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  • Duplicate Driving License in India

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    In India, it is mandatory for individuals to hold a driving licence to use a vehicle, under the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. The Regional Transport Office (RTO) issues a learning licence to those who are above 16 years of age and a driving licence to those who are above 18 years of age. To get a driving licence, the applicant will have to pass the driving test. A learning licence holder can apply for a driving licence 30 days after the learning licence has been issued, provided the person has turned 18 years of age.

    Anyone who rides or drives a vehicle will have to carry the original copy of the licence at all times. If a person loses his/her driving licence or the card he/she holds is damaged, he/she can apply for a duplicate driving licence. This will prevent traffic police officers from penalizing a person who has lost or damaged his/her original driving licence.

    Who needs a duplicate driving licence

    A person will need a duplicate driving licence under the following conditions:

    • If the driving licence is misplaced, stolen, or destroyed.
    • If it has been damaged or defaced.
    • If the photograph on the licence is not clear.

    How to apply for duplicate driving licence

    A person who needs a duplicate of his/her driving licence can get one from any Regional Transport Office (RTO) in India. The individual can apply for it offline or online. Here’s how:

    Apply for duplicate driving licence offline

    • Go to the nearest RTO.
    • Request for the LLD form and fill in all the necessary details.
    • Sign the form wherever necessary.
    • Submit the form along with required documents. If any additional documents are requested by the authorities, make sure you submit those too.
    • Pay the fees to get the duplicate driving licence.

    Once the fee is paid to the authority, collect the receipt for the same. The receipt can be used in place of the driving licence until the duplicate copy is issued. Once the application is verified and approved, a duplicate copy of the driving licence is created and sent through registered post to the permanent home address.

    Alternatively, you can apply for the duplicate driving licence online as given below.

    Apply for duplicate driving licence online

    • Visit the transport department website of your state.
    • Download the LLD form and enter all necessary details.
    • Submit the form along with the required documents and photographs at the nearest RTO.
    • Pay the fees for the duplicate driving licence.

    After you pay the fees, make sure you collect the receipt so that you can use it until the duplicate licence is delivered to you. The transport office will send the duplicate driving licence to the registered home address.

    Documents required to apply for duplicate driving licence

    The person who needs a duplicate driving licence will have to submit the following documents:

    • Form LLD
    • The FIR in case the driving licence was stolen or lost
    • Original driving licence in case a duplicate copy is being requested because it was mutilated
    • Details of original driving licence if it is lost or stolen
    • Passport size photographs
    • Address proof (Aadhaar card, passport, house agreement, ration card, voter ID, LIC policy bond, electricity bill, or temporary address proof)
    • Age proof (Passport, birth certificate, SSC certificate, PAN, or school transfer certificate with date of birth)

    FAQs on duplicate driving licence

    1.Will the validity of the licence be extended?

    No, only a duplicate copy of the original driving licence will be issued so the validity of the duplicate driving licence will be the same as the original driving licence.

    2.Will I have to go for a driving test again to get a duplicate driving licence?

    No, there is no need for a driving test when applying for a duplicate driving licence.

    3.If I have lost my two-wheeler licence and need a permanent driving licence, can I apply for one directly?

    No, if you have lost your two-wheeler licence, you can only apply for a duplicate two-wheeler licence only. You will have to apply for the permanent driving licence separately.

    4.Can I get a duplicate learning licence?

    Yes, you can get a duplicate learning licence.

    5.What details need to be entered in the LLD form?

    The details that need to be entered in the LLD form are:

    • Full name
    • Address
    • Reason for application of duplicate driving licence
    • Details regarding the original driving licence such as driving licence number, expiry date, class of vehicle for which the licence was issued, etc.
    • Declaration that the driving licence was not seized by any authority

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