner’s licence if I want to apply for a driving licence?

    Yes, all individuals who wish to have a driving licence should first apply for a learner’s licence.

    Will I have to apply for a new driving licence if I relocate to another state in India?

    No, your driving licence is valid across the country.

    Can I apply for an international driving licence if I have a permanent driving licence?

    Yes, you can apply for an international driving licence if you currently hold a permanent driving licence. The tenure of an international driving licence is limited to 1 year.

    Will I have to renew my driving licence before its expiry?

    You can renew your driving licence within 30 days of its expiry.

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