The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 requires all individuals who wish to operate motor vehicles, be it a two-wheeler or a four-wheeler, to have a valid driving licence for that particular class of vehicle. This driving licence is valid across the country, regardless of where it has been issued. If you reside in Gujarat and wish to apply for a driving licence, read on to know more about the application process.
A few reasons why you should consider applying for driving licence are as follows:
The eligibility criteria to obtain a learner’s licence or driving licence are as follows:
The process to obtain a driving licence in Gujarat is as follows:
You will first need to obtain a learner’s licence (LL) to be eligible to get a permanent driving licence (DL). The applicant is required to submit the relevant application form to the RTO along with the required documents and fee.
To obtain the learner’s licence, the concerned individual will need to clear a test. Questions about traffic regulations and rules and traffic signage will be included in the test. The applicant will be asked 15 random questions, out of which at least 11 questions will have to be answered correctly to clear the test.
You will be allowed 48 seconds to answer each question. If you clear the learner’s licence test, a learner’s licence will be issued to you. On the other hand, if you fail the test, you will be allowed to retake the test after a period of 24 hours. The learner’s licence is valid for a period of 6 months from the date of its issue.
An individual who already has a learner’s licence can apply for a permanent driving licence. To apply for a permanent driving licence, the applicant will need to obtain Form 4 from the RTO. After keying in the required details, the applicant will have to submit the application form to the RTO along with the required documents and fee.
You can apply for a driving licence one month after obtaining the learner’s licence. However, you should ensure that you apply for the DL before the expiry of your LL. Once the application form has been submitted to the RTO and the fee has been paid, you can book a slot for the driving/riding test. If you clear the test, a driving licence will be issued to you.
*Note: You may have to submit any other document that is requested by the Registering Authority.
Once issued, the driving licence is valid for 20 years or until you attain the age of 50 years. During this period, you can use your driving licence to ride/drive motor vehicles anywhere in the country. Make sure to carry your driving licence with you when riding your two-wheeler in order to be compliant with the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
If you have lost your driving licence or if your driving licence has been stolen or destroyed, you will need to apply for a duplicate driving licence. To obtain a driving licence, you will need to submit the application form (Form LLD), FIR (if the driving licence has been stolen), a self-declaration of your good health, and your address proof. Once your application form and documents have been verified, a duplicate driving licence will be issued.
If you fail the road test, you can appear for the test again after 7 days.
Yes, the learner’s licence is valid throughout the country. The permanent driving licence is also valid throughout the country.
A learner’s licence is valid for 6 months. A permanent driving licence is valid for 20 years. Driving licences for commercial vehicles are valid for 3 years.
You can visit any RTO in your city to obtain the driving licence application form. You can also download the application form.
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